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 Testimonial:

"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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Kevin Owens

Executive Vice President, Operations

Mr. Owens is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience in property management operations. For more than 12 years, he has served in senior leadership roles with several national property management companies. He has extensive experience leading large operational teams and in managing large apartment community portfolios. Mr. Owens has experience with multiple asset types including conventional market rate communities and affordable communities. He has worked closely with property owners, including high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors, to maximize the value of their investments through critical analysis, creative business planning, and sound marketing and management. Mr. Owens is skilled at developing and implementing successful business plans. He is adept at leading new property lease-up efforts, and at leading property rehabilitation and repositioning, as well as acquisition, stabilization, and disposition efforts. Mr. Owens has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lee University and is a Member of the Atlanta Apartment Association, and is on the Executive Council of IREM Georgia.

Kevin Owens

Executive Vice President, Operations

Mr. Owens is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience in property management operations. For more than 12 years, he has served in senior leadership roles with several national property management companies. He has extensive experience leading large operational teams and in managing large apartment community portfolios. Mr. Owens has experience with multiple asset types including conventional market rate communities and affordable communities. He has worked closely with property owners, including high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors, to maximize the value of their investments through critical analysis, creative business planning, and sound marketing and management. Mr. Owens is skilled at developing and implementing successful business plans. He is adept at leading new property lease-up efforts, and at leading property rehabilitation and repositioning, as well as acquisition, stabilization, and disposition efforts. Mr. Owens has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lee University and is a Member of the Atlanta Apartment Association, and is on the Executive Council of IREM Georgia.

Daniel Griffin

Senior Regional Property Manager

Over his 26 year career in the multi-family industry, with 15 of those years specializing exclusively in student housing, Dan has established extensive experience in acquisitions, new developments and stabilized assets. Dan has also spent time as a Corporate Trainer, focusing on operations analysis, marketing plans, customized training and team development. He maintains a multifaceted degree of experience at all levels within the industry including maintenance, management, HOA management, and multi-site management. Dan also has a strong history of identifying problems in troubled portfolios and implementing action plans to improve the financial position of properties. Dan has overseen the operations of assets in over 20 varying collegiate markets.

Daniel Griffin

Senior Regional Property Manager

Over his 26 year career in the multi-family industry, with 15 of those years specializing exclusively in student housing, Dan has established extensive experience in acquisitions, new developments and stabilized assets. Dan has also spent time as a Corporate Trainer, focusing on operations analysis, marketing plans, customized training and team development. He maintains a multifaceted degree of experience at all levels within the industry including maintenance, management, HOA management, and multi-site management. Dan also has a strong history of identifying problems in troubled portfolios and implementing action plans to improve the financial position of properties. Dan has overseen the operations of assets in over 20 varying collegiate markets.

David Mahnke

Regional Property Manager

Over his 12 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. David is a dynamic, motivated and highly experienced student housing veteran with a solid history of success. He is a Steadfast leader and mentors with a track record of leading top-performing teams, optimizing internal operations, and minimizing expenses. In his role as Regional Property Manager with Campus First, David oversees all properties in the Midwest and Northeast and is based out of Pittsburgh, PA.

David Mahnke

Regional Property Manager

Over his 12 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. David is a dynamic, motivated and highly experienced student housing veteran with a solid history of success. He is a Steadfast leader and mentors with a track record of leading top-performing teams, optimizing internal operations, and minimizing expenses. In his role as Regional Property Manager with Campus First, David oversees all properties in the Midwest and Northeast and is based out of Pittsburgh, PA.

Jared Artman

Regional Leasing Support

Over his career in the student housing industry, Jared has been a leader in leasing focused roles in various markets. Starting as a Senior Leasing Consultant in a growing market in Gainesville, Florida, he played a huge part in leading his team to meet and exceed their leasing goals. Jared was quickly recognized and promoted to Assistant Property Manager in a new market in Maryland. From day one, he took control of all leasing and has exceeded goals every month. Because of his expertise in Leasing, he was selected to travel and assist with leasing efforts in other markets and has helped lead those properties to meet and exceed their goals, in addition to keeping his own team on track. He was later promoted to an Area Assistant Property Manager in Maryland for two properties in the market. In his current role as Regional Leasing Support Manager, Jared oversees all training and development implementation at all Campus 1st sites. He also oversees all reporting, numbers, due diligence, and other avenues that involve leasing for Campus First. Jared graduated with a BS in Communications - Public Relations from Millersville University (PA).

