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Riding the Crest: Student housing developer has found a way to grow while keeping costs low (access required)

CHARLOTTE – Campus Crest in 2004 didn’t own and hadn’t built a single residential bed. Nine years later, the Charlotte-based student housing developer is approaching 50,000 beds in 87 student-specific apartment communities, spread across 25 states. The company is also ...

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Middle class morass (access required)

While the Charlotte real estate market remains affordable relative to many other U.S. markets, there is growing evidence that many middle class, professional families cannot afford to buy a home.

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Apartment plans draw backlash (access required)

To University Investments Group, the site at University City Boulevard and Mallard Creek Road would be a good place to build 250 apartments for college students. But to some nearby businesspeople, it’s a harebrained idea when, they say, there aren’t enough grocery stores and pharmacies nearby to service the people who would live in the apartments. Plus, critics say, the proposed 90-foot-tall tower would not fit in with the area.

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