Elliot J. Tamir
With more than twenty-five 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
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.
Mr. Sholders brings more than 30 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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Nix brings more than 20 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.
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.
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.
Mr. Ledet brings more than 14 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.
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.
Elyse Lombardi serves as the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and Risk Management for Campus Life & Style. Ms. Lombardi brings over 10 years of experience to her roll at CLS and is responsible for budgeting and forecasting, portfolio optimization, risk management, reporting, and company metrics.
Prior to joining CLS Ms. Lombardi was part of the Portfolio Management team at American Campus Communities and was responsible for general asset management, the creation and review of annual budgets, and forecasting and reporting, for over 200 owned and managed properties. Ms. Lombardi also spent 5 years as a Commercial Real Estate Broker and was involved in both owner/user and investment sales transactions, project leasing assignments, and tenant representation assignments across multiple asset types.
Ms. Lombardi graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a BA in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing.
Heather Tobey brings more than 20 years of accounting and systems experience to her role as Vice President of Operational System & Support at Campus Life & Style.
Before joining the CLS team, Mrs. Toby was an Accounts Payable Supervisor at American Campus Communities. At CLS, Mrs. Toby leads several teams to include HR/Payroll, in-house Utility Billing Services, Accounts Payable, and the in-house Support System. She also manages the transition process for all for new assets and dispositions undertaken by CLS by acting as liaison between all relevant parties.