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Campus Crest rings The Opening Bell® at NYSE

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On Friday, July 5th representatives from Campus Crest Communities (NYSE:CCG) and its operating partner, Copper Beech Townhome Communities, visited the NYSE and ring The Opening Bell®.

Campus Crest develops, builds, owns and operates student housing communities that make a positive impact on the world. It all began with a unique vision: to create a vertically-integrated platform that could develop the best student housing properties in the industry. The Company believed it could make a difference in college students’ lives by delivering a resident-focused, service-enriched experience they couldn’t find anywhere else.

Since 2004, Campus Crest, led by CEO Ted Rollins, has risen to the top of the student housing industry because of its value-driven, vertically integrated platform and hospitality brand approach. Currently, Campus Crest’s student housing properties operate under two brands, The Grove® and Copper Beech.

Its portfolio consists of 84 communities in proximity to college campuses located throughout the U.S. With more than 44,000 beds, Campus Crest is the second largest public student housing platform. The Company continues to grow organically by delivering new properties each academic year.

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Campus Crest Communities enters Montreal Student Housing Market

campus crest - hotelCampus Crest Communities, Inc., a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality student housing properties, and Beaumont Partners SA (“Beaumont”) have entered a joint venture partnership that acquired the 711 room, 33-story Delta Centre-Ville Hotel in downtown Montreal, Quebec with plans to convert it into an upscale student housing tower.

Situated above the Square-Victoria Metro Station stop, the Montreal acquisition offers easy access to McGill University, Concordia University and L’Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS), a part of the Universite du Quebec network, which collectively serve more than 81,500 full-time students. The property is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, within walking distance of Old Montreal, the Bell Centre sports and entertainment complex, the Central Train Station and numerous dining and cultural attractions.

Once complete, the property will feature high-end appointments and expects to attract undergraduate and graduate students offering an upscale housing alternative with modern, attractively furnished rooms and a range of amenities including a media lounge, fitness center, library and a technology center.

Ample common areas including numerous study lounges will be designed to accommodate social and academic interaction. To foster a sense of community and promote resident engagement, the property will regularly host a variety of activities. Residents will be served by a highly trained, professional staff that includes a general manager, leasing manager, community assistants and a courtesy officer for security purposes. As part of the joint venture agreement, Campus Crest will serve as property manager.

In addition to marking Campus Crest’s entry into Canada, the project is the Company’s second urban, high-rise development. In February, Campus Crest announced a joint venture partnership to develop a 33-story, 850-bed student housing tower in University City, Philadelphia, targeted for completion in the fall of 2014.

The joint venture, which is owned 20% by Campus Crest and 80% by Beaumont, paid approximately $60 million for the property, including closing costs, fees and reserves. The partnership expects to obtain redevelopment financing later this year to fund the conversion of the hotel into an upscale student housing tower featuring a mix of single and double units. The redevelopment of the tower is slated to be completed for the fall of 2014, with leasing to begin in the fall of 2013.

“We are excited to align ourselves with Beaumont to acquire an asset in an irreplaceable location in the heart of downtown Montreal at discount to replacement cost,” said Ted W. Rollins, Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Campus Crest. “We have been evaluating the Canadian market for years and believe this is the right opportunity with the right partner to bring our unique brand of student housing to our North American neighbors.”

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Ted Rollins on NEXT

In an ongoing initiative to improve the carbon footprint for Campus Crest Communities, CEO Ted Rollins has spearheaded an enhanced environmental initiative called NEXT.

NEXT incorporates four areas of focus for improving our footprint across the board,” said Rollins.

These areas are: balanced living, operating responsibly, serving communities, and building innovation.

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According to Rollins, Campus Crest employees can feel good knowing that they are part of a company that is dedicated to leaving a positive footprint. Employees are encouraged to become engaged in the NEXT initiatives and provide additional ideas for taking it to the NEXT level.

“As a resident, you can get educated and get involved by participating in green events, community improvement projects, and making healthy lifestyle choices,” said Rollins.

Rollins cites that investors will know that Campus Crest is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen.

“Our NEXT initiatives are good indicators of our overall commitment to doing well by doing good in the world,” said Rollins.

