By focusing on the needs of students and professionals and by vertically integrating our teams, Subtext develops housing built for better ways of living and connecting. Every day, we pursue innovative projects that bridge our residents’ day-to-day lives to their aspirational lives and to their communities.
Our passion for better housing drives us to pursue a new model of development.
Our focus on community starts with our team. We support each other’s personal and professional growth, share in each other’s hard work and success, inspire each other to stay creative and tag-team it to the finish line. We get it done, and we have a few laughs along the way.
As our co-founder and head of development, Brandt oversees corporate strategy and execution of deal pipeline, whether exploring new markets, negotiating with landowners, working through the entitlement process or securing capital necessary to make the projects a reality. He perceives the possibilities and works with his extremely talented development team to overcome the many obstacles inherent in every development project, leaving behind strong community legacies through beautiful, thoughtful, high-quality projects.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Brandt worked as an accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers before launching StiVan Group, a local investment and management company, with Tim. Then in 2013, Brandt and Tim formed Collegiate Development Group with the core principles that would become our foundation—integrity, growth, partnership and innovation.
Those entrepreneurial years taught Brandt that the best path isn’t the easy path. That overcoming hurdles means gathering the right information, mitigating risk in strong-yet-difficult opportunities and simply never giving up.
– MAcc, University of Missouri: Columbia
– BA in Accountancy, University of Missouri: Columbia
– Licensed CPA, State of Missouri
"’No’ is not in my vocabulary. There’s always a way to make things happen."
As Chief Operating Officer, Marina is responsible for the strategy and implementation of industry-leading standards, processes and controls across Subtext’s multifamily and student housing platforms. She is involved in all operational aspects of the company’s development, design, construction management and capital-raising. Her work is endlessly varied and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Marina joined Subtext to launch the company’s multifamily vertical, defining strategy, growing the development team and building pipeline in high-growth markets across the Mountain West and Southeast. Before joining Subtext, she developed multifamily housing in Washington, D.C. with Paradigm Development Company and later built student housing with Landmark Properties. She has been involved in the development of projects totaling over $1.4B in value.
JD, Harvard Law School
BA in Economics, Brooklyn College
"We're bringing a social focus to development. There's a real opportunity to engage and break down barriers between people. We want our residents to know their neighbors."
As Executive Vice President, Head of Multifamily Housing, Mitchell oversees all aspects of multifamily development projects, including site selection, land acquisition, entitlements and approvals, design, deal structuring, marketing strategy and stabilization.
Mitchell joined Subtext in 2015 and has played an integral role in the development of over $815M in multifamily and student housing projects. Prior to joining Subtext, Mitchell practiced law at an Am Law 100 firm, where he counseled clients through a variety of complex real estate matters, including loan origination, leasing, and securitization.
- JD, St. Louis University School of Law
- BS in Finance and Real Estate, University of Missouri
Rich leads the pursuit of development opportunities in multiple markets through developing relationships with local brokers and owners.
Before Subtext, Rich operated Homeland Realty and Century Renovations as an Owner/Broker with a focus on acquiring value add real estate and non-performing notes. Throughout his 20+ year career in real estate, Rich has acquired nearly 1,000 real estate related assets and brokered over $400 million in transactions.
- Saint Louis University
- Licensed Missouri Real Estate Broker
Cole focuses on underwriting new opportunities and managing capital relationships.
Prior to Subtext, Cole worked as a Commercial Real Estate lender at Stifel Bank & Trust and Wells Fargo. During that time he helped source, underwrite and manage $1B+ of commercial real estate debt nationwide across all property types.
- BS in Business Administration, University of Dayton
Lindsey is responsible for coordination with our third-party management teams on all operational and marketing facets of Subtext projects. Prior to joining Subtext, Lindsey worked for one of the largest third-party management companies in the nation in various roles, most recently as Vice President of New Development and Operations. During her time there, she focused on both student housing and multifamily developments.
– Certified Property Manager (CPM)
– SLAA Board of Directors
Dylan joined Subtext in 2018 as a Development Associate and as of 2022, is now a Development Manager responsible for ensuring that projects are successfully executed from inception through completion. Since joining Subtext, he has been involved in the successful closings of more than $400 million in development opportunities across the country.
