American Campus Communities

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ACC
ACC
ACC
ACC
ACC
Bill Bayless

Location: Austin, TX
CEO/Principal:
Bill Bayless
Website:
americancampus.com

About American Campus Communities

American Campus Communities is the nation’s largest developer, owner and manager of high-quality student housing with nearly 3,000 dedicated employees working to deliver the best possible experience for students at every price point. For nearly 30 years, it has designed and created communities that are specialized, inclusive and sustainable, with the resources students need to succeed personally, academically and professionally. Its goal has and always will be to create a place where students love living.

Currently, the company owns and manages 204 student housing properties totaling 143,000 beds serving students at universities across the United States and Canada. With a total enterprise value of $11.3 billion and more than $14.5 billion in development and acquisitions since the company’s 2004 IPO, ACC is the sector’s largest direct owner. The company continues to build its third-party management services business and invest in the future with a strong development pipeline, including more than 71 universities that are evaluating potential privatized residential projects.

ACC’s innovative products and services provide new ways of thinking and allow for continual self-evaluation while maintaining its competitive advantage. The company values student insight from its formal customer survey at the beginning of every lease term, annual residence life program evaluations and regular check-ins with its on-site staff.

ACC manages a mix of residential product types across its portfolio and for a variety of third-party managed clients. Its third-party services include turnkey and customized management solutions, monthly status meetings and financial reports, and quarterly/semi-annual reviews.

Across the ACC management portfolio, its experience includes:

  • Total residents served: More than 2 million
  • Owned properties: 166
  • Owned beds: 112,000
  • Current third-party managed properties: 38
  • Current third-party managed beds: 31,172
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