PEAKMADE AND BLUE VISTA CLOSE CONSTRUCTION FINANCING ON TWO NEW DEVELOPMENTS

peakmade apartment management of Theory Gainesville

PeakMade Real Estate (“Peak”) and Blue Vista Capital Management (“Blue Vista”) recently closed construction financing on Theory Gainesville located just blocks from the University of Florida and Theory Interlock located just west of Georgia Tech in the vibrant West Midtown sub-market.  These projects represent a continued expansion of Peak/Blue Vista’s Theory-branded development portfolio in major university markets. Construction financing for Theory Gainesville was provided by Squaremile/Pac-West.  Construction financing for Theory Interlock was provided by Truist.

Upon completion, Theory Gainesville will contain 298 units and 861 beds across 4 unique buildings and offer a variety of unit types from studio to five-bedroom and townhome units. The project is in a premier location just northeast of the University of Florida campus and minutes from downtown Gainesville.  The fully furnished units will include market leading features and finishes.  The project’s robust amenity package will include a rooftop pool and state-of-the art fitness center, large club rooms, numerous study/meeting spaces, and two parking garages with ample scooter and bike parking.

Theory Interlock will contain 240 units and 674 beds in a 7-story mid-rise building offering a variety of unit types from studio to five-bedroom and townhome units. The project is part of the Interlock mixed-use development which is a premier destination in Atlanta’s West Midtown submarket just blocks from Georgia Tech.  The project will sit above a new Publix grocery store and be adjacent to other brand name retail and restaurant tenants.  The project’s amenities include a rooftop pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, two outdoor courtyards, a spacious 2-story club room, and ample parking, study rooms and meeting spaces.

Both projects are scheduled to open for the Fall 2023 academic year.

“These are tremendous projects within walking distance of two thriving universities.  We are extremely excited to continue the growth of the Theory brand and to serve the growing student housing needs in these major university markets.” commented Jeff Githens, President of Development.

“Blue Vista is thrilled to partner with Peak on these two development projects that have been in planning for years.  The hard work, dedication and experience of Peak’s development team helped us overcome multiple challenges and complexities and we are now poised to deliver two Class A student housing projects at two of the most prestigious and dynamic universities in the country.” states Jason Schwartz, Managing Principal & Co-Head of Blue Vista Equity Group.

About PeakMade Real Estate

PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a diversified real estate services company, offering property management, development, and consulting services for conventional multifamily and student apartments. PeakMade Real Estate was built to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long-term investment strategies of its partners. When something is PeakMade, it’s not only built upon expertise and experience, it’s built upon a foundation of community. For more information on PeakMade Real Estate, visit www.peakmade.com.

About Blue Vista

Blue Vista is a leading investment management firm focused on helping investors maximize returns through best-in-class real estate equity and credit strategies across the risk-return spectrum. Blue Vista offers investors the benefits of a vertically integrated platform, complementary strategies managed by experienced teams, and deep expertise as an owner, operator and lender across all property types and various markets in the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception in 2002, the firm has invested over $11.8 billion in total capitalization, with the goal of challenging the status quo, setting high standards and bringing a relationship-based, client-focused approach to real estate investing. For more information, please visit https://bluevistallc.com/.

PEAK CAMPUS AND PEAKMADE COMMUNITIES ARE NOW PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE

PeakMade team members posing at a conference event

PeakMade Real Estate announced that they will be retiring the Peak Campus and PeakMade Communities brands and evolving their identity to operate under one voice and one company, PeakMade Real Estate. This brand strategy will allow Peak to continue to grow as a vertically integrated real estate services company, while retaining the legacy of their initial brands.

“When we established PeakMade Real Estate, it was always our goal to create a consistent approach to how we work in all aspects of our business, whether working under our student platform, Peak Campus or our multifamily platform, PeakMade Communities,” said Bob Clark, Chief Executive Officer. “We knew that this was just the beginning, and at a pivotal moment in our journey, we would move into phase 2 of our brand: bridging the gap between our platforms and creating a space where everyone under PeakMade could thrive, work together, and be a valuable partner in any aspect of our business.”

