At Campus First, innovation means just another day at the office. All of our employees are here to push the limits of what a real estate management company can do. From expert customer service to growing our portfolio of student housing properties, every decision that we make is geared towards improving the off-campus living experience for students all over the country. We use in-depth data analytics to make sure that all of our properties are meeting company standards.
In addition to effectively managing the day-to-day operations of our properties, we’re constantly investing in and exploring new revenue opportunities such as valet trash services, VIP parking, and new educational technologies. The sky is the limit at Campus First. Here, increasing our bottom line and investing in the well-being of our students go hand-in-hand. Find out more about what Campus First is all about and get in touch with us today!
June 20, 2017
SALISBURY, MD. (June 20, 2017) – Campus First Student Living, a division of CF Real Estate Services, is a company that focuses on the acquisition, development, and property management of purpose built student housing. Campus First is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices in Pittsburgh, PA, Dallas, TX, and Washington, DC. Campus First is committed to not only being the premier provider of off-campus student housing for Salisbury University, but is equally excited to support the University by introducing the new The University Orchard Scholarship.
The University Orchard Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship, where candidates will be required to write an essay discussing their involvement within their communities, or their impact while on-campus at Salisbury University. The mission of the scholarship is to partner with Salisbury University to create opportunities for Salisbury University students that come from Lower Eastern Shore communities. Each student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and at least two semesters remaining until the completion of their degree program.
The scholarship will be awarded for the upcoming academic year (2017-2018), and interested parties can go to www.salisbury.edu/foundation/ to review submission details and apply for the scholarship.
University Orchard, a Campus First student property, is located less than one-half mile from the main campus of Salisbury University. “We are happy to be in the Salisbury market and in an effort to support the University and Eastern Shoreline communities, we thought it was vital to give back and provide our financial support that might not otherwise be available to a prospective student.” said Anthony Magnelli, Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management. Furthermore, Magnelli stated “Campus First Student Living and CF Real Estate Services take their relationship with their communities and universities very seriously and strive to be a great neighbor."
June 22, 2017
Charleston –6/22/17 The Passage, a new luxury residential development in Charleston to offer quality lifestyle opportunities in the sought-after neighborhood of Summerville. The 240-unit apartment community provides high-end amenities and is near one of Charleston’s fastest-growing corridors. The Passage is developed and owned by Woodfield Investments and is managed by CF Real Estate Services.
“This community provides the lifestyle that the professionals who have come to work in this growth market expect to live,” said Brian Schick, Development Partner, Woodfield Investments. “The businesses that are operating in Summerville are attracting a professional who is looking for a different level of luxury. We have put careful thought into creating an area that fosters a fulfilling daily life experience.”>
The Passage presents residents an amenity package that includes a dog park, horseshoe pit and bocce ball, open-air cabanas, an in-pool sun shelf in a saltwater pool and fiber optic internet. Wellness benefits include yoga and spin studios, as well as instructor-led classes. The layout and square footage of the apartment homes in The Passage are significantly greater than average, and include the only studio floorplan in the submarket.
The community has begun pre-leasing activities, and officially opened June 8. For more information on The Passage, please visit www.livethepassage.com.
Woodfield Investments is a developer of Class A multifamily and mixed-use assets located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern portions of the US. Woodfield currently has 2,621 units in the process of lease-up and stabilization, with another 3,000 under construction and an additional 2,500 units in the development pipeline.
With headquarters in Atlanta, GA, CF Real Estate Services is a vertically integrated multifamily real estate firm. Known as an industry leader, CF’s menu of services includes property management, asset management, and consulting.
July 11, 2017
Atlanta–7/11/17 CF Real Estate Services announces the addition of Ian Bingham. Bingham joins CF as senior vice president of client services. In addition to focusing on private and institutional client relationships, the role will also oversee quality assurance for all business processes.
“Ian’s vast knowledge of the industry, coupled with his deep rooted relationships with private wealth and institutional clients, will help to accelerate the growth of our business,” states Byron Cocke, co-CEO. “Ian is well respected in both business development and investment arenas and will be a valued collaborator to the executive leadership team.”
