Despite Uncertain Market, Stratus Development Group Debuts Fully Leased Project at The University of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. – Aug. 12, 2020 Stratus Development Group opened the doors last week to their newest student housing development, The Haven of Athens. With 286 bedrooms available across 93 cottages, The Haven of Athens provides students with amenitized luxury living only a mile from the University of Georgia’s campus.

The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on universities has caused many challenges within the student housing market. Despite these circumstances, The Haven pre-leased 100% of their units while pivoting around supply chain disruptions to continue development progress. 

“In order to adapt to the unique challenges presented by COVID-19, we relied heavily on virtual tours and shifted to 100% online leasing,” says Stratus Development Group managing partner Jeff Koon, “Adapting our strategy to overcome the challenges of a pandemic was key.”

The Haven of Athens features 93 cottages ranging from two to six bedrooms, plus a 24/7 clubhouse with study rooms, fitness center, and resort style pool.

The Haven offers 2-6 bedroom options complete with modern finishes such as USB outlets, built-in bluetooth speakers, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and additional half baths. Community perks include a resort-style pool, fully equipped fitness studio, 24/7 clubhouse with study rooms, “bark park” with a dog washing station, and more. 

With the completion of The Haven, Stratus Development Group is looking forward and aggressively expanding its portfolio. For more information on Stratus Development Group and their services, visit their website at, or email [email protected].