American Campus Communities Inc or ACC, is a real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, management, and development of student housing properties near universities and colleges throughout the United States. The company segments its activities into wholly-owned properties, on-campus participating properties, development services, and property management services. The vast majority of ACC's real estate portfolio is made up of wholly-owned properties in terms of total units. The company also derives nearly all of its income in the form of rental revenue from leasing its wholly-owned real estate assets to students through short-term leases. ACC is one of the owners of student housing properties in the U.S. in terms of the total number of beds owned.