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CA Ventures Rebrands Tuscaloosa, Ala., Student Housing Community as Latest Addition to Evolve Portfolio

November 9, 2018

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Oct. 17, 2018)CA Student Living, the student housing investment and development division of Chicago-based CA Ventures, today announced its 628-bed luxury student housing community near the University of Alabama has been renamed Evolve Tuscaloosa as the latest addition to the firm’s Evolve portfolio. The rebranding of the property, which CA opened in 2017 as Harbor on Sixth, coincides with capital improvements, including an expanded fitness center with new yoga studio and upgrades to the pool area that include cabanas, grilling areas, and in-pool lounges, that reflect the brand’s high standards for student housing.

“At CA Student Living, we tailor our communities to the varying tastes and lifestyles of students in each market, but the overarching vision is to provide a highly amenitized residential experience with A+ service,” said J.J. Smith, president of CA Student Living. “Evolve Tuscaloosa, like all Evolve properties, delivers on every level, combining amenities like a resort-style pool and sand volleyball court with all of the modern conveniences today’s students expect.”

Located just over a mile from the University of Alabama campus, Evolve Tuscaloosa overlooks William Bacon Oliver Lake and consists of two five-story buildings, two four-story buildings and one three-story building. The pet-friendly apartments come fully furnished and include two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 931 to 1,282 square feet. Each bedroom includes its own private bath. Residences also feature modern kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, spacious living rooms with flat-screen TVs, walk-in closets, high-speed Wi-Fi, a premium cable subscription and in-unit laundry.

Residents at Evolve Tuscaloosa enjoy multiple academically focused spaces ranging from a computer lab to study lounges. The community’s existing 24-hour fitness center is being expanded with a yoga studio that will offer Fitness On Demand programming. Additional indoor amenities include a clubroom and hospitality room with kitchenette and fireplace. Outdoors, residents can relax and socialize on the amenity deck, which features fire pits, grilling stations, a TV lounge and resort-style pool – complete with tanning shelf and volleyball net. Student residents can also take advantage of free tanning, shuttle service to campus and a 24-hour community assistant to lend a hand with any student need, from finding a parking spot or locating a quiet place to study to recovering keys locked in a resident’s apartment.

Evolve Tuscaloosa’s leasing office is located at 680 6th Ave. NE. For more information, visit or call the leasing office at (205) 737-3669.

Evolve Tuscaloosa offers an upgraded outdoor deck and pool featuring cabanas, grilling areas and in-pool lounges.