NMHC/InterFace Student Housing 2020 Conference Highlights
- Oct 27, 2020
Student housing industry leaders gathered online to discuss the latest trends and best practices in a sector challenged by the coronavirus during the four-day NMHC/InterFace Student Housing conference. American Campus Communities CEO Bill Bayless kicked off the virtual event, jointly held by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and France Media, on October 19 with a keynote address on the sector’s recession resiliency during uncertain times.
Over the following three days, industry leaders explored the importance of communication, flexibility and strong internet connectivity in filling beds during the pandemic, how student housing architecture and design need to adapt to the health crisis, and how property managers are preparing for the future. Investors and capital markets experts also discussed expectations for the final quarter of 2020 and student housing financing volume and strategies for the near term.
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Speakers including American Campus Communities CEO Bill Bayless shared a positive outlook for the sector amid the uncertainties caused by the pandemic.
On the second day of the conference, industry professionals discussed the importance of communication and flexibility in weathering the coronavirus storm.
Panelists discussed how the sector is adapting to new health guidelines and offered insights into the related acceleration of design trends.
Tech experts talked about residents’ increased need for secure and consistent internet connectivity, and how the pandemic has accelerated the use of new technologies.
Industry execs shared their insights on foreign investment and Q4 expectations on day three of the NMHC/InterFace Student Housing conference.
Capital markets experts discussed changes in financing strategies, pricing and enrollment numbers, with an eye on long-term prospects for the property type.
Panelists explored how online advertising and virtual tours can attract students during the pandemic and beyond.
On the last day of the conference, a panel of industry executives talked about their strategies during the disruptions so far this year and how they are preparing for the future.