About Pierce Education Properties
January 2017 - (Video - 03:29)
PEP CEO Fred Pierce discusses the origins of his rapidly expanding student housing company, and plans for the future.
Student Housing Industry Trends
January 2017 - (Video - 10:39)
Fred Pierce, PEP President & CEO, talks about the current trends in student housing, and the future of this burgeoning industry.
Student Housing Misconceptions: Real or Fallacies?
January 2017 - (Video - 04:45)
Fred Pierce discusses truths, fallacies, and stereotypes of the student housing industry.
PEP In The News
SOP Studen Housing Forum Takeaways: Reading, Writing, and Core Investing
June 28, 2017 - Sandler O'Neill + Partners
"The level of institutional interest in Student Housing continues to grow with return expectations steadily declining as shooting for the stars is replaced with the luxuriousness of consistent mid-upper single digit returns."
If I Knew Then...
May 2017 - Crain's San Diego
"In this ongoing series... executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders [talk] about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy."
-Bryna Kranzler, Crain's
Where Will My Child Live When They Attend College?
April 2017 - It's Your Money and Your Life, KFMB AM760
In their latest podcast, Richard Muscio & Joe Vecchio invite Fred Pierce to discuss housing accommodations for today's students.
"Once an overlooked niche, the student housing sector is attracting increased attention from major investors, who see the sector as offering less rental growth volatility and a recession-resistant hedge to conventional apartments." -Randyl Drummer, CoStar
Consolidation and Competition in the Student-Housing Sector
March 2017 - Globe Street
"Now that it’s recognized as a viable and profitable alternative category for those looking to diversify, student housing is encouraging strength of scale and drawing private, public and international investors." -Carrie Rossenfeld, GlobeSt.com
A Rush To Meet Rising Demand, and Expectations, for Student Housing
February 2017 - New York Times
"The student-housing sector... is still considered a relatively new asset class when compared with other property types. But with its growth prospects, steady revenue stream from rents and comparatively high capitalization rates, it has already become a popular investment vehicle for big institutions." -Vivian Marino, New York Times
What's on My Mind - A New Age
February 2017 - Student Housing Business Magazine
"The Top 25 Owners in the sector continue to dominate student housing ownership, with their annual market share of the AXIO 175 Markets1 ranging from 59 percent to 69 percent and averaging 65 percent in recent years." -Fred Pierce, SHB
Why Student Housing Is Becoming a Hot Product Type
November 2016 - Bisnow
"Surging student enrollment numbers are driving demand for student housing, according to San Diego-based Pierce Education Properties." -Patricia Kirk, Bisnow
What's On My Mind - Coming of Age
September 2015 - Student Housing Business Magazine
"Nearly two decades after its inception, the niche sector of student housing is finally coming of age - from a capital formation standpoint, that is. This evolution of the industry and its investor base has followed a typical and logical progression to reach where it stands today." -Fred Pierce, SHB