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Aptitude to Develop Student Housing Across from St. Louis University

Aptitude Development is set to develop The Marshall St Louis, a 508-bed student housing development across from St Louis University. The Marshall St Louis will be the 10th ground up development for Aptitude since its inception in 2014 and the seventh iteration of its Marshall brand.  

Construction will begin in the spring and be completed for Fall 2025. Amenities will include an expansive hot tub, fitness facility, gaming lounge, collaborative and individual study lounges, café areas and fire pits. The Marshall will have two-story five-bedroom townhouses on its top floors. 

“SLU has seen strong growth of its enrollment and the supply of quality off campus student housing has not kept pace” said Jared Hutter, Aptitude Development’s founder. “The proximity to campus and the adjacent City Foundry development make this an incredible opportunity for both Aptitude and ultimately the students who will live there.” 


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