Sell to ACC

Selling your community to American Campus.

We're always looking to acquire communities close to universities that meet our investment criteria. As the nation's most active buyer of student housing, ACC has what it takes to ensure a simple, efficient transaction, even with complex structures and unique aspects to each community.

Why sell to American Campus Communities? 

To date, American Campus Communities has acquired 169 student housing communities totaling more than $6.3 billion and 96,200 beds. We have also assumed more than 100 loans. With experience in both real property and entity-level transactions, large portfolio or one-off deals, and assumption of existing loans, ACC can work through complex issues to ensure sellers’ certainty of close.

  • Efficient, hassle-free transactions that leverage our market-leading operating platform for a smooth transition
  • Ability to close quickly and flexibility to meet the unique needs of each seller
  • All-cash or debt assumption deals — no need for outside equity, debt or approval
  • Ability to include Operating Partnership Units for potential tax advantages unique to REITs

We’re here to help. For more information on selling property or land to ACC for student housing projects, please contact us today.

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ACC Acquisition Criteria

We are currently interested in communities that serve universities with enrollments of at least 15,000 students. In addition, when considering any project or transaction, we look for:

  • Locations in close proximity to the university served (pedestrian or biking distance to university)
  • Product differentiation for competitive advantage (garden-style, townhomes, mid- and high-rise, mixed use)
  • Will consider communities of any age or architectural style

"To find a buyer like American Campus with their sophistication was critical for us to walk along with our business plan." 
-Larry Gough, Investment Property Advisors, President

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Develop with ACC

Nobody has developed more student housing than we have. We partner with landowners and other developers in joint-venture student housing projects. The ACC team will work to ensure that what we build is something you can be proud of and will stand the test of time in terms of quality and long-term financial success.

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Finance with ACC

We provide mezzanine financing at competitive, below-market rates to help qualified developers successfully complete their student housing projects. We can also offer presales in conjunction with financing, so ACC is the ultimate buyer of the development – taking the largest risk of a development out of the equation and allowing you to leverage our low cost of capital and operating experience.

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Buy from ACC

From time to time we will consider the sale of certain off-campus communities through our broker partners. ACC has been involved in more student housing transactions than anyone, and our team has what it takes to ensure a simple, efficient transaction and smooth transition for buyers.

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About Us

ACC is the nation’s largest developer, owner, and manager of high-quality student-housing communities.

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Management Services

Drawing upon our roots in student housing management, we’re happy to assist with everything from initial setup and pre-leasing to complete turnkey management.

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At ACC, we’re proud of the wide range of projects and partnerships we’ve developed across the U.S. Visit our Portfolio to view imagery, project details, partners and community statistics.

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