Jared Artman

Regional Leasing Support

Over his career in the student housing industry, Jared has been a leader in leasing focused roles in various markets. Starting as a Senior Leasing Consultant in a growing market in Gainesville, Florida, he played a huge part in leading his team to meet and exceed their leasing goals. Jared was quickly recognized and promoted to Assistant Property Manager in a new market in Maryland. From day one, he took control of all leasing and has exceeded goals every month. Because of his expertise in Leasing, he was selected to travel and assist with leasing efforts in other markets and has helped lead those properties to meet and exceed their goals, in addition to keeping his own team on track. He was later promoted to an Area Assistant Property Manager in Maryland for two properties in the market. In his current role as Regional Leasing Support Manager, Jared oversees all training and development implementation at all Campus 1st sites. He also oversees all reporting, numbers, due diligence, and other avenues that involve leasing for Campus First. Jared graduated with a BS in Communications - Public Relations from Millersville University (PA).

Cydne Wines

Regional Marketing Manager

Cydne Wines joined CF Real Estate Services in 2019 serving the role of Regional Marketing Manager. She oversees the marketing sector of the Campus First Student Living division focusing on traditional and digital marketing efforts. With over 15 years of marketing experience in multiple industries, Cydne brings a strong background in developing integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns, SEO, analyzing data, social media engagement, event production, website content, paid advertising, cross-branding and company/product branding. She also has experience building marketing strategies to focus on accelerating lead generation, retaining customers, brand recognition, social engagement and creating compelling content in support of company initiatives. Cydne most recently held the position of Digital Marketing Manager for FirstService Residential, North America’s leading HOA management company. During her tenure at FirstService Residential, she was responsible for nationwide SEO, digital advertising, social media and email marketing strategies covering 26 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces.

Cydne Wines

Regional Marketing Manager

Cydne Wines joined CF Real Estate Services in 2019 serving the role of Regional Marketing Manager. She oversees the marketing sector of the Campus First Student Living division focusing on traditional and digital marketing efforts. With over 15 years of marketing experience in multiple industries, Cydne brings a strong background in developing integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns, SEO, analyzing data, social media engagement, event production, website content, paid advertising, cross-branding and company/product branding. She also has experience building marketing strategies to focus on accelerating lead generation, retaining customers, brand recognition, social engagement and creating compelling content in support of company initiatives. Cydne most recently held the position of Digital Marketing Manager for FirstService Residential, North America’s leading HOA management company. During her tenure at FirstService Residential, she was responsible for nationwide SEO, digital advertising, social media and email marketing strategies covering 26 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces.

Brian Large

Regional Service Director

Over his 15 year career in multifamily conventional housing, Brian has worked for industry leaders such as Aimco, Archstone and CF Real Estate Services. He was also the owner and operator of a small home improvement / remodeling business for 7 years. Brian started in this industry as a Service Technician before quickly being promoted to Service Manager. His duties in this role include monitoring the preventative maintenance program for compliance, oversight of daily maintenance operations and assisting with capital improvements. He also provides training and assists with developing the onsite maintenance staff for Campus First. Brian’s achievements ultimately led him to his new position of Regional Service Director. His duties in this role include monitoring the preventative maintenance program for compliance, overseeing daily maintenance operations and assisting with capital improvements. He also provides training and assists with developing the onsite maintenance staff for Campus 1st and conventional sites.

Brian Large

Regional Service Director

Over his 15 year career in multifamily conventional housing, Brian has worked for industry leaders such as Aimco, Archstone and CF Real Estate Services. He was also the owner and operator of a small home improvement / remodeling business for 7 years. Brian started in this industry as a Service Technician before quickly being promoted to Service Manager. His duties in this role include monitoring the preventative maintenance program for compliance, oversight of daily maintenance operations and assisting with capital improvements. He also provides training and assists with developing the onsite maintenance staff for Campus First. Brian’s achievements ultimately led him to his new position of Regional Service Director. His duties in this role include monitoring the preventative maintenance program for compliance, overseeing daily maintenance operations and assisting with capital improvements. He also provides training and assists with developing the onsite maintenance staff for Campus 1st and conventional sites.

