Our Story

Our Philosophy

Imagine a degree in Economics, an MBA and a Ph.D in Hospitality and you've got Campus First. Value-focused strategy, dedicated management, and hands-on service dictate every project we undertake.

Our Mission

We are committed to developing and managing exceptional student housing tailored to meet each resident's unique needs and to heighten value for our partners.

Why Us:

The guiding principal of Campus First is to treat each student property as its own and to remember that each property is its own individual business first and foremost. 

Campus First operates with a total focus on its managed properties, owners and customers. We provide tailored services that fit the needs of today's resident, while at the same time focusing on owner requirements and expectations. 

Campus First starts with a critical competitive advantage: a very high regard for customer/client service. We believe it is essential that the customer (whether investor, resident, or other individuals related to a property investment/ownership) feels they are being treated with the utmost respect, care, and urgency. All staff and personnel go through a training program that teaches many of the skills needed for successful client relations and customer service. 

Client Testimony:

"We would highly recommend Campus First for any third-property management takeover.  They came into a very unique situation with a struggling asset and on-site team and turned it around for us immediately.  Their marketing ideas, social media awareness, and customer service to our residents continue to impress us on a daily basis.  Their smaller team is made up of A+ individuals who can give each asset much more attention than the larger management firms out there.  We have been truly impressed and pleased with the performance thus far."

Executive Leadership

Top notch talent. Rock Solid commitment 

Starting with our CEO and extending through executive staff, management, and corporate support, Campus First is a continuous chain of integrated talent. We grow a culture of communication which seamlessly unites multi-tiered efforts to create a cohesive and uniquely successful product. Combining decades of unparalleled success in the multifamily real estate industry, our people focus intently on the communities they serve, while maintaining a clear and dynamic vision for progress and growth. Innovation, teamwork, service, and partnership are the benchmarks of our proven success.

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Chris Feeley

President

Over his 30-year career in commercial and multi- family real estate, Mr. Feeley has acquired, managed, underwritten, developed, invested in, or was the lender on more than $6 billion of commercial and multifamily properties, primarily located along the East Coast and Southwestern U.S. Prior to becoming Principal of Campus First Student Housing, Mr. Feeley was the Managing Partner and Principal of MVHP (formerly OCG, LLC) for 7 years, acquiring over $1 billion of multifamily real estate. In addition, Mr. Feeley has held positions with such prestigious institutions as Legg Mason Real Estate (now NorthMarq Capital), GE Capital Corporation (now Bank of America), and Paine Webber Mortgage Finance. Mr. Feeley also has prior experience as a Legislative Assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental affairs (for Senator William Roth of Delaware), and the Governor of the State of Delaware (Gov. Michael Castle), Mr. Feeley is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council and the Pension Real Estate Associations (“PREA”).

Chris Feeley

President

Over his 30-year career in commercial and multi- family real estate, Mr. Feeley has acquired, managed, underwritten, developed, invested in, or was the lender on more than $6 billion of commercial and multifamily properties, primarily located along the East Coast and Southwestern U.S. Prior to becoming Principal of Campus First Student Housing, Mr. Feeley was the Managing Partner and Principal of MVHP (formerly OCG, LLC) for 7 years, acquiring over $1 billion of multifamily real estate. In addition, Mr. Feeley has held positions with such prestigious institutions as Legg Mason Real Estate (now NorthMarq Capital), GE Capital Corporation (now Bank of America), and Paine Webber Mortgage Finance. Mr. Feeley also has prior experience as a Legislative Assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental affairs (for Senator William Roth of Delaware), and the Governor of the State of Delaware (Gov. Michael Castle), Mr. Feeley is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council and the Pension Real Estate Associations (“PREA”).

Anthony Magnelli

vice president student housing | business development

Over his 14 year career in multifamily property management, Mr. Magnelli has been responsible for overseeing over $750 million in multifamily assets (both student housing and market rate apartments). Mr. Magnelli spent 4 years as Sr. Regional Manager of a National Student Housing Company. Mr. Magnelli oversaw asset and property management for 7 student housing properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. These properties have a total asset value of $400 million. In addition, Mr. Magnelli supervised and managed the renovation of most of these properties. Average occupancy of his property portfolio was 98%+, delinquency at an average of under 1.4% and NOI ranked at the top of the overall portfolio. Prior to his position at Campus First Student Living as VP of Student Housing Mr. Magnelli was Principal and VP of Asset Management at MultiVersity Housing Partners. During that time he closely oversaw all aspects of a Student Housing Portfolio while also working on Acquisitions and Business Development. Mr. Magnelli has extensive expertise in budgeting, due diligence, acquisitions, training, revenue management, renovation management and oversight. Mr. Magnelli currently works on acquisitions and provides close Asset Management for Campus Firsts student housing portfolio. Mr. Magnelli has assisted in closing and securing equity for over $250 Million in acquisitions in 2016/2017.

