RISE Kicks Off Student Housing Projects

RISE: A Real Estate Company has started construction on student housing developments in three different states.

Valdosta, Ga.–RISE: A Real Estate Company has started construction on a 425-bed student residence hall at New Jersey City University; a 599-bed student housing property on the Millersville University campus; and a 421-bed mixed-use residence hall on the campus of Western Carolina University. All three projects will be delivered for student occupancy ahead of the fall 2016 semester.

Formerly known as Ambling University Development Group, the recently rebranded Valdosta, Ga.-based developer broke ground at New Jersey City University (NJCU) in Jersey City, N.J., in March, at Millersville University in Millersville, Pa., in May, and most recently at Western Carolina University (WCU) in Cullowhee, N.C., in June.

At NJCU, RISE is expanding the on-campus housing stock considerably with the new residence hall. Common amenities include music practice rooms and lounges, as well as a fitness center, private courtyard, automated convenience store and a game room.

The Millersville University property will house its students in two buildings connected by specialty 10- and 20-resident “pods units.”  The project is the third phase of a multi-phase initiative on Millersville University’s campus, and furthers the school’s effort to replace all on-campus housing with modern, suite-style units. RISE has been a partner with the university since 2012.

The mixed-use housing project at WCU consists of three buildings connected by two towers in a core location of campus. The development will house students but also include nearly 12,000 square feet of retail space accessible not only to the building residents but also the general public.