Charter-School Movement Grows—for Real-Estate Investors

Wall Street Journal

October 13, 2015

New niche develops as more charters open doors; some states help with financing

Real-estate investors are showing an increasing interest in charter school development as the demand grows for classroom seats and some state and local governments become more willing to help finance charter-school projects.

Almost all charter schools are operated by nonprofit organizations. But these groups often rent and buy their buildings from private real-estate developers, and that is creating a new niche asset for some…