Valeo Groupe Americas (VGA) announced today that Kevin Sealey has been promoted to President of Valeo Student. Sealey has been serving as Vice President of Student Operations and is a Founding Partner. As such, he has worked to build the infrastructure and foundation for VGA’s student brand, EPOCH.
He most recently led the effort to open the company’s flagship Clemson location and is actively working on developing a robust project pipeline. His steady hand and inspirational leadership have been integral in helping to position VGA for success. In his expanded role he will be providing leadership and guidance for all operational aspects of the student housing platform. Additionally, he will be responsible for leading the team forward and continuing to disrupt the status quo in their markets through VGA’s proprietary S.P.I.R.I.T. (Social Personal Intellectual Recreational Inspirational Thoughtful) residence experience programming focused on student wellness.
Sealey is a student housing industry veteran with more than 12 years’ experience in building teams who have made a meaningful difference in the student living space. Prior to VGA, he spent more than 10 years in purpose-built student housing, including work with Campus Crest Communities (NYSE: CCG). From overseeing national and international property operations for 51,000+ beds to creating and implementing property-level operational policies and procedures, he implemented streamlined strategies while continually developing his team. Sealey played an integral part in taking CCG public in 2010 and helped close the largest merger in the student housing space, expanding CCG’s footprint across 26 states, as well as Canada. He earned a BS in Management and Marketing at Clemson University.
“I’ve had the great privilege of working with Kevin for more than 10 years and have observed first hand his tremendous leadership, commitment and drive to provide exceptional experiences for our tribe, residents and stakeholders,” said Ted W. Rollins, Founding Partner and Chairman of Valeo Groupe.”He is a true professional who works tirelessly to push our business forward and I am proud to call him my friend and partner”.
About Valeo Groupe Americas
Valeo Groupe Americas is an affiliate of Valeo Groupe, which offers multinational interests in both senior and student niche housing markets through holdings in Valeo Groupe Europe of London and Madrid, and Valeo Groupe Nordics in Stockholm. The rapid growth and success of Valeo can be attributed to one founding principle: To leave it better than we found it. It is our commitment to build better, live better and do better and this mantra is rooted in everything we do. This principle, along with a legacy of “purpose-built” innovation, has set Valeo’s foundation for investment and development strategies, community and environmental initiatives, as well as our dedication to one another. Today, built on a trail already blazed, our team of seasoned pioneers - boasting an excess of 150 years in real estate banking, investing, development, construction and management across three continents - is changing the landscape of niche housing again – making people and stakeholders happy around the world.