CA Ventures, a Chicago-based real estate investment company, today announced Taylor Gunn has joined the firm as vice president of research and analytics for its student housing and multifamily divisions. In her new role, Gunn will lead data analytics and market research efforts, providing quantitative metrics and qualitative insights for deal origination, asset management and investor communications.
“With her extensive background in real estate data collection and analysis, Taylor will be a tremendous resource for CA as we study key economic indicators to discern housing trends, forecast market conditions and, ultimately, improve performance across our international housing portfolio,” said JJ Smith, president of CA Student Living. “A highly sought-after expert in the student housing arena and a go-to source for media and trade organizations, Taylor will also serve as an effective communicator to CA’s business stakeholders.”
Gunn joins CA Ventures from Axiometrics, a RealPage company, where she led the firm’s student housing analytics efforts, providing market intelligence to clients using the Axiometrics platform.
At CA Ventures, in addition to supporting domestic development strategies, Gunn will also lead the firm’s market research and development strategies abroad in Europe.
“Throughout my career, I have led efforts to refine data methodology for the real estate industry as a whole, so I look forward to taking a deep dive into CA’s portfolio and providing strategic analysis for a single company with a global perspective,” said Gunn. “It’s especially gratifying to be joining a firm that not only realizes the power and value of big data, but is also proactive in identifying ways it can be used to drive growth.”
Gunn holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, with a specialization in financial applications, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
About CA Ventures
CA Ventures LLC is a Chicago-based real estate investment holding company whose international portfolio includes $7.8 billion in assets throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. While initially focused on student housing, CA Ventures has since diversified into other sectors, including office, senior lifestyle, multifamily, hospitality and industrial. In addition to development and renovation, the firm specializes in institutional joint ventures; value-add investing; equity and debt sourcing; and asset management services. CA Ventures serves as the holding company for the CA family of companies, including CA Student Living, CA Office / Vanderbilt Partners, CA Senior Living, CA Residential, CA Industrial, CAV International and CA Hospitality.