Bingham’s expertise will help to drive strategy to further enhance client offerings. He will oversee all CF markets in this capacity, with a footprint spanning from the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwest to the Midwest. He will be based in Chicago, IL, where he currently resides.
Bingham brings with him two decades of multifamily experience in market rate and affordable housing. Prior to joining CF, he served as the vice president of business development and client relations for Village Green Holding, where he was the driving force for over 50,000 units of new third party assignments in the last five years. Preceding this role within the same organization, he served as the vice president of operations for the Chicago and East Coast markets overseeing a portfolio of 10,000 units. Ian specializes in assisting clients in achieving their investment goals and has an extensive understanding of over 30 markets.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, CF Real Estate Services (CF) is a vertically integrated multifamily real estate firm. With decades of industry experience, the team has evolved into a leading provider of real estate services including property management, asset management, and consulting for conventional multi family, student housing and other asset classes. CF currently serves clients in 14 states.
February 22, 2017
Apartment complex rising at Fifth and Peabody in SoBro to include large common space and performance stage
TENNESSEE--(TENNESSEAN)--A late summer opening is targeted for the 328-unit Olmsted Nashville apartment community that's rising on 1.89 acres at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Peabody Street in the area south of Broadway.
The project at 501 Fifth Ave. S. is the first in Nashville for Atlanta-based developer CF Real Estate Services, whose partner in Olmsted Nashville is Charlotte, N.C.-based consultant Llewellyn Development with The Carlyle Group as an equity partner. It is expected to further activate the SoBro area just south of Korean Veterans Boulevard.
Pre-leasing is expected to start in late spring for apartments at Olmsted Nashville.
"Our ultimate goal is for this place to have a soul and for our residents to be proud to call Olmsted home," said Brett Oliver, director of Development at CF Real Estate Services. "We’ve worked really hard with our design, including collaborating with local designers and artisans, to make something cool that translates into a wonderful resident experience and feels true to Nashville’s emerging and leading culture."
The large common space at the Olmsted Nashville complex will include a performance stage. Along with the overall public space, the stage will be used to promote local artists and artisans including through programs and exhibits that will also benefit Olmsted Nashville residents and the neighborhood.
Olmsted Nashville will offer studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. Size of the units will range from the smallest 434 square foot studios with the largest two-bedroom apartments each 1,382 square feet.
Amenities will include an outdoor pool, fitness center, dog spa and a top-floor leasing office and roof lounge that will also be an event space with views of downtown Nashville.
Cambridge Swinerton Builders is general contractor for the Olmsted Nashville project.
Elsewhere in a suburb just north of Midtown Atlanta, CF Real Estate Services is developing Olmsted Chamblee along with other partners.
April 20, 2017
Seasoned real estate industry veteran to lead operations in Texas and throughout Southwest
Atlanta –4/20/17 CF Real Estate Services is pleased to announce that Tom Lamberth has been named regional partner. In addition to leading operations in Texas and Louisiana for the growing multifamily real estate firm, Lamberth will also be growing the company’s presence through select opportunities in the Southwest.
"We are very excited to have Tom join CF Real Estate Services,” said Byron Cocke, co-CEO. “Tom is a high-caliber individual with a stellar track record of performance in both property management and investment. We are looking to continue that track record with our new partnership at CF Real Estate Services."
In his new role, Lamberth will leverage his extensive background to expand the company’s platform in development, acquisitions and third party property management services in Texas, Louisiana and surrounding markets, and will lead a team of top real estate professionals in the company’s new regional office in Dallas.
Prior to joining CF Real Estate Services, Lamberth served as vice president at UDR for 15 years, where he was responsible for development activities in Texas and other select markets, including Washington, D.C.; North Carolina; Florida; and Arizona. His experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth area includes the assemblage, entitlement and development of Vitruvian Park in Addison, a 125-acre, urban master-planned, mixed-use development that will have 6,000 units when completed. Lamberth also served as an area director for UDR, heading the operations of 12,000 homes in markets throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Prior to his tenure with UDR, Lamberth held senior-level positions with Lincoln Property Company, where, as senior vice president, he co-directed the operations of 42,000 apartment homes in the eastern U.S.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, CF Real Estate Services is a vertically integrated multifamily real estate firm. With decades of multifamily industry experience, the team has evolved into a leading provider of multifamily services including property management, asset management, and consulting. CF Real Estate Services serves clients in 14 states. With expertise in affordable, conventional and student housing, CF Real Estate Services successfully manages various holdings in multiple arenas of real estate.
