DALLAS-Experts at RealShare’s Student Housing Conference agree the sector is “recession resilient,” but warn that decreased property valuations could cause problems for owners and opportunities for investors.

The RealShare Student Housing Conference is produced by ALM’s Real Estate Media Group. Nearly 400 people attended the event at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in suburban Dallas to hear industry experts discuss student housing trends.

During today’s keynote speech, Peter Katz, senior vice president of investments for Marcus & Millichap, emphasized the fact that the student housing sector is in much better shape than other commercial real estate sectors. It is not recession resistant, he contends, but rather recession resilient – meaning that it is impacted by economic downturns, but bounces back more quickly.

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