Mr. Rollins is the Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of our company. He and Mr. Hartnett founded Campus Crest in 2004 and established it as a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality, purpose-built student housing properties located in targeted U.S. markets.
The company’s focus since inception has been on building and enhancing its vertically integrated business model, prototypical property type, The Grove brand and leading residence life program, SCORES. Mr. Rollins has been instrumental in the company’s significant growth and strategic direction, including its sustainability initiative.
Prior to founding Campus Crest, Mr. Rollins co-founded and managed companies that have successfully developed and operated real estate, as well as directed several private real estate focused investment funds. Mr. Rollins is lead director, member of the audit committee and chairman of the governance committee of Fortegra Financial Corporation (NYSE: FRF), a leading insurance services company. He received his BSBA from the Citadel and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.