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Mike Peter
President and Chief Executive Officer
Campus Advantage
In 2003 Mike co-founded Campus Advantage (CA) and now directs all aspects of its business segments including business development, acquisitions, development, and management services. CA is one of North America’s largest owners and operators of student housing communities with over 30,000 beds across 39 markets in 25 states. To date Campus Advantage has raised $675M in equity and acquired or developed over $1.3B in assets. CA’s consulting division has completed over 250 domestic and international engagements. In 2007 Mike oversaw the acquisition of Catalyst a full service digital marketing and design firm that is an integral part of CA’s operational success.
Mike began his career in student housing in the mid-1980’s rising from Resident Assistant to Resident & Leasing Director and, quickly, to Assistant General Manager for Allen & O’Hara – Educational Realty Trust’s (EdR’s) predecessor company. Mike then served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the West Indies before returning to earn a Law Degree at top ranked University of Minnesota. He returned to student housing full-time in 1997 as the Director of On-Campus Business Development for American Campus Communities (ACC), and then Executive Vice President of Asset Campus Housing.
Mike is a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I), National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA). Mike has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Minnesota. He served on the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) board and as Co-Chair for the Student Housing Committee of the National Apartment Association (NAA).
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