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Student Housing Around the World

Inspired by the 2020/2021 Olympic games where over 200 countries were represented, we curated a list of on-campus student housing communities from around the world. These housing communities reflect the unique culture of the cities in which they reside and the student populations that they house. We hope you enjoy this tour around the world […]

Rethinking Your Summer Turn Process

Turnover, or “Turn” is a critical component in successfully managing student housing. This is the process of ensuring every unit in your community is repaired, cleaned and ready for new students to move into come fall. At times it can feel a bit like an automated, robotic process, but it’s an important step in building […]

Coffee Chat with Dan Bethers, Construction Manager

As part of our Coffee Chat series, a Capstone employee will be interviewed each month and featured in our monthly newsletter, The Erudite. For the July issue, the editors of The Erudite sat down with Dan Bethers. Dan has been in the construction industry for most of his life, first starting while in college. Since joining Capstone, […]

The Closing Team’s Roadmap for a Timely and Successful Financial Closing

Late nights and early mornings. Poring over the details of every document. Reminding others what they said they would do. Being reminded of what you said you would do. Double-checking your checklist. Tracking down signatures. All for a BIG day — financial closing. Marked in red on your calendar. A week (or at least a day) of vacation following. The BIG day comes. Everyone […]

Achieving the Final 5 Percent of the Construction Schedule

With June comes summer, outdoor activities, family vacations, baseball, and pool time.  In student housing development and construction, it also brings crunch-time and urgency to finish the construction of projects in time for occupancy as students return for the fall semester.  For the project and university teams, this crunch-time means focusing on punch activities, getting […]

Coffee Chat with Jeff Jones, Principal

As part of our Coffee Chat series, a Capstone employee will be interviewed each month and featured in our monthly newsletter, The Erudite. For the June issue, the editors of The Erudite sat down with Jeff Jones. Jeff has been in the student housing P3 industry for over 30 years, first joining Capstone in 1991. He enjoys […]

Exploring Creative Graduate Student Housing Solutions

Affordable housing for graduate students is in short supply.  In 2018, Chancellor Gary May at the University of California – Davis appointed a taskforce specifically to examine student housing affordability for the campus.  Among the many challenges identified by this task force, they noted the increasing gap between stagnant graduate student income and rapidly escalating rental […]