About The Firm
Knowledge. Dedication. Integrity. Passion.
With almost three decades of experience, we excel in every aspect of the student housing development and management industry. Connecting with thousands of students, parents, and campus officials, we have become experts on the importance of detail, design, and budget in the creation of “best of campus” experiences wherever we go.
We believe in approaching every relationship as a partnership. From our onsite employees to our investment colleagues, we are committed to developing honest, hard-working relationships.
We are dedicated to achieving unprecedented results. Our passion and dedication is evident throughout every aspect of our communities. From concept to completion, our team takes a hands-on approach and is focused on every detail. We understand what it takes to build and operate a successful community.
Henry A. Morton
Past and present, Henry has (co) developed 17,000 student housing and conventional bedroom units and 200,000 square feet of retail development. These projects span nine States and four Provinces, and hold a combined value of over $1.5 billion. His projects have won many awards, including the Portal of Excellence, “The Top Apartment Community” in Florida, and the National Association of Home Builders Pillar of the Industry Award – Student Housing for The Varsity in College Park, Maryland. The communities he developed have won awards in virtually every market in which he has worked. He was also named a Pioneer of the Industry, an award given out to 25 individuals who “helped to establish the modern student housing industry”. Henry is also a frequent contributor to a number of industry specific publications and speaks at a number of conferences per year.
Previously, he was a senior Consultant with Braxton Associates, the strategy consulting division of Deloitte & Touche, where he was in charge of a number of major projects. He has also been a senior Commercial Account Manager with a Schedule I Canadian chartered bank, and the founding President and principal of Innovative Communications Inc., a successful computer consulting firm.
Henry earned a B.A. in economics from York University and an MBA (Dean’s List) from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where he majored in finance, international business, and management strategy and policy. In addition, he is involved in a number of continuing charitable and community activities.
Josh has worked with Campus Suites in varying capacities over the last six years, rising from a project coordinator to Senior Development Coordinator to the Director of Investments to Vice President. He is responsible for running due diligence programs, contract negotiation and underwriting prospective investments to determine feasibility while taking an active role in the development process.
During the design stage of new projects, the younger Mr. Morton provides insight into the lives of the students to help resolve issues before they even arise. He has also proven his worth as an asset manager, helping to strengthen both leasing numbers as well as the managing the properties themselves.
Previously, Josh was employed by HUB International HKMB in risk management and operations. He also earned his Master of Business Administration from McGill University in 2019.
Galina obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting and Finance from Ryerson University. She is currently in the final stage of working towards her CPA/CGA designation.
Galina brings to Campus Suites a passion for learning and exploration, as well as an extensive 7 years of experience in property management. She has also worked for a small public accounting firm where she gained experience in auditing for the not-for-profit sector, as well as a thorough understanding of the corporate tax field.
Currently, Galina manages on-site accounting for the development and property management divisions, and oversees projects under construction.
Stefanie earned a B.A. (Suma Cum Laude) in Child and Family Studies from Columbia College in South Carolina. She devoted eighteen years to Property Management/Real Estate, during which time she held a Property Manager’s and Real Estate License in SC, a Real Estate License in FL, directly assisted in the lease – up of 7 projects in the US and in Canada, and worked as an Assistant Manager, Property Manager, and Regional/Asset Manager.
Stefanie also lent her knowledge and experience to a SC non-profit whose focus was working with the homeless and helping them transition from street living to permanent housing. She was the core member of a dynamic team that granted her the opportunity to cross-train and specialize in Regional/Asset Management, Marketing/Advertising Promotions, and IT Support/Corporate Administration. She now brings this experience to Campus Suites, as an Associate Director of Administration.
As a qualified Interior Designer, Jody has a been cultivating her knowledge in the development, construction and procurement industry. Beginning her career as an Interior Designer, Jody advanced through the design industry working within the Retail, Corporate, Hospitality and Residential Interior Design divisions.
Due to Jody’s desire for growth and knowledge she naturally progressed from Interior Design into the Procurement sector, as a procurement manager for several large development projects within the P3 domain. Over the years Jody has gathered extensive knowledge and insight into the Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment division.
Within her role at Campus Suites, Jody oversees the Real Estate and Procurement departments. She provides insight into several aspects of real estate and development, including construction budgets, retail project scheduling, retail tenant management, as well as contributing to the analysis of site, building and suite planning and spatial layouts and additionally managing the procurement, and procurement logistics for all Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment for all projects nation wide.
Jody’s passion for design and spatial planning has led her to the challenging and rewarding Development world; where she contributes to projects with her project management and co-ordination, design analytics, spatial planning, procurement and retail management skills.
Hana is a skilled accountant with five years of experience in managing financial records and transactions for businesses. With a degree in accounting from Seneca College, a bachelor’s degree in taxation, Accounting, and Finance from Sejong Cyber University and currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting from York University, she has a foundation in accounting principles and practices.
With over five years of experience in the accounting field, she has honed her skills in financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting. She has a proven track record of managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements and preparing financial statements. She is an expert in utilizing accounting software and is comfortable with using QuickBooks and other accounting software to streamline financial processes.
Hana is currently working towards obtaining the CPA designation and is dedicated to continuing her professional development, staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices. She is a detail oriented problem solver who enjoys taking on new challenges and finding innovative solutions.
Illana has dual responsibilities within Suite Life and Campus Suites. These include organizing and coordinating administration duties and office procedures.
Illana ensures a high level of organizational effectiveness and communication within Campus Suites. In addition, she oversees the retail asset management activities of Suite Life with responsibilities that encompass tenant coordination and satisfaction, budgeting and support services.
Illana was a corporate trainer, and her role has evolved to include a financial management, asset management and maintenance supervision role.
We understand that every institution of higher education is unique. Residence life programs are structured to provide a student experience that benefits the particular culture of that institution and contributes to preparing each student for the rest of their life. The essence of the residence life goals is generally summarized in a mission statement or vision, which serves to guide our process. Our team believes that every student housing development should be measured against a set of values that serve as guiding principles in their design and encourage:
- Community building
- Informal intellectual discourse
- Reinforcement and enhancement of the mission of the institution
- Personal, civic and intellectual growth and development through individual and group experiences
- The opportunity for solitude when desired
- Respect for its surroundings
- School spirit, creativity; and a shared sense of community
The days of “old-style dormitories” and “large dining halls” are long over. Today’s colleges and universities know that innovative housing is the most effective means of building a sense of community among its students. The most successful student housing projects use valuable land and resources to support the mission and culture of the school, contribute to the vibrancy of campus life, and provide quality accommodations for an increased number of students, through an off-campus model and experience.