ABOUT

ABOUT

OVERVIEW

OUR EYES ARE ALWAYS ON THE HORIZON
Valeo Groupe develops, builds, and operates student & senior 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 & senior housing properties in the industry. We knew we could make a difference in residents lives by delivering a customer-focused, service-enriched experience they couldn’t find anywhere else.

THE VALEO LEGACY
What started as an idea in 2004, grew into Campus Crest Communities, the second largest publicly traded student housing platform in the world within 10 years of its inception. Today, that same group is leading the industry again, with multinational interests in both senior and student niche housing markets through its holdings in Valeo Groupe Americas, Valeo Groupe Europe and Valeo Groupe Nordics. At the companies’ helm is Ted W. Rollins, whose idea remains simple: To build better, live better and do better. These principles, along with a legacy of “purpose-built” innovation, have set Valeo’s foundation for investment and development strategies, community and environmental initiatives, as well as its commitment to one other.

Today, built on a trail already blazed, this team of seasoned pioneers – boasting in excess of 150 years in real estate banking, investing, development, construction and management across three continents – is changing the landscape of niche housing again – making people and stakeholders happy around the world.

AMERICAS

NORDICS

EUROPE

HISTORICAL TIMELINE

2004

Humble Beginnings

Mike Hartnett and Ted Rollins founded Campus Crest Group in April 2004. They each contributed $7,000 to kickstart their vision.

September: Breaking Ground

We broke ground on Campus Crest’s first property in Asheville, NC.

Later That Year

We opened our first office in a small, historic building near the Asheville property.

2005

It’s About Lifestyle

We realized we wanted to provide more than sticks and bricks, so we launched our own real estate management company and pioneered our unique focus on lifestyle.

The Grove at Asheville Opens

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPERTIES – 1
STATES WHERE WE HAVE PROPERTIES – 1
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS – 448

2006

Opened Three New Grove Communities

Carrollton, GA; Las Cruces, NM; Milledgeville, GA

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPERTIES – 4
STATES WE HAVE PROPERTIES – 3
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS – 1,964

Moved Offices to Charlotte

Reaching Out

We launched our community outreach initiative with the Holiday Angel program to give away turkeys for Thanksgiving and bikes for Christmas.

2007

Opened Six New Grove Communities

Abilene, TX; Ellensburg, WA; Greeley, CO;
Jacksonville, AL; Mobile, AL I; Nacogdoches, TX.

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPERTIES – 10
STATES WHERE WE HAVE PROPERTIES – 6
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS – 5,006

2008

The Recession Arrived

While companies were crumbling around us, we managed to hold strong. We opened nine new locations:

Cheney, WA; Jonesboro, AR; Lubbock, TX; Mobile, AL II; Stephenville, TX; Waco, TX; Troy, AL; Wichita, KS; Wichita Falls, TX

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPERTIES – 19
STATES WE HAVE PROPERTIES – 9
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS – 9,560

2009

Opened Five New Grove Communities

Lawrence, KS; Moscow, ID; Murfreesboro, TN;
San Angelo, TX; San Marcos, TX.

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPERTIES – 24
STATES WHERE WE HAVE PROPERTIES – 10
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS – 12,076

2010

Opened Three New Grove Communities

Huntsville, TX; Statesboro, GA; Conway, AR

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPERTIES – 27
STATES WE HAVE PROPERTIES – 10
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS – 13,596

Our Biggest Milestone Yet

On October 19, 2010 Campus Crest became publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCG), with an initial public offering of $380 million.

2011

Opened Six New Grove Communities

AMES, IA; DENTON, TX; CLARKSVILLE, TN; COLUMBIA, MO; FORT WAYNE, IN.

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPERTIES – 33
STATES WHERE WE HAVE PROPERTIES – 13
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS – 17,064

People and Planet Initiative

We launched our people and planet initiative (the beginnings of our next initiative), refining our approach to business growth where we balance environmental, economic, and social agendas.

2012

Opened Six New Grove Communities

Auburn, AL; Laramie, WY; Flagstaff, AZ; Fayetteville, AR; Orono, ME; Stillwater, OK

We also completed and opened Phase II of Nacogdoches, TX.

