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servicesAs 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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FINANCING

Through RISE’s 21 years of experience in financing over $2.5 billion in campus development and multi-family assets, we have utilized numerous financing structures with the steadfast goal of achieving the optimum value for each client in an ever-changing market.  As one of the pioneering firms to utilize the privatized tax-exempt bond structure with 501c3 owner for campus related projects, coupled with one of the most tenured teams in the industry, RISE swiftly analyzes each unique development opportunity and determines the optimal financing solutions to pursue. As a private company with a tremendous depth of resources and industry contacts, we possess a unique flexibility to align our financing approach with the individual goals of each client and project, allowing us to maximize effectiveness by ensuring that capital sources and terms are the most competitive in the market at any given time.

DEVELOPMENT

RISE carefully guides the comprehensive development process from inception of each project to ensure that the project moves forward efficiently, with precise accuracy on the determined goals. Our proven experience and understanding of the complex development process enables us to confidently work through the multitude of development tasks concurrently; creating tremendous value in time and cost savings as well as minimizing market volatility risk. A sampling of services provided during this stage include:

  • Programmatic design concepts (living/learning program, FYE, etc)
  • Building and Architectural design concepts
  • Site analysis and corresponding design/density schematics
  • Building systems, components and materials review
  • Pedestrian and vehicular circulation analysis
  • Parking analysis
  • Real-time pricing and value engineering exercises
  • Financing options
  • Permitting and Entitlement
  • Interior design, finishes and FF&E selection and approval
  • LEED and sustainability review
  • Comprehensive scheduling plan and milestone dates
  • Financing coordination
  • State and local review processes and approval
  • Environmental and Geotechnical Analysis
  • Final design and specifications approval and coordination
  • Operations budgeting
  • Detailed construction logistics planning
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and Guaranteed Delivery Schedule for entire project

MANAGEMENT

RISE offers a full suite of tailored and comprehensive management services and solutions including property operations management, lease-up management, financial services and reporting, facilities maintenance and operation, integrated residence life programs, and professional development and training. We believe the most important aspect of providing global business and superior human capital solutions is to understand fully the needs of our partners, executing our duties as outlined within the management agreement, and by providing first class customer service to our residents.

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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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In Their Words

“I’ve been extremely impressed with the hard work and dedication of the [RISE] team which includes true professionals that believe in the power of education, but also understand the role and the history of WVSU.”

Dr. Brian Hemphill
President
West Virginia State University

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