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RRA Sells Six Student Housing Properties Totaling 31 Units/92 Beds In Temple University Area For $6,760,000

by RRA on March 12, 2018
RRA Sells Six Student Housing Properties Totaling 31 Units/92 Beds In Temple University Area For $6,760,000

PHILADELPHIA, PA–(3/12/18) –  Rittenhouse Realty Advisors is pleased to announce the sale of 1326 N. 15th Street, 1439 N. 15th Street, 1843 & 1845 N. 18th Street, and 1822 & 1824 Willington Street, which are all Temple University area properties. The properties are all off-campus student housing with a total of 31 units and 92 beds.  The apartments are all newer construction or newly renovated with spacious floor plans and higher-end finishes.

“We have closed on six different properties in the Temple University area since the end of last year,” said Ken Wellar, Managing Partner at RRA. “Temple continues to attract investors from outside of the Philadelphia market.  Two of these properties were sold to buyers from the New York Metro area.”

“The Temple submarket has been very active,” added Christopher Egan, Senior Associate at RRA. “As the school has gained recognition for not only their academics but also their successful athletic programs, enrollment has increased year over year. There is no shortage of demand for well-constructed student housing product that enables students to walk safely to and from class.”

Temple University’s Main Campus sits on 105-acres with an enrollment of over 40,000 students.  Out of the 40,000 students, 15,000 live on or near Main Campus, which is a vibrant, urban community located just minutes from Center City.  Over the last 10 years, there has been a continued growth in the student population with more students opting to live by campus rather than commute, which furthers the need for housing units and beds.

The neighborhood is primarily made up of row-homes and independently owned businesses. These properties were an opportunity to invest in a growing and redeveloping neighborhood along Broad Street with Temple University at the focus.

Seth Douglas, Rittenhouse Realty Advisors Associate, noted: “Temple University has continued to invest in both its facilities and its neighborhood to increase student matriculation. This has resulted in the Temple area seeing significant appreciation in its student driven real estate values.  It continues to be a solid market for any investor looking to get into student housing.”