Anthony Magnelli

vice president student housing | business development

Over his 14 year career in multifamily property management, Mr. Magnelli has been responsible for overseeing over $750 million in multifamily assets (both student housing and market rate apartments). Mr. Magnelli spent 4 years as Sr. Regional Manager of a National Student Housing Company. Mr. Magnelli oversaw asset and property management for 7 student housing properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. These properties have a total asset value of $400 million. In addition, Mr. Magnelli supervised and managed the renovation of most of these properties. Average occupancy of his property portfolio was 98%+, delinquency at an average of under 1.4% and NOI ranked at the top of the overall portfolio. Prior to his position at Campus First Student Living as VP of Student Housing Mr. Magnelli was Principal and VP of Asset Management at MultiVersity Housing Partners. During that time he closely oversaw all aspects of a Student Housing Portfolio while also working on Acquisitions and Business Development. Mr. Magnelli has extensive expertise in budgeting, due diligence, acquisitions, training, revenue management, renovation management and oversight. Mr. Magnelli currently works on acquisitions and provides close Asset Management for Campus Firsts student housing portfolio. Mr. Magnelli has assisted in closing and securing equity for over $250 Million in acquisitions in 2016/2017.

Leonard Wright

Vice President

Over his 9-year career in multifamily property management, Mr. Wright has been responsible for overseeing $400 to $600 million in multifamily assets (primarily student housing properties). Mr. Wright has spent the last 2 years as a Vice President/Senior Regional Manager of a National Student Housing Company, overseeing asset and property management for 12 student properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. Within his previous management company, Mr. Wright won several leadership awards and had a reputation for taking on troubled assets and repositioning them for success. Mr. Wright started as a Business Manager and was quickly promoted over the last 9 years. Average occupancy of his portfolio averaged 96%+, delinquency at an average of under 1.5% and NOI ranked at the top of the overall portfolio. Mr. Wright highly proficient in budgeting, due diligence/acquisition, training, revenue management, leasing, marketing and renovation management. Along with Mr. Magnelli, Mr. Wright created the training program for a majority of the property management guidelines for their previous company. Mr. Wright is an Executive Board Member for the Pennsylvania Apartment Association - West. Mr. Wright graduated with a BS from Slippery Rock University (PA).

Leonard Wright

Vice President

Over his 9-year career in multifamily property management, Mr. Wright has been responsible for overseeing $400 to $600 million in multifamily assets (primarily student housing properties). Mr. Wright has spent the last 2 years as a Vice President/Senior Regional Manager of a National Student Housing Company, overseeing asset and property management for 12 student properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. Within his previous management company, Mr. Wright won several leadership awards and had a reputation for taking on troubled assets and repositioning them for success. Mr. Wright started as a Business Manager and was quickly promoted over the last 9 years. Average occupancy of his portfolio averaged 96%+, delinquency at an average of under 1.5% and NOI ranked at the top of the overall portfolio. Mr. Wright highly proficient in budgeting, due diligence/acquisition, training, revenue management, leasing, marketing and renovation management. Along with Mr. Magnelli, Mr. Wright created the training program for a majority of the property management guidelines for their previous company. Mr. Wright is an Executive Board Member for the Pennsylvania Apartment Association - West. Mr. Wright graduated with a BS from Slippery Rock University (PA).

