Profiled Projects

Highland Square

Oxford, MS

Carter developed a 753-bed student housing project located less than two miles from the University of Mississippi campus and Oxford’s historic town square. The mixed-use development consists of cottages, flats and townhomes spread across 60 acres. Highland Square features a town square with roughly 15,000 square feet of amenity space and a clubhouse. Boasting a diverse mix of floorplans, each unit type offers private bathrooms for every bedroom, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, expansive living areas, hardwood-style flooring, and ample closet and storage space. The units also include full-size washers and dryers, as well as balconies or porches overlooking the town square, pools or manicured grounds. Additionally, the community features a coffee shop, tanning facilities, study/printing lounge, media/theater center, car wash, dog park, volleyball, fitness trails and three resort-style pools.

Highland Square is a progressive project in the multi-family industry that has transformed the student-housing experience by creating a unique urban environment. It is designed to provide a high-quality and amenity-rich living community for students as the University of Mississippi experiences record-breaking enrollment. The development was completed in August 2013 and sold by Carter in 2014.

Product Type

Student Housing

Scope of Services

Operating Partner
Asset Manager

Project Size

753 beds
60 Acres


Reese Vanderbilt


Apex Construction Services


The Carlyle Group
Chance Partners
Regions Bank

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