Pierce Education Properties (PEP) is a national owner, operator and developer of student housing and education-based real estate and was named on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America in 2018 and 2019. With nearly $1 billion in completed acquisitions totaling more than 23,000 beds, PEP is among the largest buyers of student apartments in the country since 2007. PEP is recognized by Student Housing Business Magazine as an “Industry Titan” (2016-19) and ranked in 2019 as the 14th largest owner of student housing in the country. PEP’s current portfolio of more than 16,000 beds is valued at approximately $900 million and located at 23 universities in 17 states. PEP ranked 7th nationally (2019) in J Turner’s Online Reputation Assessment (ORA) Power Rankings for the Student Housing Industry. Fred Pierce, PEP President and CEO, was named one of 24 “Pioneers” of the student housing industry by Real Estate Forum Magazine (2013). Prior to going national, for 10+ years, PEP served as master developer of the award-winning, 131-acre, multi-billion dollar College Community Redevelopment Project at San Diego State University together with SDSU Foundation.