About Student Quarters

Student Housing Specialist

Student Quarters is a specialist student housing asset manager with a demonstrated track record of value generation and execution. Since its founding in 2013, Student Quarters has built a meaningful portfolio in its target markets. The team is highly experienced student housing owners with decades of combined experience in underwriting, repositioning, managing and disposing of quality student housing properties. During their careers the team has completed in excess of 56 student housing deals, totaling more than 28,000 beds with a total transaction value in excess of $1.4 billion. Student Quarters' in-depth knowledge of the student housing market, end to end platform, relationships across the sector and confirmed deal flow provides them a unique competitive advantage.

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Our Leadership

Andy Feinour
President and CEO
Andy Feinour
President and CEO

Andy is an authority in student housing with more than 15 years of experience.  As President and CEO of Student Quarters, Andy is responsible for generating high yield returns for investors by acquiring underperforming properties and growing NOI through upgrades and enhanced management.  Utilizing deep industry knowledge and consulting experience he has been able to assess, acquire and improve properties while keeping student needs a priority.  He built the Student Quarters portfolio to approximately 5,000 beds.  Prior to starting Student Quarters, Andy was Senior Vice President of Carter (2009-2012) and Vice President of Holder Properties (2001-2008).  Andy also spent four years with the Boston Consulting group before getting into real estate.

Andy earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 1992 and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in 1997.

Andrew Layton
Chief Acquisition Officer
Andrew Layton
Chief Acquisition Officer

Andrew is responsible for leading the origination, underwriting and structuring efforts involving both the acquisition and development of student housing assets for Student Quarters' investors.  Andrew leverages industry relationships with sellers, brokers and lenders and utilizes industry market experience to originate transactions for Student Quarters.  Andrew is also a member of the Investment Committee and Compliance Committe of SQ.  Prior to Student Quarters, Andrew was Managing Director at Phoenix Housing Partners (2013), Director of Acquisitions at Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors (2008-2012) and Vice President of the Acquisition Finance Group for ING Capital LLC (1999-2008).

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 1990, a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993 and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland in 1996.

Keith Jernigan
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Keith Jernigan
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

As the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Keith is responsible for the operations of the company, including performing due diligence on acquisitions, overseeing the closing of acquisitions and dispositions, establishing joint ventures, ensuring compliance with regulations and handling legal matters.  Prior to joining Student Quarters, Keith spent over eighteen years in private practice as a commercial real estate lawyer representing owners, investors, developers and lending institutions in the acquisition, development, finance, operation and disposition of commercial real estate properties with the law firms of Smith, Gambrell and Russell LLP (1999-2004), Epstein Becker and Green, P.C. (2004-2008) and Coleman Talley LLP (2008-20018).

Keith received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1994 and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1999.  Keith has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubble, the highest rating a lawyer can receive.  Outside of SQ, Keith serves on the Board of Advisors to YMCA Camp High Harbour. 

Stephanie Lynch
Chief Investment Officer
Stephanie Lynch
Chief Investment Officer

In her role as Chief Investment Officer Stephanie is responsible for the firm's capital and investment activities, managing relationships with existing capital providers, identifying new capital sources and structuring and negotiating venture and loan agreements.  Over her career she has executed over $4 billion of direct real estate debt and equity capitalizations of groundup development, acquisitions and recapitalizations for multifamily, office, hospitality and mixed-use properties in single asset and portfolio/programmatic structures and has advised on $2 billion of loan sales, debt restructurings and fund investments.

Prior to joining Student Quarters, Stephanie had roles as Senior Managing Director and Co-head of the Structured Finance practice at Savills Studley in Washington DC, and was co-founder and Managing Director of Ceres Capital Partners.  She previously served as Senior Vice President in Jones Lang LaSalle's Real Estate Investment Banking group.  She started her real estate investment career with Spaulding & Slye LLC, structuring and executing debt and equity in conjunction with the firm's investment development activities. 

Stephanie received her Bachelors of Arts from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and earned a Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Aaron Harden
Vice President of Asset Management
Aaron Harden
Vice President of Asset Management

Aaron is responsible for maximizing investor returns by focusing on revenue enhancement strategies and identifying opportunities for operational efficiencies.  He works directly with onsite management teams to deliver on financial plans.  His role focuses on driving revenues, reducing expenses, preserving assets and making sure that Student Quarters' assets are constantly meeting the ever changing needs and desires of students. Prior to Student Quarters Aaron worked at Collier Companies from 2008 -2015, growing in position from Rental Manager (2008) to Vice President of Asset Management (2014) and Vice President of Systems and Technology (2015).

