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Jeff Larsen Larsen: “While community colleges may lack resources to construct and manage on-campus housing, these challenges can be addressed in creative ways that allow the institution to profit from investing in this type of project.”

COSTA MESA, CA—Student-housing demand is up as community colleges strategically begin to add affordable on-campus housing options, MVE + Partners principal Jeff Larsen tells GlobeSt.com. Orange County alone is home to 18 accredited community colleges serving nearly 200,000 students. Record-high rents and home prices are driving up the cost of living in this county, and for local students—or those seeking Orange County as a destination for higher education—these factors are just a few of the challenges they have to face in addition to increased tuition rates.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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