David Mahnke

Regional Property Manager

Over his 10 year career in Student Housing David has climbed the ranks amongst some of the industry’s most recognized companies. From Area Property Manager in multiple markets to the Operations Specialist and Systems Analyst over 21 properties, David brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience. David has expertise in enhancing troubled assets and taking premier assets to the next level. With David’s oversight, his multimillion dollar portfolios consistently exceeded NOI and maintained a resident retention rate of 40% and above. David is a dynamic, motivated and highly experienced student housing veteran with a solid history of success. He is a Steadfast leader and mentor with a track record of leading top-performing teams, optimizing internal operations, and minimizing expenses. He has a great reputation among his peers and brings great relationships with him to Campus First. In his role as Regional Property Manager with Campus First, David will oversee all properties in the Midwest and Northeast and will be based out of our Pittsburgh, PA regional office. David is looking forward to applying his hands on, all in approach with Campus First’s boutique platform.

David Mahnke

Regional Property Manager

Over his 10 year career in Student Housing David has climbed the ranks amongst some of the industry’s most recognized companies. From Area Property Manager in multiple markets to the Operations Specialist and Systems Analyst over 21 properties, David brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience. David has expertise in enhancing troubled assets and taking premier assets to the next level. With David’s oversight, his multimillion dollar portfolios consistently exceeded NOI and maintained a resident retention rate of 40% and above. David is a dynamic, motivated and highly experienced student housing veteran with a solid history of success. He is a Steadfast leader and mentor with a track record of leading top-performing teams, optimizing internal operations, and minimizing expenses. He has a great reputation among his peers and brings great relationships with him to Campus First. In his role as Regional Property Manager with Campus First, David will oversee all properties in the Midwest and Northeast and will be based out of our Pittsburgh, PA regional office. David is looking forward to applying his hands on, all in approach with Campus First’s boutique platform.

Garrett Hoover

Regional Property Manager

With many years of experience in student housing, Garrett has the knowledge and skills needed to grow a portfolio of properties to its full potential. Garrett has had the opportunity to work for some of the largest management companies in the business. It is through this experience that Garrett brings a wide variety of knowledge and tactics to all properties he manages. He began as a leasing agent and progressed through the ranks to become a Regional Manager. Garrett's expertise is in training, financials, operations and Leasing. His diverse background in the business has helped him gain knowledge of all aspects in property management. With a history of turning around troubled assets and taking others to new heights, Garrett is always ready for the next challenge.

Garrett Hoover

Regional Property Manager

With many years of experience in student housing, Garrett has the knowledge and skills needed to grow a portfolio of properties to its full potential. Garrett has had the opportunity to work for some of the largest management companies in the business. It is through this experience that Garrett brings a wide variety of knowledge and tactics to all properties he manages. He began as a leasing agent and progressed through the ranks to become a Regional Manager. Garrett's expertise is in training, financials, operations and Leasing. His diverse background in the business has helped him gain knowledge of all aspects in property management. With a history of turning around troubled assets and taking others to new heights, Garrett is always ready for the next challenge.

Kevin Bell

Regional Service Director

Over his 11 year career in Student Housing, Kevin has successfully held several positions that include Service Technician, Service Manager, Senior Service Manager and most recently Regional Service Director for Campus First Student Living. Kevin Bell is responsible for overseeing the preventative maintenance program, property turnover, daily maintenance operations and capitol improvements of over $500M in owned assets. Kevin is also responsbile for the hiring, training and oversight of our on-site Managers. Kevin plays a vital role in all due diligence projects and site takeovers.

Kevin Bell

Regional Service Director

Over his 11 year career in Student Housing, Kevin has successfully held several positions that include Service Technician, Service Manager, Senior Service Manager and most recently Regional Service Director for Campus First Student Living. Kevin Bell is responsible for overseeing the preventative maintenance program, property turnover, daily maintenance operations and capitol improvements of over $500M in owned assets. Kevin is also responsbile for the hiring, training and oversight of our on-site Managers. Kevin plays a vital role in all due diligence projects and site takeovers.

John Jackson

Regional Marketing Manager

Over his 3+ year career in the industry, John has successfully launched and executed award-winning marketing campaigns, digital targeting, rebranding, and social media projects in over 8 different markets. Most recently an Area Marketing Manager in the Austin area he was responsible for all branding, traffic generation, social media, co-vending partnerships and analyzing market trends. John has a reputation for not only piecing together innovative and creative marketing ideas but executing. This combined with his entrepreneurial spirit has helped him earn a name for himself in the industry as THE marketing guru. Overseeing all things marketing for more than 5,000 beds, he has been successful in new lease-ups and restabilization projects. John has received multiple marketing and leadership awards such as best social media, best use of video, and company MVP. Recently John authored a Digital Marketing project selected by the NAA for the 2017 Student Housing Conference in Chicago. In his current role, John will be overseeing all marketing, programming and branding for the student housing portfolio and Campus First Student Living as a whole.

