Jan 27, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia – Peak Campus, one of the nation’s leading student housing developers and operators, announced today that the Company has hired Mike Paluga as Vice President of Development.    In his role, Mike will be responsible for executing development opportunities in the western United States and will report to Jeff Githens, President of the Peak Campus Development Company. 

Mike is an accomplished real estate executive with over 16 years of diverse development experience on over $2 billion of various real estate assets, including student housing, mixed-use, multifamily, and senior housing/skilled nursing facilities located throughout the U.S.  Additionally, Mike also has over 11 years of architectural experience on $1.6 billion (5 million square feet) of high profile design-build projects.

“Mike’s extensive knowledge of the development process, student housing, and architecture makes him an ideal fit for our development team,” stated Jeff Githens, President of Development for Peak Campus.  “We are thrilled to add his expertise to manage and expand Peak’s project opportunities in the west.” 

Prior to joining Peak, Mike held several senior positions with both regional and national development companies, including University House Communities, Forest City and LNR Properties, as well as an international architectural firm.  He earned his Bachelor of Science of Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and attended the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’ Architecture in Versailles, France in association with the University of Illinois.


About Peak Campus

Peak Campus, operating through a group of affiliated companies, is an institutional-grade property management and development company based in Atlanta, Georgia, focused exclusively on the student housing industry.  The companies' experienced professionals offer an unmatched ability to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long term investment strategies of its partners.  The Companies have developed over 15,000 beds of purpose-built student housing, and currently manage over 52,000 beds, with a combined valuation of more than $3.0 billion for investors nationwide, making them the second largest private operator in the United States.  For more information about Peak Campus and its affiliates' full array of real estate solutions, please visit