Chicago — Industry veteran Christine “Chris” Richards has joined Core Spaces as president of the firm’s property management platforms. In her new role, Richards will guide the company’s multifamily and purpose-built single-family property management.
Before joining Core Spaces, Richards served as a senior executive at Greystar Real Estate Partners, overseeing its domestic owned and managed student platform. Prior to that, Richards spent 17 years at Education Realty Trust (EdR) where she took the REIT from $400 million to $4.6 billion in enterprise value.
Additionally, senior leader Ben Modleski will move into the newly created role of managing director of strategy and research, providing critical insights on industry and market performance as the company expands its foothold in the student housing, multifamily and single-family rental sectors.
“We are exceptionally proud to have wooed Chris, a force in the property management industry, to the Core Spaces family,” says Marc Lifshin, founder and CEO of the Chicago-based company. “With help from Ben, who has built the foundation of Core Spaces’ management portfolio, Chris will leverage her proven track record of expertise and success to take us to new levels as Core Spaces continues to experience incredible growth.”