New Home Insights Podcast Episode 68: Fred Pierce | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Episode 68: The Student Housing Sector Proves Its Resilience

This episode features Fred Pierce, President and CEO of Pierce Education Properties (PEP), who discusses how his business helped pioneer the student housing sector. With an acquisition history of more than 27,000 acquired beds, PEP is a national leader in the business of student housing, ownership, operation, and development.


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Fred Pierce, President and CEO, Pierce Education Properties

Fred Pierce is President and CEO of Pierce Education Properties (“PEP”), a leading national student housing investment and operating company listed amongst the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (2018 & 2019).  Mr. Pierce was selected as one of 24 national “Student Housing Pioneers” by Real Estate Forum (2013), received Ernst & Young’s San Diego Region “Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for the Real Estate & Construction Industry (2012), was named one of “50 Influential Leaders in San Diego” by the San Diego Daily Transcript (2017, 2018 & 2019), was included amongst the “San Diego 500 Influential Business Leaders” (2018, 2019 & 2020) by the San Diego Business Journal, was a finalist for the “Most Admired CEO” by the San Diego Business Journal (2018 & 2019) and received the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “Moving San Diego Forward Award” (2019) on behalf of the Friends of SDSU for his work on the successful SDSU West ballot initiative (Nov. 2018).  Fred was twice awarded San Diego State University’s (“SDSU”) “Distinguished Alumni Award” from SDSU Alumni Association (2021) and Fowler College of Business (1999).





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