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 28 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hughes brings more than a decade of student housing experience to his role as Chief Financial Officer 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 of Operations
Mr. Shoepe brings more than nineteen 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 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.
Senior Vice President Controller
Mr. French brings a decade of student housing experience to his role as SVP Controller at Campus Life & Style. He comes to CLS from Amplify Snack Brands (NYSE: BETR) where he served as Corporate Controller and lead the company’s accounting and financial reporting function through its initial public offering and oversaw the build-out of an accounting team required to operate effectively as a public company in a high growth, fast-paced environment. Prior to joining Amplify Snack Brands, Mr. French spent 10 years with American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) where he started as their SEC Reporting Manager and progressed to Vice President of Financial Reporting and was responsible for the external financial reporting function, financial consolidation process, owned development/construction accounting function and technical accounting research and analysis.
Santiago Quiroz, Jr.
Senior 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.
Vice President of Property Accounting
Mr. Ledet brings more than 13 years of student housing accounting experience to his role as Vice President of Property Accounting at Campus Life & Style. He comes to CLS from American Campus Communities, where he began his career as a Property Accountant progressing to Director of Property Accounting. He led a team of four Accountants that oversaw all aspects of financial reporting for a portfolio of owned and managed assets. In addition to his Accounting role he collaborated with a team to test, implement and write procedures for reporting tools and software which increased efficiency within the company.
Vice President of Operations
Geary Dancy serves as VP of Operations for CLS where he is responsible for all aspects of the portfolio’s operations. Before joining CLS, Mr. Dancy served as Regional Manager for ACC for four years. As Regional Manager, he was responsible for all aspects of operations for a portfolio of ACC owned assets. His responsibilities included overseeing all day-to-day operations and supervising a site level staff of General Managers, Assistant General Managers, Leasing Managers, Account Managers, and Maintenance Supervisors. During his tenure in this role his primary responsibility was to ensure maximum NOI by optimizing income and occupancy, while reducing operating expenses. Mr. Dancy also put a strong focus on training his site teams to ensure development and promotion from within the company, a practice that will continue at CLS. Mr. Dancy originally started with ACC in 2008 as a General Manager and was quickly promoted to Area Manager. Prior to joining ACC, Mr. Dancy spent seven years with Internacional Realty working with the student housing division of the company. During his time with Internacional Realty he held the positions of Community Assistant, Leasing Manager, Bookkeeper, Assistant General Manager and General Manager.