Ian Bingham

Senior Vice President, Client Services

Mr. Bingham is responsible for growing third party business with our existing clients as well as creating new relationships with private wealth and institutional clients in both Student Housing and Market Rate Apartments. Ian supervises the due diligence, management contract negotiations and transition process for all new assets at CF Real Estate Services. He brings with him two decades of multifamily experience in market rate and affordable housing. Before joining CF, he was the Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations for Village Green Holding where he was responsible for over 40,000 units of third party growth in a five-year period. Prior to the Business Development role Ian was the Vice President of Operations for the Chicago and East Coast Markets overseeing a portfolio of 10,000 units at Village Green Holding. Ian specializes in assisting clients in achieving their investment goals and has a vast understanding of over 30 markets in the south, mid-west and east coast.

Ian Bingham

Senior Vice President, Client Services

Mr. Bingham is responsible for growing third party business with our existing clients as well as creating new relationships with private wealth and institutional clients in both Student Housing and Market Rate Apartments. Ian supervises the due diligence, management contract negotiations and transition process for all new assets at CF Real Estate Services. He brings with him two decades of multifamily experience in market rate and affordable housing. Before joining CF, he was the Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations for Village Green Holding where he was responsible for over 40,000 units of third party growth in a five-year period. Prior to the Business Development role Ian was the Vice President of Operations for the Chicago and East Coast Markets overseeing a portfolio of 10,000 units at Village Green Holding. Ian specializes in assisting clients in achieving their investment goals and has a vast understanding of over 30 markets in the south, mid-west and east coast.

Ryan Perez

Vice President of Marketing

Ryan Perez joined CF Real Estate Services in March of 2016. Ryan serves as the Vice President of Marketing where she leads all efforts in branding, communications, reputation management, social presences and advertising. She brings an extensive knowledge of the multifamily sector of real estate with 12 years of experience in the industry. Ryan most recently held the position of Vice President of Marketing for Landmark Apartment Trust, a Tampa based REIT with approximately 25,000 units. During her tenure at Landmark, she was responsible for a company-wide rebrand, advertising, marketing, social media, online reputation management and operational based growth of each asset as it correlated to overall visibility and exposure. In addition to overseeing all marketing platforms, Ryan works closely with the operations analytics department to maximize property performance by monitoring, tracking and analyzing performance data portfolio-wide. Ryan currently serves on the NAAEI Program Administration Committee as well as the Apartment List Leadership council. She was awarded the "Best Use of Social Media" Circle of Excellence award from the First Coast Apartment Association in 2014. Ryan has also been an active speaker at industry conferences such as Multifamily Pro's Brainstorming, AIM, GAA, Zillow, Apartments.com webinar series and is a participating partner in the "Power of We" Rent Path program. Ryan earned her MBA from the University of Illinois and her Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Technical Writing from Bradley University. She also holds her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation through the Atlanta Apartment Association.

Ryan Perez

Vice President of Marketing

Ryan Perez joined CF Real Estate Services in March of 2016. Ryan serves as the Vice President of Marketing where she leads all efforts in branding, communications, reputation management, social presences and advertising. She brings an extensive knowledge of the multifamily sector of real estate with 12 years of experience in the industry. Ryan most recently held the position of Vice President of Marketing for Landmark Apartment Trust, a Tampa based REIT with approximately 25,000 units. During her tenure at Landmark, she was responsible for a company-wide rebrand, advertising, marketing, social media, online reputation management and operational based growth of each asset as it correlated to overall visibility and exposure. In addition to overseeing all marketing platforms, Ryan works closely with the operations analytics department to maximize property performance by monitoring, tracking and analyzing performance data portfolio-wide. Ryan currently serves on the NAAEI Program Administration Committee as well as the Apartment List Leadership council. She was awarded the "Best Use of Social Media" Circle of Excellence award from the First Coast Apartment Association in 2014. Ryan has also been an active speaker at industry conferences such as Multifamily Pro's Brainstorming, AIM, GAA, Zillow, Apartments.com webinar series and is a participating partner in the "Power of We" Rent Path program. Ryan earned her MBA from the University of Illinois and her Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Technical Writing from Bradley University. She also holds her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation through the Atlanta Apartment Association.

