ARLINGTON, Va. - Demand for bachelor housing in the military should remain strong but challenging for developers as a high-profile pilot project in San Diego nears completion, industry executives told The Bond Buyer Conference on Military Housing Privatization Friday.

While the military offers 170,000 private housing units for families, fewer than 3,000 are available for singles, even though only about 25% of men and women in the lower military ranks of E1 through E3 are married, said Tad Guleserian, a prinicipal at Duxbury Financial.

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