AUSTIN, Texas, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Campus, a Chicago-based developer that specializes in providing superior living accommodations across the country, was the recipient of three awards at the recent fifth annual Innovator Awards gala sponsored by Student Housing Business magazine including the most prestigious award presented, Best New Development Over 300 Beds. These awards are designed to honor excellence in development, architecture/design, sustainable design and development, financing, marketing and promotion and amenities in student housing properties, on- and off-campus.
"Core Campus is dedicated to providing students with an innovative and first-class housing experience," says Marc Lifshin, Managing Partner at Core Campus, LLC. "We're honored to be recognized by Student Housing Business for this commitment and look forward to continuing to offer students a one of a kind off-campus living experience."
The three awards Core Campus received were in the off-campus category for properties in Columbia, South Carolina and Tucson, Arizona:
Best Renovation of an Existing Product – HUB AT COLUMBIA
This category awarded the best renovation of an existing student housing development completed during the period of January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2014 based on how the renovation improved the occupancy and rental rates of the property; how the renovation improved the look and living conditions of the property; and how the renovation performed relative to budget/timing.
Best Package and Offering of Amenities – HUB AT COLUMBIA
This category awarded the off-campus project that had the best package of amenities to offer to its residents during the period of January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2014 based on breadth, depth and quality of amenities offered by project to residents; occupancy and rental rate success compared to similar projects in the market; and the market overall and buzz factor generated for the project by the amenities package and offerings.
Best New Development Over 300 beds – HUB AT TUCSON
Considered the most coveted award of the evening, this category awarded the best new purpose-built off-campus development with more than 300 beds completed during the period of January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2014 based on how the project has distinguished itself in the marketplace to achieve strong occupancy and rental rates compared to other similar projects in the market; architecture/design that made the project stand out from the competition; evidence that the development fit the surrounding community as well as students' needs; and amenities and comforts surpassing those available in the market.
"Hub at Columbia was a unique, exciting and challenging re-development opportunity," says Ben Angelo, Senior Vice President - Development at Core Campus, LLC. "Converting a 1980s era high-rise office tower into high-end luxury apartments took immense vision and planning. We couldn't be more thrilled that Hub at Columbia was recognized for both the renovation project and offering of amenities."
"It's an honor that Hub at Tucson took home the coveted Best New Development Over 300 Beds award," says Chad Matesi, Senior Vice President – Development at Core Campus LLC. "What sets Hub at Tucson apart are the details put into the design, as well as the incredible amenities that create the desire for a student to 'have to' live there. Throughout the entire process, we worked closely with the local community to ensure that the concept was a true fit."
In 2014, Core Campus' property in Tempe, Arizona was honored with two Innovator Awards: Best Architecture Design, Greater than 200 Beds and Best New Off-Campus Development with 200 beds or more.
About Core Campus:
Core Campus is a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals whose vision is to create the best accommodation at every site they develop in terms of both amenities and management services. The Core Campus experience spans nationwide and totals over 10,000 beds managed and developed throughout the United States. Core Campus currently has projects in Oxford, Miss., Tucson, Ariz., and Columbia, S.C. Their projects for 2015 include new construction in Eugene, Ore., and Madison, Wisc. For more information on Core Campus, please visit, http://www.corecamp.us.
Amy Stahulak, The Door
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