Big Plans For Texas Apartments

Big Plans For Texas Apartments BRYAN, TX - The apartment community previously known as Autumn Woods, a 160-unit, 400-bed student housing community located in Bryan, Texas, announced today that it has changed its name to College Edge. The property's new owners, New York-based Realco-Claremont LLC, and its new management company, Austin-based Campus Advantage, chose the new name to reflect the community's close proximity to Blinn College and to emphasize the new array of student focused programs that are now offered.

"Over the next few months we plan an array of upgrades and improvements that should make College Edge an even better place to live," said John Lari, a partner with Realco-Claremont LLC. "Some of the planned improvements include the phased integration of an electronic lock and key system for every apartment unit, enhancements and resurfacing for common amenities such as our pool and sports facilities, and a totally redesigned clubhouse and fitness center."

In addition to the planned capital improvements, College Edge has also created five new staff positions for Community Assistants (CAs) and a Director of Residence Life (RD). These new staff members will be focused on delivering a top notch residence life program, building a true sense of community among residents and offering a variety of social and educational activities throughout the year.

"We believe that providing high-quality social and educational programming is one of the most important aspects of operating a student-focused apartment community," said Dan Oltersdorf, Campus Advantage. "One of the new management team's highest priorities is to make sure our residents have numerous structured opportunities to learn and grow as individuals."

Realco-Claremont LLC is a joint venture partnership between two experienced owner, developer and operators of real estate on both the national and international levels. Founded in 1974, The Realco Group has been active in the development and management of more than 7,500 apartment units, 2,000 condominium units, and over one million square feet of office and retail space throughout the United States and Europe. The Claremont Group LLC is a family-owned New York-based real estate development firm founded in 1979 by A. Alexander Lari with day-to-day management overseen by sons Stephen and John Lari. Specializing in office, luxury high-rise condominium, lodging, urban renewal, and landmark preservation projects for clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to the federal government, the group has developed over one million square feet of residential and commercial projects

Campus Advantage (CA) is an Austin-based real estate firm that offers management, development, acquisition and consulting services for student housing. The company currently manages over 30,000 beds at 37 universities across the nation. Campus Advantage works to create winning partnerships between colleges, universities, investors, developers and owners in an effort to help students achieve their academic and personal goals. With over 900 employees, Campus Advantage is committed to providing innovative and customized solutions for premier student housing communities.
Source: College Edge

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