Dylan started his career as a Community Assistant with a nationwide property management group, advancing to a General Manager focused on new student and multifamily developments.
- BS in Geological Sciences, University of Missouri: Columbia
As a Development Manager, Ryan is responsible for all aspects of the development process from purchase agreement through closing. He is primarily involved in entitlements, collaborating with design and pre-construction teams, and keeping things on the rails. He also assists in land acquisitions, capital markets, and construction as needed. He is driven to serve communities through the built environment.
Prior to Subtext, Ryan worked for Opus Development Company on institutional senior living, multifamily, and industrial developments. Ryan had a particular focus maturing Opus’ senior living platform as a new product type for the company, working with a best-in-class operator. Along with creating a pipeline across multiple markets, he helped establish site selection and entitlement strategy, foster new capital markets and broker relationships, and advance design and construction standards.
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia
With more than 20 years of experience in the development and construction industry, she has managed projects in the of Multi-family, Commercial, Financial Institution, Retail, and Single-family sectors. Bethany has been responsible for all phases of her projects from site selection and design through securing governmental approvals and construction.
As an Associate Director, Will is responsible for all development opportunities in CO and AZ. He is primarily involved in relationship management, site selection and building pipeline. Will previously worked as a Development Associate at Subtext where he focused on entitlements and pre-development management.
Prior to joining Subtext, Will worked as a Capital Markets Analyst for Cushman & Wakefield where he focused on the underwriting and sale of investment grade real estate assets. During his time at Cushman, Will underwrote over 60 deals in excess of $1.5B, including office, multifamily and industrial assets.
- B.S. Entrepreneurship, Saint Louis University
Tanner is responsible for assisting in all phases of the development process. His primary responsibilities include underwriting and market analysis.
Before Subtext, Tanner worked in the Loan Servicing and Asset Management branch of KeyBank Real Estate Capital. He was responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance of nearly 1,000 income producing properties that secured loans through the bank or other third-party lenders.
- B.S. Business Administration, Finance & Banking and Real Estate, University of Missouri
Jason is responsible for assisting in all phases of the development process. His primary responsibilities include underwriting and market analysis.
Prior to Subtext, Jason worked for a large property and casualty insurance company and owned a multifamily property.
B.S. Finance – Real Estate Emphasis
Missouri State University
Sharon is responsible for assisting in all phases of the development process. Her primary responsibilities include underwriting and market analysis.
Before Subtext, Sharon worked as a Financial Analyst at an international museum planning and development firm in Washington D.C., where she provided strategy and financial analysis services to new and existing museum clients. Prior to that, she worked as an Acquisitions Analyst for a real estate private equity firm in Naperville, IL, and was responsible for the underwriting and acquisition of off-market multi-family projects.
M.S. Finance, Quantitative Finance, Washington University in St. Louis
Jack is responsible for assisting in all phases of the development process on both student and multifamily projects. He collaborates with the acquisition, development, and construction team on pursuits, due diligence, and underwriting. He also collaborates with the property management team on marketing, branding, and FF&E.
Jack interned with Subtext prior to joining the company full time in June of 2022. Before Subtext, Jack was an Analyst for Lionchase North America where he constructed financial models and investment memorandums focused on the technology, manufacturing, and medical device space.
- B.B.A in Finance and Business Analytics, Ohio University
- Certificate in Financial Planning
Design & Construction
As cofounder and head of construction, Tim takes tremendous pride in bringing our complex, meaningful projects to life—of staying five steps ahead of any situation, evaluating potential outcomes, understanding every element at a granular level to react and anticipate as events arise. His pride in seeing our projects built goes beyond simply finalizing a deal. It’s the deeply personal pride of investing significant time, effort and heart, from the arduous stages of predevelopment and design to final construction, into building a project that makes money, makes communities better and helps residents live their best lives.
