UC Hastings College of the Law selects Greystar as master developer for $450M academic village

UC Hastings College of the Law

University of California Hastings College of the Law has selected Greystar Real Estate Partners to develop $450 million multi-phase academic village for its campus in San Francisco, according to Greystar’s announcement.

“Great law schools contribute positively to the environment and communities surrounding them,” says David Faigman, Chancellor and Dean at UC Hastings Law. “We are excited to be moving forward with Greystar to further develop this vibrant academic village in the heart of San Francisco, a hub of innovation comingling professional and graduate students in law, medicine and business.”

The project will be composed of two phases and will provide over 900 units to the UC Hastings campus for students, faculty and staff. Phase one, which is new construction and projected to open in Fall of 2022, will provide 630 new units of campus housing. It will cost approximately $250 million and is intended to be funded with tax-exempt bonds.

Phase two, which will be a renovation of the historic 100 McAllister building, is projected to open in 2024 and will provide mixed-use amenities and nearly 300 newly renovated units.

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UC Hastings’ expanding academic village features more than 80,000 square feet of classroom, office and retail space for use by the law school and other tenants. Student amenities will include a fitness center, study lounges, community kitchens and social lounges. The centerpiece of the mixed-use component will be an auditorium to welcome national speakers and distinguished faculty from across the country.

“We are excited to partner with UC Hastings to execute the law school’s vision to create a vibrant, multi-disciplinary academic village in the heart of downtown San Francisco,” said Jared Everett, Managing Director of Greystar’s University Partnerships in the West. “This transformational partnership will support the UC Hastings community and UCSF students with a new innovative living-learning environment in the heart of San Francisco.”

The partnership with UC Hastings adds to Greystar University Partnerships’ growing footprint in California and the nationwide development pipeline that is now nearly $2 billion in total value. The partnership reflects Greystar’s commitment to partnering with top-tier universities to address the critical need for purpose-built collegiate housing infrastructure both in the U.S. and worldwide.