April 21, 2017
CF expands their corporate social responsibility and now offers National Week of Service programs in both spring and fall.
Atlanta –4/21/17 CF Real Estate Services, a multifamily real estate company, is significantly expanding its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. The organization kicked off its outreach last fall with a National Week of Service. Dozens of associates from every part of the company donated to, and volunteered with, nonprofits that help feed the hungry, help children, rescue pets, provide quality housing and more.
Now the privately-owned company is organizing two weeks of service each year – one in the spring and one in the fall.
“We were blown away by the participation last year,” says Week of Service organizer Alan Walsh, CF’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “Now we want to raise the bar, expand our horizons and help even more people.”
The Spring Week of Service will reach at least 40 nonprofits in 25 cities in 10 states. The efforts kicked off this week in Texas, with events at the Dallas Animal Shelter, as well as a senior center and food bank in Conroe. The week of April 23 expands the efforts across nine other states including Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Beneficiaries of the efforts include organizations that help the homeless and hungry, survivors of domestic abuse, seriously ill and needy children, the environment, domesticated animals and wildlife, and other causes.
In addition, CF provides all associates 4 hours of paid service per month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.
“Giving back is part of the culture of our company,” Walsh concluded. “It’s all about service more than anything else.”
May 16, 2017
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CF Real Estate Services is pleased to announce that Ellie Norton has been named vice president of business development. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Norton will grow the presence of CF Real Estate Services in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee markets.
“Ellie is the kind of professional who embodies the promise of the CF Real Estate Services brand,” said Byron Cocke, co-CEO. “The breadth and depth of her experience allow her to conduct business from a range of perspectives, which is key to fostering mutually beneficial relationships with our clients. She is an asset to our organization, and to her clients.”
Norton has a 20-year career in the multi-family industry, serving on both the owner/operator side as well as the associate supplier side. Most recently, she served as district sales manager for a digital media company specializing in both multi-family and single family real estate, where she led performance and sales teams in exceeding revenue objectives, growing market share and improving underperforming markets. Before that, Norton honed her experience in various positions in the multi-family industry, including serving as leasing manager, property manager and area manager.
With CF Real Estate Services, Norton will leverage her experience in traditional and digital media, trend analysis and executive-level portfolio management to create forward-thinking client relationship strategies. She will utilize her extensive understanding of the industry to maximize the company’s exposure and foster new business opportunities for CF Real Estate Services within the multi-family industry.
Norton is a certified apartment manager with the National Apartment Association and serves on the Apartment Association of North Carolina Next Gen Committee. She is a member of the Apartment Association of Charlotte Education Advisory Council, where she is a certified instructor.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, CF Real Estate Services is a vertically integrated multi-family real estate firm. With decades of multi-family industry experience, the team has evolved into a leading provider of multi-family services including property management, asset management, and consulting. CF Real Estate Services serves clients in 14 states. With expertise in affordable, conventional and student housing, CF Real Estate Services successfully manages various holdings in multiple arenas of real estate.
July 26, 2017
University at Slippery Rock Announces Construction of Phase II
Campus First is set to deliver 152 beds summer of 2018
July 26, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campus First Student Living, a student housing management company, has announced they will pursue developing phase II of University Village at Slippery Rock. Located one-eighth of a mile from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock PA, the second phase of the existing community will consist of 5 buildings totaling 44 units and 152 beds. The units will consist of two-bedroom, two-bathrooms, three-bedroom, three-bathroom and fourbedroom, four-bathroom units. All units will be equipped with stainless steel high efficiency appliances, new furniture packages, granite counter tops and other luxury apartment features. Campus First expects to break ground by June 2018.
