Mr. Dies leads the acquisition and underwriting for new student housing, multifamily, and mixed-use development opportunities for Up Campus. Prior to Up Campus, David was Vice President at Newcastle Limited (2012-2018) where he facilitated the acquisition, redevelopment and development of over $350 million in multifamily, retail and mixed-use properties (600+ apartment units and 250,000+ square feet of retail) in downtown Chicago. Prior to Newcastle Limited, David worked at Hometown America (2008 2011) where he facilitated the acquisition and financing of manufactured housing communities ($234 million total investment) in over 20 states. David has a BA in Business Economics from Brown University.