What you'll learn

  • Secular trends driving demand in housing- age, marital trends, education, job formation, domestic and international immigration- and where to source the data to demonstrate it.
  • COVID induced migration patterns and the changing nature of “office” work.
  • Market and Asset Identification strategies leveraging commercially available datasets
  • Speeding up Underwriting Cycle times- the hidden cost of inflexibility
  • Understanding the Macroeconomic & cost of capital context, including inflation/deflation

Course description

The focus of this session is on rapidly growing niche asset types: student housing, self-storage, lab space (office) and medical office. Specifically, we’ll cover the post-secondary educational sector, its emerging consolidation, and the implications of remote & hybrid educational experiences on the student housing sector. All these niche sectors target a specific societal need and trend.


  • Vice President, Matrix Yardi Systems, Inc.

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design

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