Alignvest Student Housing – Closing of Acquisitions

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We are pleased to announce that we have completed the acquisition of two purpose-built student accommodation assets located at 252 and 254 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario (known as Hespeler House and Fergus House, respectively).

Hespeler House and Fergus House are each 21-storey student housing buildings with 476 beds in fully furnished four-bedroom/four-bathroom suites. The properties are steps away from the University of Waterloo and within walking distance from Wilfrid Laurier University. The properties have amenities which include fitness rooms, study rooms, a fully enclosed theatre room, games rooms, a basketball court, underground parking, bicycle parking, and on-site laundry.

With the closing of these acquisitions, Alignvest Student Housing REIT has completed four transactions in the first half of 2024 totaling 1,705 beds and $384 million. We are excited to further solidify our position in Waterloo and believe these assets will benefit from the scale we have in the market. Hespeler House and Fergus House are strategically located near the University of Waterloo, whereas our other assets in Waterloo primarily serve students attending Wilfrid Laurier University. In total, we now provide housing for over 6,900 students in six major higher-education markets across Canada.

Below is the link to the full press release.

Press Release