“The phase II land was part of our original acquisition, and we are excited about starting construction by mid-year 2018. This will be a great addition to our existing property and the SRU community.”
Phase I of University at Slippery Rock is a Class A+ student housing property consisting of 200 units and 632 beds. Campus First recently spent $1.1 million on capital improvements on the community, including a heated resort style pool featuring a pergola, hammock garden, dog park, hot tub and a complete renovation of the clubhouse. Phase I offers two-bedroom, two-bathroom and four-bedroom, four-bathroom units. All units are equipped with stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel fixtures, faux leather furniture, full-size washer and dryer, and hardwood cabinetry. The property is currently 96% leased for the 2017-2018 academic year.
According to Chris Feeley, Campus First's President, "The phase II land was part of our original acquisition, and we are excited about starting construction by mid-year 2018. This will be a great addition to our existing property and the SRU community.”
To learn more about Campus First Student Living, please visit www.campus1st.com.
CF Real Estate Services Ryan Perez, 404-459-6242 [email protected]
January 09, 2017
Campus First and CF Real Estate Services Acquires684 Bed Property at Salisbury University
January 09, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
SALISBURY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campus First Student Living and CF Real Estate Services LLC, have acquired University Orchard, located less than one-half mile from the main campus of Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. Salisbury University is part of the University System of Maryland. Campus First will be overseeing the management of this 648-bed property as well as a $600,000 property upgrade program. The property will continue to retain the name University Orchard.
“The Campus First team is excited about managing this property and turning this asset into the premier off-campus student property at University of Salisbury through its new management team and the planned upgrade program”
Campus First will bring its boutique style approach and expertise in student property management to position the asset as Salisbury University’s premier off-campus student housing option. As part of the property upgrades, Campus First will be constructing a new dog park, add a large outdoor LED screen in the pool and terrace area, renovate the exterior and interior of the clubhouse, and enhance the fitness center and study areas.
Residents will be pleased with the upgraded internet and cable packages as well as the addition of VIP premium suites. The new premium option will include grey faux wood floors, painted interiors, and completely renovated kitchens with subway tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, new counter tops and kitchen hardware. The bathrooms will also be updated and the VIP suites will boast all new modern furniture packages and new large, flat screen televisions.
University Orchard is currently 99% leased for the 2015-16 lease year. The property was constructed in 2013, and features a resort style swimming pool, outdoor spa, separate game room, clubhouse, and volleyball and pickle ball courts. Unit interiors have faux wood flooring, bed-bath parity, black appliances, and are fully furnished.
“The Campus First team is excited about managing this property and turning this asset into the premier off-campus student property at University of Salisbury through its new management team and the planned upgrade program,” states Christopher Feeley, President of Campus First.
To learn more about Campus First Student Living, please visit www.campus1st.com.
To learn more about CF Real Estate Services, please visit www.cfres.com.
CF Real Estate Services LLC
Ryan Perez, 404-459-6242 [email protected]
November 22, 2016
Campus First, CF Real Estate Services Buy Student Housing Property Near University of South Carolina
November 22, 2016 10:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA -- (BUSINESS WIRE)--(Cocke Findelstein, Inc. (CFI), announces the expansion of their Campus First Living division through the addition of the former principals of MultiVersity Housing Partners LLC ("MVHP").
Columbia, S.C. — Campus First Student Living and CF Real Estate Services LLC have formed a joint venture with a private commingled fund to purchase Club at Carolina Stadium, a 486-bed student housing property situated less than one mile from the main campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
The community is located adjacent to the Congaree River and across from the university’s new ballpark. Campus First will manage the property, and will be overseeing a $2.7 million renovation and rebranding of Club at Carolina Stadium, which will be renamed Rivers Edge at Carolina Stadium.
The renovations will include a new clubhouse with a fitness center, private and shared study lounges, gaming area, café and a deck overlooking the swimming pool and terrace area. Other improvements will include a new outdoor kitchen, renovated dog park with dog washing station, two fire pit areas, enhanced landscaping, new signage, kayaks and canoes for residents and a new shuttle bus and electric bikes for students to get to class.
