Right out of college, Tim did historic renovation work for Blue Urban, a historic real estate developer based in the Midwest, redeveloping over 550,000 sf and $120 million worth of historic projects. Then, in 2009, he and Brandt founded StiVan Group, focusing on opportunistic buying packages and portfolios of repositioned residential real estate, before launching Collegiate Development Group in 2013.
These experiences solidified Tim’s foothold among local banks and owners and taught him the essential skills of agility, flexibility and how to navigate the ever-changing cycle of real estate, not to mention finding mutually beneficial opportunities. They also taught him the importance of location, a perspective that’s of paramount importance to the social and investment values our projects bring to partners and communities today.
As cofounder and head of construction, Tim takes tremendous pride in bringing our complex, meaningful projects to life—of staying five steps ahead of any situation, evaluating potential outcomes, understanding every element at a granular level to react and anticipate as events arise. His pride in seeing our projects built goes beyond simply finalizing a deal. It’s the deeply personal pride of investing significant time, effort and heart, from the arduous stages of predevelopment and design to final construction, into building a project that makes money, makes communities better and helps residents live their best lives.