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Core Spaces Names CFO, CIOs of Student Housing, Built-to-Rent

Chicago-based Core Spaces, a leading developer, owner and operator with a focus on student housing and build-to-rent, said Monday that John Wieker has been named CFO, Brendan Miller has been promoted to CIO, student housing, and Cliff Payne has been promoted to CIO, build-to-rent. 

As CFO, Wieker will oversee fundraising, asset management, and financial reporting activities that drive portfolio value across the student housing and build-to-rent platforms. Miller will oversee the investment activity of Core’s student housing development and acquisition businesses, including guiding the firm’s investing and disposition strategies.  

“The emergence of our build-to-rent program and growth of our student housing businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the resilience of these residential sectors. The evolution of our leadership team allows us to continue to grow our businesses, deliver for our trusted partners and investors, and provide high-quality living spaces and services,” said Marc Lifshin, founder and CEO of Core Spaces. 

Pictured: Core Spaces’ Hub on Campus in East Lansing, MI.


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