Paul Arthur

Director of Construction Management

Over his 23 year career in the construction and development field, Mr. Arthur has been involved in all facets of the building industry and has demonstrated a proven track record of success. With a background in Accounting and Engineering, Mr. Arthur began his career in drafting and structural design with Rylan Homes, and utilized this background into opening a Construction and Management company spanning a multi state area. After selling controlling interest of his business in 2009, Mr. Arthur moved into the management end of the industry with a primary emphasis on multifamily housing. With his previous employment Mr. Arthur was responsible for oversight of more 2,000 private and government funded properties with a combined value of over 625 million. He has also served in the past as an Area Service Manager over multiple properties, and Project Manager for Campus First student division where he demonstrated a proactive and decisive approach to management of all construction and renovations. As Director of Construction services Mr. Arthur is responsible for oversight of the construction and renovation division. Within this role he oversees construction and renovation budgeting, ensures the completion of all design and construction/renovation projects, assists with new acquisition analysis and is involved with owner/investor relations for our portfolio of properties within both conventional and student divisions.

Paul Arthur

Director of Construction Management

Over his 23 year career in the construction and development field, Mr. Arthur has been involved in all facets of the building industry and has demonstrated a proven track record of success. With a background in Accounting and Engineering, Mr. Arthur began his career in drafting and structural design with Rylan Homes, and utilized this background into opening a Construction and Management company spanning a multi state area. After selling controlling interest of his business in 2009, Mr. Arthur moved into the management end of the industry with a primary emphasis on multifamily housing. With his previous employment Mr. Arthur was responsible for oversight of more 2,000 private and government funded properties with a combined value of over 625 million. He has also served in the past as an Area Service Manager over multiple properties, and Project Manager for Campus First student division where he demonstrated a proactive and decisive approach to management of all construction and renovations. As Director of Construction services Mr. Arthur is responsible for oversight of the construction and renovation division. Within this role he oversees construction and renovation budgeting, ensures the completion of all design and construction/renovation projects, assists with new acquisition analysis and is involved with owner/investor relations for our portfolio of properties within both conventional and student divisions.

Sharon Hatfield

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Hatfield has oversight for various CF Real Estate Services departments related to property management, regional maintenance, construction services, and operations support. She is currently responsible for property management operations, corporate and regional marketing, human resources, student living, and education. She has over two decades experience in the multi-family industry including REITSs, public and private ownership. Before joining CF Real Estate Services Sharon was Senior VP of Operations at Southern Land Company and directed all multi-family property management functions for the organization. Prior to that she served as Director of Real Estate for Greystar Management Services in the Southeast. Sharon began her career in the industry with Archstone where she spent twelve years in various operations roles, where she also served as Vice President of National Marketing and Communications. Throughout her career Sharon has been instrumental in realigning infrastructures, organizing and implementing company rebranding efforts, developing business systems and plans, and arranging marketing efforts for acquisitions and high-end lease-ups. Her expertise has been in high barrier to entry markets and competitive soft markets including Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Denver and Southern California. Sharon is an active member of the Atlanta and Nashville Apartment Association and is currently seeking her CPM certification from IREM.

Sharon Hatfield

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Hatfield has oversight for various CF Real Estate Services departments related to property management, regional maintenance, construction services, and operations support. She is currently responsible for property management operations, corporate and regional marketing, human resources, student living, and education. She has over two decades experience in the multi-family industry including REITSs, public and private ownership. Before joining CF Real Estate Services Sharon was Senior VP of Operations at Southern Land Company and directed all multi-family property management functions for the organization. Prior to that she served as Director of Real Estate for Greystar Management Services in the Southeast. Sharon began her career in the industry with Archstone where she spent twelve years in various operations roles, where she also served as Vice President of National Marketing and Communications. Throughout her career Sharon has been instrumental in realigning infrastructures, organizing and implementing company rebranding efforts, developing business systems and plans, and arranging marketing efforts for acquisitions and high-end lease-ups. Her expertise has been in high barrier to entry markets and competitive soft markets including Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Denver and Southern California. Sharon is an active member of the Atlanta and Nashville Apartment Association and is currently seeking her CPM certification from IREM.

