In February, we feature the crème de la crème in student housing—the Top 100 Off-Campus Student Housing Properties and the Top 10 Student Housing Management Companies by ORA for 2020. The student housing managers ranking is based on the Student Housing Business list of the Top 25 Managers of Student Housing for 2020.

Top 100 Off-Campus Student Housing Properties

The No. 1 student housing property for 2020 is Meadows Crossing (Allendale, Michigan), managed by Silveri Management Co., with a 96 ORA. To view the complete list, please scroll below.

To be eligible for the 2020 top 100 student housing property ranking, a property had to register an ORA score of 85 or higher with a minimum of 20 online reviews on at least two review sites. The property should also be operating with residents. For properties with the same ORA scores, the property with the greater number of reviews ranks higher. The average ORA score of all student properties across the nation is 66.26, which is marginally higher than the national average ORA score of 65.73. This is J Turner's fourth annual ranking of the top 100 student housing properties by ORA.

J Turner Research monitors the online reputation of more than 2,600 off-campus student housing properties across various review sites and ILSs. We are the largest resident satisfaction survey provider for off-campus student housing and the only company to monitor and benchmark the online reputation of all student housing management companies.

The companies with the highest share of the top 100 student properties are: Cardinal Group at 12, Greystar Student Housing at seven, and Asset Living–Student, Dinerstein Student Housing, Core Spaces, and Landmark Properties at five each. Three properties are privately managed.

The states with the most top 100 properties for 2020 include Texas (13); New York (nine); Georgia and Illinois (seven each); Alabama (six); and Missouri and Oregon (five each).

Who’s close?

Below is a list of student properties that had an ORA of 85, but fewer reviews than the 100th-ranked property.

RankCompanyManagement CompanyCityStateORA
101The Hive At 9SeventyM&A Real Estate PartnersBoulderColorado85
102The CornerCardinal GroupAustinTexas85
103Ruckus on NuecusCardinal GroupAustinTexas85
104St. Thomas AquinasNewman Student Housing FundKingsvilleTexas85
105Howe Place ApartmentsBHOM Student LivingNew HavenConneticut 85
106The Reserve at Knollwood ApartmentsCMG Leasing Inc.BlacksburgVirginia85
107Crosswalk CommonsGranite Student LivingWest LafayetteIndiana85

Top 10 Student Housing Managers for 2020

The top 10 student housing managers by ORA for 2020 was determined based on the Student Housing Business list of the Top 25 Managers of Student Housing for 2020. The SHB list includes two close contenders—Sterling University Housing (Dinerstein Student Housing) and Homestead U, ranked at 26 and 27, respectively.

The No. 1 student housing manager for 2020 is Dinerstein Student Housing with an ORA of 83.15. Dinerstein has earned the top honors for the third consecutive year.

The current national average ORA is 65.73. The average score of the top 10 student housing managers for 2020 is 74.85.

About the ORA Power Rankings

Developed by J Turner Research, the ORA Power Rankings are a monthly, independent ranking of apartment properties and management companies based on their Online Reputation Assessment (ORA) scores. A property or management company is not required to be a J Turner Research client to qualify for this ranking, which is published by J Turner’s media partner Multifamily Executive. To learn more or to request your ORA score, visit www.jturnerresearch.com/about/what-is-ora-score.

Methodology

The ORA score is an aggregate compilation of a property’s ratings across various review sites and ILSs. Each month, J Turner Research monitors the online ratings of more than 122,000 properties nationwide. Using a statistical model, a single score based on a scale of 0 to 100 is assigned to each property. This score serves as a benchmark to compare a company’s individual properties and portfolios nationally, regionally, and against the competition.