Preleasing is down for off-campus higher ed housing as colleges and universities prepare to resume in-person instruction this fall, but that should improve over the summer with rents stable or increasing moderately, according to a new Yardi Matrix report.

"Many factors are pointing to increased student housing demand, fueled by students who took a gap year now enrolling in four-year institutions, new high school graduates, and the gradual return of international students," say the Yardi analysts.

The views in the report come from an analysis of the Yardi Student Housing data which over 1,000 universities and colleges nationwide, including the top investment grade universities across all major collegiate conferences, known as the Yardi 200.

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