As more institutional investors have “discovered” the student housing sector, prices have been pushed upward. : Prices for U.S. student housing investments have never been higher. The forces propelling prices to such high levels are varied, with some help from the broad macroeconomic forces boosting property price levels overall. There are also forces in action that are unique to the student housing sector. Student housing was once a property sector dominated by assets that were not managed by professional investors.