Kevin Owens

Executive Vice President, Operations

Mr. Owens is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience in property management operations. For more than 12 years, he has served in senior leadership roles with several national property management companies. He has extensive experience leading large operational teams and in managing large apartment community portfolios. Mr. Owens has experience with multiple asset types including conventional market rate communities and affordable communities. He has worked closely with property owners, including high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors, to maximize the value of their investments through critical analysis, creative business planning, and sound marketing and management. Mr. Owens is skilled at developing and implementing successful business plans. He is adept at leading new property lease-up efforts, and at leading property rehabilitation and repositioning, as well as acquisition, stabilization, and disposition efforts. Mr. Owens has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lee University and is a Member of the Atlanta Apartment Association, and is on the Executive Council of IREM Georgia.

Kevin Owens

Executive Vice President, Operations

Mr. Owens is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience in property management operations. For more than 12 years, he has served in senior leadership roles with several national property management companies. He has extensive experience leading large operational teams and in managing large apartment community portfolios. Mr. Owens has experience with multiple asset types including conventional market rate communities and affordable communities. He has worked closely with property owners, including high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors, to maximize the value of their investments through critical analysis, creative business planning, and sound marketing and management. Mr. Owens is skilled at developing and implementing successful business plans. He is adept at leading new property lease-up efforts, and at leading property rehabilitation and repositioning, as well as acquisition, stabilization, and disposition efforts. Mr. Owens has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lee University and is a Member of the Atlanta Apartment Association, and is on the Executive Council of IREM Georgia.

Daniel Griffin

Senior Regional Property Manager

Over his 26 year career in the multi-family industry, with 15 of those years specializing exclusively in student housing, Dan has established extensive experience in acquisitions, new developments and stabilized assets. Dan has also spent time as a Corporate Trainer, focusing on operations analysis, marketing plans, customized training and team development. He maintains a multifaceted degree of experience at all levels within the industry including maintenance, management, HOA management, and multi-site management. Dan also has a strong history of identifying problems in troubled portfolios and implementing action plans to improve the financial position of properties. Dan has overseen the operations of assets in over 20 varying collegiate markets.

Daniel Griffin

Senior Regional Property Manager

Over his 26 year career in the multi-family industry, with 15 of those years specializing exclusively in student housing, Dan has established extensive experience in acquisitions, new developments and stabilized assets. Dan has also spent time as a Corporate Trainer, focusing on operations analysis, marketing plans, customized training and team development. He maintains a multifaceted degree of experience at all levels within the industry including maintenance, management, HOA management, and multi-site management. Dan also has a strong history of identifying problems in troubled portfolios and implementing action plans to improve the financial position of properties. Dan has overseen the operations of assets in over 20 varying collegiate markets.

David Mahnke

Regional Property Manager

Over his 12 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. David is a dynamic, motivated and highly experienced student housing veteran with a solid history of success. He is a Steadfast leader and mentors with a track record of leading top-performing teams, optimizing internal operations, and minimizing expenses. In his role as Regional Property Manager with Campus First, David oversees all properties in the Midwest and Northeast and is based out of Pittsburgh, PA.

David Mahnke

Regional Property Manager

Over his 12 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. David is a dynamic, motivated and highly experienced student housing veteran with a solid history of success. He is a Steadfast leader and mentors with a track record of leading top-performing teams, optimizing internal operations, and minimizing expenses. In his role as Regional Property Manager with Campus First, David oversees all properties in the Midwest and Northeast and is based out of Pittsburgh, PA.

Jared Artman

Regional Leasing Support

Over his career in the student housing industry, Jared has been a leader in leasing focused roles in various markets. Starting as a Senior Leasing Consultant in a growing market in Gainesville, Florida, he played a huge part in leading his team to meet and exceed their leasing goals. Jared was quickly recognized and promoted to Assistant Property Manager in a new market in Maryland. From day one, he took control of all leasing and has exceeded goals every month. Because of his expertise in Leasing, he was selected to travel and assist with leasing efforts in other markets and has helped lead those properties to meet and exceed their goals, in addition to keeping his own team on track. He was later promoted to an Area Assistant Property Manager in Maryland for two properties in the market. In his current role as Regional Leasing Support Manager, Jared oversees all training and development implementation at all Campus 1st sites. He also oversees all reporting, numbers, due diligence, and other avenues that involve leasing for Campus First. Jared graduated with a BS in Communications - Public Relations from Millersville University (PA).

