CA Ventures to Invest $325M in Student Housing

Multi-Housing News | February 07, 2020

Student housing developer CA Ventures is expanding its Latin American footprint. The company announced it is planning to invest $325 million in new, ground-up student housing developments in three Mexican cities: Merida, Mexico City and Monterrey. The announcement comes just a few months after the Chicago-based company announced a plan to invest $625 million into European student housing. As part of the deal, the company is developing three new projects in the UK cities of Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh. CA Ventures also recently launched CA Management Services in 2018 to manage operations of the firm’s multifamily properties in the U.S., South America and Europe.

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Place to rent is a decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) global platform in the space of both long and short-term residential and commercial rentals, such as homes, apartments, office, retail, and industrial space. We anticipate capturing real estate rental markets worldwide. While the costs and specifics of property renting/leasing may vary across the globe, both domestic and international market participants experience similar problems in the traditional process. They include such issues as inefficient property search process due to fragmented listings data; outdated rental platforms; non-transparent rental experiences; high commission fees; exclusion from the rental market due the lack of credit or work history for low income or young households, etc. In light of rapid advances in technology fueled by ubiquitous broadband internet access, the reliability of data centers, and improved software development tools, there has emerged an urgent need to revolutionize the rental process by providing a solution powered by blockchain technology that will be efficient, beneficial, and inclusive for all market participants including tenants and landlords worldwide.

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