Landmark Properties Announces New Student Housing Development in Columbia

ATHENS, Ga. (July 14, 2021) — Landmark Properties, the nation’s top developer of student housing, announced plans for a new student housing project in Columbia, The Standard at Columbia near the University of South Carolina. The project anticipates welcoming its first residents in the fall of 2023.

“We’ve been operating in Columbia for nearly 15 years and are excited to build the premier asset in the market with our partner, CRG,” said Landmark Properties President and CEO Wes Rogers. “Emerging from the pandemic, we continue to see strong demand for off-campus purpose-built student housing as students seek high-quality housing options and a unique college living experience. Enrollment in our markets grew, in aggregate, during COVID while supply became further constrained. This is evidenced by record preleasing numbers for the Fall.

“We’re as bullish on the student housing sector as we’ve ever been while we continue to maintain our disciplined investment focus.”

The Standard at Columbia — University of South Carolina (USC): A purpose-built apartment community with 247 units and 678 beds at 1401 Assembly St., The Standard at Columbia will be in downtown Columbia and just a few blocks from the USC campus. The complex will feature studio to 5-bedroom floorplans, and community amenities will include private bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, a clubhouse, an elevated pool deck, a fitness center, a study lounge and a sports simulator. The Standard at Columbia will be developed in partnership with Chicago-based CRG.

Since the beginning of 2020, Landmark has announced plans for 20 new student housing developments, representing more than 14,000 beds and $3.8 billion. Other Landmark projects currently under development include The Retreat on Milledge near the University of Georgia (2021), The Retreat at Orlando near the University of Central Florida (2021), The Retreat at Kennesaw near Kennesaw State University (2021), The Standard at Ann Arbor near the University of Michigan (2022), The Mark (Phase II) near the University of Georgia (2022), Legacy at The Standard near University of Florida (2022), The Standard at College Park near University of Maryland (2023) and The Standard at Seattle near the University of Washington (2023).

About Landmark Properties

Ranked as the nation’s most active student housing developer and top student housing contractor, Landmark Properties is a vertically integrated developer and owner-operator with over $7.5 billion of assets under management. Landmark’s current portfolio includes more than 75 student housing properties across the country and over 50,000 beds, including over $3.5 billion in assets currently under construction. For additional information, visit

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