Proven marketing strategies.

Catalyst has worked with more than 250 student housing properties, driving leases with proven marketing ideas and strategies. From in-depth market research to integrated marketing campaigns, we have the experience in student housing to take your property to the next level.

Effective Gen Z targeting.

We know students, and by further learning about the audience in your specific marketplace, we can tailor a marketing strategy to help you fill beds for both the short term and the long haul.

Comprehensive industry knowledge.

The higher education culture is changing, prompting changes in student living, as well. Learning now happens in more than just the classroom or from textbooks — it happens everywhere. With such an influx of student housing options, we’ll help successfully position your brand to prospects.

Powerful digital presence.

More than ever, students and guarantors are looking for their housing information online — is your online presence ready? As lead generation continues to be driven by online resources, we can ensure your first impression is a good one.

Tailored approaches.

Our understanding of the student housing market and our ability to help our clients overcome lease-up obstacles make us unique, and we know your property is, too. We never exercise a one-size-fits-all strategy — our strategic process, tailored approach, and customized solutions yield measurable results for our clients.


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What clients are saying

“…a no-brainer.”

“Catalyst has redefined our expectations for marketing properties with their comprehensive approach, attention to detail, and compelling creative work. Highly responsive, collaborative, and willing to genuinely understand the vision of the developer, the entire Catalyst office has integrated seamlessly with our teams designing and implementing complete, cohesive marketing plans to meet both budgets and deadlines. Catalyst makes it easy for developers and operators to have a superior marketing plan and materials in place that deliver results and allows their teams to focus on what they do best. As a result, we are now in the process of transitioning the marketing for our entire multifamily portfolio to Catalyst. Anyone seeking a cookie cutter approach to marketing should look elsewhere; for everyone else, choosing Catalyst is a no-brainer.”

— Stewart Vaughn
Heritage Land and Development

“A perfect fit.”

“Student housing is a growing business for Wilmorite, and working with Catalyst has been a perfect fit — they know how to reach students and have an incredible creative team. The team is quick to respond to all our requests and has been an integral part of our team. We will continue to use Catalyst as our business grows.”

— Joe Morelle, Jr.
Wilmorite, Inc.

“…a genuine partner”

“Catalyst has made redesigning our websites easy to understand and organized. Their attention to our needs and reaction to our feedback has been quick and on the mark. They genuinely act as a partner for your business and want to give you the website you’ve been looking for, and will work through the design process to help you get there. I especially love the brand guides that encapsulate everything that you need to work on future print and ads for your property. The team at Catalyst can translate thoughts and ideas to websites — you can describe your community or idea to them and they will make it happen.”

— Donje Putnam
Signature Management

“…exactly what we needed.”

“The experience and sophistication that Catalyst brings is exactly what we needed to unlock the potential of Yacht Harbor Club. Their approach has helped create a deeper understanding of our target audience, and through that, we can better communicate the property’s unique strengths. We’re excited to work with Catalyst and establish Yacht Harbor as a top-of-the-market property in Portland.”

— Mark Halling
Stratford Partners