NMHC/InterFace Student Housing 2020 Conference Highlights

The National Multifamily Housing Council and InterFace Conference Group joined forces to host a virtual event exploring the sector during a challenging time.
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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.

Dive in to Multi-Housing News’ coverage of the conference by clicking the links below:

NMHC/InterFace Student Housing 2020: The Long Road to Recovery

Speakers including American Campus Communities CEO Bill Bayless shared a positive outlook for the sector amid the uncertainties caused by the pandemic.

Student Housing Leasing: Lessons Learned

On the second day of the conference, industry professionals discussed the importance of communication and flexibility in weathering the coronavirus storm.

Is the Pandemic Changing Student Housing Design?

Panelists discussed how the sector is adapting to new health guidelines and offered insights into the related acceleration of design trends.

The Power of the 4th Utility in Student Housing

Tech experts talked about residents’ increased need for secure and consistent internet connectivity, and how the pandemic has accelerated the use of new technologies.

A Closer Look at Student Housing Investment

Industry execs shared their insights on foreign investment and Q4 expectations on day three of the NMHC/InterFace Student Housing conference.

Making Sense of Student Housing Lending and Financing

Capital markets experts discussed changes in financing strategies, pricing and enrollment numbers, with an eye on long-term prospects for the property type.

Student Housing Leasing in a Digital World

Panelists explored how online advertising and virtual tours can attract students during the pandemic and beyond.

Managing Student Housing Communities Now 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.