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Ambling University Development Group is now



This name change more closely reflects our culture as a company because it conveys a sense of movement, of reaching upward.

Most of all, RISE signifies a reaffirmation of purpose: to positively impact others. It’s a renewal of spirit, and of our commitment to partners and residents alike to hold ourselves to a higher standard.

What hasn’t changed is who we are, the way we do business, and who we do business with. We remain the same company we’ve always been, staffed by the same people the industry knows and respects. We remain steadfast and sincere in our dedication to the values that guided us to where we are today.


For us, it has always been about relationships, which inspires us to reach for bold, new heights in multi-family development. We believe our greatest achievements, for our clients and our communities, lie before us.


As RISE, our commitment and responsibility to our residents and partners remains the same – to provide the highest quality financing, development, and management services in the industry.


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“What we have here is a magnificent structure that was built in about 11 months and on budget. Clearly we did the right thing when we selected RISE.”

James Abbott
President, University of South Dakota


As an organization, we have garnered incredible experience over the last 21 years. This includes 75 projects in 25 states. Combined, these projects represent more than 15 million square feet of space valued at more than $2.5 billion.




Happy #FirstDayofSpring!
In honor of the official welcome of warmer weather, we encourage our residents to take advantage of various outdoor amenities like sand volleyball, grilling and poolside relaxation, to name just a few.

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Many RISE team members are returning to work today from our annual RISE Leadership Conference hosted in Amelia Island, Florida.

As a group, we are recharged, refocused and ready to make 2017 the year of delivering exceptional customer service, continuing to serve in our local communities and being intentional about living out our RISE attributes daily.

We'd like to extend a special thank you to Josh Sundquist, Creating Magic: Lee Cockerell, John Cashion and the ladies and gentlemen of the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for making this year's event incredibly impactful, inspiring and productive for our team!
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What is our RISE marketing team up to now? Keep an eye out for our latest photo shoot subjects to make an appearance somewhere exciting in the coming months...
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From speaking words of wisdom like, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” and “The time is always ripe to do what’s right,” to positively impacting the lives of Americans through his ceaseless passion, Martin Luther King Jr. left a legacy worthy of recognition.

This #MLKDay, join us in reflecting on the life of a great leader.
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“The Brix at Midtown” Opens Leasing Center Near Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile
March 9, 2017

A 287-unit RISE apartment community is now leasing in Grand Rapids’ Midtown neighborhood near the Medical Mile.

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RISE Continues to Grow Student Housing Portfolio with Athens, OH Purchase
January 4, 2017

RISE recently closed on the purchase of University Courtyard Athens, a 182-unit, 580-bed student housing community in Athens, Ohio and plans to complete extensive renovations.

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