Bob Lurie and Sam Zell

Founders Bob Lurie and Sam Zell

Our Story

In the early 1960s, two guys at the University of Michigan – Sam Zell and Bob Lurie – started managing student apartment buildings. Over the next five decades, the buildings would change but the basic philosophy would remain the same: invest in properties at the right price and hire the best people to manage them well.



Our Executive Team

  • David Neithercut
  • Alan George
  • Michael Manelis
  • Mark Parrell
  • Christa Sorenson
  • Scott Fenster