Our Services

Financing & Developing

Most post-secondary institutions view student housing as a key component of a student recruitment and retention strategy. However, in many cases existing residences or lack of suitable housing can be detrimental to enrolment growth.

Contemplating a public-private partnership to procure an asset so vital to the campus community is a significant step, as the student residence experience is such an integral part of campus life. We have successfully completed a number of these projects in close collaboration with different campus partners, where we have delivered a residence experience that is reflective of each of our partner’s respective values and campus culture.

Our single source solution to develop, finance and manage student housing projects is unique in the industry. Universities and colleges are operating in an environment where funding is scarce, and our model allows our partners to preserve capital for core campus initiatives without compromising the student residence experience.

Managing Existing Residences

In an era of reduced government funding (especially with respect to ancillary operations), post-secondary institutions are continuously looking at creative solutions designed to reduce costs and maximize revenues without compromising the student experience.

We manage student residences on 28 different Canadian post-secondary campuses, and we have proven that positive financial performance and a dynamic student residence experience are not mutually exclusive. Our management model ensures that we work seamlessly and collaboratively with the institutions we serve, and are completely integrated with the campus community.

Our core objectives include:

  • Aligning our values with those of the clients we serve;
  • In collaboration with our university and college partners, provide customized, leading edge Residence Life programming designed to enhance the student experience;
  • Leverage our scale to reduce operating costs; and
  • Under the Residence & Conference Centre brand, maximize non-student generated revenue.

Student Life

Our Residence Life program is the cornerstone of our comprehensive service offering, and it creates a student experience that makes residence more than just a convenient place to live. As a vertically integrated company, we are the only organization in Canada that includes residence life as a part of our overall service.

By deploying a student-centric approach, our Residence Life strategic plan embraces the unique academic mission and strategic plan of our partner institutions, and the diverse needs of their respective residence community. Our goal is to create a safe, secure, and engaged community that promotes equality, respects diversity, encourages leadership and self-discovery, fosters personal health and well-being, enhances student learning and development, and upholds a high quality of community living standards.