The Class Partnership

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About Partnership

As a partner-based foundation, collaboration, cooperation, and coordination are in our DNA.

We partner with real estate investors, developers, operators, infrastructure providers, city governments, and higher education institutions who share our vision. All partners of The Class Foundation are committed to actively inspire and contribute to bringing student living, working and learning to the highest level. We partner with:

Real Estate Investors, Developers & Operators

City Governments

Higher Education Institutions

Media and Specialised Suppliers

Why partner with us?

Knowledge & Learning

We can provide you with the right platform for a 360-degree outlook on the global factors directing the future of student living, internationalisation of higher education, and urban innovation. Our events, academy programmes and collaborative research can serve as stage for your expertise to shine.

Meet Decision Makers

Over 60% of our events attendees have “director” or “president” in their job titles. Our events offer great opportunities for you to meet and talk directly with decision makers. With us you are guaranteed to expand your networks, whether meeting our community online or offline.

Increase your Brand Visibility

Benefit from extensive branding of your company on the communications of The Class of Foundation, at our Conference, and in the Trend Report. At third party conferences, where possible, The Class highlights its partners brands as the community of leaders in the industry.

Partner Organisations

Corporate

ASK4
Partner
Since
2015
AXA Investment Managers
Partner
Since
2018
BaseCamp Student
Partner
Since
2016
CBRE
Partner
Since
2015
CRM Students
Partner
Since
2016
CX-Place
Partner
Since
2018
CampusKey
Partner
Since
2020
Cardinal Campus
Partner
Since
2018
Catella
Partner
Since
2019
Collegiate
Partner
Since
2016
Crosslane
Partner
Since
2014
Cushman & Wakefield
Partner
Since
2018
DoveVivo
Partner
Since
2020
GSA
Partner
Since
2014
GSK Stockmann
Partner
Since
2018
Glide
Partner
Since
2018
Greystar
Partner
Since
2014
Harrison Street
Partner
Since
2016
HousingAnywhere
Partner
Since
2016
JLL
Partner
Since
2015
Karlin Group
Partner
Since
2016
Kences
Partner
Since
2018
Knight Frank
Partner
Since
2019
LOFT
Partner
Since
2018
Loyens & Loeff
Partner
Since
2016
MILESTONE
Partner
Since
2015
Micampus Residencias
Partner
Since
2021
Nido Student
Partner
Since
2016
Osborne Clarke
Partner
Since
2016
Quares
Partner
Since
2017
RealPage
Partner
Since
2020
Rockfield Real Estate
Partner
Since
2021
SALTO Systems
Partner
Since
2018
Savills
Partner
Since
2013
Spatial Experience
Partner
Since
2020
StarRez
Partner
Since
2020
Student Experience
Partner
Since
2013
Student.com
Partner
Since
2015
TechnoGym
Partner
Since
2021
The Student Hotel
Partner
Since
2013
Union Investment
Partner
Since
2018
Utelisys
Partner
Since
2018
Valeo Group
Partner
Since
2018
WP Carey
Partner
Since
2016
Washstation
Partner
Since
2020
WeWash
Partner
Since
2020
Wifirst
Partner
Since
2020
XIOR Student Housing
Partner
Since
2017
appwash
Partner
Since
2020
i-Live Group
Partner
Since
2018

Higher Education Institutions

Erasmus University Rotterdam
European University Institute
Humboldt University
Istanbul University
King's College London
Kyoto University
Maastricht University
Politecnico Milano
SWPS University
San Francisco State University
The University of Edinburg
USI University
University of Bologna
University of Essex
University of Kent
University of Padua

Institutional

CUBO
Digital Society School
Erasmus Student Network
MSCI
NSBO
Nuffic
SSWZ
StudyPortals
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
VSNU
Vereniging Hogescholen

Media

All Things Urban
ICEF
Iberian Property
PropertyEU
Real Asset Media
StudyTravel
The PIE News
University Business

The Class Ambassadors

Leaders of our community have always been at the forefront of setting new standards. The Class Ambassadors are encouraged to collaborate further, inspire, and get inspired by each other during our Boardroom Sessions. We truly believe networking with peers is highly important in order to sharpen our communal industry vision.

Alberta Galli

Hospitality & Residential Solution Manager

Technogym

Amos Engelhardt

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner

i Live Group

Andrew Smith

Partner, Student Housing Investment

Cushman & Wakefield

Armon Bar-Tur

Chief Executive Officer

BaseCamp Student

Arnaud Lejeune

Group Chief Financial Officer

Wifirst

Bart Sasim

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Spatial Experience

Bartjan Zoetmulder

Tax Partner

Loyens & Loeff

Benjamin Hall

Founder & Managing Director

Loft Student

Brian Welsh

Head of Student and Organisation

Round Hill Capital

Charlie MacGregor

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

The Student Hotel

Christian Schmitz

Global Account & Business Development Manager PBSA, Coliving & Coworking

SALTO Systems

Christopher Holloway

Business Development Director

Global Student Accommodation (GSA)

Dan Baker

General Manager, EMEA

Student.com

Daniel Gorzawski

Managing Director, Head of European Transactions

Harrison Street

David North

Partner in the Real Estate Department

Osborne Clarke

David Smith

Managing Director, Student Developments

Crosslane UK

Djordy Seelmann

Chief Executive Officer

HousingAnywhere

Frank Uffen

Co-Founder

The Class Foundation

Frederik Wiedei

Managing Director

Miele Operations & Payment Solutions

Gary Clarke

Chief Executive Officer

Milestone Development

Georg-Christian Rueb

Fund Manager

Union Investment

Giulio Limongelli

Chief Operating Officer

DoveVivo

Hana Samuelová

Member of the Board & Public Relations

Karlín Group

Heriberto Cuanalo

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Collegiate

Herman Du Bois

Managing Director

Quares Student Housing

Jan Benschop

Director, Student Experience International

Student Experience

Jo Winchester

Executive Director, PBSA and Coliving Valuation

CBRE

Joe Persechino

Head of Residential & Student Accommodation

AXA IM Alts - Real Assets

John Kenny

Chief Executive Officer

Valeo Groupe

John Langton

Senior Director Operations (UK Student)

Greystar

Jonathan Thornhill

Commercial Director

ASK4

Jos Bakker

Policy Officer

Kences

Julia Martin

Director EMEA Living

JLL

Katy Mitchell

Managing Director

Washstation

Marcus Roberts

Director of Residential Capital Markets in Europe

Savills

Marion Gibert

Commercial Director

Cardinal Campus

Michael Fink

Managing Director

Catella

Moreno Monsanto

Director Concepts

Rockfield Real Estate

Paul Kan

Commercial Director

RealPage

Philip Huperz

Partner

GSK Stockmann

Philip Laukart

Managing Director

WeWash

Roger Hensman

Advisor

WP Carey

Samuele Annibali

Chief Executive Officer

CX-Place

Sandra Aznar

Head of IR and Business Development

Xior Student Housing

Stewart Moore

Chief Executive Officer

CRM Students

Stuart Osborn

Head of European Residential Investment Transactions

Knight Frank

Tom White

Director

Glide

Travis Knipe

Chief Executive Officer

StarRez

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