Team

We were upstarts. We are still challengers.

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Abby Christian

Director, Interior Designer

Abby Christian

Director, Interior Designer

Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” - Anonymous

Adam Blue

Senior Manager of Procurement

Adam Blue

Senior Manager of Procurement

Ohio University, Athens, OH

“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” - Rocky Balboa

Adam Rozanek

Portfolio Controller

Adam Rozanek

Portfolio Controller

University of Illinois at Chicago

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars”

Adam Sloan

Director, Partnerships & Programming

Adam Sloan

Director, Partnerships & Programming

University of Memphis

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Alex Stanford

SVP, Development & Construction

Alex Stanford

SVP, Development & Construction

San Francisco Office

Santa Clara University
University of San Francisco

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Alexander Hawken

SVP, Acquisitions

Alexander Hawken

SVP Acquisitions

The University of Cambridge, UK

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill

Alvaro Stolowicz

Director, Investments & Development

Alvaro Stolowicz

Director, Investments & Development

Stanford Graduate School of Business, MBA

Universidad ORT Uruguay, School of Architecture

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Amy Wexler

Chief Marketing Officer

Amy Wexler

Chief Marketing Officer

DePaul University

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” - Lady Gaga

Andrew Frey

SVP, Development & Construction

Andrew Frey

SVP, Development & Construction

Boston College, B.A

University of Michigan, J.D

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on the lives of others." - Jackie Robinson

Andrew Weprin

Partner

Andrew Weprin

Partner

University of Massachusetts
New York University, M.S. and New York Law School, J.D.

“People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.” - Sandy Koufax

Angela Brown

Director, Tax

Angela Brown

Director, Tax

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

"The best things in life happen at the exit ramp of your comfort zone." - Karen Salmansohn

Ashlyne Wallen

Content Coordinator

Ashlyne Wallen

Content Coordinator

Middle Tennessee State University

“Life is our résumé. It is our story to tell, and the choices we make write the chapters. Can we live in a way where we look forward to looking back?” - Matthew McConaughey, Greenlights

Austin Triplett

Senior Analyst

Austin Triplett

Senior Analyst

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

“If we only do what we’re familiar with, we might miss what we’ve been made for.” – Bob Goff

Benjamin Weprin

Founder & CEO

Benjamin Weprin

Founder & CEO

University of Tennessee
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“Turn the quiet up."
- Eric Church

Billy Boesen

Assistant Development Manager

Billy Boesen

Assistant Development Manager

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

"If you had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” Henry Ford

Brandon Deets

Senior Designer

Brandon Deets

Senior Designer

University of Illinois at Chicago

"If you want to be interesting, be interested." - David Ogilvy

Brandon Johnson

Director, Development & Construction

Brandon Johnson

Director, Development & Construction

Auburn University

“The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.” - Arnold Palmer

Bryan Wolz

Portfolio Controller

Bryan Wolz

Portfolio Controller

University of Missouri

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Caitlyn Jacks

Portfolio Accountant

Caitlyn Jacks

Portfolio Accountant

Miami University

“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted.” – Christine Caine

Caroline Stephens

Director of Communications

Caroline Stephens

Director of Communications

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." Michael Jordan

Chelsea Rosenberg

PR & Communications Manager

Chelsea Rosenberg

PR & Communications Manager

Miami University (OH)

“Alright, alright, alright.” – Matthew McConaughey, Dazed & Confused

Colson Barnes

Web & Digital Strategy Manager

Colson Barnes

Web & Digital Strategy Manager

University of Georgia

“You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” – Robin Williams

Connor Moyles

In-House Counsel

Connor Moyles

In-House Counsel

Duke University – B.A., J.D.

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

Cooper Manning

Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations

Cooper Manning

Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations
New Orleans Office

The University of Mississippi

“The worst thing anyone can ever tell me is, ‘You are not going to believe what happened last night after you left.’” - Zane Daniel

Corinne Gajcak

Portfolio Controller

Corinne Gajcak

Portfolio Controller

University of Arkansas

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill

Dan Pruitt

Associate, Asset Management

Dan Pruitt

Associate, Asset Management

Indiana University

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

Dan Trembacki

Portfolio Accountant

Dan Trembacki

Portfolio Accountant

Indiana University

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” – Unknown

Daniel Schor

Partner

Daniel Schor

Partner

Cornell University
University of Chicago, MBA

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.” - David Foster Wallace

Dario Romero

Assistant Development Manager

Dario Romero

Assistant Development Manager

Universidad Rafael Urdaneta, School of Engineering

“Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity’s door if you ardently wish to enter” -B.C. Forbes