Alongside the brand strategy update, PeakMade Real Estate has also worked towards launching a new website, consolidated social media platforms, and will continue to meet the needs of their clients under a brand that aligns with their expansion into new verticals such as build-to-rent and technology services.

“We are very excited to unite our brands under the PeakMade name,” said Casey Petersen, Chief Operating Officer for PeakMade Real Estate. “We have big plans to continue to grow our platform in new verticals, and PeakMade provides us a springboard with which to do so.”

ABOUT PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE

PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a diversified real estate services company, offering property management, development, and consulting services for conventional multifamily and student apartments.  PeakMade Real Estate was built to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long-term investment strategies of its partners. When something is PeakMade, it’s not only built upon expertise and experience, it’s built upon a foundation of community.

PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCES THE PROMOTION OF MIKE SHARPENBERG TO SENIOR DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS

Mike joined PeakMade Real Estate’s Accounting Team in December 2012 as a corporate staff accountant and senior accountant, then quickly received increased responsibilities to expand and lead the Financial Planning and Analysis team as a Senior Financial Analyst, Manager of FP&A and Director of FP&A, respectively. His new role will allow him to support and advise on more company-wide initiatives while continuing to provide oversight to the FP&A team.

“Mike quickly demonstrated a sound business and financial acumen, along with a solid command and in-depth understanding of our business,” said Wendy Walker, Chief Financial Officer for PeakMade Real Estate. “Mike consistently exceeds expectations, provides analytical support to every corner of the business and has proven to be one of Peak’s most valuable players.”

“I have been given so many opportunities to work outside of my comfort zone, always with unwavering and unlimited support, and because of that I have grown not only professionally, but personally as well,” said Mike Sharpenberg in response to his promotion.  “Peak makes me better and I like to think that I make Peak better as well.”

ABOUT PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE

PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a diversified real estate services company, offering property management, development, and consulting services for conventional multifamily and student apartments.  PeakMade Real Estate was built to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long-term investment strategies of its partners. When something is PeakMade, it’s not only built upon expertise and experience, it’s built upon a foundation of community. For more information on PeakMade Real Estate, visit www.peakmade.com.

PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE AWARDED MANAGEMENT OF BIXBY, NEAR KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY, IN KENNESAW, GEORGIA

The community offers studios through five-bedroom apartment options and is located directly across the street from the university’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium, home of the Kennesaw State Owls. The fully furnished units include flat screen TVs with high-speed internet and cable, fully equipped-kitchens with stainless steel appliances, hardwood-style floors, in-unit washer and dryers and oversized closets. Amenities include a sky lounge that overlooks the stadium, a courtyard with pool and outdoor grilling area, 24-hour study lounges, private study rooms, a gaming room, fitness center and computer lab.

”We are thrilled to add Bixby Kennesaw to our growing portfolio,” said Casey Petersen, Chief Operating Officer at PeakMade Real Estate. “We look forward to bringing our award-winning management platform to the Kennesaw State University community and to be managing yet another property in our backyard.”

The property recently launched their exclusive Insider Club for the 2022 fall term. You can find additional information about the property by visiting www.liveatbixby.com.

ABOUT PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE

PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a diversified real estate services company, operating multiple brands for management, development, and advisory services for conventional multifamily and student apartments. PeakMade Real Estate provides support and infrastructure to its subsidiary companies, Peak Campus, one of the leading private developers and operators of student housing apartments in the U.S., and PeakMade Communities, a boutique conventional multifamily development and management company. The PeakMade Real Estate family of brands was built to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long-term investment strategies of its partners. For more information on PeakMade Real Estate, visit www.peakmadere.com.

PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE AWARDED MANAGEMENT OF VILLAS ON RIO, NEAR UT AUSTIN, IN AUSTIN TEXAS

The 856 bed student housing property offers studios through five-bedroom apartment options, with additional double-occupancy pods in multiple floor plans and is walking distance to the UT Austin campus. The fully furnished units include 65’’ TVs in each living room, designer finishes and lighting, roller shades for windows, large soaking tubs with dual vanitie

ge includes a 19th floor rooftop pool and hot tub, equinox-style fitness club, Peloton bikes and spin machines, yoga studio, hammock cabanas, private study rooms, sports lounge, and on-site Starbucks with indoor and outdoor seating. One of the most unique amenities includes an on-site spa that boasts a thermal pool, sauna and meditation room.