Jared Artman

Regional Leasing Support

Over his career in the student housing industry, Jared has been a leader in leasing focused roles in various markets. Starting as a Senior Leasing Consultant in a growing market in Gainesville, Florida, he played a huge part in leading his team to meet and exceed their leasing goals. Jared was quickly recognized and promoted to Assistant Property Manager in a new market in Maryland. From day one, he took control of all leasing and has exceeded goals every month. Because of his expertise in Leasing, he was selected to travel and assist with leasing efforts in other markets and has helped lead those properties to meet and exceed their goals, in addition to keeping his own team on track. He was later promoted to an Area Assistant Property Manager in Maryland for two properties in the market. In his current role as Regional Leasing Support Manager, Jared oversees all training and development implementation at all Campus 1st sites. He also oversees all reporting, numbers, due diligence, and other avenues that involve leasing for Campus First. Jared graduated with a BS in Communications - Public Relations from Millersville University (PA).

Cydne Wines

Regional Marketing Manager

Cydne Wines joined CF Real Estate Services in 2019 serving the role of Regional Marketing Manager. She oversees the marketing sector of the Campus First Student Living division focusing on traditional and digital marketing efforts. With over 15 years of marketing experience in multiple industries, Cydne brings a strong background in developing integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns, SEO, analyzing data, social media engagement, event production, website content, paid advertising, cross-branding and company/product branding. She also has experience building marketing strategies to focus on accelerating lead generation, retaining customers, brand recognition, social engagement and creating compelling content in support of company initiatives. Cydne most recently held the position of Digital Marketing Manager for FirstService Residential, North America’s leading HOA management company. During her tenure at FirstService Residential, she was responsible for nationwide SEO, digital advertising, social media and email marketing strategies covering 26 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces.

Cydne Wines

Regional Marketing Manager

Cydne Wines joined CF Real Estate Services in 2019 serving the role of Regional Marketing Manager. She oversees the marketing sector of the Campus First Student Living division focusing on traditional and digital marketing efforts. With over 15 years of marketing experience in multiple industries, Cydne brings a strong background in developing integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns, SEO, analyzing data, social media engagement, event production, website content, paid advertising, cross-branding and company/product branding. She also has experience building marketing strategies to focus on accelerating lead generation, retaining customers, brand recognition, social engagement and creating compelling content in support of company initiatives. Cydne most recently held the position of Digital Marketing Manager for FirstService Residential, North America’s leading HOA management company. During her tenure at FirstService Residential, she was responsible for nationwide SEO, digital advertising, social media and email marketing strategies covering 26 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces.

Brian Large

Regional Service Director

Over his 15 year career in multifamily conventional housing, Brian has worked for industry leaders such as Aimco, Archstone and CF Real Estate Services. He was also the owner and operator of a small home improvement / remodeling business for 7 years. Brian started in this industry as a Service Technician before quickly being promoted to Service Manager. His duties in this role include monitoring the preventative maintenance program for compliance, oversight of daily maintenance operations and assisting with capital improvements. He also provides training and assists with developing the onsite maintenance staff for Campus First. Brian’s achievements ultimately led him to his new position of Regional Service Director. His duties in this role include monitoring the preventative maintenance program for compliance, overseeing daily maintenance operations and assisting with capital improvements. He also provides training and assists with developing the onsite maintenance staff for Campus 1st and conventional sites.

Brian Large

Regional Service Director

Over his 15 year career in multifamily conventional housing, Brian has worked for industry leaders such as Aimco, Archstone and CF Real Estate Services. He was also the owner and operator of a small home improvement / remodeling business for 7 years. Brian started in this industry as a Service Technician before quickly being promoted to Service Manager. His duties in this role include monitoring the preventative maintenance program for compliance, oversight of daily maintenance operations and assisting with capital improvements. He also provides training and assists with developing the onsite maintenance staff for Campus First. Brian’s achievements ultimately led him to his new position of Regional Service Director. His duties in this role include monitoring the preventative maintenance program for compliance, overseeing daily maintenance operations and assisting with capital improvements. He also provides training and assists with developing the onsite maintenance staff for Campus 1st and conventional sites.