Darrell Slomiany

SVP, Development & Construction

Darrell Slomiany

SVP, Development & Construction

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

“There’s no such thing as a normal life. Just life.” - Unknown

Dustin Crouch

VP, Development & Construction

Dustin Crouch

VP, Development & Construction

Murray State University BS – Mathematics, BS – Construction Engineering

Vanderbilt University ME – Construction Management

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

Eliot Silverman

VP, Acquisitions

Eliot Silverman

VP, Acquisitions

University of Michigan

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein

Elizabeth Ballman

Project Controls Manager

Elizabeth Ballman

Project Controls Manager

Lawrence University

“Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.” - John Maynard Keynes

Emily Englehart

Graphic Designer

Emily Englehart

Graphic Designer

Coastal Carolina University

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” – Babe Ruth

Eric Hassberger

President

Eric Hassberger

President

Michigan State University
University of Chicago, MBA

“The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.” - Oscar Wilde

Erin Bowen

Chief Accounting Officer

Erin Bowen

Chief Accounting Officer

Illinois State University

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” -Vince Lombardi

Ernest Wlostowski

Head of Creative

Ernest Wlostowski

Head of Creative

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"Don't overdo it, don't underdo it. Do it just on the line." - Andrew Wyeth

Gary Klein

Director, Portfolio Management & Investments

Gary Klein

Director, Portfolio Management & Investments

University of Northern Iowa

University of Chicago, MBA

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S Lewis

George Stowers

EVP, Development & Construction

George Stowers

EVP, Development & Construction

University of Wisconsin-Stout

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” - Albert Einstein

Grace Keller

Office Manager, Chicago

Grace Keller

Office Manager, Chicago

The University of Alabama

“Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.” -Catherine of Sienna

Guy Balencie

VP, Development & Construction -Outpost Residential

Guy Balencie

VP, Development & Construction- Outpost Residential

“The last good idea hasn’t been thought of yet”

Hal Hayes

President, Outpost Residential

Hal Hayes

President, Outpost Residential

University of Alabama

"You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth." - Mickey Mantle

Hannah Badwan

Brand Manager

Hannah Badwan

Brand Manager

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Jack Brogan

Portfolio Accountant

Jack Brogan

Portfolio Accountant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“I have a lot of proof that the world is conspiring to make me happy.” – Matthew McConaughey

Jack Richmond

SVP, Acquisitions

Jack Richmond

SVP, Acquisitions

University of North Carolina

"I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious." - Michael Scott

Jake Guimond

Senior Manager, Insurance and Risk

Jake Guimond

Senior Manager, Insurance and Risk

Illinois State University, Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management

“No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part” - Tiger Woods

Jake Heldt

Acquisitions Associate

Jake Heldt

Acquisitions Associate

Indiana University

"The most contrarian thing of all is not to oppose the crowd but to think for yourself." - Peter Thiel

Jamie Lewis

Senior Director, Interior Design

Jamie Lewis

Senior Director, Interior Design

Michigan State University

“Whatever the mind can conceive & believe, it can achieve.” - Napoleon Hill

Jan Hajek

SVP, Asset Management

Jan Hajek

SVP, Asset Management

Franklin Pierce University
University of Chicago, MBA

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” - Albert Einstein

Jasmin Williams

Executive Assistant, President of Graduate Hotels

Jasmin Williams

Executive Assistant, President of Graduate Hotels

Hochschule Fresenius, Cologne, Germany

“The trick was to surrender to the flow” – Trey Anastasio

Jean Alluisi Shore

SVP, Corporate Controller

Jean Alluisi Shore

SVP, Corporate Controller

The College of William and Mary

Motto: Lead with conviction, integrity and grace. Execute with excellence.

Jeff Mintz

EVP, Investor Relations

Jeff Mintz

EVP, Investor Relations

Vanderbilt University

“The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” – Bobby Knight

Jeremy Gorsky

SVP, Portfolio Management & Investor Relations

Jeremy Gorsky

SVP, Portfolio Management & Investor Relations

The University of Iowa

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me” - Steve Jobs

Jeremy Szuch

Chief Compliance Officer

Jeremy Szuch

Chief Compliance Officer

Hampden-Sydney College

University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, M.S

“I would never win an award for not loving pizza.” – The Rock

John Steele

Director, Brand Strategy & Marketing

John Steele

Director, Brand Strategy & Marketing

Miami University

Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, MBA

“Never mistake performance for potential.”- Unknown

Julie Eggert

Director, Accounting

Julie Eggert

Director, Accounting

University of Michigan – Flint

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

Justin Petersen

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Petersen

Chief Financial Officer

University of Iowa

"You get what you earn." – Tom Brands

Kaitlyn Kooyers

Director, Risk Management

Kaitlyn Kooyers

Director, Risk Management

Shenandoah University

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” - Ferris Bueller's Day Off / John Hughes

