Collier Companies ranks Top 5 in Top 25 Student Housing Owners

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Results and rankings of the Top 25 Owners in Student Housing is shownGainesville-based housing owner, developer, and provider, The Collier Companies, was named one of the Top Five Owners of Student Housing in the nation by Student Housing Business Magazine. In the annual listing of industry giants, the long-running publication ranks owners and managers based on several factors including the number of communities and beds owned and managed, and year over year change.


The Collier Companies was ranked #5 in the Top 25 Owners of Student Housing in the listing, as well as #12 in the Top 25 Managers of Student Housing.


The Collier Companies was founded in December of 1972, Founder/Chairman, Nathan S. Collier, acquired his first real estate investment which was a 2-story duplex just north of the University of Florida Law School. To date, the Collier Companies owns over 50 communities with over 26,000 beds in three states, with over 25 here in Gainesville. One of the largest privately-owned providers of student housing in the nation, the Collier Companies recently announced its 2X plan which will see the company ramp up its development pipeline along with its team member recruitment.  In 2020, the organization will break ground on two new luxury developments in its home state of Florida.


The Collier Companies Founder/Chairman, Nathan S. Collier, stands confidently against TCC Development plans with his arms crossed


The Collier Companies owns and manages over 11,000 apartment homes in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma

The Collier Companies Team Gives Thanks

TCC Team Members enjoy a Thanksgiving potluck meal

The Collier Companies’ Home Office gathered together to celebrate their Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Potluck for the season.


Focused on providing team members with the opportunity to mingle and enjoy holiday fare, the luncheon brought together our teams that work at our Home Office for an afternoon meal.  Onsite teams have recently been enjoying the holiday season with their residents with events such as “Friendsgiving” and hosting events at the community for those who may not be leaving their apartment home to feast with family.


TCC Team Members smile as they enjoy a Thanksgiving potluck meal

TCC Team Members smile as they enjoy a Thanksgiving potluck meal

This holiday and every day, The Collier Companies is thankful for our wonderful team members and most importantly, our amazing residents.

TCC Executive Team visits Tallahassee for “Meet the Chair” session

NSC speaks with Service TMs in Tallahassee


Nathan S. Collier (NSC) and Jennifer Clince, CEO, sit with Tallahassee leaders for Chat with the Chair

Teaching our teams customer service and leadership is an important part of the TCC culture.  As The Collier Companies continues to grow, we aim to provide individual team members opportunities to grow with it. Recently, our Founder/Chairman, Nathan S. Collier (NSC), and CEO, Jennifer Clince, visited our leaders in Tallahassee to have an open discussion and spend time with the regional team.

With eight apartment home communities in the state capital that provides housing for students and families, the focus on providing the best in customer service and making our residents’ homes the heart of our business is always a top priority. During this visit, teams were welcomed to share their feedback and ask open questions as team members to the organizations’ leaders, in an effort to cultivate a culture of open communication among the team.

The organization has plans to make these intimate sessions a consistent event across the portfolio, in hopes of continuing to learn and grow with team members. Recently, the organization announced its ‘2X’ initiative to double in size by ramping up its development pipeline in the coming years, along with an increase in employment opportunities.

TCC Welcomes Costa Rica Institute of Technology Students for 3rd Year

Nathan Collier welcoming Costa Rica Institute of Technology Students
Students meet with Nathan S. Collier at UF Law

Students meet with Nathan S. Collier at UF Law


Continuing in their commitment to share knowledge within the housing industry through education, The Collier Companies, and their Founder, Nathan S. Collier, recently welcomed students from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology for their 3rd annual visit to Gainesville.

All Business School students, the special guests were welcomed into the city by the TCC Team, UF Warrington Business School & UF School of Journalism, Shands Hospital CEO, Edward Jimenez, and a host of other citizens eager to show off their Southern hospitality.

The students attended courses such as Introduction to Real Estate and Cultural Immersion, taught by TCC Founder/Chairman, Nathan S. Collier, for which the UF Masters of Real Estate program is named. Students were introduced to TCC Case-Studies, taken on personal tours of the University, and even welcomed to listen to the knowledge shared by Pulitzer Prize-winning professor, Ted Bridis.


