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.



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