Aaron has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of Central Florida in 2006 and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Florida in 2010

Cristina Sung
Asset Manager
Cristina Sung
Asset Manager

Cristina works daily with management teams to ensure best practices are implemented to enhance customer experience, drive revenue growth, control expenses and maximize NOI.  She closely monitors, assesses and manages the operational performance of her assigned assets. Cristina also has primary responsibility for communicating the performance of our assets with our investment partners.  Previously Cristina worked at Cortland Partners (2013-2016) as an Investment Associate and Citi Group (2011-2013) as a Risk Management Analyst.

Cristina earned a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010.

Justin Pellegrino
Asset Manager
Justin Pellegrino
Asset Manager

Justin Pellegrino joined Student Quarters as an Asset Manager in February of 2018.  He directly supports his on-site teams in achieving the business plans and ensures that each asset is being maintained to the highest standard.  Justin works along-side many aspects of our business, from property management, to acquisitions and investor communications.  Previously Justin worked at Capstone Real Estate Investments (2014-2018) and Campus Crest (2010-2014) as a Regional Portfolio Manager.  He has nearly 10 years of student housing experience and provides a wealth of knowledge within the operations side of our business. 

Justin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia. 

Peter Surette
Director of Sales and Marketing
Peter Surette
Director of Sales and Marketing

Peter works with Asset Management and Property Operations to develop creative strategies to drive revenue for SQ owned assets and is responsible for brand integrity, market analysis, leasing and marketing training and campaign development.  Before joining Student Quarters Peter was a National Sales & Marketing Manager at Aspens Heights Partners (2016-2018).  Peter has also held a number of operational and marketing roles in the student housing industry since 2012.

Peter received a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Florida. 

Amanda Kresch
VP Strategy & Acquisitions
Amanda Kresch
VP Strategy & Acquisitions

Amanda plays an integral role in the acquisition of SQ properties, including sourcing, underwriting, due diligence and marketing of investments.   Additionally, Amanda works with senior management to develop long-term corporate strategy.  Formerly Amanda was a Senior Associate with The Boston Consulting Group (2011-2015).

Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Communication from George Washington University where she graduated summa cum laude in 2010.

Jessi Snyder
Senior Associate
Jessi Snyder
Senior Associate

Jessi assists in the underwriting, due diligence and sourcing of investment opportunities.  She also supports corporate strategy and asset management through business process improvement initiatives and market research.  Jessi previously worked at World Bank as a Regional Coordination Analyst and was a Project Associate for Innovations for Poverty Actions.  She joined Student Quarters in early 2017

Jessi received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Political Science from the University of Florida in 2010 and a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas in 2016.

Cameron Snavely
Analyst
Cameron Snavely
Analyst

Cameron is responsible for evaluating student housing markets, underwriting prospective acquisitions and developing marketing materials for those investments.  Prior to joining SQ, Cameron worked as a Capital Markets Analyst with Cushman & Wakefield's South Florida office (2017) and as an Analyst with Emerald Creek Capital (2016).

Cameron graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Warrington School of Business in 2016 and a Master of Science in Real Estate at the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida in 2017.  Cameron is a licensed Real Estate Associate in the state of Florida.

Cari Gaines
Controller
Cari Gaines
Controller

Cari is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting for the corporate entities at Student Quarters.  In addition, she guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.  Prior to Student Quarters, Cari was a Senior FP&A Associate at Golub Capital in New York City (2014-2018) and in various roles at Deloitte in Boston (2011-2014)

Cari recieved a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Southern California, magna cum laude, Leventhal School of Accounting. She is also a licensed CPA. 

Cari Dadd
Office Manager
Cari Dadd
Office Manager

Cari creates and implements operational policies and procedures, serves as a liaison with HR and IT, and works with the accounting team to approve, process bills, payroll, expenses and income for proper allocation within the P&L. Cari also serves as Student Quarters' Emergency Coordinator.  Prior to joining Student Quarters, Cari worked at Impact Specialties (2007-2016) beginning as an Invoice Specialist (2007) growing into Accounts Receivable Manager (2012-2016) and ultimately serving as Customer Care Manager (2016).

Cari's received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Work from University of Alabama in 1993.