A strong community + decades of experience = student living, simply better!

Our story

All Work, All Play

The genesis of B.HOM Student Living came about naturally. Our clients expressed a growing desire to invest in the student housing market, and B.HOM Student Living had the operating platform to support this niche service. We married our long-standing platform with one of the most well-respected, singularly-focused, student housing leaders in the industry to develop what we believe is a specialized management team.

Our vision

To Exceed Customers’
Expectations

B.HOM Student Living has an established foundation of experience, resources and partnerships which we acquired over the course of our 37-year history. We leverage this foundation to provide clients with superior products and services that are customized to meet their unique needs.

Our core values combined with our national support services enables B.HOM Student Living to immediately improve operations and increase the value of your investment.

Our team

Leadership Team

Melody King

Vice President

As a Senior Regional Vice President for BH and B.HOM Student Living, Melody manages an expansive portfolio of properties spanning across more than 20 states.

Melody King

Vice President

She specializes in overseeing properties that are renovating and repositioning. Currently, Melody is developing policies, implementing procedures and streamlining business practices for B.HOM, the student living portion of BH’s portfolio. Before her promotion to Senior Regional Vice President, she held the roles of Regional Vice President for the Southwest Region and Area Vice president for a large portfolio of units spanning North Central Texas, West Texas and Louisiana. Prior to joining BH in 2013, Melody had more than 20 years of property management experience with the most recent being with Westwood Residential, where she specialized in managing a diverse portfolio of value-add, lease-up and stabilized assets. She is currently serving as the New Room To Grow Ambassador for The Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation.

Jonathan Jeans

Vice President of Operations, B.HOM

Jonathan Jeans serves as Vice President of Operations for B.HOM Student Living and oversees the day-to-day operations, performance, and client services of our 28,000-bed portfolio at 30 different universities.

Jonathan Jeans

Vice President of Operations, B.HOM

With over a decade of student housing leadership experience—Jonathan has been heavily involved with all aspects of property management, from strategic operations, performance management, technology efficiency, and business development among many other aspects. Through his many years in the industry, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise that he continues to utilize and expand upon today to ensure the success of all B.HOM communities no matter the market or product type. Prior to his current role with B.HOM, he was Director of Technology & Support Operations at Pinnacle Campus Living and Director of Technology and Management Systems for Campus Evolution Villages.

Jonathan holds bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations and Political Science from Austin Peay State University. He currently residents in Dallas, Texas and outside of the office enjoys spending quality time with his family, pick-up basketball, and golfing.

Jeremy Cumbo

National Director, Maintenance

Jeremy Cumbo is the National Director of Maintenance for B.HOM Student Living. He has worked in the student housing sector his whole career.

Jeremy Cumbo

National Director, Maintenance

Jeremy began his career in property management as a leasing consultant where he quickly learned that leasing was not for him and that maintenance was his passion and the path he wanted to follow. His prior experience includes Peak Campus Management where he held many positions from onsite maintenance, national facilities, and construction management.

Jeremy graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business.

Principals

Harry Bookey

Founding Principal

Harry Bookey, the Founder and Chairman of BH Equities and BH Management Services, oversees the corporate strategic planning and analysis of property positioning for both companies.

Harry Bookey

Founding Principal

Since the founding of BH in 1993, Harry has been engaged full-time in all aspects of property acquisitions, asset management and property management. He has supervised BH’s growth from a small startup company to becoming the eighth largest multifamily management company and the 11th largest multifamily owner in the nation. Prior to forming BH, Harry served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of a national real estate development and syndication firm based in Des Moines. He has also practiced law, specializing in real estate and syndication work in two leading law firms in Des Moines. Harry earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Joanna Zabriskie

President

As President of BH Companies, Joanna Zabriskie has led BH to become one of the largest multifamily management and investment companies in the nation.

Joanna Zabriskie

President

She joined BH in 2013 as Senior Vice President, focusing on new initiatives and special projects to improve the overall operating efficiency of the organization. In December 2014, Joanna was promoted to President and since then, BH and its joint venture partners have invested more than $1.18 billion of equity capital into multifamily assets. Prior to joining BH, her previous company co-invested with BH for many years as a sponsor/partner on multifamily acquisitions. Her roles included serving as the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Harbour Realty Partners, a company she co-founded to invest in multifamily properties and serving as Managing Director for Captec Financial Group. Joanna earned an undergraduate degree from Carleton College, a Masters in International Management and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management

Andrew Stark

Executive Vice President & Chairman

Andrew is a founding Principal of Timberline Ventures where he leverages his 25 years of hands-on real estate experience.

Andrew Stark

Executive Vice President & Chairman

Widely regarded as an entrepreneurial and innovative thinker in the real estate industry, Andrew’s experience crosses many disciplines including, legal, finance, land development, construction, strategic planning and capital markets. Under Andrew’s leadership, he grew the Campus Evolution Villages brand to approximately 10,000 beds since his launching of the company in 2012. Campus Evolution was recognized as a leader in student housing and has gained ranking as a top 20 student housing owner by Student Housing Business.

Student housing is not new to Andrew, as Mr. Stark was instrumental in launching American Campus Communities (NASDAQ: ACC), an early student housing company, which later went on to be the first company in the sector to go public on a US stock exchange. Andrew and his partners brought the capital to ACC to acquire its first asset and then acquired the company, built-out the management team and provided all growth capital leading up to its IPO. This initial venture was successful in bringing creative thinking and capital to this student housing vehicle in a sector that was in its infancy.

Nathaniel Fowler

Executive Vice President & Founder

Today Nathaniel serves as Executive Vice President of B.HOM Student Living, a part of the BH Management Services organization with more than 95,000 residential apartments under management.

Nathaniel Fowler

Executive Vice President & Founder

With over 15 years of hands-on real estate, private equity and investment banking experience, Nathaniel has been a leader in all aspects of real estate analysis, acquisitions, asset management, capital raising and operations for high-net-worth and institutional investment partners. Nathaniel partnered with Andrew Stark in 2012 and launched Campus Evolution Villages growing the company from two employees to a top 20 student housing owner/operator with more than 250 employees across the country. Today Nathaniel serves as Executive Vice President of B.HOM Student Living, part of the Pinnacle organization with over 165,000 residential apartments under management.

Prior to launching Campus Evolution Villages, he worked in the Investment Banking group at Cantor Fitzgerald where he helped execute various strategic advisory transactions and capital raises for alternative investment funds, structured investment vehicles, traditional private placements, primary and secondary offerings as well as equity-linked, preferred, debt and mezzanine securities. Previously, he worked on the investment and asset management team for a value-add private equity fund at LaSalle Investment Management, where he helped acquire over $2 billion in real estate assets on behalf of institutional investors. Nathaniel graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.