About Us

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.

Our Team

Henry A. Morton
President

Henry A. Morton

President

Henry A. Morton

Past and present, Henry has (co) developed over 14,500 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 $1.25 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 recently 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 three to four 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.

Jeffrey Shiff
Director, Construction Services & Real Estate

Jeffrey Shiff

Director, Construction Services & Real Estate

Jeffrey Shiff

Jeff has over 25 years of experience running a demanding mid-size contracting business in the building and renovation industry. In this field, he has become a relationship builder, and a strong organizer and problem solver, honed by years of overseeing multiple projects and job sites.

Through his experience in real estate, Jeff has developed an extensive network of contacts in the housing development industry, which he uses to make connections, understand client needs, identify opportunities, and work collaboratively to implement solutions.

At Campus Suites, Jeff is responsible for managing many aspects of development and real estate, including analyzing and negotiating retail leases, budgeting, retail project scheduling, retail tenant management, analyzing and interpreting complex contracts, analyzing site, building and suite plans, securing competitive pricing that include country wide programs and rebates, and other management duties as they arise.

Josh Morton
Sr. Director of Investments

Josh Morton

Sr. Director of Investments

Josh Morton

Josh has worked with Campus Suites in varying capacities over the last five years, rising from a project coordinator to Senior Development Coordinator to the Director of Investments. 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.

Jeannie Skelley
Consulting Director, Administration

Jeannie Skelley

Consulting Director, Administration

Jeannie Skelley

Jeannie has worked in property management for over 40 years and brings well-established management and accounting expertise. She is responsible for coordinating with banks, general contractors and owners to prepare draw requests for projects under construction, providing monthly financials for various company holdings, as well as assisting with on-site property accounting.

Jeannie is involved with the purchase, financing and sale of each project and contributes to a smooth turnover and continued support after each closing. Her years of experience provide the home office with stability and confidence in tackling a variety of issues.

Galina Bancheva
Director, Accounting

Galina Bancheva

Director, Accounting

Galina Bancheva

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 Seebauer
Director, Administration

Stefanie Seebauer

Director, Administration

Stefanie Seebauer

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.

Illana Morton
Office Manager

Illana Morton

Office Manager

Illana Morton

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.

Our Approach

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.