During the past decade, the landscape of higher education in the U.S. has changed substantially in terms of student population and real estate, particularly among private sector colleges, which have tripled their enrollment by providing flexible course schedules at convenient locations for their students.

CBRE's Private Sector Colleges/Universities Practice (CBRE PSCU) Group understands the business goals of these institutions and how real estate supports those goals. By drawing upon CBRE’s resources in consulting, research and analysis, site selection, project management and facilities management, PSCU enables for-profit schools to secure strategic locations, lower occupancy costs and increase market presence.


As the point-of-entry to CBRE’s full spectrum of services, PSCU professionals work closely with these institutions at every stage of the real estate process, from defining the strategy to move-in.

PSCU is keenly aware of the issues—incentives, funding, zoning, permitting and accreditation—private sector colleges and universities face and how they affect the real estate decision-making process. Our professionals combine this comprehensive understanding with their real estate expertise to fully address the very specific real estate needs of private sector colleges and universities.

To meet these institutions’ real estate requirements, PSCU will call upon the breadth of CBRE’s services as needed, which include:

    • Strategic Planning
    • Financial Analysis
    • Disposition
    • Value Engineering
    • Market Research and Demographics
    • Site Selection
    • Lease Administration
    • Operating Expense / Real Estate Tax Audits
    • Labor Analytics
    • Acquisition
    • Project/Construction Management
    • Appraisal

Our Clients

  • Alta Colleges
  • Cristo Ray Dallas
  • Dallas ISD
  • Ecotech Institute
  • Everest College
  • Keiser/Southeastern Institute
  • National American University
  • Platt College
  • The Einstein School
  • Virginia College
  • Anthem Education Group
  • Career Education Corporation
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • Education Corporation of America
  • Florida Career College
  • Kaplan University
  • Ogle School
  • Strayer University
  • Trinity Basin Preparatory
  • Bryman School of Arizona
  • Concorde Career Colleges
  • DeVry University
  • EduTech Centers
  • International Leadership of Texas
  • KIPP Truth Academy
  • Plano ISD
  • Texans Can! Academy
  • University of Phoenix