New Student Housing Development and Audio Retailer Collaborate
Starkville, MS, October 6, 2015– HELiX Starkville and Skullcandy have announced their plans to partner together in order to create an innovative housing experience for college students. HELiX Starkville, a brand new, 802-bed student housing community, is moments from Mississippi State University’s campus and about to begin pre-leasing luxury apartments for fall 2016 move-in. Skullcandy is the original audio innovation, youth culture brand and is well-known for its collaborations with musicians, athletes, artists and ambassadors who live the company’s mission of living life at full volume.
This first of its kind partnership will feature HELiX events and amenities powered by Skullcandy, as well as co-branded giveaways for residents.
“Our partnership with Skullcandy has been in the making for about 18 months now, and has developed from my personal relationship with a great friend, Skullcandy’s CEO. The two of us are extremely passionate about what we do, and this partnership has evolved organically with the mutual goal of providing an amazing experience to our end-users with our products and services. I can’t wait for the students at Mississippi State University, and students at our future communities in other markets, to benefit from this partnership on top of everything else we offer to provide our unique student living experience,” said Michael Augustine, President of Homestead Development Partners.
Skullcandy’s CEO, Hoby Darling, echoed Mr. Augustine’s comments, stating “HDP and Skullcandy share a passion around creating unique and fun experiences. This should be a cool partnership for all the students at HELiX and we are excited to bring some of our brands excitement to Starkville.”
HELiX Starkville is a student apartment community introducing unparalleled, premier location. Feature amenities like AQUA – a South Beach-inspired beach entry pool, NRG – a two-story fitness center, and VIBE – an incredible social space with billiards, a wall of TVs and more – make it the superior community within the Mississippi State University market. Homestead Development Partners is a group of passionate professionals with a wide array of real estate experience including hands-on and executive level operations, ground-up student and multifamily development, finance, acquisitions, and redevelopments both large and small. Based in Park City, Utah and South Florida, HDP’s focus is to develop and acquire high caliber student housing properties nationwide within close proximity to campus and integrate a distinct hospitality-inspired management approach.
About Skullcandy, Inc.
Skullcandy is the original lifestyle and performance audio brand inspired by the creativity and irreverence of youth culture. Skullcandy designs, markets and distributes audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL brands. Skullcandy was launched in 2003 and quickly became one of the world’s most distinct audio brands by bringing unique technology, color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The Company’s products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide, including the company’s website at www.skullcandy.com.
About Homestead Development Partners
Homestead Development Partners is a multifamily owner and developer based in Park City, Utah with an east coast office in Delray Beach, Florida. Homestead Development is a venture between Columbus Pacific Properties, Michael Augustine, Jared Miller and Evan Schwartz. For more information, visit HomesteadDevelopmentPartners.com.
About Homestead U
Homestead U (www.homestead-u.com), a division of Homestead America (www.homestead-america.com), is one of the industry’s fastest growing property management companies specializing in off-campus student housing. With over 7,000 beds across the country and another 1,034 currently under construction, Homestead U prides itself on transforming apartment living into a fun, upbeat social experience in well-maintained student communities nationwide.
For more information, please contact:
Jared Miller, Managing Director Asset Management