Core Spaces Announces Executive Team Updates

by Katie Sloan

Chicago — Core Spaces has announced a number of executive team updates, including the naming of John Wieker as chief financial officer, Brendan Miller as chief investment officer of student housing, and Cliff Payne as chief investment officer of build-to-rent. 

As CFO, Wieker will oversee fundraising, asset management and financial reporting activities across the company’s student housing and build-to-rent platforms. Lucero Castellanos will continue to lead the expansion of the finance and accounting functions across Core’s residential real estate platform and will report to Wieker.

As chief investment officer of student housing, Miller will oversee the investment activity of Core’s student housing development and acquisition businesses, including guiding the firm’s investing and disposition strategies. 

As chief investment officer of build-to-rent, Payne will oversee the investment strategy and growth of the Chicago-based company’s $2 billion build-to-rent development platform, targeting major growth MSAs across the U.S. Both Payne and Miller will report to Dan Goldberg, president of Core Spaces, who oversees the growth of both the build-to-rent and student housing investment and property management platforms.

“We are excited to announce the updates to our executive team. The emergence of our build-to-rent program and growth of our student housing businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the resilience of these residential sectors,” says Marc Lifshin, founder and CEO of Core Spaces. “The evolution of our leadership team allows us to continue to grow our businesses, deliver for our trusted partners and investors, and provide high-quality living spaces and services that create a better lifestyle experience for our residents.”

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