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Medistar Student Housing

Texas A&M Project to Complement Discovery Tower

Medistar Corporation, with partner Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) and lender CIM Group, are collaborating on the 19-story 714-bed Life Tower student housing high-rise and a 13-level parking garage for 2,700 vehicles. The projects are already under construction and on schedule to deliver mid-2022.

“At $550 million total investment, this 2.2 million-square-foot public-private partnership development is one of the largest ever undertaken at the Texas Medical Center and is the largest of the Texas A&M University System outside its flagship campus in College Station,” said Monzer Hourani, Medistar’s founder and CEO.

These projects are being developed by Medistar and HTA to complement Texas A&M’s Discovery Tower. This is home to Texas A&M’s Engineering-Medicine program at the Texas Medical Center.

“Together with Texas A&M’s leadership, our strategic partnership with HTA, and our lender, CIM Group, this completes the formation of an accomplished world-class project team of industry titans that already included the talented design and construction firms led by Kirksey Architects and Harvey Builders, and explains why we’re on-budget and actually ahead of schedule despite the numerous headwinds of COVID-19, labor shortages, inflating prices, two hurricanes and the worst winter storm of our generation. This project team is truly special,” adds Craig Laher, Medistar’s senior vice president for development.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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