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPERTIES – 39
STATES WHERE WE HAVE PROPERTIES – 18
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS – 20,884

2013

Opened Seven New Grove Communities

Ft. Collins, CO; Louisville, KY; Greensboro, NC; Grand Forks, ND; Slippery Rock, PA; Mount Pleasant, MI; Gainesville, FL

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPERTIES – 81
STATES WHERE WE HAVE PROPERTIES – 27
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS – 51,113

Staged Acquisition of Copper Beech Townhomes

The transaction totaled over $1B and makes us the second largest student housing provider in the world.

Montreal Hotel Purchase

Campus Crest buys Montreal hotel which will be converted to luxury student housing for Fall 2014 in first deal outside of the US.

In January…

We elevated our People & Planet initiative by launching NEXT and strengthening our commitment to the triple bottom line: 
people, planet, and prosperity

New senior housing brand

Campus Crest Group co-founder, Ted Rollins, goes on to co-found and create a new senior housing brand, starting with two Waterstone Senior Living properties.

2014

A New Venture with Valeo

Rollins leaves Campus Crest to start Valeo Groupe and its subsidiary Valeo Groupe Europe in order to expand focus on niche housing in the UK, Ireland and Europe, including corresponding property management advisory, Valeo Management Limited.

2015

Further Investment in Senior

Rollins and team furthers investment in senior niche with purchase of a major stake in Watercrest Senior Living and repositions company, which constructs five assets. Rollins goes on to create the Market Street Memory Care brand as the company’s dementia product.

Fastilium Joins Valeo

Rollins and team move forward with an eye on the Nordic markets by acquiring a majority stake in Fastilium Property Group AB, a Swedish public company based in Stockholm serving Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway.

2016

Selling Senior

Rollins and team sells interest in Watercrest to management for an undisclosed amount that exceeds investor return expectations and uses proceeds to form Valeo Senior.

Campus Crest Goes Private

Rollins and team play role in a $1.8B transaction that takes Campus Crest private, capping off a five-year run with the NYSE and growth in excess of 400%.

Valeo Groupe Americas Arrives

Following the success of Valeo Groupe Europe, the Valeo Groupe Americas team takes the same successful model back to the States.

New Offices

Valeo Groupe Europe moves into new offices in Jersey, Channel Islands.

Breaking Ground in the UK

Valeo Groupe Europe celebrates the groundbreaking of Valeo’s first asset, ‘LIV’, located in Dublin, Ireland.

Europe fund is established

Valeo Groupe Europe fund is established to fuel growth of niche housing assets in the region.

2017

New Headquarters

Moved into new Valeo Management Limited headquarters in London.

Acquires USL

Valeo Groupe Europe acquires USL, a 3,000-bed student accommodation property services platform focused on exceptional hospitality based in the UK, with offices in London and Liverpool.

Fastilium rebrands as Valeo Groupe Nordics

EPOCH Breaks Ground

EPOCH, Valeo Groupe America’s new student housing brand in the US, breaks ground on its flagship property in Clemson, South Carolina.

2018

New Headquarters

Moved into new Valeo Groupe America’s headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina

LIV Dublin opens

LIV Dublin opens as Valeo Groupe Europe’s first, fully developed student housing property

LIV Sheffield breaks ground

LIV Sheffield breaks ground as Valeo Groupe Europe’s second location for its flagship student housing brand.

Vineyard Breaks Ground

Vineyard Henderson and Vineyard Bluffton break ground as Valeo Groupe America’s flagship senior properties under the Vineyard name and brand.

Spanish Fund

Fondo V Student established raising 155.5 M€

OUR LEADERSHIP

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Ted W. Rollins
Founding Partner &
Executive Chairman

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Michael M. Rollins
Founding Partner &
Director-EVP of Capital Markets

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Seth W. Pesek
Founding Partner,
Senior Vice President & CFO

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Amanda K. Stewart
Founding Partner &
VP Performance

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McKenna M. Dalby
Founding Partner &
VP People and Culture


Stella Argyrou
Partner and
General Counsel

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Ken J. Etterman
Director of Underwriting
and Debt Capital Markets