ERIC Number: ED021423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
Computer Programs for Predicting Private Development of Student Housing Facilities.
Graaskamp, James A.
Low cost as well as timely statistics are required of University policy planning decisions regarding student housing. Since a data bank already existed at the University of Wisconsin, a study of student housing needs could readily be undertaken by means of a computer. The study defines the status of the existing supply and demand in student housing in order to measure the significance of changes occurring over time in the past or to be expected in the future. With data gathered, solutions regarding student housing policy become more evident. Information can be used in estimating the demand for particular types of housing as well as for showing trends in student residence locations. An essential question is the degree to which private investment can be expected to supply the shortage areas given the relationship between rent paying ability of the students and the profit opportunities for the investor. One preliminary result of the study is the selection of a reasonable construction plan, rent schedule, and investment value for each class of site if it were purchased at an estimated acquisition value. (NI)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Business.
Note: Paper presented at Midwest Business Administration 4th