Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> August 22, 2011
Campus Crest Communities, Inc. – Ted W. Rollins
Ted W. Rollins is the Co-Chairman of the board of directors and the Chief Executive Officer of Campus Crest Communities, Inc. Together with Mike Hartnett, he founded Campus Crest Group in 2004. Mr. Rollins' core focus has been on operations and finance, while working together with Mr. Hartnett to source development opportunities and oversee construction. Prior to founding Campus Crest Group, Mr. Rollins and Mr. Hartnett cofounded and managed companies that successfully developed and operated service-enriched housing properties. Mr. Rollins is an Owner of MXT Capital, which is a holding company whose primary holding is its interest in Campus Crest Group. Mr. Rollins has also led several private real-estate-focused investment funds. From 1998 through 2002, he was President of St. James Capital, an investment company focused on research-based structural land investment and niche income property opportunities. From 1991 to 1996, he served as President of The Balance Group, a private equity investment group focused on investing in and providing advisory services to small operating companies. Mr. Rollins founded The Balance Group in 1991. He was President of Rollins Investments, Inc., a real estate development and property management company with investments in retail, hospitality and mixed-use developments from 1988 to 1991, and Chief Financial Officer of RealtiCorp, a research-based land fund which focused on procurement of land for multisite users such as retail chains, restaurants and convenience stores from 1996 to 1998. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert as a real estate investment banker in 1985. Mr. Rollins received his BSBA from The Citadel and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Profile
TWST: Please give us a brief history of Campus Crest Communities and an overview of the company and its operations today.
Mr. Rollins: We started about seven years ago. We basically looked at the