Position: VP – Acquisitions - Student Housing
Company: Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC
Location: Chicago, IL (Downtown)
Start Date: October 2017
Founded in 2002 in Chicago, Blue Vista Capital Management is a leading real estate investment firm focused on developing long-term relationships, serving our investors’ interests, and delivering consistent performance to our investors and partners through rigorous academic and research-driven investment processes. To date, Blue Vista has executed transactions valued at over $7.3 billion in total capitalization across the major property types and markets in the U.S. on behalf of our Middle Market, Lending and Student Housing platforms. In the student housing sector, Blue Vista has acquired or developed over $ 2 billion in assets, and is one of the largest private owners of institutional quality student housing in the U.S. Blue Vista has a fully integrated student housing platform given its affiliation with one of the largest student housing management, leasing and development companies, Peak Campus, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Blue Vista’s Student Housing Platform is seeking to hire a full-time VP of Acquisitions with 7-10 years of relevant experience in acquisitions and exposure to multi-family property types. The candidate will work as part of a small team tasked with investing institutional equity into large-scale student housing investments serving major domestic universities. Working alongside other senior team members, the candidate is expected to lead the origination, negotiation, closing, and documentation of new transactions which may include core, core plus and value add acquisitions as well as new developments. Transaction types include direct investment, joint ventures, preferred equity, mezzanine loans. The position will have a heavy emphasis on analytics, financial modeling, and qualitative analysis which will be used in key investment-making decisions for the Student Housing Platform. The position includes a varying and challenging set of elevated level responsibilities and an opportunity for growth in an expanding, well-capitalized real estate private equity company.