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The national trend toward non-profit-owned student housing is a strong one, propelled only further by each success. Student Center Associates is at the forefront of this trend, and has made a number of notable headlines with regard to its projects. And the momentum builds.
From Newsweek to Katie Couric, the press has been hot on the heels of the company’s innovation and savvy approach to building deals that are attractive to both for-profit and non-profit developers, as well as the typically high-barrier universities.
Echo boomers, known to travel in packs of friends, have long been a generation about community. Faith-based housing, along with its campus ministry counterpart, lends itself to such community building, as well as the rising interest in religion and spirituality among students.
To this end, SCA specializes in helping faith-based ministry, non- profits redevelop property they own on or near college campuses into income-producing student housing. Gleaning the most successful practices from the faith-based housing model, SCA has the tools to exploit untapped revenue opportunities. Community building is intrinsic to this model, and at the core of the program that SCA will provide to its non-profit clients through its development and operating agreements.
A key part of SCA’s success is its dynamic leadership. The principals, Charlie Oewel and Randy Bare, bring a remarkable synergy to the company.
Having spent a lifetime developing multihousing, retail and commercial in the for-profit and non-profit sector, Oewel has always been active in the industry on a national and legislative level. He’s been a member of the National Multi Housing Council and International Council of Shopping Centers, and holds a MBA in finance from Wharton School of Business.
Bare's career is dedicated to the university environment as a campus minister, including eight years in senior managment for one of the largest campus ministries in the country.
SCA partners, Oewel and Bare, share a vision to team with campus ministries and churches to build the capacity to thrive in the 21st century.