With an increased focus on new, large-scale, off -campus housing projects, the student housing market has become flush with new bedrooms in amenity-rich, mega-communities. After two decades of developing, capitalizing and investing in many of these large-scale student housing communities across the country, the Principals of Alpha Bama noticed a prevalent void in the sector. Concentrating on a smaller section of the market, where the aim is to provide an unsurpassed level of service and commitment to the student tenants, Alpha Bama differentiates itself from most other off-campus rental properties.
While myriad students flourish in these dorm-like 600 plus bedroom communities, many prefer a smaller, quieter experience that is more personal. Off campus rental housing in both single-family and multi-family dwellings provides the age-old housing substitute; unfortunately, at many large schools such as the University of Alabama, these properties, which are generally the most convenient and proximate to campus, are often the most coveted. However, they also tend to be some of the oldest structures where the carpet may be older than the tenants residing within. Add to that the 2- and 3-tenant restrictions within the abundant historic neighborhoods and overlays surrounding campus and quality housing choices can be limited in Tuscaloosa.
Alpha Bama Properties’ goal is to provide a personal housing alternative in a boutique setting that is not only proximate to campus and the surrounding amenities, but is well appointed and properly maintained. Moreover, the company wants to deliver a housing experience, not just a bedroom. At Alpha Bama Properties, tenants move into a clean, well maintained property that is nicely appointed inside and out. Thereafter, the objective is to keep the property that way. Maintenance issues, which are sure to arise at any property, are addressed immediately. Tenants will find Alpha Bama properties are not only among the nicest properties around campus, they are maintained that way.
Tenant questions or concerns aren’t turned over to hourly employees of a publicly-traded company or some third-party management company. At Alpha Bama, tenants communicate with the owners who see the landlord-tenant relationship as a partnership and as a two-way street…the tenants that want to live in an Alpha Bama property recognize and appreciate the quality and care they experience and they treat the property with respect, as if it were theirs. Tenants are not treated like a commodity or “just another rent check.” The owner respects and cares for the property and the concerns and welfare of the student tenants, its customers. What is generally experienced when that happens is that the tenant reciprocates.
At Alpha Bama, a tenant’s relationship with the owner is not over once the lease is signed and the school year starts…it’s only just beginning. The Principals of Alpha Bama and its investors are parents themselves, having college students at Bama and other schools across the country. The intent of the company is to treat its tenants the same way they would want a landlord to treat their own children, who are after all student tenants themselves. Alpha Bama strives to retain a productive relationship with its tenants and deliver a positive, safe, fun, clean and healthy housing experience. How does it do that? Ask a current tenant and see what they tell you about Alpha Bama!