Harrison Street to develop Aspire A&M with TDC and Up Campus

The new development, Aspire A&M, will provide a new student community on the doorstep of Texas A&M University.

The Aspire A&M PBSA development at TAMU will be delivered by Harrison Street, TDC and Up Campus | PBSA News
The Aspire A&M PBSA development at TAMU will be delivered by Harrison Street, TDC and Up Campus.

Investment management firm Harrison Street announces plans to develop Aspire A&M – a purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme at Texas A&M University (TAMU) – in partnership with The Dinerstein Companies (TDC) and Up Campus Student Living.

Situated within the Northgate neighbourhood, Aspire A&M will be strategically located adjacent to the TAMU campus and along College Station’s main retail and nightlife corridor.

The 873-bed development will feature a 19-story structure encompassing 11,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail space, 718 garage parking spaces and the largest residential amenity space in the market, which will include two rooftop pools, fitness facilities, study rooms, a theater and game lounge. Completion of Aspire A&M is expected ahead of the 2026 academic year.

“Aspire A&M II is poised to be the premier student community in the Northgate submarket, well-positioned to meet the heightened demand for upscale student accommodations from TAMU students. While we are incredibly excited to deliver this asset, we are even more proud of the team and all that was accomplished to bring this transaction together. 

“While a new partner for Harrison Street, UP Campus has a roster full of industry veterans and impressed us from the start with the project. TDC is one of our longest tenured and most active partners, with considerable experience in Texas and College Station specifically.”

Justin Gronlie, Managing Director and Head of North American Education Transactions, Harrison Street

Harrison Street and TDC have partnered on 32 student housing and multifamily transactions since 2013, and together have delivered 13 developments and acquired ten student housing properties.

Since inception, Harrison Street has invested over $22bn across 411 properties, totaling over 222,000 beds in education and student housing assets at leading universities throughout North America and Europe. With a focus on alternative real assets, the manager has approximately $56bn in assets under management.