Harrison Street, an investment manager exclusively focused on alternative assets, has partnered with The Dinerstein Companies and Up Campus Student Living to develop Aspire A&M, an 873-bed purpose-built student housing community at Texas A&M University (TAMU).

Harrison Street said the project will be completed ahead of the 2026 academic year, and will comprise a 19-storey structure across 11,000sqft of ground-floor retail space, together with 718 garage parking spaces and the largest amenity package in the market including two rooftop pools, fitness facilities, study rooms, a theatre and game lounge.

The firm added that the location in the Northgate neighbourhood would means Aspire A&M would be strategically located adjacent to the TAMU campus and along College Station’s main retail and nightlife corridor.

Justin Gronlie, managing director and head of North American Education Transactions at Harrison Street, said: “Aspire A&M II is poised to be the premier student community in the Northgate submarket, well positioned to meet the heightened demand for upscale student accommodations from TAMU students.

“While we are incredibly excited to deliver this asset, we are even more proud of the team and all that was accomplished to bring this transaction together. While a new partner for Harrison Street, Up Campus has a roster full of industry veterans and impressed us from the start with the project. TDC is one of our longest tenured and most active partners, with considerable experience in Texas and College Station specifically.”

Harrison Street and TDC have partnered on 32 multifamily and student housing transactions since 2013, and together have delivered 13 developments and acquired 10 student housing properties.

Since inception, Harrison Street has invested over $22bn across 411 properties, totaling more than 222,000 beds in education and student housing assets at leading universities throughout North America and Europe.

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