PEP serves as the owner, asset manager, and property manager of a national student housing portfolio. We operate over 16,000 beds nationwide, and continue to build one of the largest institutional client bases in our industry by consistently and fully meeting our residents’ unconventional needs with the highest levels of service. Our competencies include:

  • Owner-orientation including focus on all aspects of property operations, including revenues, occupancy, expense control, bottom-line NOI, and capital expenditures

  • Community-oriented residence life and student development programs

  • Marketing, leasing, and sales training and performance

  • Pre-leasing velocity management and software solutions

  • On-site personnel training and staffing

  • Financial management and reporting

  • Cost-effective procurement

  • Annual PEP Management Summit with Director-level personnel and above to share best practices and training

We are adept at managing the discrete risks and opportunities that come with an 18-24-year old resident population. We also have a firm understanding of the student housing revenue model, including the unique leasing cycle for this niche. PEP has operated properties entirely comprised of undergraduate students from the nearby university, as well as mixed student profiles including cohorts of international and graduate students, and populations from nearby community colleges or other post-secondary educational institutions.  We also have extensive experience with inter-collegiate sports marketing, as well as housing blocks of student athletes.  PEP has also managed conversion of conventional apartment resident profiles and lease structure (by the unit) into the student housing model of by-the-bed leasing, resident life, programming, and operations. 

Finance and accounting are centralized at the PEP corporate office. We provide transparent monthly, quarterly and annual reporting. Management executives closely scrutinize all expenses, service contracts and CapEx projects to identify saving opportunities, including the continuously changing worlds of internet service and energy efficiency.

For more information regarding PEP property management services, contact Tana Lee Higginbotham, Sr. Vice President of Operations, at

To see our full portfolio of management properties, visit the Properties page

Throughout their careers, PEP's Senior Management Team has operated over 100 student housing properties at Universities all over the nation, including:

Arizona State University
Auburn University
Ball State University
Bloomsburg University
Bowling Green State University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University San Marcos
California University of Pennsylvania
Central Michigan University
Clarion University
Clayton College
Clemson University
Delaware State University
East Carolina University
Florida A&M University
Florida State University
Fresno State University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Iowa State University
Jacksonville State University
Kansas State University
Lock Haven University of Penn
Marshall University
Meredith College
Miami University (OH)
McNeese State University
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Minnesota State University
Murray State University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina State University
Peace College
Pennsylvania State University

Ohio State University
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Purdue University
Sacramento State University
Salisbury State University
Sam Houston State University
San Diego State University
Southeastern Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University
Southern Polytechnic State University
State University of New York, Binghamton
Syracuse University
Temple College
Temple University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Troy University
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Alabama -   Huntsville
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Denver
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Illinois
University of Indiana
University of Kansas
University of Louisiana - Lafayette

University of Louisville
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University of Nebraska - Omaha
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of Northern Colorado
University of Northern Iowa
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina - Upstate
University of Southern California
University of South Florida
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee at Martin
University of Virginia
University of Western Georgia
University of Wisconsin
University of Wyoming
Valdosta State University
Western Kentucky University
Western Michigan University
Western University
West Virginia University
Youngstown State University


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8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 750, San Diego, CA 92108
Ph: 619.297.0400

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