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The Grad San Jose Receives Award

The Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized our student housing project with Swenson in San Jose with an award for best Market-Rate Residential project in Silicon Valley.

“We are thrilled that The Grad San Jose has already won an award for Best Market Rate Residential project several months before it’s even completed,” said Percy Vaz, CEO of AMCAL Equities, LLC. “It validates our vision that this student-focused apartment project near San Jose State University would hit just the right mark. We look forward to The Grad San Jose’s completion and students moving in next summer.”

This is nothing like your parents’ dorm rooms

In addition to addressing the thorny challenge San Jose State students have finding housing in the area, The Grad San Jose will be a far cry from the type of spare, utilitarian buildings many college graduates associate with student dorms — with varying degrees of fondness, of course.

It also serves a new approach to privatized student housing, one that offers shared living spaces, amenities and residential life programming. While the audience for The Grad is college students, the housing will be available to anyone. One caveat — the leases last for 50 weeks, are by the bed and begin at the start of the academic year. Rents include fully furnished suites, utilities, cable, high-speed Internet, and daily programmed activities.

Slated for completion next summer, the $190 million project, which is being built by a joint venture that includes AMCAL and Swenson, will have 260 units totaling 1,039 beds.

Read the rest of the article in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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The Silicon Valley Business Journal Takes an Inside Look at The Grad San Jose

Our newest student housing community — The Grad San Jose — is only a year away from completion. The Silicon Valley Business Journal decided to take a look and see how it’s shaping up. Here’s what they had to say:

July 26, 2019

By Katie Lauer — Business Journal contributor

A 19-story co-living building in downtown San Jose aimed a providing dorm-style student housing is close to completion nearly three years after a pair of private developers broke ground on the project. The Grad San Jose will boast 1,039 beds in 260 units, just one block west of the San Jose State University campus. With the 1.1-acre project at 300 S. Second St., co-developers Amcal and Swenson Builders aim to cater to students who would benefit from the shared style of living so close to campus.

Read more of the article at this link.