John Jackson

Regional Marketing Manager

Over his 3+ year career in the industry, John has successfully launched and executed award-winning marketing campaigns, digital targeting, rebranding, and social media projects in over 8 different markets. Most recently an Area Marketing Manager in the Austin area he was responsible for all branding, traffic generation, social media, co-vending partnerships and analyzing market trends. John has a reputation for not only piecing together innovative and creative marketing ideas but executing. This combined with his entrepreneurial spirit has helped him earn a name for himself in the industry as THE marketing guru. Overseeing all things marketing for more than 5,000 beds, he has been successful in new lease-ups and restabilization projects. John has received multiple marketing and leadership awards such as best social media, best use of video, and company MVP. Recently John authored a Digital Marketing project selected by the NAA for the 2017 Student Housing Conference in Chicago. In his current role, John will be overseeing all marketing, programming and branding for the student housing portfolio and Campus First Student Living as a whole.

Bryanna Xander

Regional Leasing Support

Over her four year career in the student housing industry, Bryanna has been responsible for the training and implementation of new leasing platforms and techniques. She has traveled within recent companies to train in leasing, operations and to bring teams to their fullest potential. Within her first year with Campus 1st, Bryanna was awarded an MVP Award and shown through as a standout amongst her team. Starting as a Leasing Consultant in Slippery Rock, PA, Bryanna quickly became a key component in helping struggling sites lease, train up staff, and reach occupancy and rental rate goals. In her current role with Campus 1st, as Regional Leasing Support, Bryanna is part of the Due Diligence and Acquisition teams. She is responsible for the training of new takeover teams, new hires and to help CF1 sites throughout the portfolio. Bryanna will oversee all leasing platforms, leasing efforts and techniques at all Campus 1st properties.

Bryanna Xander

Regional Leasing Support

Over her four year career in the student housing industry, Bryanna has been responsible for the training and implementation of new leasing platforms and techniques. She has traveled within recent companies to train in leasing, operations and to bring teams to their fullest potential. Within her first year with Campus 1st, Bryanna was awarded an MVP Award and shown through as a standout amongst her team. Starting as a Leasing Consultant in Slippery Rock, PA, Bryanna quickly became a key component in helping struggling sites lease, train up staff, and reach occupancy and rental rate goals. In her current role with Campus 1st, as Regional Leasing Support, Bryanna is part of the Due Diligence and Acquisition teams. She is responsible for the training of new takeover teams, new hires and to help CF1 sites throughout the portfolio. Bryanna will oversee all leasing platforms, leasing efforts and techniques at all Campus 1st properties.

Chris Feeley

President

Over his 30-year career in commercial and multi- family real estate, Mr. Feeley has acquired, managed, underwritten, developed, invested in, or was the lender on more than $6 billion of commercial and multifamily properties, primarily located along the East Coast and Southwestern U.S. Prior to becoming Principal of Campus First Student Housing, Mr. Feeley was the Managing Partner and Principal of MVHP (formerly OCG, LLC) for 7 years, acquiring over $1 billion of multifamily real estate. In addition, Mr. Feeley has held positions with such prestigious institutions as Legg Mason Real Estate (now NorthMarq Capital), GE Capital Corporation (now Bank of America), and Paine Webber Mortgage Finance. Mr. Feeley also has prior experience as a Legislative Assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental affairs (for Senator William Roth of Delaware), and the Governor of the State of Delaware (Gov. Michael Castle), Mr. Feeley is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council and the Pension Real Estate Associations (“PREA”).

Chris Feeley

President

Over his 30-year career in commercial and multi- family real estate, Mr. Feeley has acquired, managed, underwritten, developed, invested in, or was the lender on more than $6 billion of commercial and multifamily properties, primarily located along the East Coast and Southwestern U.S. Prior to becoming Principal of Campus First Student Housing, Mr. Feeley was the Managing Partner and Principal of MVHP (formerly OCG, LLC) for 7 years, acquiring over $1 billion of multifamily real estate. In addition, Mr. Feeley has held positions with such prestigious institutions as Legg Mason Real Estate (now NorthMarq Capital), GE Capital Corporation (now Bank of America), and Paine Webber Mortgage Finance. Mr. Feeley also has prior experience as a Legislative Assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental affairs (for Senator William Roth of Delaware), and the Governor of the State of Delaware (Gov. Michael Castle), Mr. Feeley is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council and the Pension Real Estate Associations (“PREA”).

