August 11, 2015

The Trinitas Difference

 LAFAYETTE, IN (August 11, 2015) Trinitas is a premier owner, investor, developer, builder and manager of high-quality commercial real estate and student housing communities.  With two generations of Kings at the helm, Trinitas draws on its exceptional heritage, commitment to excellence and core business integrity to ensure the firm’s position at the forefront of the industry.  As an established leader in the student living space, Trinitas relies on the company’s team of accomplished veterans who understand the key facets of the industry and are able to effectively develop their properties and those of their partners. What sets Trinitas apart from other student housing companies is that they also rely on input and expertise from the students within the markets that they serve.  This is The Trinitas Difference.

One of the ways that Trinitas sets itself apart from competitors is through their unique student property naming contest. Dub the Digs is a month-long naming contest which gives students an opportunity to leave their legacy by naming the student housing community being developed by Trinitas in their market.  The student who enters the winning name, as decided upon by the company’s executive team, receives $5000 cash and public recognition for their contribution.  Since the inception of Dub the Digs, three students at the University of Alabama, University of Arkansas and University at Nebraska—Lincoln have been awarded $15,000 for their prize winning names.

“At Trinitas, we believe that a student’s living environment has an impact on learning,” said Alie Hrabe, Vice President, Marketing and Leasing.  “Everything from the design and amenities of our communities to our residence life program is focused on providing a positive experience for our student residents.  The Trinitas Difference begins with the naming of our properties by university students and continues through every aspect of the property.  At Trinitas, our ultimate goal is to ensure that each resident is more successful by having lived at one of our communities.”

Another way the company exemplifies The Trinitas Difference is through their partnership with Indiana University (IU).   For the past three semesters Travis Vencel, Vice President of Development at Trinitas, has collaborated with IU’s Department of Kinesiology to develop the Matrix Fitness Project.  Through this project, Travis challenges IU students to design a college housing fitness area that encompasses what students want and what they need to be healthy, while also staying within budget constraints.  Students are asked to analyze and present information related to the use of student technology habits while working out as well as improve Matrix cardio consoles by including creative entertainment ideas in their design.

“Trinitas Ventures cares about what students want in their living areas,” said Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, PhD. “I was impressed that Trinitas personnel sought out my kinesiology students input on designing the fitness and wellness areas of their living units.  Students seek real life learning experiences and appreciate the opportunity to contribute to building healthy college communities. Trinitas values student input which makes our collaboration a win-win for both of our organizations. They not only build living quarters, they create experiences that meet student needs.”

Trinitas also enlists help from students in the area of design.  In 2012, the company partnered with Herron’s Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life to enhance one of their student housing communities, 1201 Indiana, through public art.  Several students from the Fine Art Center presented to Trinitas, as well as Indianapolis stakeholders, and the distinguished group selected a sculpture, Moving Forward, by Brett Harbour.  Harbour, a senior and fine arts major at the time, said, “Something that stood out to me at 1201 Indiana Avenue was the commitment to community and the progressive environment that Trinitas developed. The atmosphere at 1201 Indiana seems designed to promote continual study and wellbeing for the community.”  Harbour went on to design a second art piece at LUX, Trinitas’ student housing community in Chapel Hill, which opened in 2014.

Although The Trinitas Difference is apparent via the company’s community names, fitness areas and design, it is perhaps most evident through the company’s Community Assistant (C.A.) program.  As a community assistant, student residents are exposed to dynamic and diverse opportunities that can serve as platforms for their career.  They are responsible for delivering superior service to residents as well as fostering strong communities that contribute to positive living experiences.  Through this program, student residents work directly with residents to forge connections that build an engaging residential community and a flawless housing experience.  The purpose of the C.A. program, as well as the various other opportunities that Trinitas offers, is to ensure that both employees and residents are more successful by having lived at a Trinitas community.  This is The Trinitas Difference.

Trinitas is a fully integrated student housing company that finances, develops, constructs and manages high quality student housing communities at major universities throughout the United States. Trinitas currently owns and manages $300 million in student housing assets consisting of more than 4,000 student housing beds. The privately held real estate development company is currently developing over $215 million in student housing assets consisting of over 3,650 beds for 2015 and 2016 completion. Trinitas is headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana. Learn more about Trinitas at www.trinitas.ventures.