The overhaul will also include upgraded internet and cable packages, as well as the addition of VIP premium suites that will include gray faux-wood floors, painted interiors and renovated kitchens with subway tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, new countertops and kitchen hardware. The name of the seller and sale price were undisclosed. The ARA Newmark Student Housing Group, led by Executive Managing Director Ryan Lang, brokered the transaction.
October 28, 2016
CF Real Estate Announces Expansion of Campus First Student Living with the Addition of the Principals of MVHP
October 28, 2016 10:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cocke Finkelstein, Inc. (CFI), announces the expansion of their Campus First Student Living division through the addition of the former principals of MultiVersity Housing Partners, LLC (“MVHP”).
“We want the business to be accretive to our investors and clients while maintaining a very high level of service.”
Campus First Student Living, has experienced solid success in the past year and is now proud to announce that the organization is expanding with the addition of the senior members of MVHP. CFI has incorporated the principals of MVHP, an existing company with a core focus on purpose built student housing. With the addition of these seasoned student housing professionals, the student division of CFI will continue to be known as Campus First Student Living with plans to expand its existing footprint at primary and secondary universities throughout the U.S. Campus First plans to immediately expand in university markets in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Tennessee. This new partnership should increase bed count by more than 2,000 in the near term; while focusing long term on the acquisition and third party management of student housing communities across the United States.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Cocke Finkelstein Inc. (CFI) is a privately held real estate and investment management firm, founded in 2004. Campus First and CFlane are affiliated management subsidiaries of Cocke Finkelstein. With the addition of MultiVersity Housing Partners, CFI is welcoming new team members including three senior leaders to the organization that bring more than 60 years of combined student housing experience.
Christopher Feeley, President of Campus First Student Living, brings more than 30 years of experience in commercial and multifamily real estate. Prior to joining Campus First, Mr. Feeley was the Managing Partner and Principal of MHVP for 7 years, acquiring over $1 billion of multifamily real estate.
Anthony Magnelli, Vice President of Business Development for Campus First Student Living, has 13 years of experience in his multifamily career. He most recently served as Principal for MVHP, and previously served as a Senior Regional Manager for a national student housing company and oversaw multiple student properties.
Leonard Wright, Vice President of Operations for Campus First Student Living, holds 9 years of management experience, with a strict focus on purpose built student housing. He most recently served as Principal of MVHP, and previously served as a Vice President and Senior Regional Manager for a national student housing company and oversaw multiple student properties.
July 27, 2017
Campus First Student Living Awarded Management of The Gathering near Salisbury University
July 27, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SALISBURY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campus First Student Living and CF Real Estate Services LLC have been awarded management of The Gathering, located less than one mile from the main campus of Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. Salisbury University is part of the University System of Maryland. The property will continue to retain the name The Gathering.
Campus First will bring its boutique style approach and expertise in student property management to position its second asset in the Salisbury Market as one of Salisbury University’s premier off- campus student housing options. Some immediate changes include going pet friendly and making the clubhouse 24 hours, which will give residents access at any time to the cyber café and coffee bar. This space will also feature community events that support and aid student academics.
The Gathering community was constructed in 2015 and is comprised of 50 luxury four-bedroom, four and a half bath townhomes. The property features a resort style swimming pool, tanning deck, game lounge, clubhouse, and fitness center. Unit interiors have faux wood flooring, bed-bath parity, stainless steel appliances, a large kitchen island, and are fully furnished.
“Campus First is pleased to have the opportunity to manage this luxury specialty community. Our dedicated team is looking forward to positioning The Gathering as one of Salisbury’s premier assets by using our customer focused strategy. Our four-tiered approach focuses on our owners/investors, employees, vendors, and of course our residents. The proof is in the numbers. Our portfolio boosts renewal percentages, rent growth and occupancy well above all of our major competitors. We are pleased that Campus First is being sought out and recognized for our fresh and innovative approach,” states Christopher Feeley, President of Campus First.
CF Real Estate Services LLC
Ryan Perez, 404-459-6242 [email protected]