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Elevate231 student housing Columbia Missouri

Value-Add Student Housing Trades Near U. of Missouri

Transwestern Real Estate Services ‘ National Student Housing Team arranged the sale of Elevate231, a 972-bed student housing property at 3600 Aspen Heights Pkwy. in Columbia, MO.  

Senior managing directors Mike McGaughy, Jon Kleinberg and TJ Redmond represented Rialto Capital Advisors, LLC in the disposition. Aspen Square Management purchased the 318-unit community for an undisclosed price. 

“Investors were attracted to Elevate231’s strong physical attributes, historically high occupancy and value-add potential,” said McGaughy. “With rents as low as 22% below market, the asset provides tremendous opportunity to increase NOI by bringing rates in line with the competitive set.” 

Positioned two miles from the University of Missouri, Elevate231 offers above-average unit sizes of over 1,750 square feet and desirable, resort-like amenities. 

“This is our second student housing disposition in Columbia this year and the largest property to trade in the area,” said Kleinberg.  


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