CCG W/O Occ. up 380bps & Rate up 170bps

  • Continued Investment and Focus on People and Systems Drive Increases in Occupancy by 380bps and Rental Rate by 170bps Year-over-Year for 27 Wholly-Owned Operating Properties (excl. 2012 Acquisitions)
  • Continues Growth with Opening of 6 New Properties and Expansion of Existing Property

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Campus Crest Communities, Inc. (NYSE:CCG), a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality, resident life focused student housing under The Grove® brand, today announced its final leasing results for the 2012/2013 academic year.

As of September 30, 2012, the Company’s portfolio leasing status was as follows:

2012-2013 Leases 2011-2012 Leases Rental Rate
Property Properties Units Beds Signed 1 % Signed 1 % Increase 2
Wholly-Owned - Operating 27 5,156 13,884 12,889 92.8% 12,351 89.0% 1.7%
Wholly-Owned - Operating Acquisitions in 2012 2 408 1,088 996 91.5% 1,070 98.3% 1.2%
Joint Venture - Operating 4 760 2,092 1,700 81.3% 1,735 82.9% 2.8%
Sub Total All Operating Properties 33 6,324 17,064 15,585 91.3% 15,156 88.8% 1.8%
Wholly-Owned - 2012 Deliveries 3 3 684 1,964 1,915 97.5% 0 0.0% n/a
Joint Venture - 2012 Deliveries 3 662 1,856 1,407 75.8% 0 0.0% n/a
Sub Total 2012 Deliveries 6 1,346 3,820 3,322 87.0% 0 0.0% n/a
Total Portfolio 39 7,670 20,884 18,907 90.5% 15,156 88.8% 1.8%
Wholly-Owned Portfolio 32 6,248 16,936 15,800 93.3% 13,421 89.6% 1.6%

1 As of September 30, 2012 and September 30, 2011, respectively.

2 Rental rate growth for the 2012-2013 academic year over the 2011-2012 academic year-to-date achieved rental RevPOB.

3 Includes a 160 bed expansion at Nacogdoches that is not counted as a separate property.

“Our results continue to reflect the impact of continued investments in people and systems across our platform. These investments are proven out by meaningful increases in both rate and occupancy,” remarked Campus Crest Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ted Rollins. “We achieved our targeted occupancies in the wholly-owned operating portfolio, while continuing to grow our portfolio with the successful delivery of six new properties and an expansion of an existing property. We expect both this year’s and last year’s deliveries to achieve or exceed our occupancy and related yield targets. As we finish 2012, we remain focused on creating long-term value for our shareholders by driving results within our existing portfolio and further expanding with our pipeline of approximately 30 development opportunities.”

About Campus Crest Communities, Inc.

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. is a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality, resident life focused student housing properties located close to college campuses in targeted U.S. markets. The Company is a self-managed, self-administered and vertically-integrated real estate investment trust which operates all of its properties under The Grove® brand. The Company owns interests in 39 operating student housing properties containing approximately 7,670 apartment units and 20,884 beds. The Company has commenced construction of three projects containing approximately 658 units and 1,796 beds for delivery in the third quarter of 2013. Since its inception, the Company has focused on customer service, privacy, on-site amenities and its proprietary residence life programs to provide college students across the United States with a higher quality of living. Additional information can be found on the Company's website at

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Campus Crest Communities, Inc.
Investor Relations, 704-496-2571

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