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Brian-Mayer

Austin, Texas — American Campus Communities has hired Brian Mayer to the role of chief operating officer. In his new position, Mayer will work alongside the Austin, Texas-based company’s executive team to evolve its operating platform, and introduce solutions that improve property performance and enhance resident experience. Mayer has nearly 30 years of operational experience in the hospitality and multifamily sectors, most recently serving as president of Related Management. Before that, Mayer held the position of executive vice president of operations for HEI Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw a portfolio of 70 …

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Dan-Barry

Austin, Texas — American Campus Communities has announced three promotions to leadership positions within the organization. Dan Barry has been promoted to senior vice president of facilities operations. In his new position, Barry will lead the Austin, Texas-based firm’s facilities team with a focus on quality assurance and systems efficiencies. He joined the company in 2012 and most recently served as senior regional vice president.  Christy Owen has been promoted to vice president of property operations. In her new role, Owen will help serve properties and redefine residence life across the …

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Trinitas

Lafayette, Ind. — Trinitas Ventures has hired Julia Watson and Brett Hill to leadership positions. Julia Watson has been hired to the role of executive vice president of property management. In her new position, she will lead the Lafayette, Indiana-based firm’s property management strategy and operations. She brings over 22 years of experience in the multifamily industry to the position. She most recently served as senior vice president for an undisclosed management firm.  Brett Hill will serve as senior vice president of capital markets. In his new position, Hill will be …

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Athens, Ga. — Landmark Properties plans to expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Athens, Georgia-based company is currently assembling a seasoned UK-based team, which will be led by Tom Banning as director of UK and Ireland development. “As Landmark Properties celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we are thrilled to announce our expansion into the European market,” says Wes Rogers, president and CEO of Landmark Properties. “We see a tremendous opportunity to develop purpose-built student housing in the UK and Ireland and are confident that our expertise in developing high-quality …

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Max-LaVictoire

Athens, Ga. — Max LaVictoire has joined Landmark Properties as managing director of investor relations. In his new role, LaVictoire will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with the Athens, Georgia-based firm’s current and prospective investors. He will also oversee the development of new investment vehicles. LaVictoire has more than a decade of experience in finance and real estate investment. Prior to joining Landmark, he served as principal and head of GP advisory services at Hodes Weill & Associates. “We are pleased to welcome Max LaVictoire to Landmark as managing director …

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Southfield, Mich. — Campusville, a Farbman Group company, has added seven new maintenance employees to support its growing student housing portfolio. The maintenance team will be led by Dustin Sible as maintenance supervisor and includes James Ashley, Paul Baumgras, Matt Edwards, Brendan Hook, Charlie Weiss and Jeremy Whiting as technicians. “Adding these talented individuals to our team marks a significant step in our efforts to enhance the residential experience at our Campusville properties,” says Andy Farbman, CEO of Southfield, Michigan-based Farbman Group. “Their expertise will be instrumental in maintaining the …

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Bayless

Austin, Texas — Bill Bayless, co-founder of American Campus Communities (ACC), has returned to the student housing industry with the formation of Maslow’s Campus Communities. During his career, Bayless has been involved in more than $30 billion worth of student housing transactions, including more than $8 billion in ground-up development. He retired from the position of vice chair at ACC in April 2023 after leading the company as CEO for 20 years.  With the formation of Maslow’s Campus Communities, Bayless is looking to once again build a best-in-class brand to …

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Capstone-Jordan

Birmingham, Ala. — Capstone Development Partners has hired Jordan Gaston as vice president and head of the Birmingham-based company’s workforce housing division. Gaston previously served as director of finance in Capstone’s finance division from 2016 to 2021. During that time, he led the structuring of ownership and financing for $1 billion in on-campus and off-campus student housing and mixed-use developments. Gaston most recently served as vice president with Citigroup’s public finance department. “Escalating rents and housing shortages continue to challenge our college and university partners in their efforts to provide …

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London — London-based The Dot Group has acquired European third-party student operator CRM Students from CORESTATE Capital Holdings for an undisclosed price. CRM Students’ portfolio includes over 100 properties spanning 27,000 beds in seven countries. CRM and its subsidiaries in the UK and Europe will become part of the broader Dot Group, operating as a white-label solution alongside Yugo, the company’s third-party management arm. The acquisition extends The Dot Group’s global footprint into four new European markets of Austria, Italy, Poland and Portugal, bringing its total portfolio to 80,000 beds.

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Granite

West Lafayette, Ind. — Granite Management has hired Josh Wilson as chief operating officer and promoted Joel Brovont to the role of chief people officer. In his new position, Wilson will spearhead all of the West Lafayette, Indiana-based company’s operations. He previously held positions with Greystar and EdR. As Chief People Officer, Brovont will play a pivotal role in shaping Granite’s approach to talent acquisition, employee development and organizational culture. “We are thrilled to welcome Josh to the Granite family,” says President John Rabold. “His proven track record of driving …

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