In December 2020, GSA became the first international student housing asset owner to enter the US with the acquisition of a portfolio of 27 properties. Since then our footprint has doubled and our portfolio now comprises over 16,000 beds across properties in 21 states stretching from East to West coast. All properties are situated in prime locations next to major universities and research institutions, including next to Power-5 schools in Alabama, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Kentucky.
GSA is focused on selective growth across the US and the wider business to further diversify geographically and increase assets under management in the largest student market in the world.
With over thirty years of experience GSA have driven a strategy in in all aspects of student housing on a global scale. This is to meet the ever-increasing demand for higher education, underpinned by domestic and international growth in the student demographic over the coming decade.
The student population in the US alone is 19.8 million and is expected to grow by half a million over the next five years, making it the largest and one of the fastest growing student housing markets in the world. Of the top 175 institutions in the US, more than 75% of students live off campus in private student accommodation.
412 Lofts has 259 beds on offer from fully furnished studios through to three-bed apartments. The property is a 10-minute walk from the University of Minnesota. Other amenities include a fitness centre, study rooms and a clubroom.
Catalyst is located two blocks south of the Florida State University campus. The property comprises fully furnished apartments with one-, two-, three- and four-bed apartments. Amenities at Catalyst include a sunrise deck overlooking the resort-style pool, a study room, and a two-storey fitness centre.
Apache Terrace offers 106 beds across en suites, studios through to two-bedroom apartments alongside its sister building, Villas on Apache. Other amenities include a clubhouse, common room, BBQ area and fitness centre. Other sports facilities include a swimming pool and volleyball court. The property is a 20-minute walk from the Tempe campus of Arizona State University.
Campus Court offers 398 beds with 10 different floor plan options across one-, two- or three-bedroom fully furnished apartments. Other amenities include a swimming pool, BBQ and picnic area, fitness centre , indoor basketball court and volleyball court. The property also has a business centre, study space, games room and clubhouse.
21 Apartments is located just minutes from the campus of Mississippi State University and offers 884 beds across fully furnished one- to four-bed apartments. Community amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, 24-hour gym, barbecue and grill area, and pool table.
The Lothlorien Apartments are located just one and a half blocks away from campus, offering 157 beds across one- and two-bedroom options. On-site amenities include a rooftop terrace with barbecue grills, common area and study room.
Skybox and is located within walking distance of the University of Oregon campus, and has floor plans of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments. It sits alongside its sister building, Courtside. Community amenities include a barbeque grill area, rooftop fire pit, fitness centre, games room, clubhouse and study centre.
Edge on Oak Apartments offers 95 studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments close to the University of Minnesota campus. Communal amenities include a BBQ area, common room, fitness centre and study room.
Courtside |Eugene, Oregon
Courtside is located within walking distance of the University of Oregon campus, and has floor plans of three- and four-bedroom apartments. It sits alongside its sister building, Skybox. Community amenities include a barbeque grill area, rooftop fire pit, fitness centre, games room, clubhouse and study centre.
Villas on Apache offers 252 beds through shared and private two-bedroom apartments alongside its sister building, Apache Terrace. Other amenities include a clubhouse, common room, BBQ area and fitness centre. Other sports facilities include a swimming pool and volleyball court. The property is a 20-minute walk from the Tempe campus of Arizona State University.
Carriage House is located close to the campus for both the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. It offers studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments across 30 different floor plans. The building features a beautifully landscaped courtyard complete with park benches and tables and barbeque areas. There is also a fitness centre and common room.
South 3rd Lofts is located close to the University of Illinois and overlooks Scott Park. It offers 400 beds across fully furnished two- to four-bedroom apartments. Other amenities include a coffee bar and an outdoor courtyard.
Opened in 2019, Clifford House is based in the heart of Exeter. With 312 rooms including en suites and studios this property enjoys state-of-the-art facilities including TV lounges and a fitness studio. Located 15 minutes from both University of Exeter campuses.
The Landing apartments offer 172 student beds across studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Other amenities include a sky terrace, coffee bar, study room, fitness centre and clubhouse.
Sydney Hall & Dinkydome apartments offer shared and private room options with one-, two-, and four-bedroom floor plans. Other amenities include a club house, fitness centre, common room and coffee bar.
District Flats is within walking distance of the University of Missouri, and offers one-, two- and four-bedroom fully furnished apartments. Other amenities include study rooms, games room, fitness centre, yoga studio and movie theatre. There is also a roof terrace with grill area.
Campus Towers apartments, which is located adjacent to East Carolina University, has 179 beds across studio, one-, two-bedroom formats. Other amenities include a club house, lounge area and common room.
The Lux offers 211 beds across one- and two-bedroom apartments within a mile of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Community amenities include a swimming pool, movie theatre and Skydeck. There is also a lounge and study space with a snack and juice bar.
Logan & Chamberlain offers 294 beds across one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom fully furnished apartments. Amenities include a fitness centre, study rooms, media rooms, and a private community courtyard. The property is less than a mile from the North Carolina State University campus.
River Market apartments offer fully furnished studios and one- and two-bed apartments, providing 391 student beds close to Purdue University. Other amenities include a coffee bar, clubhouse, and fitness centre.
Stratum on Highland has floor plans of studios through four-bedroom apartments, providing 255 student beds. Other amenities include a fitness centre, business centre, games room, coffee bar and garage parking with bike racks.
Located right across the street from the University of South Carolina, The Lofts at USC provides 330 beds across its 170 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments. Other amenities include a coffee bar, BBQ area, study room and swimming pool.
University Club offers student apartments, providing 351 apartments across shared and private studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments close to the University of Maryland. Other amenities include a clubhouse and lounge, a fitness centre, gaming stations and a movie room.
Wilsonian offers 121 beds across studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Other amenities include on-site laundry facilities, a clubhouse, a courtyard, a BBQ area and a parking garage.
Completed at the end of 2019, The Domain is a new student housing community with 292 units and 892 beds. The property is surrounded by landscaped grounds and overlooks the surrounding natural areas and wildlife refuges. The Domain offers the most diverse unit mix in the market, with 2-, 3- and 4-bed units and benefits from exceptional facilities, including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, swimming pool and a dog park.
One of the premier student housing complexes in the area, Copper Beach offers one-, two-, three- and four-bed units alongside market leading amenities that include a business centre, swimming pool, sports courts and a dog park. Completed in 2006, the property is being upgraded and modernized to capture rental growth.
Completed in two phases in 2019 and 2020, The Hills is one of the largest student housing communities serving Washington State University. The cottage-style property offers one-, two-, three-, four-, five- and six-bed cottages with superb student-focused amenities. Amenities at The Hills on Grand rival those of resorts and include an expansive pool, recreation room, outdoor sports courts and lounge area.
Completed in 2019, The Deacon was designed by one of the US’ premier student housing builders and built to exacting standards with a focus on student amenities. In 2020, it was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The property comprises 1,021 beds across 351 units and is just 200 steps from the University of Cincinnati campus. The complex offers spacious one-, two-, three- to four-bed room units as well as some of the most comprehensive student-focused amenities in the market, including a pool, clubhouse, music rooms, cinema room, fitness centre and computer cafe.
Located adjacent to the campus, The Hub at Tucson is situated in the heart of the most vibrant residential sub-market. The property comprises 594 beds across 168 units, alongside an outstanding range of amenities that includes a rooftop pool, fitness centre, volleyball court and courtyard with grills and hammocks. The Hub at Tucson offers a diverse unit mix including one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bed units.