Why the Excel Award Is a Win for Your Team– with Michelle Smith

The head coach may get all the kudos, but the folks who work behind the scenes truly deserve recognition too. Today on Student Housing Matters, Michelle Smith shares her history as part of the COCM founding team and explains why earning the Excel Award was a WIN for her entire staff at Florida Atlantic University.

How I Got Into Student Housing: Kelly Podach Francis

Join the Conversation Podcast How I Got Into Student Housing – with Kelly Podach Francis When a residence hall comes in under budget, that money can be invested in the building itself. But how do you make decisions around what improvements to prioritize? Kelly Podach Francis designs an action plan based on student feedback, and…

Drone Tour of New Housing at Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington is just opening a new residence hall. They had a some footage shot from a drone camera and it ended up producing some incredible views of the building and the backdrop of the city. Cornish -College of the Arts from Chad Copeland on Vimeo.

Breaking Ground at Johns Hopkins University

Capstone On-Campus Management is pleased to join Johns Hopkins University, Armada Hoffler Properties, and the Beatty Development Group in the groundbreaking of a brand new student housing facility on the JHU campus.  3200 St. Paul (officially named in the coming months) will provide additional options for the upperclass students at JHU. “Great student-oriented housing combined with…

10 Things to Consider When Working in a Leasing Trailer

You’re building a new Residence Hall or Apartment Complex. Great! Unfortunately, that means you won’t have a permanent office space until the project is near completion. No problem, a trailer can be a perfect home for the next year or so and in some ways may be better than your permanent office. There are things…

Podcast | Student Housing on a Community College Campus

Today we’re doing something a little different… Instead of an individual interview, we have a panel of senior leaders from Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The individuals participating are: Bob Harrison, President Kelly Hahn, CFO Dr. Clinton Gabbert, VP of Student Services Anne Erdman, VP for Administration This team has been working together on…

Join the Conversation Episode 11 – Interview with Cyndi Rapier

In this episode, we interviewed Director of Housing for International Programs at Green River Community College, Cyndi Rapier.  Cyndi has worked at Green River for 14 years, and has responsibility for a wide variety of issues relating to the International program or “IP.” As an active member of the IP Marketing Team, Enrollment Management Team, and…

Stupid Resident Tricks: Our students are playing some dangerous “games”

I’m not sure whether the cause is boredom, curiosity, the need for a thrill, a natural desire to push boundaries, or just plain old-fashioned peer pressure, but the number of incident reports coming across my desk lately that chronicle really poor choices by residents has risen significantly over the past couple of years. If you’re…