Anthony Magnelli

vice president student housing | business development

Over his 14 year career in multifamily property management, Mr. Magnelli has been responsible for overseeing over $750 million in multifamily assets (both student housing and market rate apartments). Mr. Magnelli spent 4 years as Sr. Regional Manager of a National Student Housing Company. Mr. Magnelli oversaw asset and property management for 7 student housing properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. These properties have a total asset value of $400 million. In addition, Mr. Magnelli supervised and managed the renovation of most of these properties. Average occupancy of his property portfolio was 98%+, delinquency at an average of under 1.4% and NOI ranked at the top of the overall portfolio. Prior to his position at Campus First Student Living as VP of Student Housing Mr. Magnelli was Principal and VP of Asset Management at MultiVersity Housing Partners. During that time he closely oversaw all aspects of a Student Housing Portfolio while also working on Acquisitions and Business Development. Mr. Magnelli has extensive expertise in budgeting, due diligence, acquisitions, training, revenue management, renovation management and oversight. Mr. Magnelli currently works on acquisitions and provides close Asset Management for Campus Firsts student housing portfolio. Mr. Magnelli has assisted in closing and securing equity for over $250 Million in acquisitions in 2016/2017.

Anthony Magnelli

vice president student housing | business development

Over his 14 year career in multifamily property management, Mr. Magnelli has been responsible for overseeing over $750 million in multifamily assets (both student housing and market rate apartments). Mr. Magnelli spent 4 years as Sr. Regional Manager of a National Student Housing Company. Mr. Magnelli oversaw asset and property management for 7 student housing properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. These properties have a total asset value of $400 million. In addition, Mr. Magnelli supervised and managed the renovation of most of these properties. Average occupancy of his property portfolio was 98%+, delinquency at an average of under 1.4% and NOI ranked at the top of the overall portfolio. Prior to his position at Campus First Student Living as VP of Student Housing Mr. Magnelli was Principal and VP of Asset Management at MultiVersity Housing Partners. During that time he closely oversaw all aspects of a Student Housing Portfolio while also working on Acquisitions and Business Development. Mr. Magnelli has extensive expertise in budgeting, due diligence, acquisitions, training, revenue management, renovation management and oversight. Mr. Magnelli currently works on acquisitions and provides close Asset Management for Campus Firsts student housing portfolio. Mr. Magnelli has assisted in closing and securing equity for over $250 Million in acquisitions in 2016/2017.

Leonard Wright

Vice President

Over his 9-year career in multifamily property management, Mr. Wright has been responsible for overseeing $400 to $600 million in multifamily assets (primarily student housing properties). Mr. Wright has spent the last 2 years as a Vice President/Senior Regional Manager of a National Student Housing Company, overseeing asset and property management for 12 student properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. Within his previous management company, Mr. Wright won several leadership awards and had a reputation for taking on troubled assets and repositioning them for success. Mr. Wright started as a Business Manager and was quickly promoted over the last 9 years. Average occupancy of his portfolio averaged 96%+, delinquency at an average of under 1.5% and NOI ranked at the top of the overall portfolio. Mr. Wright highly proficient in budgeting, due diligence/acquisition, training, revenue management, leasing, marketing and renovation management. Along with Mr. Magnelli, Mr. Wright created the training program for a majority of the property management guidelines for their previous company. Mr. Wright is an Executive Board Member for the Pennsylvania Apartment Association - West. Mr. Wright graduated with a BS from Slippery Rock University (PA).

Leonard Wright

Vice President

Over his 9-year career in multifamily property management, Mr. Wright has been responsible for overseeing $400 to $600 million in multifamily assets (primarily student housing properties). Mr. Wright has spent the last 2 years as a Vice President/Senior Regional Manager of a National Student Housing Company, overseeing asset and property management for 12 student properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. Within his previous management company, Mr. Wright won several leadership awards and had a reputation for taking on troubled assets and repositioning them for success. Mr. Wright started as a Business Manager and was quickly promoted over the last 9 years. Average occupancy of his portfolio averaged 96%+, delinquency at an average of under 1.5% and NOI ranked at the top of the overall portfolio. Mr. Wright highly proficient in budgeting, due diligence/acquisition, training, revenue management, leasing, marketing and renovation management. Along with Mr. Magnelli, Mr. Wright created the training program for a majority of the property management guidelines for their previous company. Mr. Wright is an Executive Board Member for the Pennsylvania Apartment Association - West. Mr. Wright graduated with a BS from Slippery Rock University (PA).

