American Campus Communities

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American Campus Communities
Traded as NYSEACC
S&P 400 Component
Industry Student housing
Founded 1993
Headquarters Austin, Texas,
Area served
United States
Key people
William C. Bayless, Jr. (CEO)
Revenue IncreaseUS$304 Million (FY 2009)[1]
DecreaseUS$-12.8 Million (FY 2009)[1]
Total assets IncreaseUS$2.23 Billion (FY 2009)[2]
Total equity IncreaseUS$899 Million (FY 2009)[2]

American Campus Communities Inc. (ACC and American Campus) is a university housing development company with its headquarters in Bee Cave, Texas, near Austin.


ACC is the nation's largest developer and manager of private student housing in the United States. In 2004, American Campus became the first student housing real estate investment trust, (REIT) to become publicly traded. Currently, American Campus manages approximately 200 properties with over 130,000 beds, many in partnership with universities on campus property. Some developments also involve the use of third party nonprofit owner/lessors, which allow tax-exempt bonds to be used to finance the developments.[citation needed]

American Campus is part of a growing trend of independently operated housing serving university students; in particular, cash-strapped public universities have found it financially beneficial to allow outside companies to assume the debt generated by housing projects, freeing up capital for the university to spend on other facilities. For example, American Campus developed and manages four properties for the University of California, Irvine, that are owned by the nonprofits EAH Housing and Collegiate Housing Foundation, respectively. While under state law, any money charged by the University of California directly for housing must be used for housing purposes, the rent paid by EAH and the Collegiate Housing Foundation for use of campus property can be used for any purpose. Further, the university bears none of the debt used to finance the property, yet uses these private owned facilities as part of the housing guarantee it extends to students.[citation needed]

Corporate affairs[edit]

The company has its headquarters in Buildings S and T in the Hill Country Galleria shopping development,[3] in Bee Cave, Texas, near Austin.[4][5] The ACM headquarters occupies 46,000 square feet (4,300 m2) of space.[6] The company offices were scheduled to open there in December 2010.[3]

Previously American Campus Communities had its headquarters in Las Cimas, an office complex in unincorporated Travis County, Texas, near Austin.[7] ACC sublet area that was leased by Dell USA.[8] ACC moved out of Las Cimas and moved to Bee Caves.[6]

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  1. ^ a b American Campus Communities (ACC) annual SEC income statement filing via Wikinvest.
  2. ^ a b American Campus Communities (ACC) annual SEC balance sheet filing via Wikinvest.
  3. ^ a b Campos, Phyllis. "Hill Country Galleria." Community Impact Newspaper. Friday September 3, 2010. Retrieved on October 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Contact Us." American Campus Communities. Retrieved on October 4, 2011. "Corporate Office 12700 Hill Country Boulevard, Suite T-200 Austin, Texas 78738"
  5. ^ "Bee Cave village, Texas." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 4, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Vara-Orta, Francisco. "Austin CRE vacancy down 2.2%, continued recovery expected." Austin Business Journal. Tuesday January 11, 2011. 2.
  7. ^ "Contact Us." American Campus Communities. November 29, 2005. Retrieved on October 4, 2011. "805 Las Cimas Pkwy., Suite 400 Austin, TX 78746"
  8. ^ "Triple Net Properties Announces the Sale of Las Cimas II & III Located in Austin, Texas." PR Newswire. August 8, 2006. Retrieved on October 4, 2011.

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