HOUSTON, TX - Campus Living Villages (CLV) announced that its global CEO, Martin Earp, has relocated to Houston, where he will guide the company's US operations from its North American headquarters. Earp will also continue to provide significant leadership related to the company's international business. Current US CEO, Jim Short, will continue his association with CLV by taking on the role of Chairman of the CLV US Board.
This strategic staffing move follows a path that began in 2008 as economic conditions shifted, and CLV began responding globally to the changing and challenging market. During this time, CLV has implemented a successful strategy aimed at strengthening relationships with its existing university partners, as well as empowering local managers to drive the performance of its sites. Earp's relocation ensures that this international effort is effectively rolled out in the US market.
"CLV is lucky to have a very strong management team at the Head Office in Houston, but perhaps more importantly, also at each of our villages, and I am looking forward to capitalizing on our strategy of local decision making and accountability. Furthermore, I am excited to forge relationships with our existing university partners, and work with them to meet the ever changing needs of students," said Earp.
Jim Short, who has been with Campus Living Villages - and before that with Century Campus Housing - for over 17 years, has helped CLV develop into one of the largest and most trusted student accommodation providers in the US. He has undertaken a variety of roles during his tenure, but perhaps the most challenging and successful was the recent refinancing of 16, US on-campus student housing communities, which were sold into the USPP market on a 20-year debt term.
According to Short, "It has been a privilege to help establish this company and develop it into one of the major players in the student housing category. I am equally excited about the future, which will allow me to return to my roots as a strategist and continue to guide CLV's growth."
Earp said, "Jim Short has been instrumental in the success of CLV to date, and I am very happy that he has agreed to continue his association with the company as Chairman of the CLV US Board. I have worked with Jim for more than five years and will appreciate his wise counsel and expertise as we continue the CLV journey."
Campus Living Villages (CLV) is one of the national leaders in the privatized management and development of on-campus student housing. CLV's international team of housing and hospitality professionals currently manage student housing facilities on or near 50 university campuses totaling approximately 30,000 beds in the US, Australia, England and New Zealand.