A company is only as BIG as the IDEAS that drive it.

Founded in 2016, XFD Real Estate Partners is a Chicago-based private owner-operator of student housing with +$100mm in AUM. Today, we operate five assets spread across two markets Рthe University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Texas Tech University. Our experience as operators includes the successful on-boarding, repositioning, and stabilization of over $1bn of student housing  assets across the nation.

Our Investment Philosophy

We approach Student Housing Real Estate investments with thoughtful consideration to market conditions, location, and the optimal asset management and exit strategies to deliver above-average, risk-adjusted returns. We target opportunities that range from Core Plus assets with stable in-place cash flows and minimal capital requirements, to Value-add opportunities with more pronounced leasing and operational challenges that provide unique value-creation opportunities. Our experience as Operators safeguards the execution of our investment objectives.


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Current Properties

Operational Experience

  • Arizona State University
  • Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • Georgia
  • University of Georgia Athens
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Illinois
  • University of Illinois
  • Illinois State University
  • Indiana
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Purdue University
  • Lousiana
  • Louisiana State University
  • Michigan
  • Western Michigan University
  • New York
  • SUNY Buffalo State
  • North Carolina
  • East Carolina University
  • Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Penn State University
  • South Carolina
  • Clemson University
  • University of South Carolina (Columbia)
  • Tennesse
  • University of Tennesse
  • Texas
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of North Texas
  • Virginia
  • James Madison University
  • Virginia Tech University

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R. Douglas Larson


Samuel Mtunga

Chief Operating Officer

Gregory Bronson

Partner, Acquisitions & Asset Management

Elizabeth Larson Holdren

Capital Projects & Design

Alindine Mkwezalamba

Director of Operations

Michelle Ross

Director of Leasing

Jennifer Kustenbauder

Portfolio Leasing & Marketing Manager

Aaron Campbell

Creative Director