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Ambling University Development Group is now



This name change more closely reflects our culture as a company because it conveys a sense of movement, of reaching upward.

Most of all, RISE signifies a reaffirmation of purpose: to positively impact others. It’s a renewal of spirit, and of our commitment to partners and residents alike to hold ourselves to a higher standard.

What hasn’t changed is who we are, the way we do business, and who we do business with. We remain the same company we’ve always been, staffed by the same people the industry knows and respects. We remain steadfast and sincere in our dedication to the values that guided us to where we are today.


For us, it has always been about relationships, which inspires us to reach for bold, new heights in multi-family development. We believe our greatest achievements, for our clients and our communities, lie before us.


As RISE, our commitment and responsibility to our residents and partners remains the same – to provide the highest quality financing, development, and management services in the industry.


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“What we have here is a magnificent structure that was built in about 11 months and on budget. Clearly we did the right thing when we selected RISE.”

James Abbott
President, University of South Dakota


As an organization, we have garnered incredible experience over the last 20 years. This includes 72 projects in 22 states. Combined, these projects represent more than 15 million square feet of space valued at more than $2.3 billion.




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Jon Gordon, author of The Carpenter, with partners, Ryan Holmes, Greg Blais and Greg Hunter at the #RISEconference.

Jon spoke to RISE about not only Love. Serve. Care., but also, believe in your team more than yourself.

Jon had some great advice to share:

✅Talk to yourself rather than listen to yourself.
✅You have a choice every morning to be positive or negative.
✅Build optimism.

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RISE Residential Acquires Ambling Student Housing Management
November 30, 2015

RISE Residential Acquires Ambling Student Housing Management to Secure Their Position Among Top Management Companies Valdosta, GA, November 16, 2015-  Only five months after Ambling University Development Group successfully rebrands to RISE, it acquires Ambling Student Housing.  The RISE portfolio now consists of over 17,000 beds in 36 property in over 16 states. Ambling Companies, Inc. […]

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RISE Brings New Office Renovation Downtown
August 31, 2015

VALDOSTA — Several businesses are moving downtown, and according to Valdosta Main Street, more businesses are set to arrive. RISE Real Estate, formerly known as Ambling University Development Group, will be moving into the McCrory building on Patterson Street, while Red Door Records is returning downtown with plenty of vinyl and a new take on […]

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