EdR to Develop, Own and Manage New Off-Campus Housing at Duke University
Announces Joint Venture with Javelin 19 Investments
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- March 26, 2013
EdR (NYSE:EDR), a leader in the ownership, development and management of
collegiate housing, announced today that it will develop a $46.1 million
collegiate housing community at Duke University in Durham, N.C., through a
joint venture with Javelin 19 Investments of Washington, D.C.
EdR, as the 90% owner and managing member of the joint venture, will provide
development, construction oversight and management services for the 386-bed
community, which is scheduled for a summer 2014 completion. Javelin 19 will be
co-developer and 10% owner.
“We are excited to be involved with Javelin 19 in this development,” said
Randy Churchey, EdR president and chief executive officer. “Javelin 19 is a
forward-thinking development company with a solid reputation and we are
confident that, together, we will have other successes and exciting
opportunities in the future.”
The community is designed to appeal to graduate students and upperclassmen
whose housing needs are not met on the Duke University campus. Graduate
students constitute more than half of the total 2012 enrollment of 14,591
The new community will be within walking distance of recently leased
university office and research space where graduate students will be employed
or studying. The location is also pedestrian to Durham’s downtown
entertainment district, the Durham Bulls baseball park and the recently
completed city transportation hub. The occupancy rate for apartments in the
Durham sub-market is in the high 90s.
“While a graduate student at Duke, I led several consulting projects focused
on the nearby West End community,” said Jill Homan, principal at Javelin 19
Investments. “This highly traveled, yet under resourced corridor between Duke
and downtown Durham is an incredibly exciting redevelopment opportunity. I’m
proud to join with the EdR team and invest in the city to improve and enhance
the quality of life and business appeal of Durham.”
The urban-style, mid-rise development will offer studios, one-bedroom and
two-bedroom apartments along with upscale amenities — lounge, coffee bar,
fitness center, yoga area, cable, Wi-Fi and internet access, outdoor grilling
area and swimming pool. An attached garage will provide nearly 400 parking
spaces for residents.
Completing the team with EdR and Javelin 19 are lead architect JDavis
Architects of Raleigh, N.C., civil engineer John R. McAdams of Durham, N.C.
and Clancy & Theys Construction Co. of Wilmington, N.C.
About Javelin 19 Investments
Washington, D.C.-based Javelin 19 invests in and develops multi-family and
commercial real estate in the mid-Atlantic region. Founded by Duke alumna Jill
Homan and Kevin Hill, Javelin 19 targets acquisitions and developments in the
$5M to $50M range. The company principals pursue both on- and off-market
opportunities using their extensive industry network and partner with
experienced management companies and equity investors. For details, please
visit the company's Web site at www.javelin19.com.
EdR (NYSE:EDR) is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of
collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate
investment trust that owns or manages 67 communities in 24 states with more
than 37,000 beds. For details, please visit the company's Web site at
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