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“Villas on Rio is truly a trophy asset in one of the most dynamic student housing markets in the country, and we could not be more excited to welcome it to the PeakMade family,” said Casey Petersen, Chief Operating Officer at PeakMade Real Estate. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to combine this incredible product with a world-class resident service experience and create value for our residents, partners and university community.”

The property recently began renewal leasing for the 2022 fall term. You can find additional information about the property by visiting www.villasonrio.com.

ABOUT PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE

PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a diversified real estate services company, operating multiple brands for management, development, and advisory services for conventional multifamily and student apartments. PeakMade Real Estate provides support and infrastructure to its subsidiary companies, Peak Campus, one of the leading private developers and operators of student housing apartments in the U.S., and PeakM

ade Communities, a boutique conventional multifamily development and management company. The PeakMade Real Estate family of brands was built to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long-term inve

stment strategies of its partners. For more information on PeakMade Real Estate, visit www.peakmadere.com.

 

PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE AWARDED MANAGEMENT OF WILWOOD LUBBOCK, NEAR TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, IN LUBBOCK, TEXAS

PeakMade Real Estate, a leading diversified real estate development and property management company, has been awarded management of a 1,005-bed property known as Wildwood Lubbock, located in Lubbock, Texas serving the students of Texas Tech University.

The community offers two-, three-, and four-bedroom townhome or garden style apartments, and is located within minutes of campus. The fully furnished apartments include a 65’’ Smart TV with high-speed internet and extended cable, full kitchen with bar area, private patios and balconies, in-unit washer/dryers and an electronic key system. Wildwood also offers a large indoor and outdoor amenity package that includes a fitness center with cardio suite, business center, study lounge with private booths, cybercafé, 3-tiered pool with swim-up bar and pool-side fire pit, cabanas and outdoor courtyards, volleyball and basketball courts, an outdoor fitness center, and fenced pet parks.

“We are very excited to add Wildwood Lubbock to our managed portfolio and to return to the Texas Tech market,” said Casey Petersen, Chief Operating Officer for PeakMade Real Estate. “Wildwood Lubbock is a fantastic project in a strong market, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to improve the resident experience with a customer-focused management strategy.”

The property recently launched renewal leasing for the 2022 fall term. You can find additional information about the property by visiting www.wildwoodlubbock.com.

ABOUT PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE

PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a diversified real estate services company, operating multiple brands for management, development, and advisory services for conventional multifamily and student apartments. PeakMade Real Estate provides support and infrastructure to its subsidiary companies, Peak Campus, one of the leading private developers and operators of student housing apartments in the U.S., and PeakMade Communities, a boutique conventional multifamily development and management company. The PeakMade Real Estate family of brands was built to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long-term investment strategies of its partners.

PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE AWARDED INNOVATION IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (IDI) GRANT FROM NATIONAL APARTMENT ASSOCIATION

“We are thrilled to have received this grant, and grateful for the incredibly dedicated DEI councilmembers’ hard work in securing it,” said Casey Petersen, Chief Operating Officer. “It’s indicative of our broader organizational commitment to being an inclusive workplace, and our focus on ensuring that our leaders and culture embody that commitment.”

The Peak Link’s grant proposal titled, Fostering Inclusive Excellence and Belonging Through Intercultural Development Competence, was submitted in order to develop an initiative that would provide the tools, education, and resources to leadership team members to foster a more self-aware and inclusive company and environment for all employees. The Peak Link firmly stated in their proposal that they cannot continue the work of inclusion and diversity with on-site teams until they look inward at their own leadership and identify the opportunities to create a more consistent approach to how they communicate and interact with their team members.

“We are incredibly honored to receive the NAA Diversity and Inclusion Grant because these funds will go towards continuing our efforts to fulfill Peak’s diversity vision and mission of creating an inclusive workplace for all our associates,” said Ashly Poyer, Vice President of Sales and Council Chair. “We have seen success with our pilot of the IDI program with our executive team and this grant will allow us to extend this valuable resource to the greater leadership team, allowing them to grow as managers and leaders to better serve our diverse workforce.”

