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Student Housing Veteran Jason Taylor Joins EdR to Strengthen On-Campus Development Team

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EdR (NYSE: EDR), one of the nation's largest developers, owners and managers of high-quality collegiate housing communities, today announced the hiring of Jason Taylor as senior vice president within the company's university partnerships team.

Taylor has participated in the planning and procurement of nearly $1.5 billion of successfully executed public private partnership (P3) student housing projects, and advised more than 140 colleges and universities on the planning, feasibility and financing of student housing over his 14-year P3 consulting career.

"We are excited to have Jason as part of our team," said Julie Skolnicki, senior vice president of EdR and lead of the university partnerships team. "Jason's unique perspective, coupled with his reputation for partnering with universities to create stellar student housing, will enable us to continue supporting the growing number of colleges and universities utilizing P3 solutions."

A well-known figure within the student housing industry, Taylor regularly serves as a panelist and moderator at industry events, as well as an author of a multitude of white papers and articles.

"With the rise of P3s to modernize on-campus housing, the time could not be more exciting to dive even further into the student housing industry with EdR," said Taylor. "I look forward to helping university leaders navigate the variety of P3 options available to them and helping them to determine the best strategy to achieve their student housing goals."

Added EdR president Tom Trubiana, "Jason's background and knowledge in the P3 and higher education arenas will be a valuable asset for us. His strategic planning and business development experience will complement the best-in-class talent we already have on our on-campus development team."

About EdR
EdR (NYSE:EDR) is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns or manages 87 communities with more than 46,000 beds serving 54 universities in 26 states. EdR is a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P MidCap 400 and the Morgan Stanley REIT indices. For details, please visit the company's Web site at www.EdRtrust.com.

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