University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill,

Student Housing Development Advisory Services

Client Opportunity

  • Develop strategic initiatives to strengthen both student housing occupancy and the university’s future financial outlook
  • Create implementation steps that best position all housing assets to meet the university’s short- and long-term objectives

B&D Process

  • Led university stakeholders through a strategic visioning work session to ensure proposed housing project was in-line with the overall mission of the university
  • Performed an off-campus housing analysis, a detailed housing demand study, and a system-wide financial and income valuation
  • Analyzed national public-private partnership benchmarking

Project Highlights

  • A process now in place that establishes a 10-year implementation strategy and prioritized capital reinvestment, asset repositioning, and new construction efforts
  • The plan will be used to inform strategic decisions included in the university’s overall master plan
  • When the two plans are combined, a high level of synergy and interaction will help integrate both plans’ findings and create comprehensive solutions beyond just those for housing