Emily Barber

Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Emily has been a member of Landmark Properties since 2007. During her time with Landmark, Emily has served in varying roles both on site and at the corporate level. Ultimately finding her niche in human resources, she now holds the position of Associate Vice President of People and Culture and is a Senior Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resource Management. In this role, Emily’s main objective is to provide staff with the necessary tools to succeed in their positions. This includes developing and overseeing specialized training programs, talent acquisitions, employee relations, and payroll and benefits. As part of her role, she is also responsible for improving employee engagement and enriching the company’s culture through her partnership with FranklinCovey and her credentials as a facilitator of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Four Disciplines of Execution. Identifying and encouraging new talent is a passion of Emily’s and one she gets to pursue regularly through her part-time professorship with the Residential Property Management program at UGA and her position on the UGA RPM Advisory Board.

Emily, originally from south Georgia, moved to Athens to attend the University of Georgia where she graduated with her BA in English and Master’s of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development. Emily still resides in Athens with her husband Geoff, son Owen, and dogs Stella and Ripley.

Jonathan Bove

Executive Vice President, Management Services

Jonathan serves as the Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Management Services for Landmark Properties. With 20 years of experience in student housing and college student services, He serves as the liaison for both new third-party clients and Landmark acquisitions as they join the Landmark-managed portfolio. He also provides coordination and oversight of Landmark’s consulting services. His experience includes numerous institutional-grade studies for clients which spanned operational assessment, market assessment, feasibility analysis, and due diligence for acquisitions.

Jonathan began his career in on-campus residence life, and then spent 8 years working in operations, consulting and business development roles with expanding responsibility at Campus Advantage, Inc. In 2014, Jonathan was the on-site project manager for a six-month engagement at Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia, coordinating efforts to launch or improve residence life, student services, dormitory management and campus branding. Before being promoted to grow business development and consulting efforts, He served as National Director of Residence Life, training student staff, transitioning new properties and developing management systems for operations. He currently oversees Landmark’s Residence Life and Customer Service platform.

Jonathan holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont. He completed his undergraduate studies in communication at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He’s an avid reader, cook, and Peloton rider. He resides in Austin, Texas along his wife Anna, a senior PR professional focused on the Technology sector and their two daughters Hollis and Willa.

Nicole Cutts

Associate Vice President, Acquisition Services

Nicole serves as the Associate Vice President of Consulting & Acquisition Services for Landmark Properties.

Nicole is principal author of third-party consulting studies and in charge of new consulting business. Nicole also assists in third-party business development efforts and providing on-site support for new communities entering the third-party managed portfolio, assisting site level staff in joining the Landmark team, and implementing Landmark’s best practices at the site. Nicole’s experience includes high quality studies for owners and clients which includes market assessments, feasibility analyses and due diligence for acquisitions.

Nicole’s experience in student housing began right out of college where she started out as a receptionist at Campus Advantage. Throughout the years, Nicole’s eagerness to learn and grow within the student housing industry lead to her joining the Consulting department as a Market Analyst where she assisted with market analysis and feasibility studies, due diligence reports and operational assessments. Most recently, Nicole worked at Coastal Ridge Real Estate as a Market Research Analyst where she was in charge of producing a complete due diligence report that provided information on the market, a full inspection and overview of the property, potential improvements, as well as a full analysis of the lease files.

Nicole graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two dogs.

Nick Drummond

Regional Vice President, Operations

Nick brings nearly 20 years of student housing experience to his role as Regional Vice President (Operations) with Landmark Properties. Prior to joining Landmark, Nick worked for American Campus Communities for 9+ years where he held various positions ranging from Community Assistant to Regional Manager. Nick was one of the first graduates of ACC’s annual “Inside Track” future managers program and also served as a mentor for the program later in his career. In 2010, Nick left ACC to pursue career opportunities with Denver based Cardinal Group Management and had direct supervision over their Atlanta based Westmar Student Lofts project. This project won the 2012 Student Housing Business Awards for Best Turnaround and Best Marketing / Lease Up. Nick also spent two years of his career working as a Regional Operations Manager for Aspen Heights where he had oversight of their entire East Coast portfolio. Nick joined Landmark in May of 2014 as a Regional Director and transitioned into his current role in 2018. Nick currently oversees the collective operations of half of Landmark’s management portfolio.

Nick and his wife Katherine reside in Bishop, GA with their 2 sons (Lachlan & Cohen) and daughter (Maclaren). Nick is also a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned his degree in Housing and Economics in 2003 and he also graduated from Mercer University in 2007 with a Master’s of Business Administration degree in Management. Nick and his family love spending time outdoors and they greatly enjoy Fall Saturdays in Athens, GA when the Bulldogs take the field.

Vanessa Young

Regional Vice President, Leasing

Vanessa Young joined the Landmark Team as a Leasing Ambassador at The Retreat Columbia in 2009. She loved living at The Retreat during her time as a student at The University of South Carolina, but loved working there even more, and quickly realized that student housing was the career path for her! Upon graduation, where she received a degree in Political Science with a minor in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management, Vanessa accepted the role of Leasing and Marketing Manager. Even though she fell in love with The Retreat Columbia, and being in the midst of her fellow Gamecock nation, she decided to make the move to Corvallis, Oregon in 2014 to take on the role of Sales and Marketing Manager at The Retreat at Corvallis. After rounding out a full year in Corvallis, she was given the opportunity to take on her dream role as a traveling Leasing and Marketing Specialist for Landmark Properties in 2015. She was later promoted to the Regional Leasing and Marketing Manager position in the Fall of 2016 and most recently was promoted to a Regional Vice President of Leasing and Marketing in October of 2018. Vanessa brings nearly 12 years’ experience exclusively with Landmark. As a Regional Vice President of Leasing and Marketing, she will be responsible for ensuring her portfolio is optimally leased by leading an existing best-in-class group of individuals.

Vanessa and her husband Kevin now reside in Athens, GA with their son, Krew, and daughter, Palmer. Their two sweet dog children, Harlow the GSP and Birdie the Boykin Spaniel. In her spare time, she loves traveling with her family, watching SEC football, and trips to the coast.

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