A Word From The Co-Founder
Years of experience in student housing has convinced me that the keys to success are a top flight site staff, second to none customer service, the perfect ambiance and always having your teams back. With these goals firmly in mind, Isaac and I created Campus Life & Style. Students should no longer settle for mediocre service, unimaginative décor and minimal amenities. America’s future, scientists, doctors, business professionals, athletes and national leaders deserve a personalized customer experience, and a stimulating environment that promotes study, recreation and a dynamic social scene.
But even the most attractive accommodations cannot meet these objectives unless they are managed with a passion for best in class service. This is why I scoured the country to assemble an elite executive team that is second to none. This executive group parks their egos at the door every day to focus on supporting our teams & serving our residents. They will ensure that each carefully crafted site team is the best of the best; that they are rigorously trained; and that they are supplied with all the tools they need to ensure our residents a first class living experience. All this, while promoting the company mission to become the largest, most admired provider of student housing in the world.
If you or a loved one are looking for housing, I invite you to experience the exhilarating difference in living at a CLS managed community. If you are looking for an exciting change in your career, I invite you to apply for one of our open positions and experience CLS’s culture of distinction first hand.
I am extremely excited about the opportunity to bring excellence to the resident experience and satisfaction to those who are passionate about their craft. Welcome to CLS!
Elliot J. Tamir, Co-Founder
Elliot J. Tamir
Elliot J. Tamir
With more than twenty years in the real estate business, Mr. Tamir’s experience is invaluable to the company’s continued pursuit of real estate investments nationwide. Mr. Tamir co-founded Campus Life & Style in 2015 with the goal to assemble a team of highly passionate and motivated individuals that will create tremendous value for its real estate portfolio by producing an unparalleled resident experience, a best in class workplace environment, a positive and sustained company culture & groundbreaking style and design. Mr. Tamir’s keen operational and construction knowledge, coupled with his exceptional management style will assure optimal performance throughout the portfolio.
Isaac J. Sitt
Isaac J. Sitt
Mr. Sitt co-founded Campus Life & Style. He oversees all property acquisitions and focuses on private equity real estate investments in both commercial and residential properties. He directs all debt and equity placements for the company. Throughout his career, Mr. Sitt has invested in, developed and managed retail and residential real estate. He utilizes an in-depth understanding of the industry to lead the company in acquiring its rapidly expanding portfolio of student housing assets located throughout the country. He is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business and sits on the boards of several charitable institutions.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Sholders brings more than 26 years in student housing property management experience to his role as COO at Campus Life & Style. Before CLS, Mr. Sholders started his career with 12 years of site level student property management experience and ultimately became Senior Vice President of Management Services for American Campus Communities in 2005. As SVP, Mr. Sholders was responsible for the overall fiscal operations, asset management, leasing and personnel supervision for a 170 property portfolio of owned properties.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Shoepe brings more than eighteen years of student housing property management experience to his role as SVP at Campus Life & Style. He started his career by holding various on site positions as Leasing Manager, General Manager and Area Manager. Before joining CLS, Mr. Shoepe served as a Regional Manager and then for seven years as Regional Vice President for American Campus Communities, where he was responsible for overall fiscal operations, physical asset management, leasing of assets and personnel administration for a 35 property portfolio of owned properties.
Senior Vice President, Controller
Ms. Demel brings more than 10 years of student housing experience to her role as Senior Vice President, Controller at Campus Life & Style. Prior to CLS, Ms. Demel spent five years in public accounting and entered property management with American Campus Communities as a Property Accountant. As she progressed to Senior Accountant, Assistant Controller and then Vice President, Ms. Demel led both the Property Accounting and Accounts Payable teams, overseeing the financial operations of more than 200 owned and managed properties.
Senior Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis
Mr. Hughes brings more than a decade of student housing experience to his role as Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) at Campus Life & Style. He comes to CLS from American Campus Communities, where he began his career as a financial analyst and progressed to the Head of FP&A responsible for public reporting metrics and analysis as well as all budgeting and forecasting for over 200 owned and managed communities. In addition to his FP&A role he also brings site level experience having served as a Regional Manager with ACC.
Senior Vice President Marketing & Leasing
Mrs. Nix brings more than 17 years of student housing experience to her role as SVP of Marketing and Leasing at Campus Life & Style. Before joining the CLS team, Mrs. Nix launched her own business, JNix Consulting, where she provided executive strategies for marketing, community positioning, market analysis and student centric lease up plans for all property types. Mrs. Nix began her career as a community advisor and climbed the ranks to VP of Marketing at Peak Campus Management, the second largest third party student housing management company in the country.
Santiago Quiroz, Jr.
Vice President of Facilities and Construction
Santiago Quiroz, Jr.
Santiago Quiroz, Jr. serves as VP of Facilities and Construction for Campus Life & Style. Mr. Quiroz has over 20 years of experience in maintenance operations, asset preservation, capital planning and project management since starting his career as a maintenance technician in 1992. Before joining the CLS team, Mr. Quiroz served as District Maintenance Director for Holiday Retirement, a position he held from 2003 to 2015. Mr. Quiroz managed Holiday’s multi state portfolio where his vast responsibilities included oversite and management of all corporate maintenance programs, initiatives and protocols for the properties including asset preservation, regulatory compliance in relation to state surveys, and safety.