For Universities

Bringing your vision to life.

"I think we have achieved what we want based on the partnership, not just based on the product. A lot of people can create a product for you. They can bring it in on price, they can bring it in on time, but the partnership is the real key because that’s what survives afterwards."
- Richard Orr
University of California, Irvine Director of Campus Asset Management
"ACC has developed a relationship with us that I don’t think anyone could have foreseen in terms of its scale and its impact and its strategic importance to us."
- John Fry
Drexel University, President
"This is a project that is opening our community and our university to innovation, to education, and to jobs. And that is why we are very happy and why we are excited. The building is not the destination, the people are the destination, and the people in our community are going to benefit tremendously from this."
- Joseph E. Aoun
Northeastern University, President

You have a vision for the student experience at your university. Our passion is bringing it to life.

We know quality college housing can help you recruit and retain students, and our flexible, customized approach means we’ll deliver solutions as unique as your institution. We’ll work with you to define your goals, identify challenges and create innovative solutions to make your vision a reality.

Meeting the needs of colleges and universities.

Delivering your vision, meeting your goals, fulfilling
your needs.



Whether it’s new development, renovation or redevelopment, we create modern communities of all product types.

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We can operate as a third-party developer, third-party financier and developer, or as developer and owner.

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We can work with you to develop a custom hybrid solution to meet your needs or manage the entire operation.

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Hear firsthand about the challenges these universities faced and the ACC partnerships that made their vision a reality.

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Accelerating your vision: P3

Whatever your vision, engaging with ACC can help you get there faster by giving you the financial freedom you need to dedicate your resources to what matters most: student education, research and facilities – while delivering lower operating costs, lower rents to residents, and all without the use of taxpayer funds.

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Built on partnership.

We know you’re looking to choose a partner — not just a proposal. And we’re proud to say more than half of our 80+ on-campus developments have been second engagements. We’ll help you navigate the complexities and find the solutions that fit your goals. We stand by our word, and execute on what we promise.

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The student experience.

Student housing should be more than a place to live, it should be a place to thrive. That’s why our goal is always the same: deliver the best possible experience for every student by providing an environment conducive to healthy living, personal growth and academic success.


University Crossings - ACC Modernizes Drexel University Campus Icon

ACC was able to make a significant capital investment to modernize the 90 year-old campus icon with upgraded amenities, units and retail, increasing its appeal with student renters for the long term while integrating the community within Drexel University’s on-campus housing.

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Your Mission,
Our Passion

Administrators at three universities discuss how their partnerships with ACC extend beyond student housing.

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America’s Most Trustworthy Companies

ACC has been named by Forbes as one of the nation’s “Most Trustworthy” publicly traded companies.

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You won’t find a team with more development experience, transactional acumen or operational expertise.

Extensive Experience

  • 144 developments; 105 on-campus
  • More than 140,900 student residents, 203 communities

Transactional Acumen

  • $17.6 billion student housing transactions
  • $8.7 billion in development

Operational Expertise

  • Experienced and dedicated team
  • Scalable, proprietary operational platform

Exemplary Track Record

  • Industry-leading occupancy
  • Ongoing and long-term partnerships

Financial Strength

  • More than $500 million in existing financial capacity
  • $11.6 billion total enterprise value

Proven Performance

  • 2.5% rental rate growth per academic year average
  • 3.0% annual same store NOI growth average

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We're here to help. We'd love the opportunity to discuss your unique vision and how ACC can help you bring it to life.

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What guides us every day?

Our mission keeps us focused, and our values help get us there. Learn more about our mission, guiding principles, sustainability platform and charitable foundation.

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