Register for CAPRE’s Commercial Real Estate Daily | Student Housing in a COVID-19 Environment: How Will Higher Education Respond, and What is the Impact on Design?

 

CAPRE’s Commercial Real Estate Daily
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
3pm-5pm ET

 

Wednesday’s Topic:
Student Housing in a COVID-19 Environment: How Will Higher Education Respond, and What is the Impact on Design?

Featured Speakers:
* Sponsor Moderator: Frederick Pierce, President and CEO, Pierce Education Properties, L.P.
* Will Baker, Managing Director – Multifamily Finance, Walker & Dunlop
* Luke Jones, Ph.D., Assistant to the Vice President – Retention Initiatives, Boise State University
* Gordon Merklein, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* Brian O’Connor, Owner, CUBE 3 Studio
* Von Stange, Senior Housing Officer, University of Iowa
Additional Speakers TBA

Wednesday’s Commercial Real Estate Daily will feature academic leaders to discuss the higher-education response to the health crisis. Specifically, college and university leaders will discuss ramifications of social distancing, newly-implemented health regulations, safety regulation, the outlook for re-opening and fall enrollments. How might the future academic environment change due to COVID? What have academic leaders and developers learned from past challenges? In addition, architects, designs and developers will discuss how the health crisis may prompt change to design of student housing assets both on-and-off campus, how other services may evolve to mitigate risk, such as AI, voice-activated elevators and security systems.

CAPRE’s webinar sponsor is Pierce Education Properties, L.P., one of the nation’s largest investors, developers and managers of student apartment communities serving college and university institutions. “There is a once in a lifetime opportunity for current high school seniors to reach and obtain their university of choice. With many important topics to discuss, I am excited to sponsor and lead this CAPRE webinar on June 3,” said Frederick Pierce of Pierce Education Properties.

Schedule:
3:00-3:10     Welcome & Opening Remarks

3:10-3:25      Pierce Education Properties Showcase

3:25-3:55      Segment #1: Higher Education’s Response to COVID:19: What is the Proactive Strategy of Academic Executives, Including Forecast for Reopening and Outlook for Housing in the Fall?
Proposed Discussion Points:
* Operations update: How are you going to make facilities open, including housing and dining?
* How are you going to socially distance? What are the requirements?
* Modifying classroom schedules
* How are professors and universities working to identify when classes can be held?
* Top down as opposed to bottom up approach for classroom assignment?
* Mitigating risk: How will you set up off-ramps? What is your plan in the event of a COVID-19 breakout?
* Athletics arena: Will there be sports in the fall?
* Policing is an issue: How do you enforce social distancing?
* College/university quarantine zones: What percentage of dorms are you dedicating to isolation in the event of a COVID-19 breakout?
* How are parents responding, What are their unique needs?
* If returning to campus, will you adopt a hybrid approach with some student in classroom and others in virtual classroom settings?
Hear from:
* Luke Jones, Ph.D., Assistant to the Vice President – Retention Initiatives, Boise State University
* Gordon Merklein, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* Von Stange, Senior Housing Officer, University of Iowa

3:55-4:00      Special Student Housing Market Data Report
Hear from:
* Will Baker, Managing Director – Multifamily Finance, Walker & Dunlop

4:00-4:30      Segment #2: Impact on Student Housing Design: How is Social Distancing along with New Health and Safety Requirements Likely to Impact Architecture?
Proposed Discussion Points:
* How is COVID-19 and related social distancing requirements likely to impact design of on campus academic environs, housing and off-campus housing?
* What are the ramifications of social distancing in terms of on-campus social activities?
* What is the unique challenge of redesigning academic settings both on-and-off campus?
* What are the new and unique amenities to see growth due to COVID-19?
Hear from:
* Brian O’Connor, Owner, CUBE 3 Studio

4:30-4:45     Audience Q&A

4:45-5:00     Wrap-Up & Forward Thinking: The Silver Living, Finding Opportunity in Today’s Crisis
Hear from:

Moderators:
* Brian Klebash, President & Founder, CAPRE
* Rima Raouda, Director of Research, CAPRE

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