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Ted Rollins provides free housing options for students awarded Horatio Alger scholarship

Campus Crest Communities led by CEO Ted Rollins provides free housing options for students who win Horatio Alger Florida Scholarships to college. These students are recognized for overcoming adversity in their lives.

The award comes with a $5,000 prize as well as access to financial aid and scholarship counseling, college readiness help, 24/7 support including crisis response and counseling resources, free housing options provided at 44 campuses around the country, grad school funding and access to peers and scholarship program alumni.Ted-Rollins-scholorships

The scholarship recipients were picked based on their commitment to education, dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence, according to The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished American, which sponsors the scholarship.

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. bears the name of the renowned author Horatio Alger, Jr., whose tales of overcoming adversity through unyielding perseverance and basic moral principles captivated the public in the late 19th century. The Association, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit educational organization, was established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among the nation’s youth that the American Dream was no longer attainable.

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Ted Rollins Discusses Perspectives on Campus Crest Development

According to Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest, his development team executes locally, while being supported by corporate staff. Their main responsibilities are site selection, investment underwriting and entitlements.

“Site selection is very important and not something that’s taken lightly,” said Rollins. “Our team, including our founders, works with regional development partners strategically located across the United States.”

They provide them with a list of potential markets based on research. Each location must comply with a site criteria checklist and pass certain filters before it is chosen.

In terms of underwriting, Rollins and his team focus on the details of each potential project.Ted-Rollins-CampusCrest-planning

“Every project is reviewed and approved by all key members of our executive team,” said Rollins. “By the time we are prepared for final approval, each member of our senior team has been to the site, reviewed all of the information at our underwriting committee meeting and signed off on the project.”

The team collects and summarizes a variety of information and uses it to create development, construction and operating plans for each new property.

The Campus Crest Development team spends many hours creating the best possible site plan for each project and takes into consideration all the possible points. Each project is considered in the overall context of each unique municipality and goes through iterations to create the most effective and cost-efficient plan.

“Once this is in place with each community, we then work with the various professionals in each market to deliver the fully designed package and work with them and the local municipality to gain all entitlements and permits necessary to construct the project,” said Rollins.

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EHow Article

EHow Article

Here is a good article “How to Stop Defamation of Your Character,” to help those like myself who are slandered by untruths in blogs.http://www.ehow.com/how_6218571_stop-defamation-character.html

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Others obviously slandered by blogger

I just saw this web site today that shows others have experienced similar erroneous or slanderous information posted about them by Legal Schnauzer: http://www.legalschnauzerexposed.com/

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Setting the Record Straight

This site was created the set the record straight about Ted Rollins. Mr. Rollins is the co-chairman and chief executive officer of Campus Crest Communities.

An amateur blogger, Roger Shuler, has repeatedly attacked Mr. Rollins via the Legal Schnauzer blog and other online forums. Unfortunately, Shuler, who was fired from his last journalism job for misconduct, has a personal vendetta against Mr. Rollins. This vendetta has resulted in frequent blog posts about Mr. Rollins that contain complete fabrications and utter misrepresentations.

THE FACTS

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By Ted Rollins

Here are a few facts that Roger Schuler, AKA the Legal schnauzer “forgets” to mention
Fact 1: I was divorced and followed all state laws and regulations when getting my divorce.

Fact 2: The case, although originally started in Greenville, SC, was moved to Alabama after the Judge in Greenville spoke with the Judge in Alabama and agreed that Alabama should have venue because that is where the children and ex-wife lived. The judge issued an order to that effect which is part of the record, but which Mr. Schuler for some reason can’t find.

Fact 3: There were years of discovery culminating in a multiple day trial in which my ex-wife was represented by two attorneys

Fact 4: I have complied with this order since its outset.

Fact 5: My ex-wife filed a motion to reconsider this order which was denied, She then filed an appeal which upheld the lower courts ruling and then finally filed an application for the case to be heard at the state supreme court which was denied.

All of this is a matter of public record, however, Mr. Schuler only cites execerpts from pleadings that are part of the initial filings and that we not found to be accurate in a court of law.

I am not sure of what the relationship is between my ex-wife and Mr. Schuler, but it is somewhat suspect in that he cites a variety of things that he cannot support and seems to have a personal issue here.


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