Ian Bingham

Senior Vice President, Client Services

Mr. Bingham is responsible for growing third party business with our existing clients as well as creating new relationships with private wealth and institutional clients in both Student Housing and Market Rate Apartments. Ian supervises the due diligence, management contract negotiations and transition process for all new assets at CF Real Estate Services. He brings with him two decades of multifamily experience in market rate and affordable housing. Before joining CF, he was the Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations for Village Green Holding where he was responsible for over 40,000 units of third party growth in a five-year period. Prior to the Business Development role Ian was the Vice President of Operations for the Chicago and East Coast Markets overseeing a portfolio of 10,000 units at Village Green Holding. Ian specializes in assisting clients in achieving their investment goals and has a vast understanding of over 30 markets in the south, mid-west and east coast.

Ian Bingham

Senior Vice President, Client Services

Mr. Bingham is responsible for growing third party business with our existing clients as well as creating new relationships with private wealth and institutional clients in both Student Housing and Market Rate Apartments. Ian supervises the due diligence, management contract negotiations and transition process for all new assets at CF Real Estate Services. He brings with him two decades of multifamily experience in market rate and affordable housing. Before joining CF, he was the Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations for Village Green Holding where he was responsible for over 40,000 units of third party growth in a five-year period. Prior to the Business Development role Ian was the Vice President of Operations for the Chicago and East Coast Markets overseeing a portfolio of 10,000 units at Village Green Holding. Ian specializes in assisting clients in achieving their investment goals and has a vast understanding of over 30 markets in the south, mid-west and east coast.

Ryan Perez

Vice President of Marketing

Ryan Perez joined CF Real Estate Services in March of 2016. Ryan serves as the Vice President of Marketing where she leads all efforts in branding, communications, reputation management, social presences and advertising. She brings an extensive knowledge of the multifamily sector of real estate with 12 years of experience in the industry. Ryan most recently held the position of Vice President of Marketing for Landmark Apartment Trust, a Tampa based REIT with approximately 25,000 units. During her tenure at Landmark, she was responsible for a company-wide rebrand, advertising, marketing, social media, online reputation management and operational based growth of each asset as it correlated to overall visibility and exposure. In addition to overseeing all marketing platforms, Ryan works closely with the operations analytics department to maximize property performance by monitoring, tracking and analyzing performance data portfolio-wide. Ryan currently serves on the NAAEI Program Administration Committee as well as the Apartment List Leadership council. She was awarded the "Best Use of Social Media" Circle of Excellence award from the First Coast Apartment Association in 2014. Ryan has also been an active speaker at industry conferences such as Multifamily Pro's Brainstorming, AIM, GAA, Zillow, Apartments.com webinar series and is a participating partner in the "Power of We" Rent Path program. Ryan earned her MBA from the University of Illinois and her Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Technical Writing from Bradley University. She also holds her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation through the Atlanta Apartment Association.

Ryan Perez

Vice President of Marketing

Ryan Perez joined CF Real Estate Services in March of 2016. Ryan serves as the Vice President of Marketing where she leads all efforts in branding, communications, reputation management, social presences and advertising. She brings an extensive knowledge of the multifamily sector of real estate with 12 years of experience in the industry. Ryan most recently held the position of Vice President of Marketing for Landmark Apartment Trust, a Tampa based REIT with approximately 25,000 units. During her tenure at Landmark, she was responsible for a company-wide rebrand, advertising, marketing, social media, online reputation management and operational based growth of each asset as it correlated to overall visibility and exposure. In addition to overseeing all marketing platforms, Ryan works closely with the operations analytics department to maximize property performance by monitoring, tracking and analyzing performance data portfolio-wide. Ryan currently serves on the NAAEI Program Administration Committee as well as the Apartment List Leadership council. She was awarded the "Best Use of Social Media" Circle of Excellence award from the First Coast Apartment Association in 2014. Ryan has also been an active speaker at industry conferences such as Multifamily Pro's Brainstorming, AIM, GAA, Zillow, Apartments.com webinar series and is a participating partner in the "Power of We" Rent Path program. Ryan earned her MBA from the University of Illinois and her Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Technical Writing from Bradley University. She also holds her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation through the Atlanta Apartment Association.

