CA Ventures History:
A Focused, Deliberate Pathway

Founded in 2004, CA Ventures is a real estate investment holding company based in Chicago, IL, with over 250 employees. While initially focused on student housing, CA Ventures’ service offering expanded quickly in response to client requirements and currently includes investment and acquisition support, development and renovation, equity and debt sourcing, and asset management services in multi-family residential, office, hospitality, and senior lifestyle.

CA Ventures serves as the holding company for the CA family of companies, including CA Student Living, CA Residential, CA Senior Ventures, CA Office / Vanderbilt Partners, CA International, CA Hospitality and CA Asset Services.


2004Campus Acquisitions founded by Tom Scott


Campus Acquisitions opens 2 student properties


Campus Acquisitions opens 2 student properties, marking 1,000+ beds


Campus Acquisitions opens 1 student property


Campus Acquisitions opens 3 student properties

Campus Acquisitions rebrands as CA Ventures to focus on student, senior, multi-family, office, hospitality, and international

CA Student, CA Office, CA Residential, CA Senior & CA Hospitality are formed

CA International is formed to pursue student development in South America


CA Student opens 3 properties

CA Office acquires 505 Waterford – Minneapolis


CA Hospitality opens its first hotel; Hyatt Place – Champaign

CA Residential and White Oak Realty open Arkadia Tower – Chicago

CA Student opens 8 properties, acquires 2 properties and marks 5,000+ beds

CA Office acquires Renaissance Complex – Overland Park

CA Senior closes on Olathe acquisition

2015CA Office acquires Palmer Plaza – Nashville

CA Office rebrands as CA Office/Vanderbilt Partners

CA Office/Vanderbilt acquires Duke portfolio for $1.1 billion

CA Student acquires 6 Campus Crest development sites

CA Senior closes on Wheaton, Grayslake, Overland Park

CA International closes on 3 development sites in South America

CA Hospitality opens Hyatt Place – Bloomington/Normal

CA Student opens 10 properties and marks 10,000+ beds


CA Senior Living and Goldman Sachs entered a joint venture to develop 14 senior housing communities across the country

CA Residential and The Habitat Company launched a partnership to manage a 5 buildings, 1,215 unit apartment portfolio

CA Student Living completes 8 developments across the US

CA Residential and K. Gilles LLC break ground on a 320-unit mixed use development in downtown Chicago

CA Senior opens its first senior living facility, Travanse Olathe

Tom Scott, CEO of CA Ventures, receives Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the Real Estate Category for the Midwest region


CA Senior Living closes on the acquisition of Lynwood, WA which includes their first Independent Living component for CA

CA closes on the sale of 5 properties to the Scion Group for $299,500,000, encompassing 2,658 beds

CA International opens its first building in Chile, Livinn Santiago

CA International partners with Golub & Co to renovate a manufacturing building on Poland into a 600+ bed student housing project

CA, QuadReal and GI Partners invest $600 million in student housing joint venture

CA International opens Livinn Bogota, its first property in Colombia