The finalized initiative will expand PeakMade Real Estate’s Intercultural Development Inventory Leadership Programs and provide additional support to leaders through the use of intercultural competency assessments, coaching from professional inclusion leaders, and action plans to strengthen how leaders communicate with their teams.

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ABOUT PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE

PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a vertically integrated, diversified real estate development and property management company, operating multiple brands for management, development, and advisory services for multifamily, student, and build-to-rent communities.

ABOUT THE PEAK LINK

The Diversity and Inclusion Council for PeakMade Real Estate is tasked with promoting and supporting the companies’ vision for a diverse and inclusive community for all associates, customers, and stakeholders. Centered on education, awareness and action, the Council aims to collaborate both internally and externally on new ways to approach issues of equality in areas such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. The council plays an important role in ensuring that Peak is a place people can learn, feel valued, and be part of the change.


ABOUT NAA

The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 149 state and local affiliates, NAA encompasses over 93,000 members representing more than 10.5 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit www.naahq.org. NAA thanks its strategic partners Lowe’s Pro Supply and Yardi.

PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE RECEIVES THREE AWARDS AT SHB INNOVATION AWARDS 2021

“It’s an honor to be recognized in multiple categories at this year’s Innovator Awards. We were humbled to have the opportunity to share the stage with other leaders in our industry and to celebrate a few of the many success stories from the past year, “ said Casey Petersen, Chief Operating Officer at PeakMade Real Estate. “We are incredibly grateful to have outstanding teams and partners involved in University Center and The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s, and are very proud of all that they have accomplished.”

The Best Renovation of An Existing Project category was awarded to University Center in Chicago, IL.

University Center (“UC”) is a 1,732-bed high-rise mixed-use community, employing over 175+ employees throughout the year, that serves the students of numerous colleges and universities in downtown Chicago. UC embarked on a full property renovation in 2018-2020 to update unit interiors, modernize the property, and add additional resident services and amenities.  This 8-million-dollar renovations project increased occupancy by 7% over two years and allowed UC to outpace its competitor submarkets.

From design to execution, the teams from BKV, Wainwright, Schoenfelder, and Peak ensured the renovation kept students top of mind. Modernizing the outdated finishes was important but the renovation overall took on a theme of understanding student’s needs and use of space that resulted in the creation of over 15 new and unique amenity spaces to best fit our diverse clientele,” said Brooke Lopeman, Executive Director at University Center. “While I am proud of the results of the renovation itself, I am most grateful for the team at University Center that made this monumental work possible – it was truly a team effort.”

The Best Vendor/Operator Solution category was also awarded to University Center in partnership with student housing vendor, StarRez.

StarRez fundamentally changed how University Center operates and interacts with residents and clients, increasing efficiency while enhancing satisfaction. Overall, the integration of StarRez’s software allowed the property to save over $30,000 annually, eliminate and re-purpose over $100,000 in staff salaries, increase resident programming attendance by 38%+, reduce paper usage by 40%, eliminate 40+ hours of labor-intensive data entry, and streamline employee onboarding and training.

“We are really proud of our partnership with University Center/PeakMade Real Estate. They have an outstanding team and residential community but needed a technology platform that could help them enhance the operational efficiencies whilst improving the resident and guest experiences,” said Travis Knipe, Chief Operating Officer at StarRez. “Now they are truly leading the way with technology best practices that help them have a thriving team and community.”

The Best in Architecture and Design category was awarded to The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s for its immaculate restoration of the historic St. Gabriel’s Church and Monastery and surrounding new construction of a 555-unit apartment community to serve Boston area graduate students and young professionals.  Located in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood The Overlook was developed in partnership with PeakMade Real Estate, Blue Vista Capital Management, and Cabot, Cabot, and Forbes.

The Overlook continues to receive awards for its innovative approach to the adaptive reuse of a historic landmark, transforming the Church into an epic 20,000+ square foot amenity space.  The Overlook has also received the 2021 Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award for its transformative impact on the local community, and the Boston Preservation Alliance Award that honors the historic preservation efforts used in the project.

