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Ted Rollins and Campus Crest Build Jamaica Orphanage Playground

Ted Rollins and Campus Crest Build Jamaica Orphanage Playground

Ted Rollins and a hard-working group of Campus Crest employees built a much-need 3200-square foot modern playground for the children at the SOS Village in Montego Bay Jamaica in April

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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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Ted Rollins shares real estate management directives

Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest, is dedicated to four specific directives in terms of real estate management of his properties.  In order to insure quality, these principles were developed to help manage the sites with quality and proactive response.

The first directive is “keep it pretty”.  It’s nearly impossible to change a person’s first impression. So the appearance of Campus Crest Communities is vital to attracting prospective residents. Rollins’ property level management teams are accountable for regular reporting, preparing for executive management site visits, quarterly quality audits and most importantly, maintaining a facility that our residents can be proud of and their friends envious.

“Keep ’em fun” is the second initiative. Creating the lifestyle is what sets Campus Crest apart from everyone else. Getting students and staff involved in something bigger than themselves, including helping to create friendships and lifelong bonds. There are so many great events ranging from Crawfish boils to yoga classes. Rollins is creating more than just a place to stay; he’s creating a community.

Thirdly, the dedicated Campus Crest teams are committed to “keep ‘em full”.  Nobody wants empty rooms, so staff is educated on the best ways to sell the Grove Lifestyle. They’re also trained in hospitality management, lifestyle programming and customer service. As a result, resident retention is one of the highest in the industry.Ted-Rollins-CampusCrest-students-Housing

“We want everyone to know that we don’t just build and fill buildings,” said Rollins.  “We create communities. And we use this message to help achieve our leasing goals.”

Finally, the end goal is to “keep ’em profitable”.  As for most businesses, profit is essential. Campus Crest has been working with one of the leading multifamily software designers to create a platform for its operating properties. It gives real-time data to the local area and corporate managers in order to keep a tight control on property operating expenses.

“We educate our mangers to focus on creating a stronger bottom line so the company and everyone involved can enjoy the opportunities it brings,” said Rollins.

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A Look at Ted Rollins’ Alma Mater

Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest, received his BSBA from the Citadel and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

The Fuqua School of Business is named for J.B. Fuqua, born in 1918 and raised by his grandparents on a tobacco farm in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Fuqua began his relationship with Duke University as a teenage student, when he borrowed books by mail from the Duke library. Fuqua never went to college.

Campus CrestAmong his many accomplishments, he is best known as the founder and chairman of Fuqua Industries, Inc., an Atlanta-based Fortune 500 company. The small brick manufacturing company grew to become a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate of business holdings. Fuqua’s cumulative giving to Duke totaled nearly $40 million, establishing him as one of Duke’s largest individual benefactors.

Since its founding, The Fuqua School of Business has established itself as a leading educator and supplier of future business leaders at all levels around the globe. The school earned this leadership position with the help of corporate partners who derive value from their relationships with Fuqua.

Corporate partners are provided with premier opportunities to recruit from among the nation’s top MBA graduates, to sponsor Executive MBA programs, to collaborate with our faculty in areas of research and customized corporate education, to partner with students in enriching the MBA experience, and to gain visibility through support of institutional programs and capital projects.

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Fortegra Financial Corporation; a proud history and promising future

Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest, 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.

The Fortegra legacy began over 30 years ago when N.G. Houston III founded Life of the South in a small town in south central Georgia. From the late 70’s to 2007 Mr. Houston, Ned Hamil and Loyd Shaw led the development of the Southeast’s most well respected credit insurer.

Also, during that time they had relocated the company’s headquarters to the current location of Jacksonville, FL. In 2007, the company was recapitalized and renamed Fortegra Financial Corporation.  The name “Fortegra” was chosen because it represents fortitude and integrity. These are the values that have been instilled in the company and continue to be a focus of the Fortegra brand today.