Right out of college, Tim did historic renovation work for Blue Urban, a historic real estate developer based in the Midwest, redeveloping over 550,000 sf and $120 million worth of historic projects. Then, in 2009, he and Brandt founded StiVan Group, focusing on opportunistic buying packages and portfolios of repositioned residential real estate, before launching Collegiate Development Group in 2013.
These experiences solidified Tim’s foothold among local banks and owners and taught him the essential skills of agility, flexibility and how to navigate the ever-changing cycle of real estate, not to mention finding mutually beneficial opportunities. They also taught him the importance of location, a perspective that’s of paramount importance to the social and investment values our projects bring to partners and communities today.
- BS in Business Management, University of Central Missouri
- Experienced in multifamily and single-family property development, historic redevelopment, commercial and retail construction, operational matters, and specialty financing.
"It’s amazing to think back across each project and know where you started, then see where you end up. We’re very proud of doing the right thing."
Jeremy is responsible for developing and implementing project execution strategy as well as identifying and managing project risk. He oversees the project execution team to ensure that all stake holders are in the best position possible to deliver a successful project.
Before Subtext, Jeremy served as Vice President of an ENR Top 400 Contractor. Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and has served in various roles including business unit leader and project executive.
- LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council
- Certified Design-Build Professional, Design-Build Institute of America
Jack has the responsibility of ensuring that design focus centers around reinforcing lifestyle experience on all subtext projects. He oversees the project design team to ensure that unit plan design, amenity programming, and operational planning all reinforce unique tenant experiences that are best-in-class. Jack’s previous experience as a licensed architect and partner in a national architectural design firm has kept him current in multi-family design trends and construction techniques, including tens of thousands of apartments in large concrete high-rise and wood-framed mid-rise communities.
- BSAS in Architecture, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
- Member, American Institute of Architects
- NCARB certified
- Licensed architect: Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio and Michigan.
Jon has the responsibility of ensuring that design focus centers around reinforcing lifestyle experience on all Subtext projects. He oversees the project design team to ensure that unit plan design, amenity programming, and operational planning all reinforce unique tenant experiences that are best-in-class. Jon joined Subtext with more than 10 years of experience in the design/construction industry managing all project aspects from concept design through construction administration.
“At Subtext, we like to immerse ourselves with the next big ideas in our industry. Paired with our experience, we pride ourselves on being the industry experts that bring great projects to life.”
- Kansas State University, Master of Architecture
- Registered Architect – State of KS
- LEED Green Associate
Leisha is responsible for overseeing all aspects of interior design at Subtext. She is passionate about delivering the best built environment possible for our residents, from the big concepts down to the final details. Leisha joined Subtext with 9 years of commercial interior design experience, with a focus in the hospitality and multifamily sectors.
- B.S. Architectural Studies, University of Missouri
- LEED Green Associate
Jennifer is responsible for the execution of Subtext projects in accordance with design standards, budget, and timeline. Prior to Subtext, Jennifer worked as a Product Manager at Bayer Co. and a Supply Chain Manager at Pepsi Co. Jennifer joined Subtext in 2019, bringing her experience in project management and assistance in executing project tasks.
- B.S. Engineering Management, Minor in Psychology, Missouri University of Science and Technology
- (In Progress) M.A. Architectural Studies with Emphasis in Environment and Behavior, University of Missouri
Eric is responsible for the execution of Subtext projects in accordance with design standards, budget, and timeline. Prior to Subtext, Eric served as an Assistant Project Manager of an ENR Top 400 Contractor. Eric joined Subtext in 2020, bringing his experience in project management and estimating to the team.
- B.S. Technology & Construction Management, Missouri State University
Brad is responsible for the execution of Subtext projects in accordance with design standards, budget, and timeline. Prior to Subtext, Brad served as a Project Manager for a national hospitality builder/developer. He has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry and brings his experience running complex time sensitive projects to the team.
- B.S. Construction Management, Bob Jones University
Andy is responsible for the execution of Subtext projects in accordance with design standards, budget, and timeline. Prior to Subtext, Andy served as a Senior Project Engineer of an ENR Top 400 Contractor for 4 years, focusing on quality and schedule management.
