Peak Campus Management Selected to Manage University Station Apartments

Dec 09, 2013

Atlanta, Georgia – Peak Campus Management announced today that it has been selected as property manager for University Station in Cincinnati, Ohio. University Station is a $54 million, 315,000-square-foot mixed-use development designed to be a vibrant connection point for neighboring residents, Xavier University students and employees and the broader community.

The first phase of the development, currently under construction, is anchored by a 225,000-square-foot, 479-bed, 179-unit apartment complex that will serve Xavier students and the local community. The apartment complex features a mix of 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-bedroom units with bed-to-bath parity, complete with all major appliances including washers and dryers. University Station will be the first highly amenitized, purpose-built student housing project at Xavier, featuring a resort-style pool, game room, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, sundeck and spa, 24-hour multi-station computer lab, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, and a stadium seated theater. A ground floor retail component, featuring restaurants and a book store, as well as office, parking and green spaces, are also planned for University Station.

“We are thrilled to add this high-quality asset to our portfolio,” Bob Clark, President at Peak Campus Management said. “We are confident that the combination of location, product and world class property management will create a significant opportunity for University Station to be the preeminent housing option for Xavier University students, providing an exciting lifestyle that is currently unavailable.”

Ackermann Group and Messer Construction Co. are leading the direction of the project with involvement and support from a team of local firms.

“When it came to selecting a property manager for our apartment complex, Peak Campus Management stood out as the clear choice,” said Dobbs Ackermann, CEO of Ackermann Group and lead of the University Station development team. “Their expertise with managing apartment communities will allow us to deliver much more value to residents than simply a shelter.”

Located on 15 acres at Montgomery Road and Cleneay Avenue, adjacent to Xavier University, and named for the rail line that runs through the site, University Station is designed to grow with and meet the needs of the community. The property is on a land lease with the University and is expected to deliver in fall 2014. Leasing information can be obtained by visiting the leasing center located at 1601 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207 or

About Peak Campus Management
Peak Campus Management is an institutional-grade student housing management company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Seasoned professionals offer a demonstrated ability to execute on goals and long term investment strategies of our partners. Peak Campus Management currently oversees 56 assets at over 28,000 beds valued at over $1.8 billion for investors nationwide. For more information on Peak Campus and our full array of real estate solutions, please visit

About Ackermann Group
Ackermann Group is a third generation real estate company based in Cincinnati, Ohio that focuses on real estate acquisitions, urban redevelopment and property management operations. Ackermann Group strives to be among the most respected real estate companies in the region by providing lasting value to communities, residents, businesses, and investors through integrity, reliability and commitment. Ackermann Group’s mission is to foster renewed viability and profit for underperforming or underdeveloped real estate assets through strategic, long-term partnerships. By initiating and cultivating relationships between public and private entities, the company facilitates the redevelopment and long-term stabilization of real estate assets. Capabilities include acquisitions of commercial real estate; development of residential, commercial, retail, and mixed-use projects; residential and commercial property management; and receivership services.

About Messer Construction Co.
Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor providing leadership for complex commercial building projects. Founded in 1932, Messer has built a premier reputation through outstanding construction experiences and value with a focus on health care, life sciences, higher education and industrial markets. An employee-owned company, Messer ranks nationally as a premier health care and higher education builder and is among Engineering News-Records’ Top 100 largest contractors. Messer was honored with the 2009 International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence by the Council of Better Business Bureaus for superior commitment to exceptional standards that benefit customers, employees, suppliers and surrounding communities. In fiscal 2012, Messer put in place more than $792 million in commercial construction.