Collegiate housing developer, owner, and manager EdR has named Steve Simonetti its new vice president of land acquisition and development.

EdR, which owns or manages communities at 52 universities in 24 states, has brought in Steve Simonetti to secure new development sites.

Previously, Simonetti served as vice president of land acquisition and development with Columbus, Ohio–based Edwards Communities Development Co. before forming his own business, Simonetti Development Co. His portfolio combines nearly 15 years of experience in real estate development with almost 25 years of sales and marketing experience.

"Steve has a tenacious quality to him that makes him ideal for this role,” said Tom Trubiana, EdR president, in a press release. “Having someone with his extensive background is going to strengthen our plans to expand and enhance the EdR portfolio.”

“Through my dealings with EdR over quite a number of years, I’ve grown to admire the company and the way it does business,” Simonetti says about his new company. “During those transactions, I developed great respect for the people here and am now proud to work side by side with them.”

As vice president of land acquisition and development, Simonetti will be securing new development sites for EdR and leads the company’s land entitlement process.