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Student Housing: Pass or Fail ~ Long Term Prospects


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A few months back, my wife, oldest son and I took the college road trip and tour of the schools that had accepted him. I am proud to say that he will be attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for journalism and sportscasting. One of the things that impressed me the most was the student housing offered.

Coming in as an upper classman, he had been seriously thinking about living off campus, thinking that he was too mature for the dorms. Yeah, sure. Once we got a look at the dorms though, he changed his mind and he will be leaving on campus. He would be crazy not to. ┬áThese are not your grandfather’s dormitories. They seem more like hotels.

While surprisingly comfortable and designed for both privacy and socialization, I am not sure that the design of much of the “off campus” student housing is flexible enough for long term success. They seem too dependent upon the continuing growth of student population.

Join Albert M. Berriz, I and others in the industry as we discuss the short and long term prospects of student housing.

Oh, while attending school in the fall, my son David will continue broadcasting his weekly sports radio show, Sports Sunday with Kline & Stamos. Click here to listen to his show.

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