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Attracting and Retaining the Students of Tomorrow

Cushman and Wakefield’s Education Practice Group advises clients on real estate strategies to help them attract and retain the students of tomorrow.

Real estate plays a vital role in the success of educational institutions. A strong understanding of various market factors, including segmentation and demographics, are critical to site selection, which impacts student retention and—ultimately—the organization’s success.

Cushman and Wakefield’s professionals in the Educational Practice Group identify real estate related opportunities and craft strategies custom tailored to maximize the client’s competitive advantage, while maintaining focus on their values, mission, and long-term objectives.

Having partnered with a multitude of educational institutions and private-equity educational investors, Cushman and Wakefield has gained industry-leading market knowledge and a unique perspective on educational industry trends. We provide clients with thorough guidance in best practices and thought leadership unmatched in the industry, and help clients visualize-and realize-the conditions which will be most beneficial to their unique needs.


Recent Case Studies

Troy University

Troy University began opening off campus sites due to agreements with several branches of the military to offer advanced education programs for their military personnel. Over the last three years, C&W assisted Troy with over 30 campus locations throughout the country, mainly concentrated in Southeastern United States. Services included overall real estate strategy and implementation timelines, lease acquisitions, renewals and relocations. … [Read More...]

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University (NAU) serves more than 26,000 students at more than 35 locations statewide including the main campus in Flagstaff where they occupy 35,000 SF. The C&W project team conducted an extensive lease analysis revealing NAU’s current rental rates to be significantly higher than market comparables. A lease analysis also uncovered a cancelation provision, which NAU opted to exercise. … [Read More...]

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