Bluffstone specializes in
enhancing the higher education experience through better
living environments, by delivering upscale, student-centric
communities to smaller colleges and universities. The
communities include amenities that often cannot be found anywhere
else in town. Students will enjoy large suites, private
baths, 24-hour fitness centers and high tech media centers all in a
secure, controlled access community. The developments offer
on-campus and off-campus living with upscale features typically
found only at or near large universities.
To bring their living
experience to smaller campuses, the Bluffstone team begins the
process by determining the suitability of the market for our
product. Once this is established, the site selection process
gets underway, and well researched feasibility studies are
performed by the corporate team. A few of the Bluffstone
student housing criteria for choosing a community are: enrollment
of college/university, quality and quantity of current housing
serving the college community, and proximity of the project to the
Bluffstone corporate offices.
Upon identifying a campus
that is right, the development team works to select and acquire the
best location. At this point, the development team also makes
contacts with local officials, university representatives, and
begins to engage local vendors.
As the project is
underway, Bluffstone stays directly involved with the construction
progress and orchestrates a detailed marketing and leasing
campaign. At the open of the school spring semester, a
temporary leasing office is established near or on campus, and a
full time leasing specialist is hired to direct a team of student
ambassadors. The student ambassadors’ mission is to educate
students about the upscale student housing project under
construction and to sign leases for the next school year.
Bluffstone expects to have the entire new project 100% pre-leased
before the end of construction.
typically completed mid-summer, the newly constructed property is
ready for students to move in to for the new school year. The
project’s full time management team and student ambassadors are
ready to create a welcoming and full service experience for each
resident. The student ambassadors are responsible for giving
property tours, assisting new tenants with move-in, publishing
community messages and sponsoring social activities throughout
campus. A few additional services offered are: full service
laundry, package shipping and receiving and 24-hour
This staffing model helps
ensure an academically oriented, supervised environment. We place
an emphasis on our premier community services, which offer a
variety of educational, recreational and social activities. By
promoting students’ scholastic achievement and social development,
we create the intangible product parents and students desire.
With daily reporting, monthly conference calls, and regular visits
to the properties, Bluffstone is able to effectively supervise,
continually improve processes, and ensure excellence in their
communities. Bluffstone projects become a fixture of pride in
the community, not just for Bluffstone, but for the schools and
cities we serve.
Bluffstone specializes in
delivering upscale student-centric living communities.
Through the culmination of development, design, construction,
management, and customer service expertise, Bluffstone has earned a
first-class reputation with construction partners, financial
partners, and educational institutions alike. Bluffstone
possesses the expertise and resources to generate solutions that
optimize client, market, and finance requirements, and to address
special geographical and political provisions unique to each