Jackson Walker Represents ACC in Securing Under-Construction Development Projects in Connection with $1.4 Billion Portfolio Transaction

August 25, 2016 | Client Results

Jackson Walker successfully represented American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) in connection with a transaction to secure two under-construction development projects located adjacent to the Clemson University and University of Oklahoma campuses.

The transaction was negotiated as part of the announced $1.4 billion sale of University House Communities Group, Inc., a leading U.S. student housing portfolio, by InvenTrust Properties Corp., a public REIT based in Chicago, to subsidiaries of Scion Student Communities, LP, a joint venture of The Scion Group, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC, a Singapore-based sovereign wealth investor.

The transaction closed on June 21, 2016. Upon delivery, the projects secured by ACC, which represent a total development budget of $130.6 million, will include a combined 1,333 beds of modern purpose-built accommodations and competitive amenities.

ACC was represented by our team led by Andee Hartig and Cale McDowell.

American Campus Communities, Inc. is the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. The company is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT) with experience in the design, finance, development, construction management and operational management of student housing properties. As of June 30, 2016, American Campus Communities owned 168 student housing properties containing approximately 103,200 beds. Including its owned and third-party managed properties, ACC’s total managed portfolio consisted of 206 properties with approximately 133,100 beds.

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