September 5, 2018

SFO expands its student housing portfolio in the US

SFO is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Gateway On Cullen (“Gateway”), its fourth student housing community comprising of 531 beds located in Houston, Texas.

Built in 2017, Gateway is located in downtown Houston, less than a five-minute walk from the University of Houston, the city’s flagship university with a total enrollment of over 44,000 students. Gateway is the newest among a handful of off-campus student housing properties offering the highest level of amenities and benefiting from a very favorable supply/demand imbalance.

With this latest acquisition, SFO has expanded its student accommodation portfolio to 2,270 beds located across four US cities namely Lexington (KY), Denton (TX), Gainesville (FL) and Houston (TX).

Commenting on the transaction, Mohamad Abouchalbak, CEO of SFO, said: “Student housing remains among our favored asset classes in the USA where the market remains highly fragmented and undersupplied, representing an opportunity for consolidation. We will continue ramping up our student housing portfolio targeting well-located properties next to growing and well-established universities.”

About SFO Capital Partners: SFO Capital Partners is a London-based global real estate investor and investment manager, committed to achieving superior risk-adjusted returns and focused on establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with its global clients and partners. SFO Capital Partners applies its global mindset, in-depth sector experience and local knowledge to unlock international real estate investment projects in Europe and the USA across a select range of investment strategies including income-generating, value-add and development schemes. As of December 2023, SFO Capital Partners has acquired a diversified portfolio comprising more than $2.4 billion in assets located primarily in the USA and Europe, including 7,400 apartments and more than 10.8 million square feet of commercial real estate under management.

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