Paul Arthur

Director of Construction Management

Over his 23 year career in the construction and development field, Mr. Arthur has been involved in all facets of the building industry and has demonstrated a proven track record of success. With a background in Accounting and Engineering, Mr. Arthur began his career in drafting and structural design with Rylan Homes, and utilized this background into opening a Construction and Management company spanning a multi state area. After selling controlling interest of his business in 2009, Mr. Arthur moved into the management end of the industry with a primary emphasis on multifamily housing. With his previous employment Mr. Arthur was responsible for oversight of more 2,000 private and government funded properties with a combined value of over 625 million. He has also served in the past as an Area Service Manager over multiple properties, and Project Manager for Campus First student division where he demonstrated a proactive and decisive approach to management of all construction and renovations. As Director of Construction services Mr. Arthur is responsible for oversight of the construction and renovation division. Within this role he oversees construction and renovation budgeting, ensures the completion of all design and construction/renovation projects, assists with new acquisition analysis and is involved with owner/investor relations for our portfolio of properties within both conventional and student divisions.

Paul Arthur

Director of Construction Management

Over his 23 year career in the construction and development field, Mr. Arthur has been involved in all facets of the building industry and has demonstrated a proven track record of success. With a background in Accounting and Engineering, Mr. Arthur began his career in drafting and structural design with Rylan Homes, and utilized this background into opening a Construction and Management company spanning a multi state area. After selling controlling interest of his business in 2009, Mr. Arthur moved into the management end of the industry with a primary emphasis on multifamily housing. With his previous employment Mr. Arthur was responsible for oversight of more 2,000 private and government funded properties with a combined value of over 625 million. He has also served in the past as an Area Service Manager over multiple properties, and Project Manager for Campus First student division where he demonstrated a proactive and decisive approach to management of all construction and renovations. As Director of Construction services Mr. Arthur is responsible for oversight of the construction and renovation division. Within this role he oversees construction and renovation budgeting, ensures the completion of all design and construction/renovation projects, assists with new acquisition analysis and is involved with owner/investor relations for our portfolio of properties within both conventional and student divisions.

Sharon Hatfield

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Hatfield has oversight for various CF Real Estate Services departments related to property management, regional maintenance, construction services, and operations support. She is currently responsible for property management operations, corporate and regional marketing, human resources, student living, and education. She has over two decades experience in the multi-family industry including REITSs, public and private ownership. Before joining CF Real Estate Services Sharon was Senior VP of Operations at Southern Land Company and directed all multi-family property management functions for the organization. Prior to that she served as Director of Real Estate for Greystar Management Services in the Southeast. Sharon began her career in the industry with Archstone where she spent twelve years in various operations roles, where she also served as Vice President of National Marketing and Communications. Throughout her career Sharon has been instrumental in realigning infrastructures, organizing and implementing company rebranding efforts, developing business systems and plans, and arranging marketing efforts for acquisitions and high-end lease-ups. Her expertise has been in high barrier to entry markets and competitive soft markets including Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Denver and Southern California. Sharon is an active member of the Atlanta and Nashville Apartment Association and is currently seeking her CPM certification from IREM.

Sharon Hatfield

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Hatfield has oversight for various CF Real Estate Services departments related to property management, regional maintenance, construction services, and operations support. She is currently responsible for property management operations, corporate and regional marketing, human resources, student living, and education. She has over two decades experience in the multi-family industry including REITSs, public and private ownership. Before joining CF Real Estate Services Sharon was Senior VP of Operations at Southern Land Company and directed all multi-family property management functions for the organization. Prior to that she served as Director of Real Estate for Greystar Management Services in the Southeast. Sharon began her career in the industry with Archstone where she spent twelve years in various operations roles, where she also served as Vice President of National Marketing and Communications. Throughout her career Sharon has been instrumental in realigning infrastructures, organizing and implementing company rebranding efforts, developing business systems and plans, and arranging marketing efforts for acquisitions and high-end lease-ups. Her expertise has been in high barrier to entry markets and competitive soft markets including Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Denver and Southern California. Sharon is an active member of the Atlanta and Nashville Apartment Association and is currently seeking her CPM certification from IREM.

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.