Phoenix & Southwest CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect Daily to stay informed and save time. Connect Daily is our email publication that provides you with the latest and most relevant CRE stories of the day all in 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


Phoenix & Southwest  + Phoenix  + Student Housing  | 

Toll Brothers, Harrison Street Form JV on Tempe Student Housing Development

Fort Washington, PA-based Toll Brothers, Inc. formed a JV with Chicago-based Harrison Street to develop Canvas, a 263-unit, 826-bed luxury student housing community in Tempe. The 3.37-acre site is near ASU’s campus and surrounded by restaurants, bars, coffee shops, retail and entertainment options.

Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, clubroom with an Esports lounge, rooftop pool and amenity deck, business center, café/lounge space, ground floor retail, courtyard and fire pit, grilling stations, electronic parcel lockers, private study rooms and bike storage. The community will include a six-level 469-space parking garage.

Unit amenities will include a modern furniture package, quartz countertops, private bedroom door locks, walk-in closets, computer-controlled access, smart television, central air conditioning, private bedrooms and bathrooms and in-unit washers/dryers.

The JV secured a construction loan facility from MidFirst Bank, as administrative agent, Fifth Third Bank, National Association, and Trustmark Bank. First resident move-ins are slated for fall 2021.

Connect With Toll Brothers

Connect With Harrison Street

Get CRE News in 150 words

For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Dennis Kaiser


Inside The Story

About Dennis Kaiser

Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency integrated marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and public relations strategy. He is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, Social Media and content marketing services. Dennis’s communications background in the real estate industry includes working with many of the top real estate firms – from brokerage companies, developers, homebuilders, investors, owners, lawyers, asset advisors, lenders, architects and property management firms. • Marketed more than 1 Billion Square Feet of Office Space • 70,000 Multifamily/Condo Units • 15,000 Single Family Homes • 30 Million Square Feet of Retail Space • Representing Roughly $100 Billion in Investment In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. Dennis’s agency background on integrated communications teams at many reputable agencies and has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. He formerly was President of the Public Relations Society of America’s Los Angeles of public relations professional, and served on the Board of Directors. He also taught a public relations extension course at Loyola Marymount University. Dennis’s has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.

  • ◦Development