Our History:
A Focused, Deliberate Pathway

CA Ventures began in 2004 as a niche investor and acquirer of student apartments near large, top-tier universities. During the dawn of the recession, we pioneered core-infill, pedestrian high-rise development while our peers were building garden-style apartments 5+ miles from campus. By 2012, our portfolio of newly minted assets in strategic university markets were in high demand as the institutional investors began to take note of the countercyclical nature of purpose-built student housing.

With the success of this investment and development strategy, CA began to expand its platform to include other niche real estate asset classes such as senior living, multifamily residential, and office.

CA’s thematic, data-driven investment strategy and unique scalable business model have allowed the firm to move with speed and precision over time – yielding accelerated growth and diversification on a global scale. In many ways CA is unrecognizable from the company it was at its founding, but its exceptional results continue to be unmistakable.



Campus 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


CA 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 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


CA forms Anthology, CA’s Senior Living operating platform

CA Industrial is formed

CA Campus Partnerships is formed

CA International – Europe is formed


CA opens an office in London