Consulting Firm to Work with Inland American Communities to Develop New Campus Housing Projects.


Coakley and Colleagues INC, a higher education consulting firm, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Inland American Communities Group (IACG, Dallas, TX).  Inland American Communities, a wholly owned subsidiary of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. (Oak Brook, IL), has successfully entered the on-campus housing marketing in recent years and desires to increase its presence on-campus over the next several years.  Inland has recently completed two acclaimed on-campus projects, the Radian at the University of Pennsylvania, and Century Hall on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona.  Both projects were Public Private Partnerships between the respective universities and Inland American Communities.

Michael Coakley, President of Coakley and Colleagues states, “I’m excited to partner with Inland American Communities.  I believe they have a passion for the work and an understanding of the role that student housing has on recruitment, retention and persistence to graduation.  They realize the need to work closely with key college or university stakeholders, including students, to create unique housing projects that will meet the unique needs of the institution and its students.”

Inland American Communities also believes that the partnership will be beneficial to the company and to its university clients.  According to Ross Robb, Director of Public Private Partnerships, “Coakley and Colleagues brings many years of housing and residential life programming experience and public sector perspective to the Inland American Communities Public-Private team.  Coakley and Colleagues will allow us to better understand the desired outcomes of an institution and will help guide us through the university decision making process.”

The principals of Inland American Communities and Coakley and Colleagues look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.



About Coakley and Colleagues INC

Coakley and Colleagues INC, is a national higher education consulting firm that specializes in Public Private Partnerships and other student affairs programs and facilities.  With many years of experience in student affairs, real estate development and higher education administration, Coakley and Colleagues can add value, reduce costs and increase the likelihood of success on student focused development projects, services, and programs.  For additional information please visit .

About Inland American Communities
Inland American Communities Group, Inc. (IAC) is a development, acquisition and management firm dedicated to the creation of authentic communities in university markets across the United States. IAC was formed in 2007 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. The company is headquartered in Dallas. For more information on Inland American Communities, visit .


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