Katey Burkhart

Portfolio Accountant

Katey Burkhart

Portfolio Accountant

University of Wisconsin – Madison

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” — Maya Angelou

Kelly Dykes

VP, Development & Construction

Kelly Dykes

VP, Development & Construction

Dallas Baptist University

“There are no secrets to success. It is a result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell

Kevin Osterhaus

President, Graduate Hotels

Kevin Osterhaus

President, Graduate Hotels

University of Missouri

“Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.” - Jerry Garcia

Kira Bockwinkel

Senior Portfolio Controller

Kira Bockwinkel

Senior Portfolio Controller

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“It’s nearly impossible to blaze one’s own path while following in someone else’s footsteps” – Glennon Doyle

Kristie Biddle

Executive Assistant

Kristie Biddle

Executive Assistant

Western Michigan University

“Never say never. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” - Michael Jordan

​Krissy Melendez

Head of Design

​Krissy Melendez

Head of Design

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“On a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” - Carl Sagan

Kyle Allen

SVP, Retail

Kyle Allen

SVP, Retail

The George Washington University

“We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.” - Kobe Bryant

Lara Keith

Investor Relations Analyst

Lara Keith

Investor Relations Analyst

Marquette University

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

Laura Alexander

Senior Relationship Manager

Laura Alexander

Senior Relationship Manager

Belmont University

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou

Lauren Wihongi

Junior Designer

Lauren Wihongi

Junior Designer

Michigan State University

"Creativity takes courage" - Henri Matisse

Lesley Florie

VP, Brand Identity

Lesley Florie

VP, Brand Identity

Vanderbilt University

"Never buy a coffee table if you can't dance on top of it." - My mom (who will remain Anonymous)

Maddie Wood

Copywriter

Maddie Wood

Copywriter

Miami University (OH)

“Trust your creativity.”

Madi Baker

Interior Designer

Madi Baker

Interior Designer

Miami University

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.” - Mark Twain

Maggie Snead

Graphic Designer

Maggie Snead

Graphic Designer

The University of Alabama

The Creative Circus in Atlanta

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - Albus Dumbledore

Marc Eubanks

VP, Hospitality

Marc Eubanks

VP, Hospitality

Horry-Georgetown College

"Begin with the end in mind" - Stephen R. Covey

Marissa Gibson

HR Specialist

Marissa Gibson

HR Specialist

Loyola University Chicago

“If you’re on time, you’re late.” -Vince Lombardi

Mark Radis

EVP, Real Estate Accounting

Mark Radis

EVP, Real Estate Accounting

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” -Adm. William H. McRaven

Marni Raming

Director, Accounting

Marni Raming

Director, Accounting

Indiana University

“Stay curious, keep learning and keep growing. And always strive to be more interested than interesting.” – Jane Fonda

Mary Ramsey

Analyst, Capital Markets

Mary Ramsey

Analyst, Capital Markets

Vanderbilt University

“Forever is composed of nows” – Emily Dickinson

Megan Davey

Director, Interior Architecture

Megan Davey

Director, Interior Architecture

University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” – Rumi

Meredith Koehl

Senior Interior Designer

Meredith Koehl

Senior Interior Designer

SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)

“Be careful when you blindly follow the masses. Sometimes the ‘m’ is silent.” – Anonymous

Michal Kokoszka

Portfolio Controller

Michal Kokoszka

Portfolio Controller

Northern Illinois University

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Michael Rotharmel

Director of IT

Michael Rotharmel

Director of IT

Illinois State University

“To be is to do.” - Socrates

Montgomery Turner

Development Manager

Montgomery Turner

Development Manager

University of Tennessee

“Who is John Galt?”

Nic Vecchitto

Acquisitions Associate 

Nic Vecchitto

Acquisitions Associate

Northwestern University

“I don't want to get paid to lose. I want to win!” – Nacho

Nicolai Schwarzkopf

Director, Acquisitions

Nicolai Schwarzkopf

Director, Acquisitions

Harvard University

“Tis not too late to seek a newer world” -Tennyson, “Ulysses”

Pablo A. David

VP, Government Affairs & Community Relations

Pablo A. David

VP, Government Affairs & Community Relations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

DePaul University College of Law, J.D.

“Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale.” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Paris Coleman

Assistant Development Manager

Paris Coleman

Assistant Development Manager

Neumann University

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

Peter Preisler

Senior Development Manager

Peter Preisler

Senior Development Manager

University of Kentucky College of Architecture

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill

Phillip Allen

Chief Development Officer, International Markets

Phillip Allen

Chief Development Officer, International Markets

University of Kentucky, BA

Duke University School of Law, JD

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum." - Roddy Piper, They Live

Philip Kayden

Chief Investment Officer, Outpost Residential & Humanity Hotels

Philip Kayden

Chief Investment Officer, Outpost Residential & Humanity Hotels

The University of Toledo

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

Rebecca Graham

Senior Director of Interior Design

Rebecca Graham

Senior Director of Interior Design

Harrington College of Design

“If you’re gonna do it, do it right” - My Dad

Regan Kimbrough

Senior Associate, Capital Markets

Regan Kimbrough

Senior Associate, Capital Markets

University of Georgia

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." - The Dalai Lama

Ruben Navarro

Chief Strategy Officer

Ruben Navarro

Chief Strategy Officer

Northwestern University, BA
Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“You must be prepared to work always without applause.” - E.H.

Ryan Little

Associate, Portfolio Management

Ryan Little

Associate, Portfolio Management

The Ohio State University

Cornell University, MPSRE

“The best view comes after the hardest climb."

Ryan Meredith

SVP, Asset Management

Ryan Meredith

SVP, Asset Management

Western Kentucky University

Vanderbilt University, MBA

"You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy." - Arthur Ashe

Samuel Zucker

Associate, Portfolio Management

Samuel Zucker

Associate, Portfolio Management

Brandeis University

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized” - Sun Tzu

Sara Rose

Chief People Officer

Sara Rose

Chief People Officer

Northwestern University, BA
Kellogg School of Management, MBA

“No pressure, no diamonds.” - Thomas Carlyle

​Scott Ebbott

Principal, Acquisitions

​Scott Ebbott

Principal, Acquisitions

Emory University

“Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.” - Bill Belichick

Shawn Michols

Transaction Director

Shawn Michols

Portfolio Controller

Indiana University

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot

Stacey Murray

VP, Marketing

Stacey Murray

VP, Marketing

The Ohio State University

“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right” – Grateful Dead

Stephanie Denson

Executive Assistant

Stephanie Denson

Executive Assistant

St. Edward’s University

“We are all neighbors.” - Mister Rogers

Stephanie Steele

Senior Counsel

Stephanie Steele

Senior Counsel

Washington University in St. Louis
University of Michigan Law School

“Here for the Right Reasons.”

Steven Trombley

SVP, Capital Markets

Steven Trombley

SVP, Capital Markets

University of Michigan

“The upset is in the mind of the favorite.” - Bo Schembechler

Tara McDaniel

Corporate Controller

Tara McDaniel

Corporate Controller

Drake University

"Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it." - C. Assaad

Taylor Camp

Director, Office Leasing

Taylor Camp

Director, Office Leasing

University of Georgia

Taylor Park

Assistant Development Manager

Taylor Park

Assistant Development Manager

Pittsburg State University

“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” – Winnie the Pooh

Thomas Kozak

Tax Senior Manager

Thomas Kozak

Tax Senior Manager

University of California, Los Angeles

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” – John Wooden

Tiia Sparzak

Office Manager, Nashville

Tiia Sparzak

Office Manager, Nashville

Florida International University

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney

Tim Ryan

Chief Investment Officer, Graduate Hotels

Tim Ryan

Chief Investment Officer, Graduate Hotels

The University of San Diego

“Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” - Mark Twain

Thomas Ostrom

Chief of Staff, Graduate Hotels

Thomas Ostrom

Chief of Staff, Graduate Hotels

University of St. Thomas

Courage. The ability to ask, “Why not us?”

Torey Cecchini

VP, Investor Relations

Torey Cecchini

VP, Investor Relations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how.”

Tori Strother

Graphic Designer

Tori Strother

Graphic Designer

Harding University

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” - Roald Dahl

Vedant Patel

Senior Associate, Acquisitions

Vedant Patel

Senior Associate, Acquisitions

The Ohio State University

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it…he who doesn’t, pays it.” – Albert Einstein

William Golden

Style Director

William Golden

Style Director

Northern Illinois University

“I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.” - Carl Sandburg

Zachary Jellson

VP, Service & Training

Zachary Jellson

VP, Service & Training

The George Washington University, BA

The University of Florida: Levin College of Law, JD

"How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives." - Annie Dillard