Gawain Smart new CEO


International Campus Group appoints Gawain Smart as CEO and Rainer Nonnengässer as Executive Chairman

Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus Group (IC), a com­pa­ny spe­cia­li­sing in tem­po­ra­ry living con­cepts for stu­dents and pro­fes­sio­nals, announ­ces that Gawain S.E. Smart will assu­me the role of Chief Exe­cu­ti­ve Offi­cer (CEO) of Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus Group and Rai­ner Non­nen­gäs­ser, the cur­rent CEO, will move to a new role as Exe­cu­ti­ve Chair­man of the com­pa­ny. Both appoint­ments are to be effec­ti­ve as of 1 June 2021.

Gawain Smart has been advi­sing IC and its majo­ri­ty share­hol­der Brook­field for over a year now. The 51-year-old Cana­di­an brings over 20 years of insti­tu­tio­nal real estate expe­ri­ence, most recent­ly at Oxford Pro­per­ties Group, and has work­ed across North Ame­ri­ca, Euro­pe and Asia Paci­fic.

Rai­ner Non­nen­gäs­ser said, “I am loo­king for­ward to new chal­lenges at Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus Group as Exe­cu­ti­ve Chair­man whe­re I will con­ti­nue to help the com­pa­ny exe­cu­te on its growth ambi­ti­ons to build a lea­ding stu­dent housing and micro-living plat­form across Euro­pe.”

Gawain Smart com­men­ted, “Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus has expan­ded its foot­print signi­fi­cant­ly over the last few years. The oppor­tu­ni­ty for stu­dent housing and micro-living in con­ti­nen­tal Euro­pe has never been stron­ger and I look for­ward to working with Rai­ner and seni­or team to pro­gress the com­pa­ny to the next stage.”

Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus Group is a lea­ding pro­vi­der of stu­dent housing and micro-living pro­ducts across Wes­tern Euro­pe with over 5,800 apart­ments in ope­ra­ti­on and deve­lo­p­ment, and a pro­ven track record in Ger­ma­ny, Aus­tria, Net­her­lands and the Czech Repu­blic. With an addi­tio­nal acti­ve pipe­line of over 5,000 beds, the com­pa­ny aims to grow its total port­fo­lio to over 10,000 beds by 2023, deploy­ing cir­ca €1 bil­li­on in prime stu­dent cities and loca­ti­ons across Ger­ma­ny, Aus­tria and the Net­her­lands.

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