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Greystar to Develop $450M Academic Village for UC Hastings Law

The Univ. of California Hastings College of the Law selected Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC to develop campus housing, academic and mixed-use projects at its San Francisco campus. The work by the Charleston, SC-based multifamily firm will include a $450-million, multi-phase academic village.

The project will be delivered in two phases, and will provide more than 900 units for students, faculty and staff. Phase one, which is new construction and projected to open in Fall of 2022, will provide 630 new units. It will cost roughly $250 million and is intended to be funded with tax-exempt bonds.

The second phase, which will encompass a renovation of the historic 100 McAllister building, is projected to open in 2024 and will provide mixed-use amenities and nearly 300 newly- renovated units.

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