I learned SO MUCH. I think that I will arrive in Costa Rica tomorrow being a different person in many aspects. I’m so grateful with the Professor Patricia and Mr. Collier for this opportunity. And also, the relationship that I build with my classmates during the week was awesome.” – Marialex, Costa Rica Institute for Technology student

“First, I would like to say when grateful I am with this opportunity, I know that not many people have the opportunity to live this experience. To be able to come to UF is to know a totally different world from the one we know in Costa Rica. I think I’m very fortunate to be able to live this experience. I’m also very lucky to have a professor like Professor Patricia. … And it is thanks to Professor Patricia that we got the support of Mr. Collier. Without Mr. Collier this trip would never have happened and I feel very grateful for the opportunity, this is a life-changing experience of a person and would never have happened without the support of Mr. Collier.”Kembly, Costa Rica Institute for Technology student


Students pose in front of the TCC HO SignStudents listen to NSC teaching Cultural Immersion

Nathan S. Collier and TCC are always ecstatic to host this annual visit, and are looking forward to the next!

Thank you to the University of Florida team along with Dr. Patricia Lopez Estrada from TEC for their knowledge! 


TCC Team Celebrates UF Homecoming with Team BBQ

Team Members enjoy the company BBQ Luncheon

The Collier Companies celebrated the 2019 University of Florida Homecoming Weekend with a return of the annual Homecoming BBQ Luncheon at our Home Office in Gainesville, Florida.  A team full of proud Gators and UF supporters, this event is a favorite of TM’s as the festive activities and engagement with their fellow team members are a great way to enjoy a Friday lunch break!


Team Members enjoy the company BBQ LuncheonTeam Members enjoy the company BBQ LuncheonNathan and Team Members enjoy the company BBQ LuncheonGrill Master Chris relaxes as he BBQsCollier Companies Guess the ScoreTeam Members enjoy the company BBQ Luncheon collage

College Park at Midtown Sneak Peek

CEO Jennifer Clince and VPs of Operations, Michael Rosenblatt and Ralph Sabio enjoy College Park at Midtown Sneak Peek

The Collier Companies started the college semester by offering an exclusive sneak peek of their latest developments to their internal team. College Park at Midtown, (CPM) is a trio of buildings developed in the College Park neighborhood, in walking distance to UF and many local social centers. TCC, one of the largest private providers of student housing in the nation, and is based locally out of Gainesville, Florida.


Located in the heart of Midtown and only steps away from the University of Florida, the community is 100% full for the upcoming school year and excited to welcome in residents. Team Members and guests were treated to a tour prior to the busy move-in week and had the opportunity to set their eyes on the highly anticipated apartment homes.


TCC is extremely proud of these new additions to the College Park neighborhood! We feel they are innovative and representative of the best in Gainesville student housing”, said President of Collier Enterprises, Andy Hogshead.


TCC proudly escorted their team throughout the corridors of CPM and highlighted their Viceroy building and viewed three of the floorplans available. Apartments offer residents barn-style doors, tech-savvy touches, granite countertops, spacious living areas and so much more. A community that’s ideal for the Gainesville-student, the excitement and tradition of UF gamedays are found to be only minutes, (or a peek outside of your apartment window), away!


In certain areas, you can see the Stadium and the scoreboard from your balcony or unit in all three buildings! The micro-unit is under 400 sq. feet and as spacious as it is, there were 16 people in the room and there was still plenty of space to maneuver easily. Which is a wonderful feature”, explained Carl Cataudella, Director of Development when asked his thoughts on the final product and his favorite part of the apartment home features.


Recently, The Collier Companies announced its plans to double in size in the coming years as they ramp up the development pipeline. College Park at Midtown is the most recent development and the organization has plans to break ground on a luxurious community with 310 apartment homes in Port Orange later this year. Adding the 108 apartment homes at College Park at Midtown to their portfolio results in 11,829 apartment homes owned and managed by The Collier Companies across three states and ten cities.


The Collier Companies owns and manages over 11,000 apartment homes in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma.


The Collier Companies Taps Ricardo Alicea for VP of Operations Position

Ricardo portrait for the new Vice President of Operations position at The Collier Companies

As The Collier Companies (TCC) recently announced their ‘2X’ initiative to double in size and announcements of leadership changes in its organizational structure, the company also welcomed a new member to the team effective July 22, 2019.

