MIAMI—Travis Prince has joined Cushman & Wakefield as executive director. He will lead the firm’s national Student Housing Capital Markets Team.
Widely regarded as an industry leader in the student housing sector, Prince has 20 years of experience in investment real estate and is. He will be based in Cushman & Wakefield’s Tampa office and focus on the acquisition and disposition of student housing investment properties across the country.
“Mr. Prince brings an unparalleled level of expertise in student housing…” Larry Richey, Florida Market Leader for Cushman & Wakefield, tells GlobeSt.com. “Our firm will certainly benefit from Travis’s strong relationships and superior knowledge of investment sales, and so will our clients.”
Prince comes to Cushman & Wakefield from Colliers International, where he has specialized in student housing investment sales with the firm’s National Student Housing Group since 2012. His work included portfolio analysis, acquisition and disposition strategies, capital stack and joint venture structures and leasing and management consulting.
He was a top five producer with Colliers in Florida for the past six years, and his transaction volume was consistently in the top 10% of the company’s national production. Before Colliers, Prince was with Marcus & Millichap for six years.
Price tells GlobeSt.com the opportunity to join CushWake was “compelling.” “I am confident that the firm’s innovative approach to providing comprehensive real estate solutions, paired with the experience and relationships I’ve built in my career,” he says, “will breed a next-level real estate platform for our clients in the student housing arena.”
Prince began his career in investment real estate after graduating from Vanderbilt University in 1998. He assembled a portfolio of multifamily properties in the Nashville area, which he rented to local students and young professionals.
In 2010, Prince founded PrincEquity, a boutique private equity fund, investing in multifamily, senior housing and self-storage with total asset value exceeding $250 million. He is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council and the Urban Land Institute.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Student Housing Capital Markets Team is part the firm’s national Multifamily Advisory Group, which, in Florida, is led by vice chairman Robert Given. In addition to student housing, the group specializes in conventional apartment communities, distressed sales, value-add properties, manufactured housing, multifamily land, affordable housing and equity joint ventures.