As part of the companies’ globalization strategy GSA expanded into Hong Kong and has since opened GSA Property Management (Shanghai) Ltd and a Beijing branch office. These operations are key to GSA’s APAC and commitment to enhancing the PBSA sector in China.
GSA has secured its first operational property in Beijing, opening August 2016 on campus, through a partnership with Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University. Schwarzman Scholars, is an international scholarship program founded by Mr. Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO and co-founder of US private equity firm, The Blackstone Group. GSA was initially engaged as a lead building consultant for the College and later appointed as the building manager when the residential college is operational.
A purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) is able to create an integrated living and learning community for students of different nationalities and cultures. As the leader in student accommodation, GSA fully understand the importance of quality PBSA for China’s universities. A quality and comprehensive offering will enhance Chinese universities appeal and allow them to attract larger numbers of international students. At GSA, we are able to support partner universities across different jurisdictions through:
- Design services from a local perspective and project management
- Real estate management at world class level
- Tailored-made resident welfare programme
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