Ricardo Alicea has joined the organization as VP of Operations alongside his peers, Michael Rosenblatt, and Ralph Sabio. As TCC continues to grow and focus on development and acquisitions, Ricardo brings to the team a long list of attributes that will positively impact TCC’s operations infrastructure.

Alicea’s resume boasts over 19 years of experience in Property Management. He served as Regional Community Manager for UDR for 8 years where he focused on rehab communities. Before joining The Collier Companies, Ricardo was Senior VP for Bainbridge Companies for 9 years while focusing on new development and third-party management communities and was most recently a Senior VP for Vidalta Property Management, a start-up investment firm where he implemented new strategies and start-up procedures.

We look forward to Ricardo’s contributions and a heavy focus on development supporting TCC to achieve its goal of doubling in size over the next 12 years,” said Mike Still, Senior Vice President of The Collier Companies.

The Collier Companies owns and manages over 11,000 apartment homes in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma.

The Collier Companies Announces Major Organizational Leadership Changes

The Collier Companies new CEO and COO.

The Collier Companies (TCC) one of the largest private providers of student housing in the nation, has announced major organizational leadership changes.


Effective July 19, 2019, long-standing CEO, J. Andrew Hogshead, will take on the role of President of Collier Enterprises as he centers his energy on TCC’s ‘2X’ initiative to double in size by ramping up its development pipeline. A graduate of Harvard University with an AB in Biological Anthropology and an MBA in Real Estate/Finance from Columbia University, Andy brings a 30-year background in real estate to the company. In his 15-Year tenure, Hogshead has held several positions, leading the company to acquire and develop more than 8,000 apartment homes and raise more than $1.3 billion in debt and equity.

“I am extremely proud of Andy and deeply grateful for his willingness to direct his unique and special talents in the direction of TCC’s greatest need and highest impact,” said Nathan S. Collier, founder, and chairman of The Collier Companies.



Jennifer Clince, previously Chief Operating Officer for The Collier Companies, has been named Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Ms. Clince will be the first woman to hold the position within the company which she joined in 2004. Within her new role, Clince has been tasked with strategic planning and developing operations initiatives and goals to meet organizational growth plans. She has a strong background in property operations, previously serving as Director of Operations and then COO/President of Operations. With almost 500 employees in three states, Ms. Clince will be at the helm of TCC culture enhancement and investing further into resources and opportunities for development among team members. She holds an MBA and BS in Marketing from the University of Tampa and is an alumna and graduate of Harvard Business School’s OPM 51 Program as well as a member of YPO, Young President’s Organization.





The Collier Companies owns and manages over 11,000 apartment homes in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma.  For more information about The Collier Companies, please visit 

Nathan S. Collier Master of Real Estate program at University of Florida ranked #1 among public graduate programs

Nathan S. Collier best Masters program among U.S. public schools

The Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate program at the University of Florida was ranked No. 1 program among public universities on the 2019 edition of  Eduniversal’s Best Master’s Ranking.

This is the second top rating that the program has earned, as the Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE),  program was ranked No. 1 in 2018 as well when Real Estate/Wealth Management programs joined the list. In 2018, over 12,000 postgraduate global master’s programs in 30 fields of study were evaluated to present the rankings for the year; 20,000 postgraduate master’s programs in 50 fields of study were evaluated.  Rankings are based on three main criteria: Program reputation, salary upon graduation and student satisfaction.

A world-class program that offers students real-world connections with industry professionals and professors, networking with career mentors and educational opportunities that go beyond expectations.   Endowed by the Collier Companies Founder and Chairman, Nathan S. Collier, the MSRE program at the University of Florida boasts an impressive list of alumni who credit the program for introducing them to industry experience and knowledge.  As well as being the lead author of “Construction Funding: The Process of Real Estate Development, Appraisal, and Finance,” published by John Wiley & Sons, now in its 4th edition and published in Chinese and Korean, Mr. Collier also teaches a real estate studies course for the MSRE program.


Nathan S. Collier is founder and chairman of The Collier Companies, the largest individual owner of student housing with more than 45 properties and approximately 11,000 apartments in Florida, Oklahoma, and Georgia. Collier, who earned a bachelor’s, master’s and J.D. from the University of Florida, has endowed the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate program at UF’s Warrington College of Business. He is a generous supporter of the arts in Gainesville and of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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