Accelerate your success in Student Housing
Exceptional student housing facilities support student achievement, a thriving academic community and a strong bottom line for developers and investors. Our Student Housing experts combine local market knowledge with a global platform of services, reach and connections.
By partnering with Colliers, you can expect certainty — in our commitment, in the quality of our service and in your satisfaction with the outcomes. Throughout acquisition, renovation and disposition, we will help achieve your goals through in-depth market research, credible underwriting and targeted marketing strategies tailored to your objectives.
Student Housing group members
Executive Vice President
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.
Senior Vice President
Sean has been involved in real estate since 2003 when he began his career in construction working on high-end residential and commercial projects. He attended the University of Central Florida receiving a Bachelor’s in Real Estate Business, and Seminole State College earning an Associate’s in Architectural Design & Construction Technology. Originally joining Colliers as an analyst in 2011, Sean quickly grew his brokerage practice and by late 2012 began building out the private capital and Tier 2/3 student housing platform. Earning his Master’s in Real Estate in 2017 from the University of Central Florida, Sean is currently a Director for the Student Housing Group and has been involved in over a billion dollars of transactions since joining Colliers. By working on assets of all sizes and across Tier 1, 2, and 3 markets, Sean has a diverse client pool allowing him to successfully transact the most challenging of assets.
Senior Vice President
Jon specializes in translating his financial expertise and background into solid real estate advisement for his clients.
Prior to joining Colliers, Jon worked as an investment analysts and wealth management advisor. He specialized in investments and acquisitions, also gaining experience with hedge funds.
Jon works with clients to create specialized strategies to fit their individual needs and negotiates terms that align with their financial and real estate goals.
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.