“The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s is a once-in-a-lifetime development opportunity that includes a monumental restoration and transformation of a once neglected site into a lively destination with many community benefits, significant green space, ample amenities and convenience,” said Jeff Githens, President of Development at PeakMade Real Estate. “This effort has resulted in incredible demand from both student and non-student residents and leasing velocity that has far exceeded our expectations.  We are honored to have The Overlook recognized with this award.”

ABOUT PEAKMADE REAL ESTATE

PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a diversified real estate development and property management company, operating multiple brands for management, development, and advisory services for conventional multifamily and student apartments. PeakMade Real Estate provides support and infrastructure to its subsidiary companies, Peak Campus, a leading private developer and operator of student housing apartments, and PeakMade Communities, a boutique conventional multifamily development and management company.

ABOUT BLUE VISTA

Blue Vista is a Chicago-based leading real estate investment management firm dedicated to developing long-term relationships, serving investor interests, and delivering consistent performance through a rigorous academic and research-driven investment process. Blue Vista’s platform offers a national footprint in the U.S. and Canada, local operating expertise, and best-in-class investment strategies focused exclusively on student housing, middle market real estate and lending.

ABOUT CC&F

Founded in 1904, CC&F is one of the oldest real estate firms in the nation, having developed more than 100 million SF throughout the United States. Over its history, CC&F has been responsible for the planning and construction of prominent Boston and Cambridge landmarks such as One Boston Place, 28 State St., 100 Summer St., 60 State St. and 55 Cambridge Pkwy. Today, CC&F is a leader in transit-oriented-developments and building for Boston’s innovation workforce.

ABOUT STARREZ

Founded in 1992, StarRez is the world leader in housing, conference, and judicial software with more than 300 customers worldwide. StarRez offers the most complete, easy-to-use, and fully integrated solution for student accommodation providers both small and large. StarRez is a comprehensive student housing solution including: online housing applications, online roommate and room self-selection, core staff administrative functions such as billing, reporting, email, and mail merge, as well as, complete integration with other campus systems.

PeakMade Launches Growspace, Powered by Blue Ocean Brain and The Peak Link

Growspace was created in response to employees seeking more educational resources centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion development.  The Peak Link Council collaborated with Blue Ocean Brain to ensure that the platform would meet employees needs and also fulfill their overall mission to connect people and their experiences by creating platforms to learn, feel valued, and be a part of the change.

“Working with the team at PeakMade to create a space for their employees to learn & grow at work has been fantastic. The team is so passionate about Growspace and it shows,“ said Marcy Osborn, Client Success Manager at Blue Ocean Brain.

Growspace offers courses ranging from DEI topics like confirmation bias, celebrating diversity, and understanding intersectionality to leadership lessons like empathy in the workplace, cultivating compassion, and empowering your teams.

“This platform gives us an opportunity to learn, grow, & evolve as individuals who can positively influence our teams & communities.  We can make an impact and it starts with each of us making the commitment,” commented Jennifer Hill, Chief People Officer and Executive Sponsor of The Peak Link Council.

Featured lessons are highlighted every month within the platform to keep conversations relevant to current events and diverse celebrations like Juneteenth, Pride Month, AAPI Month and more.

PeakMade recently reported that over 120 managers and leaders have accessed over 400 lessons and completed over 240 brain exercises within the first week of launch.

“We are so excited about the engagement with Growspace just one week after launch, our associates are hungry for diversity, equity, and inclusion resources. Launching Growspace is a huge step to bringing our diversity mission to life, and reinforces Peak’s commitment to a workplace powered by diversity and focused on inclusion,” added Ashly Poyer, Vice President of Sales and Council Chair of The Peak Link.

About PeakMade Real Estate

PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a diversified real estate services company, operating multiple brands for management, development, and advisory services for conventional multifamily and student apartments. PeakMade Real Estate provides support and infrastructure to its subsidiary companies, Peak Campus, one of the leading private developers and operators of student housing apartments in the U.S., and PeakMade Communities, a boutique conventional multifamily development and management company. The PeakMade Real Estate family of brands was built to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long-term investment strategies of its partners.

