Executive Managing Director, Student Housing Investments
Dorothy has been in the student housing industry for 25+ years, having started her career on property in Gainesville, FL then as General Manager of the local locator company. As a recognized expert, owners and developers consistently looked for her input on market conditions and suggestions on how to make their properties perform optimally for the student population.
Prior to joining Colliers International in 2012 as Executive Managing Director of the National Student Housing Group, she was a Sr. VP with a national firm. There she was instrumental in building a platform of student housing brokerage. Through these efforts, Ms. Jackman formed a group dedicated to student housing brokerage, training, mentoring and hiring other agents to work on the team. Her team provided early reports and data which were difficult to come by in the early years of student housing. As a result, her team was regarded as a resource, and it was through those initial efforts that the brand became prominent.
Her role with Colliers is to continue strengthening relationships with owners, management companies, developers, investors and equity providers in the industry. She continues to mentor junior brokers and believes the industry is one of the most interesting asset classes in commercial real estate.
Ms. Jackman has presented and moderated at the most prominent conferences in the space and is considered to be one of the industry’s preeminent experts. Dorothy believes in the premise of “performance before pay” and making the client’s needs her focus while assisting them in achieving their goals.
Since beginning her career as a student housing asset specialist, Dorothy has closed over 4,200 units for a total transaction volume of over $1 billion.
Dorothy has earned several prestigious awards for her work in the student housing industry. She is recognized as having closed one of the largest student housing portfolios to date, representing both the seller and the buyer in the transaction.
Dorothy’s additional accomplishments include:
• 2011 Woman of Influence
Real Estate Forum
• One to Watch in 2010
Multi Housing News
• 2010 Power Broker
• Top Woman in Commercial Real Estate
Florida Real Estate Journal, 2008
• Ranked #1 Broker in Tampa/Jacksonville
Ranked in Top 30 Brokers Nationwide,
Marcus and Millichap, 2008
• National Achievement Award
Marcus and Millichap, 2006 & 2007
• Gold Sales Achievement Award
Marcus and Millichap, 2007
Dorothy earned a Degree in Business from State University of New York at Buffalo.
American Campus Communities, Campus Crest Communities, Harrison Street Real Estate, Investment Property Advisors, Bridge Partners, Dinerstein Company, The Preiss Company, Pierce Education Properties, Midtown Partners, Diamond Realty Advisors, Woodlark, Scion, MMA Financial, Huntington National Bank, CW Capital, The Collier Companies, SEB, ASB
Senior Associate, Student Housing Investments
Jamie has served the industry in this specialized niche starting in 2000. She has underwritten more than $1 billion in student housing investment opportunities in her career. She is particularly proficient in negotiating sales contracts, Joint Venture agreements for both public and private partners, as well as loan documents and other financing structures including 1031 exchanges, HUD debt, and CMBS debt with both Fannie and Freddie securitization.
Starting in 2012 she served clients as the principal for her own firm offering consulting services for private off-campus multi-family student housing. In this capacity, she is extremely tied into the university markets and client base which the Colliers Student Housing Group serves.
Abby Cronin is a Financial Analyst who provides disposition/acquisition underwriting analysis for investment sales transactions in various asset classes including office, industrial, retail and student housing. Additionally, she assists tenant representative brokers with lease, build to suit and sale lease back analytics.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Ms. Cronin most recently served as an analyst for Crossroads Consulting Services estimating economic impact for professional sport franchises and governmental entities. Formerly, she worked at Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. in healthcare and datacenter acquisitions. Additional real estate experience was acquired at Bloomin’ Brands, Inc in real estate development and at Cushman & Wakefield in an underwriting capacity. Subsequent to Ms. Cronin's launch into the commercial real estate industry, she worked for KPMG LLP's Convention, Sports and Entertainment Practice in Tampa, FL and in the Valuation Services Group of Arthur Andersen LLP in their Metro New York office.