David Mahnke

Regional Property Manager

Over his 10 year career in Student Housing David has climbed the ranks amongst some of the industry’s most recognized companies. From Area Property Manager in multiple markets to the Operations Specialist and Systems Analyst over 21 properties, David brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience. David has expertise in enhancing troubled assets and taking premier assets to the next level. With David’s oversight, his multimillion dollar portfolios consistently exceeded NOI and maintained a resident retention rate of 40% and above. David is a dynamic, motivated and highly experienced student housing veteran with a solid history of success. He is a Steadfast leader and mentor with a track record of leading top-performing teams, optimizing internal operations, and minimizing expenses. He has a great reputation among his peers and brings great relationships with him to Campus First. In his role as Regional Property Manager with Campus First, David will oversee all properties in the Midwest and Northeast and will be based out of our Pittsburgh, PA regional office. David is looking forward to applying his hands on, all in approach with Campus First’s boutique platform.

David Mahnke

Regional Property Manager

Over his 10 year career in Student Housing David has climbed the ranks amongst some of the industry’s most recognized companies. From Area Property Manager in multiple markets to the Operations Specialist and Systems Analyst over 21 properties, David brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience. David has expertise in enhancing troubled assets and taking premier assets to the next level. With David’s oversight, his multimillion dollar portfolios consistently exceeded NOI and maintained a resident retention rate of 40% and above. David is a dynamic, motivated and highly experienced student housing veteran with a solid history of success. He is a Steadfast leader and mentor with a track record of leading top-performing teams, optimizing internal operations, and minimizing expenses. He has a great reputation among his peers and brings great relationships with him to Campus First. In his role as Regional Property Manager with Campus First, David will oversee all properties in the Midwest and Northeast and will be based out of our Pittsburgh, PA regional office. David is looking forward to applying his hands on, all in approach with Campus First’s boutique platform.

Garrett Hoover

Regional Property Manager

With many years of experience in student housing, Garrett has the knowledge and skills needed to grow a portfolio of properties to its full potential. Garrett has had the opportunity to work for some of the largest management companies in the business. It is through this experience that Garrett brings a wide variety of knowledge and tactics to all properties he manages. He began as a leasing agent and progressed through the ranks to become a Regional Manager. Garrett's expertise is in training, financials, operations and Leasing. His diverse background in the business has helped him gain knowledge of all aspects in property management. With a history of turning around troubled assets and taking others to new heights, Garrett is always ready for the next challenge.

Garrett Hoover

Regional Property Manager

With many years of experience in student housing, Garrett has the knowledge and skills needed to grow a portfolio of properties to its full potential. Garrett has had the opportunity to work for some of the largest management companies in the business. It is through this experience that Garrett brings a wide variety of knowledge and tactics to all properties he manages. He began as a leasing agent and progressed through the ranks to become a Regional Manager. Garrett's expertise is in training, financials, operations and Leasing. His diverse background in the business has helped him gain knowledge of all aspects in property management. With a history of turning around troubled assets and taking others to new heights, Garrett is always ready for the next challenge.

Kevin Bell

Regional Service Director

Over his 11 year career in Student Housing, Kevin has successfully held several positions that include Service Technician, Service Manager, Senior Service Manager and most recently Regional Service Director for Campus First Student Living. Kevin Bell is responsible for overseeing the preventative maintenance program, property turnover, daily maintenance operations and capitol improvements of over $500M in owned assets. Kevin is also responsbile for the hiring, training and oversight of our on-site Managers. Kevin plays a vital role in all due diligence projects and site takeovers.

Kevin Bell

Regional Service Director

Over his 11 year career in Student Housing, Kevin has successfully held several positions that include Service Technician, Service Manager, Senior Service Manager and most recently Regional Service Director for Campus First Student Living. Kevin Bell is responsible for overseeing the preventative maintenance program, property turnover, daily maintenance operations and capitol improvements of over $500M in owned assets. Kevin is also responsbile for the hiring, training and oversight of our on-site Managers. Kevin plays a vital role in all due diligence projects and site takeovers.

