Clearwater Home to New Colliers National Student Housing Group
- Jan 13, 2012
Colliers International has officially announced the launch of its National Student Housing Group, to be led by two of the nation’s top student housing real estate brokerage professionals, Dorothy Joffe Jackman and Travis Prince.
Within a niche that requires market knowledge and student housing experience in order to succeed and where amenity packages that include fitness centers, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, tanning beds, media rooms and, in some cases, concierge services are taking the spotlight, experienced real estate brokers are needed, as many factors have to be considered when studying a market .
The two new hires have a long track record as one of the top-performing teams in the country in student housing brokerage sales. Jackman, who transitioned to brokerage nine years ago after a six-year career in student housing management, has closed more than $540 million worth of sales and won a number of industry awards. Prince has handled more than $500 million worth of student housing and multifamily assignments.
Colliers’ Student Housing Group will serve the firm’s clients nationwide but will be based in Clearwater. “The changes in student housing real estate in recent years—demand for new amenities, changes to campus footprints and residence strategies, scarcity of public funding—all call for more specialized expertise,” said Dwight Hotchkiss, executive managing director of client services for Colliers International. “Prince and Jackman are proven leaders in this sector, whose innovation, creativity and leadership immediately place this national group on the cutting edge.”
According to the official release, Colliers will be actively recruiting real estate professionals to join the practice, building on the collective experience of Jackman and Prince to quickly become a major player in this industry.