Richard is responsible for the execution of Subtext projects in accordance with design standards, budget, and timeline. Prior to Subtext, Richard served as a Senior Project Manager of an ENR Top 400 Contractor. He has over 14 years of experience in the construction industry, focusing on project management, estimating, BIM coordination and schedule consultation.
- BS in Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology: Rolla, MO
- BS in Architectural Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology: Rolla, MO
- LEED-Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council
Will is responsible for the execution of Subtext projects in accordance with design standards, budget, and timeline.
Prior to Subtext, Will served as a Project Director of an ENR Top 400 Contractor. Will has over 25 years of valuable construction experience and has served in various roles including project executive, project manager and project superintendent.
- B.S. Industrial Technology (Construction), Eastern Illinois University
- LEED BD+C Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council
- Certified Design-Build Professional, Design-Build Institute of America
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Quality Management for Contractors
- ASHE HCC
- OSHA 30-Hour Safety & Health Training Courses
Pat is responsible for communicating the progress of projects thru site visits and field reports. Ensures contractors are adhering to the specifications, quality, job site safety and develop solutions to issues.
Before Subtext Pat has served as a MEP superintendent managing large scale commercial projects for an ENR top 400 contractor.
Pat has over 22 years in the construction industry.
Corporate / Operations
Jim is responsible for the accounting and finance functions of Subtext. This includes managing the accounting and finance team, review and maintenance of accounting processes, risk management/insurance, and cash management. Jim started his career in public accounting over 25 years ago and has spent most of his career working in construction, development and property management for multifamily, single family, hotel and light retail development firms.
- B.S.B.A Accounting, University of Missouri-Columbia
- Certified Public Accountant
Prior to Subtext, Jess worked for a Fortune 500 retail company for 8 years in various Human Resource roles with focuses including workforce planning, employee relations, staffing, performance management and employee engagement.
- BS in Apparel Marketing and Merchandising, University of Missouri: Columbia
As Director of Marketing, Heather is responsible for the oversight of marketing and branding, social media, public relations, sales training, and strategic planning. She has over a decade of experience in the Real Estate industry and will support the Subtext properties in leasing, sales, marketing and delivering exceptional resident experience.
BA in Business Management, University of Missouri: Columbia
Andi is responsible for all aspects of Subtext’s accounting, including financial reporting, analysis and administration. Her role includes managing the construction draw process for student housing and young professional properties, spearheading the external audit process and ensuring the maintenance of internal controls. With over 20 years of progressive accounting experience in the real estate industry, Andi’s extensive experience includes development and operating accounting responsibilities for office, industrial, multi-family and student housing properties.
- BS in Accounting, University of Missouri
- MBA, Baker University
- Active CPA in Missouri
- Member, AICPA and Missouri Society of CPAs.
As Assistant Controller, Jeremy is responsible for assisting in all aspects of Subtext’s accounting department, including financial reporting, analysis, and administration. His role includes optimizing software, maintaining financial procedures and confirming financial compliance through preparation of the company’s reports and statements.
Prior to Subtext, Jeremy worked in both private and publicly traded companies. He focused mainly on property related matters, on both the property management and tenant sides, as well as general accounting issues and software implementations.
- MAcc, University of Missouri: St. Louis
- Certified Public Accountant
Danielle is responsible for maintaining financial procedures and confirming financial compliance through preparation of the company’s reports and statements.
Prior to Subtext, Danielle worked for a public accounting firm in the tax department. She mainly focused on banks, property and casualty insurance companies, trusts, and other business entities.
- B.A. Accounting, Bellarmine University
Dan is responsible for maintaining financial procedures and confirming financial compliance through preparation of the company’s reports and statements.
Prior to Subtext, Dan worked as an accountant for a national real estate development company. He mainly focused on industrial and multi-family developments, identifying accounting and tax related issues.
- B.S. in Business Administration, University of Dayton
Amanda is responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. Amanda supports the executives and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization, communication, and event planning. Prior to joining Subtext, Amanda worked for one of largest credit unions in Missouri in various roles, most recently as Human Resources Administrator. During that time, she was the first point of contact for HR related inquiries from employees and external partners.