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Tuscaloosa City Council unanimous in approval of new student apartment complex

A new $30 million, 628-bed student housing complex by Campus Crest Communities gained unanimous approval from the Tuscaloosa City Council.

Led by CEO Ted Rollins, the firm develops, owns and manages student-housing communities throughout the U.S.

The City Council heard a rezoning request to convert 0.4 acres of the overall 15.86-acre site to riverfront development zoning, putting it in line with the remainder of the tract. A second item was a vote to approve the site development plans of The Grove at Tuscaloosa, which is a City Council requirement for any project in the riverfront development zone.

“It’s been a long time coming for us,” said Alex Eyssen, director of development for Campus Crest Development, the Charlotte, N.C.-based company behind the project. “We look forward to being a long-term member of the community.”Tuscaloosa

At this stage, the project still needs to obtain permits and have its plans finalized by the city’s Department of Planning and Development Services. The 228-unit complex is expected to be complete for the fall 2015 semester.

The proposed development plans to have a clubhouse, swimming pool, recreational areas and a parking deck. Units will be furnished, with full kitchens, washers and dryers and high-speed Internet access.

The developers also intend to construct a $1 million improvement to the interchange of Jack Warner Parkway and McFarland Boulevard to provide better access to their Sixth Avenue development.

The plans’ approval by the City Council paves the way for the construction, which will be alongside The Bluffs at Waterworks Landing, a 116-unit, 208-bed complex completed alongside the Black Warrior River in 2008.

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Campus Crest launches upscale urban housing concept

As a new method of targeting mature undergrads and grad students, Campus Crest Communities, Inc. has introduced a new brand to strengthen its product offering and growing family of brands: evo™, an upscale urban student housing concept.

Campus Crest, led by Ted W. Rollins, co-Founder and CEO,  will develop dynamic, sophisticated student housing properties in urban settings, and will open its first two Evo properties in the Fall of 2014.

The Grove at Cira Centre South in Philadelphia will be renamed Evo at Cira Centre South. Evo at Cira Centre South will be the tallest student housing property in the country with 33 stories and 850 beds. Evo Montskyline-640x382real is the Company’s first entrance into the international market and will feature 1000+ beds, state of the art study lounges, fitness centers and well-appointed apartment suites.

“We are the pioneers of the hospitality brand model in the student housing industry, and the evo brand is a natural complement to our existing portfolio. The brand solidifies our commitment to evolve student living in urban markets by providing an unmatched living experience with state-of-the-art amenities and conveniences,” said Rollins.

Evo will be joining Campus Crest’s brand portfolio that consists of The Grove and Copper Beech.

The Grove is Campus Crest’s garden-style brand of lifestyle-driven student housing communities, located across the U.S. The Grove communities embrace a flat rate concept with an active residence life that has proven to be very attractive to college students and parents.

Copper Beech is the Company’s townhome community brand, focused on delivering value to upper classman and graduate students looking for a more residential feel and freedom in their college experience. Each Copper Beech community typically features the largest units in the market with one, two, three, and four bedroom townhomes.

The Company’s vertically integrated platform, solid operating strategy, and exceptional talent base will continue to propel all three brands forward.

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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 proposes new student housing development in Tuscaloosa

Campus Crest Communities, a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality student housing properties led by CEO Ted Rollins, is proposing a new student housing development in Tuscaloosa. This is a 228-unit, 628-bed complex planned for Sixth Avenue Northeast on the site of the city’s former water works operation, just north of the intersection of McFarland Boulevard and Jack Warner Parkway.401px-Black_Warrior_River,_taken_by_beigeinside

Before construction can begin on the project — The Grove at Tuscaloosa, proposed by Campus Crest Development of Charlotte, N.C. — it must go through an approval process with City Hall.

The city Planning and Zoning Commission will hear a rezoning request for the 0.4-acre site. It will then go before the City Council for a final vote.

Alex Eyssen, director of development for Campus Crest Development, cited the proposed development’s proximity to campus — less than a mile from classroom buildings — and the Black Warrior River as a reason Campus Crest Development sees this as a worthwhile investment.

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Ted Rollins and Mike Hartnett partnered with the American Red Cross to Save Lives

Ted Rollins, co-founder and chief executive officer, and Mike Hartnett, co-founder and chief investment officer of Campus Crest partnered with the American Red Cross, the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, and other non-profit, community blood centers where it owns and operates student housing properties to donate a total of 574 units of blood. According to the American Red Cross, one unit of blood can save up to three lives. As a result, Campus Crest’s donation can potentially help save up to 1,722 lives through the use of red cells, platelets and plasma the donated blood provides.

The blood drive is part of Campus Crest’s Grove Outreach Team (“GO Team”) service program that supports various charitable initiatives the company implements at its corporate office and in the communities in which it owns and operates student housing properties.Ted Rollins and RedCross

“This initiative is a way for our organization and our student residents to join forces and contribute to an important social cause that saves lives. We are proud to partner with these dedicated suppliers and we thank everyone who donated blood in support of their service to our nation’s health care systems,” said Rollins.

The GO Team program provides student tenants and Campus Crest employees with an opportunity to contribute to social and community causes.

“We are so grateful for the wonderful partnership with Campus Crest Communities and the staff, students, and supporters who have given the most important gift of all…The gift of life-saving blood,” said Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, chairman of the American Red Cross.

“The Red Cross relies on dedicated community sponsors like Campus Crest to fulfill its lifesaving mission. On behalf of the entire Red Cross and all of the people who are alive today because of the selfless donors who took part in this campaign, I want to say a heartfelt thank you,” said McElveen-Hunter.

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Ted Rollins Focuses on Creating a Lifestyle and Atmosphere That is Unmatched

While other student housing complexes may have similar facilities, Campus Crest does things a little differently. CEO Ted Rollins along with Mike Hartnett, co-founder and chief investment officer, focus on creating a lifestyle and atmosphere that is unmatched.

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. is a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality, purpose-built student housing under The Grove brand.

“We want to help others form bonds, inspire change, and be successful,” said Rollins. “Get the residents to feel like they belong to something bigger than themselves. This isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a place to live.”

The brand promise for Campus Crest is delivering an extraordinary student lifestyle experience. Ted Rollins Students

Rollins explains that the student is the heart and soul of Campus Crest and the source of inspiration, dedication and drive.

“Every day, we strive to go above and beyond to provide unparalleled service to them, their parents and the institutions they attend. With each class that graduates, we are helping build the future and we take that responsibility very seriously,” Rollins said.

Both founders have a strong commitment to helping others through the Horatio Alger Association. Horatio Alger inspired young people to believe in the American dream. He felt if someone worked hard enough and never gave up, they could achieve anything they wanted.

Campus Crest awards three four-year housing scholarships at each location to those who receive the Horatio Alger scholarship. http://www.horatioalger.com/giving.cfm

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