Mr. Bus has 18 years experience in residential and commercial development and acquisitions, with 10+ years experience in student housing and university-related real estate. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Development for CA Ventures (formerly Campus Acquistions, nka CA Student Living) and originated/sourced, acquired, structured, entitled, and/or ran pre-con and construction management for over $500MM in student housing projects. He was also Chief Development Officer for Akara Partners, a boutique market-rate apartment developer in Chicago, where he oversaw transit-oriented developments such as 500 N Milwaukee, 830 N Milwaukee, and 707 N Wells. Prior, Mr. Bus ran Meridian Capital Partners/Meridian Development Partners focused on various suburban land developments. Steve has an MBA in Finance & Real Estate from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management, an MS in Civil-Structural Engineering from University of Illinois, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Cornell University.