Chicago — Chicago-based CA Ventures has promoted JJ Smith to president of CA Student Living, the firm’s student housing investment and development division.
Smith has been with CA Ventures since 2007. During his nearly 10 years with the company, he has overseen more than 40 ground-up developments valued at over $2.5 billion across multiple divisions.
“Ever since my first encounter with JJ, I knew his can-do attitude combined with his real estate expertise would be instrumental in fueling our expansion,” says Tom Scott, CEO of CA Ventures. “His passion and creative approach to each deal are an inspiration to his team members and everyone at this company, which wouldn’t be the same without his leadership skills.”