Organizer's Welcome Letter
Welcome, From The Organizers
July 8, 2019
CAPRE is excited to announce the inaugural Mountain West Student Housing Forum on August 8, 2019 at Auraria Higher Education Center in Denver. With rapid population growth in Denver over the last 20 years, its many academic institutions continue to grow, expand and witness increasing student populations. As such, CAPRE is eager to host this important full-day forum at the beautiful Auraria Higher Education Center. All of the most active student housing developers, investors, capital sources, property management firms and technology innovators are expected to attend for important discussion, debate and networking.
CAPRE’s summit will address important trends, patterns, opportunities and challenges, including:
- Innovative solutions to meet demand-supply student housing imbalances in rapidly growing academic centers
- Unique public-private partnerships to build ground-up student housing facilities on existing campuses;
- Innovations in the development, leasing and management of off-campus housing;
- Best practices for the evolution of technology and its application to management, leasing and marketing
On a personal note, as a college student in the late 1990’s, I struggled to find adequate on-campus housing. Many units were outdated, lacked proper insulation or had lead paint and rodent issues. My college worked to build a new housing complex in an urban setting. This much-needed project created many zoning challenges, along with community opposition and safety challenges. Ultimately, the project was completed. For many years, students were displaced, often living over one mile from campus in hotel rooms and shared housing with other colleges.
In other words, I understand the complexities of this industry, and I hope to see you on August 8 in Denver for this important industry event. Together, we will aim to solve the challenges of student housing while setting a path forward for innovations in Mountain West region student housing development. A limited number of sponsorship, exhibiting and speaking opportunities are available.Please be in touch if you are interested.