John Jackson

Regional Marketing Manager

Over his 3+ year career in the industry, John has successfully launched and executed award-winning marketing campaigns, digital targeting, rebranding, and social media projects in over 8 different markets. Most recently an Area Marketing Manager in the Austin area he was responsible for all branding, traffic generation, social media, co-vending partnerships and analyzing market trends. John has a reputation for not only piecing together innovative and creative marketing ideas but executing. This combined with his entrepreneurial spirit has helped him earn a name for himself in the industry as THE marketing guru. Overseeing all things marketing for more than 5,000 beds, he has been successful in new lease-ups and restabilization projects. John has received multiple marketing and leadership awards such as best social media, best use of video, and company MVP. Recently John authored a Digital Marketing project selected by the NAA for the 2017 Student Housing Conference in Chicago. In his current role, John will be overseeing all marketing, programming and branding for the student housing portfolio and Campus First Student Living as a whole.

John Jackson

Regional Marketing Manager

Over his 3+ year career in the industry, John has successfully launched and executed award-winning marketing campaigns, digital targeting, rebranding, and social media projects in over 8 different markets. Most recently an Area Marketing Manager in the Austin area he was responsible for all branding, traffic generation, social media, co-vending partnerships and analyzing market trends. John has a reputation for not only piecing together innovative and creative marketing ideas but executing. This combined with his entrepreneurial spirit has helped him earn a name for himself in the industry as THE marketing guru. Overseeing all things marketing for more than 5,000 beds, he has been successful in new lease-ups and restabilization projects. John has received multiple marketing and leadership awards such as best social media, best use of video, and company MVP. Recently John authored a Digital Marketing project selected by the NAA for the 2017 Student Housing Conference in Chicago. In his current role, John will be overseeing all marketing, programming and branding for the student housing portfolio and Campus First Student Living as a whole.

Bryanna Xander

Regional Leasing Support

Over her four year career in the student housing industry, Bryanna has been responsible for the training and implementation of new leasing platforms and techniques. She has traveled within recent companies to train in leasing, operations and to bring teams to their fullest potential. Within her first year with Campus 1st, Bryanna was awarded an MVP Award and shown through as a standout amongst her team. Starting as a Leasing Consultant in Slippery Rock, PA, Bryanna quickly became a key component in helping struggling sites lease, train up staff, and reach occupancy and rental rate goals. In her current role with Campus 1st, as Regional Leasing Support, Bryanna is part of the Due Diligence and Acquisition teams. She is responsible for the training of new takeover teams, new hires and to help CF1 sites throughout the portfolio. Bryanna will oversee all leasing platforms, leasing efforts and techniques at all Campus 1st properties.

Bryanna Xander

Regional Leasing Support

Over her four year career in the student housing industry, Bryanna has been responsible for the training and implementation of new leasing platforms and techniques. She has traveled within recent companies to train in leasing, operations and to bring teams to their fullest potential. Within her first year with Campus 1st, Bryanna was awarded an MVP Award and shown through as a standout amongst her team. Starting as a Leasing Consultant in Slippery Rock, PA, Bryanna quickly became a key component in helping struggling sites lease, train up staff, and reach occupancy and rental rate goals. In her current role with Campus 1st, as Regional Leasing Support, Bryanna is part of the Due Diligence and Acquisition teams. She is responsible for the training of new takeover teams, new hires and to help CF1 sites throughout the portfolio. Bryanna will oversee all leasing platforms, leasing efforts and techniques at all Campus 1st properties.

Find Out What Sets Campus First Apart From the Rest

Driven to Create a Better Student Living Experience

 

Campus First is the student housing division of our parent company, CF Real Estate Services. When the company began expanding and acquiring student housing properties, creating a separate division was the clear choice. We began by focusing on the needs of our clients and customers, helping property owners, managers, and their employees create a welcoming community for students and parents alike.

 

Years later, Campus First has become a leader in the student housing real estate market, with 6 properties and $250 Million in equity to our name. Despite this ongoing growth, we remain committed to fostering a productive, educational environment for students across the country. We tailor our services and management style to specific communities and universities in an effort to help every student reach their full potential.