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

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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

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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

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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!

 

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College Park at Midtown Sneak Peek

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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

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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

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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 CollierCompanies.com. 


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

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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.

 

*Featured graphic property of UF Warrington School of Business 

Nathan S. Collier introduces the Collier Challenge at The Hippodrome

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The Collier Companies Founder & Chairman, Nathan S. Collier, has introduced the Collier Challenge to the city of Gainesville, Florida, and fans of The Hippodrome Theater, (“The Hipp”).  The iconic local jewel is a staple in the arts community and shares a special place in the heart of the Developer, Nathan S. Collier.

The Collier Challenge: Hippodrome 2029 officially began on April 29th, to the joy of theater-goers and local community citizens alike.  The challenge is a 10-year commitment by Collier to match donations dollar for dollar that will go directly the  Hippodrome Theater.

With a 93% cut to nonprofit organizations in the 2018 state budget, The Hippodrome Theater received almost $140,000 less in funding than they primarily receive for their annual operation costs.  The importance of cultural outlets and community growth in Gainesville is important to Collier, who also recently introduced the annual $25,000 Collier Prize for State Government Accountability with the University of Florida School of Journalism, which was introduced at the 2019 White House Correspondents Dinner.

“Beyond the fact I’m married to a professional ballerina and now an artistic professional photographer with not one but two galleries, here and in Europe, I’ve always felt that the Hipp was a unique artistic treasure, both for Gainesville and for downtown. I located The Collier Companies Headquarters in downtown because I very much enjoy living/working in a vibrant, mixed-use pedestrian environment that allows me to mingle casually with my fellow citizens,” said Collier. “The Hipp’s live theatre brings people downtown, gives downtown a special aura, adds tremendously to the ambiance.”

The Hippodrome Theater not only presents performances for public enjoyment, but provides employment for local performers, education for children, and so much more.  To join the Collier Challenge, please visit https://thehipp.org/collier-pledge-form.

 

Read more about The Collier Challenge on Gainesville.com!

 

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.

 


Nathan S. Collier & University of Florida Announce $25,000 Collier Prize for State Government Accountability

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
University of Florida Announces $25,000 Collier Prize for State Government
Accountability
Gainesville, Fla., April 25, 2019

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) announced the creation of The Collier Prize for State Government Accountability, a prize that will be awarded annually at the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner starting in 2020.

The $25,000 prize, one of the largest journalism prizes in the nation, is designed to encourage coverage of state government, focusing on investigative and political reporting. The award is funded by Nathan S. Collier, founder and chairman of The Collier Companies headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. Collier is a descendant of Peter Fenelon Collier, who in 1888 founded Collier’s, a weekly magazine focused on investigative journalism and publishing stories from renowned journalists such as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell and Samuel Hopkins Adams. One of the magazine’s most famous investigative series was the “The Great American Fraud,” which analyzed the contents of popular patent medicines and led to the first Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906.

“Collier’s Weekly had a long history of investigative journalism, shining light in the dark recesses of government,” said Collier, great-grandnephew of the magazine’s founder. “I am honoring Peter Fenelon Collier’s vision and dedication by supporting a vibrant free press, particularly at the state government level.”

In announcing this award, UFCJC Dean Diane McFarlin cited a diminished investment in
statehouse coverage over the last decade. “The professional news media’s watchdog role in state capitols has declined precipitously over the last decade in the number of journalists employed to cover state governments,” said McFarlin, former publisher of the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune. “The result is that citizens don’t know what they don’t know, and the danger is that corruption and malfeasance can proceed unchecked. We hope this prize will encourage more rigorous coverage of a government body that has a direct impact on citizens’ lives every day.”

 

A 2014 assessment of state capitol press corps by the Pew Research Center found that the number of newspaper reporters covering state capitols declined by 35 percent between 2003 and 2014. Less than one-third of newspapers today assign even one reporter to the statehouse. Among local TV news stations, it is just 14 percent. In Florida alone, the number of journalists stationed in Tallahassee and assigned to cover the Legislature and government agencies has dwindled by as much as half in the last decade, by some estimates.

UFCJC will partner with WHCA to promote, administer and present the annual award.

“I’m deeply grateful to the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications for partnering with us to create the Collier Prize for Statehouse Accountability,” said Olivier Knox, chief Washington correspondent for SiriusXm radio and WHCA president. “Few trends in news worry me more than the widespread hollowing-out of local and regional coverage. The WHCA cannot, by itself or even with a generous partner, reverse this corrosive phenomenon, but we owe it to ourselves and to the public to sound this call to arms.”

Details for submitting nominations for the 2020 award will be available in fall 2019.

For more information, contact Randy Bennett at 352-273-1223 or rbennett@jou.ufl.edu.

 

About Nathan S. Collier
Nathan S. Collier is founder and chairman of The Collier Companies, the largest owner of multifamily 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 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 financial patron of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

About the White House Correspondents Association
The White House Correspondents’ Association exists to promote excellence in journalism as
well as journalism education, and to ensure robust news coverage of the president and the
presidency.

About the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, recognized by its peers as one of the premier programs in the country, is driving innovation and engagement across the disciplines of advertising, journalism, public relations, and telecommunication. The college’s strength is drawn from both academic rigor and experiential learning. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates, both online and on campus. CJC students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the Innovation News Center, which generates content across multiple platforms, and The Agency, an integrated strategic communication and consumer research agency focused on marketing to young adults. The College includes seven broadcast and digital media properties, the Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and the nation’s only STEM Translational Communication Center and Center for Public Interest Communications.