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Since 2007, Fortegra has grown into a leader in the insurance services sector. The company is recognized as a leader in revenue enhancement programs with our credit insurance, service contracts and warranty products.

Since 2003, Fortegra has evolved into a multifaceted insurance holding company because of the leadership position created through diversifying operations into a worldwide insurance products and services company. Its expertise in niche markets complimented by modern technologies has resulted in successful revenue and profit enrichment solutions for all of its clients.

Fortegra is constantly pursuing growth opportunities by providing new and innovative revenue and profit enhancement products to clients that allow them to generate incremental revenue per transaction while reducing costs; expanding its client base in existing markets through its direct sales force; entering new markets through geographic expansion in the U.S. and pursuing strategic acquisitions of complementary businesses within each segment to expand service offerings, access new markets and expand the client base.

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Ted Rollins congratulates 2013 Green Company Executive Award winners

The Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL), and the Chief Executive Officers of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALNY) and Trex Co., Inc. (NYSE: TREX) are among the corporate executives named as the recipients of the thirteenth annual “E-3 Awards, ” presented by Emerald Asset Management at the Twentieth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum. The Forum was held in Philadelphia on February 7, 2013.

As a recipient of the award in 2012, Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest Communities, congratulates this year’s winners.Campus Crest

Through an intensive multi-faceted process, Emerald’s team of research analysts and portfolio managers identify corporate leaders who have demonstrated a creative “outside the box” approach to corporate achievement; an entrepreneurial approach that maximizes human initiative; a corporate culture that promotes personal and corporate excellence; a demonstrated record of accomplishment: creating jobs, stimulating growth, and enhancing shareholder value; and an ability to effectively identify and adapt cutting-edge technologies and processes.

Rollins and Campus Crest co-founder Mike Hartnett, chief investment officer, received the 2012 “Green Company Executive Award” at the twelfth annual Emerald, Entrepreneurial and Excellence (E-3) awards ceremony hosted by Emerald Asset Management. Campus Crest was recognized for its commitment to sustainable building practices.

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Ted Rollins to offset electricity consumption by 50 percent on his properties

In a partnership with SolarCity, Campus Crest Communities is installing nearly 10,000 solar panels on its student housing communities in Greeley, Colorado; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Las Cruces, New Mexico. When complete, the initiative will provide more than 2.3 million kilowatt-hours of renewable power annually and offset electricity consumption by approximately 50 percent.

SolarCity is a national leader in clean energy products and services.

“We will eliminate over 80 million pounds of annual carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of taking approximately 7,000 cars off the road for a year,” said Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest Communities.

“Sustainable living is central to our company philosophy and business practices, and we are pleased to find that our residents are equally as passionate about the concept.”Campus Crest

The company is proactively shifting consumption towards clean energy to be a leader in regenerative practices. Using renewable sources will limit carbon emissions and reduce overall energy costs providing residents with cleaner, more energy efficient housing.

These projects reflect Campus Crest’s commitment to sustainability and making a positive environmental, social, and economic impact on the communities in which it owns and operates student housing developments. To help drive this initiative, the company is partnering with The Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) at Colorado State University, a multidisciplinary institute whose mission is to foster stewardship and sustainability of natural and built environments, and the Center for Living Environments and Regeneration (CLEAR), a 501c(3) non-profit organization focused on global regeneration (www.clearrevolution.org).

“Campus Crest is showing future generations there are better energy options available by giving students access to renewable power,” said Toby Corey, Chief Revenue Officer at SolarCity. “It’s possible for many housing developers to pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power and pass on the benefits of clean power to their tenants—SolarCity has completed more than 100 solar projects for housing developments in the U.S.”

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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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Ted Rollins and the band The Shaves play for WaterKeeper Charity

Ted Rollins and the band The Shaves play for WaterKeeper Charity

Ted Rollins and his band members in The Shaves performed for the charity Waterkeeper Alliance in Deer Valley UT this weekend. Waterkeeper Alliance saves water and waterways globally.

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