About The Peak Link

The Diversity and Inclusion Council for PeakMade Real Estate is tasked with promoting and supporting the companies’ vision for a diverse and inclusive community for all associates, customers, and stakeholders. Centered on education, awareness and action, the Council aims to collaborate both internally and externally on new ways to approach issues of equality in areas such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. The council plays an important role in ensuring that Peak is a place people can learn, feel valued, and be part of the change.

About Blue Ocean Brain

Blue Ocean Brain was founded to create exceptional learning served up in the way our brains learn best and believes that companies can achieve amazing success when their people have opportunities to learn and grow daily.  They are dedicated to designing and delivering the best possible microlearning experiences. Learn more about them at www.blueoceanbrain.com.

PeakMade Begins Exciting New Development Near Georgia Institute of Technology

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PeakMade Real Estate (“Peak”) and Blue Vista Capital Management (“Blue Vista”) recently closed on land within The Interlock, a $450 million mixed-use development in West Midtown Atlanta for construction of Theory Interlock, a purpose-built student apartment community intended to serve students of Georgia Tech.

In partnership with master developer SJ Collins Enterprises, Theory Interlock will be part of the second phase of development at The Interlock, which will also include a Publix grocery store, retail tenants and office space. Theory Interlock will connect to the buildings which were recently opened as part of the initial phase of development at The Interlock, which includes 200,000 square feet of technology-focused office space, 105,000 square feet for retail and restaurant space, 349 luxury apartments and 18 townhomes, 70 single family homes and the 161-room Bellyard, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
Theory Interlock represents the second student housing development by Peak and Blue Vista in the Georgia Tech market. Located at the intersection of Northside Drive, 11th Street and Ethel Street – just a block from the Georgia Tech campus, construction on the 671-bed community will begin this summer, with an expected completion in the Summer 2023. The project will sit directly above the Publix grocery store and will include a rooftop pool and fitness center.

“We are extremely excited to be part of Interlock which is a transformational mixed-use development for West Midtown Atlanta and Georgia Tech. Our proximity to the university and all that West Midtown has to offer is truly exceptional. We look forward to once again serving the growing Georgia Tech community and its outstanding students with another well-conceived student apartment project,” commented Jeff Githens, President of development for PeakMade Real Estate.

“Theory Interlock will create a one-of-a-kind community for the large and growing Georgia Tech student enrollment, with a market-leading location, unique design and expansive on-site amenities. The project will also provide direct access to the West Midtown area’s amenities,” said Jason Schwartz, managing principal of Blue Vista’s student housing platform. “We are thrilled to yet again partner with Peak Campus on this much anticipated Class-A student offering.”

About PeakMade Real Estate

PeakMade Real Estate is an institutional-grade development and property management company based in Atlanta, Georgia, focused exclusively on the student housing industry. The companies’ experienced professionals offer an unmatched ability to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long-term investment strategies of its partners. The Company has developed over 16,000 beds of purpose-built student housing, and have managed an average of 55,000 beds annually, with a combined valuation of more than $3.5 billion for investors nationwide, making them one of the largest private student operators in the United States.

About Blue Vista

Blue Vista is a Chicago-based leading real estate investment management firm dedicated to developing long-term relationships, serving investor interests, and delivering consistent performance through a rigorous academic and research-driven investment process. Blue Vista’s value-creating platform offers a national footprint in the U.S. and Canada, local operating expertise, and best-in-class investment strategies focused exclusively on student housing, middle-market real estate, and lending. Since the firm’s inception in 2002, Blue Vista has invested over $10.5 billion in total capitalized value through institutional real estate vehicles. For more information, please visit https://bluevistallc.com.

About S.J. Collins Enterprises

Founded in 2007, S.J. Collins Enterprises is a privately held, full-service developer of premier mixed-use, grocery-anchored and multifamily assets throughout the eastern United States. The firm’s focus is serving its clients, partners, and stakeholders to create successful projects that excite, engage, and enhance the communities they are located in. SJC continues to build on its long, successful track record as the proven leading development platform of choice for many retailers, capital partners, municipalities, and other valued stakeholders. For more information, go to www.SJCollinsEnt.com.