CAPRE’s Mountain West Student Housing Forum

Speakers and Advisors

Featured Speakers

Andy FeinourPresident and CEO, Student Quarters

Andy is an authority in student housing with more than 15 years of experience. As President and CEO of Student Quarters, Andy is responsible for generating high yield returns for investors by acquiring underperforming properties and growing NOI through upgrades and enhanced management. Utilizing deep industry knowledge and consulting experience he has been able to […] more

Andy is an authority in student housing with more than 15 years of experience. As President and CEO of Student Quarters, Andy is responsible for generating high yield returns for investors by acquiring underperforming properties and growing NOI through upgrades and enhanced management. Utilizing deep industry knowledge and consulting experience he has been able to […] more

J. Ryan LangVice Chairman - Student Housing, Newmark Knight Frank

Ryan Lang, vice chairman with Newmark Knight Frank and head of its Student Housing division, spearheads best-in-class investment sales and advisory services on behalf of its clients. He has represented many of the largest institutional, public and private real estate companies in the country and has closed approximately $6.7 billion in real estate transactions. Prior […] more

Ryan Lang, vice chairman with Newmark Knight Frank and head of its Student Housing division, spearheads best-in-class investment sales and advisory services on behalf of its clients. He has represented many of the largest institutional, public and private real estate companies in the country and has closed approximately $6.7 billion in real estate transactions. Prior […] more

Brent LittlePresident, Fountain Residential Partners

Brent has been instrumental in the development and construction of well over $2 billion of multifamily rental and condominium properties, as well as office, retail, and commercial properties, in a career spanning over 20 years. He has led various divisions of JPI Luxury and JPI Student Living Development and Construction, as well as with other […] more

Brent has been instrumental in the development and construction of well over $2 billion of multifamily rental and condominium properties, as well as office, retail, and commercial properties, in a career spanning over 20 years. He has led various divisions of JPI Luxury and JPI Student Living Development and Construction, as well as with other […] more

David M. PiercePrincipal, Parallel Company

Mr. Pierce is responsible for all investment activities and the direction of the company. He also oversees all development and investment activities. Mr. Pierce has over 27 years of design, development, construction and real estate experience, of which, the first 14 years he successfully served as a practicing architect. Mr. Pierce formed Parallel CO after […] more

Mr. Pierce is responsible for all investment activities and the direction of the company. He also oversees all development and investment activities. Mr. Pierce has over 27 years of design, development, construction and real estate experience, of which, the first 14 years he successfully served as a practicing architect. Mr. Pierce formed Parallel CO after […] more

Roger PhillipsCEO, Texla Housing Partners, LLC

TEXLA Housing Partners is a real estate firm specializing in the acquisition, reposition and management of student housing and multi-family properties. The firm through its joint ventures and management affiliates currently manage assets throughout the U.S. exceeding $175MM in value. Learn More more

TEXLA Housing Partners is a real estate firm specializing in the acquisition, reposition and management of student housing and multi-family properties. The firm through its joint ventures and management affiliates currently manage assets throughout the U.S. exceeding $175MM in value. Learn More more

Mike PorrittVice President - Advisory Services, The Scion Group LLC

Founded in 1999, Scion focuses exclusively on ownership, operation and advisory services for student housing, both on and off campus. We have participated in the acquisition or development of over 70,000 beds and advised colleges and universities, foundations and private-sector providers in more than 200 campus markets, representing over $5.0 billion of project value. Today, […] more

Founded in 1999, Scion focuses exclusively on ownership, operation and advisory services for student housing, both on and off campus. We have participated in the acquisition or development of over 70,000 beds and advised colleges and universities, foundations and private-sector providers in more than 200 campus markets, representing over $5.0 billion of project value. Today, […] more

Lee RyderPresident, University Communities LLC

Lee Ryder is a founder and President of University Communities. He is responsible for executive oversight of all aspects of University Communities. His primary focus is on strategic direction, business growth, operations oversight, and executive team development. Prior to University Communities, Lee was CFO and Director of Acquisitions for the student housing division of AIMCO […] more

Lee Ryder is a founder and President of University Communities. He is responsible for executive oversight of all aspects of University Communities. His primary focus is on strategic direction, business growth, operations oversight, and executive team development. Prior to University Communities, Lee was CFO and Director of Acquisitions for the student housing division of AIMCO […] more

Chip Thomas, Ed.D.Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Colorado Mountain College Rifle

Dr. Chip Thomas currently serves as the Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and previously was the Director of Student Life & Housing at Colorado Mountain College. He has been in the student affairs profession for over twenty five years in a wide variety of roles. His career started at Colorado Mesa University as the […] more

Dr. Chip Thomas currently serves as the Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and previously was the Director of Student Life & Housing at Colorado Mountain College. He has been in the student affairs profession for over twenty five years in a wide variety of roles. His career started at Colorado Mesa University as the […] more

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