Feb 27, 2017

The Peak Campus team recently celebrated their 7th Annual Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA with an academic, spunky theme called “Peak University.”   This event serves as one of the key ingredients to renew and refocus all teams for a successful 2017-2018 leasing season.  The conference kicked off with a vendor exposition, where over 50 national vendors and sponsors participated. Over the next three days, the executive team hosted nearly 200 property managers, assistant managers, and corporate support staff.  The schedule was filled with education sessions including team networking events, a role-based curriculum on key programs and 2017 initiatives, and a group panel focused on Leadership, moderated by CEO Bob Clark.  Additionally, a keynote speech was delivered on how technology influences and changes human behavior by outside speaker Kyle Lacy, Head of Marketing for OpenView, a venture capital firm focused on software companies with over $715 million under management.  

Each day is packed with high-energy activities and educational sessions that bring out Peak’s competitive spirit, love for learning, and desire to help those in the neighborhoods we serve.   This includes the company’s first annual Peak Intramurals, a mental and physical competition between each region and corporate team for ultimate Peak bragging rights.  Our Peak Cares committee, the company’s philanthropic effort, hosted an event for the associates, where they made care kits for our national philanthropic partner, Ronald McDonald House.  New this year, our entire Atlanta-based corporate associates were able to participate with our field associates by attending a special Monday night meet and greet dinner. 

The event concluded with Peak's 6th Annual Black & White Ball, where all associates dressed their best to celebrate associate tenure and outstanding property and individual achievements throughout the organization.  At the close of the conference, members of Peak Cares’ committee presented its Annual Spirit of Service Award to the property that most exemplified the program’s service goals.  This year’s award was presented to a Tennessee-based region who volunteered to help the city of Gatlinburg following the devastating forest fires.  The region was awarded a $5,000 donation to The City of Gatlinburg. 

 “The Leadership Conference is my most favorite time of the year.  It allows for an extraordinary and unique educational and bonding opportunity with the key property leaders across the nation and the executive team.  The conference brings together educational sessions, idea creation and sharing, celebration of rising stars, and discovery of new friendships under one roof.  I am very grateful for our entire dedicated and talented Peak Campus family,” said Bob Clark, CEO at Peak Campus.

The conference took place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.


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