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Ann Volz


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With more than 30 years of real estate experience, Ms. Volz has been involved in merely all aspects of development from early feasibility to property management. This includes planning and implementation services with over 200 educational institutions (including over 30 community colleges) and operational advisory services for more than 20 professional services firms and not-for-profit agencies. She is recognized for her respectable manner with which to strategically advance outcomes and sustainable growth through straight-forward communication embedded in collaboration and empathy.

She founded Volz Company in 2015 to work with people you like and respect and who are dedicated to making a positive influence in the world through the built environment. Since inception, the firm has been focused on and continually advances mission-based outcomes.

Her prior background includes leadership positions at an international student housing firm, national program management firm and an international architecture firm as well as management team of three $200M+ new developments, a significant mall renovation project, and a 52-story urban mixed use building.


She has shared her experiences through industry presentations and memberships, as represented below.

  • Urban Land Institute

  • National Association of College and University Business Officers

  • Society of College and University Planners

  • Association of College and University Housing Officers

  • Commercial Real Estate Women

  • International Council of Shopping Centers

  • International Association of Conference Centers

  • Society of Marketing Professional Services

  • Community College League of California

  • Community College Facility Coalition

  • Panelist - Student Housing Professional Development Webinar, California Community Colleges, April 2024

  • Panelist - Leveraging the Growth of the Inland Empire: Mixed-Use Development Opportunity in San Bernardino, CMAA Southern California Chapter, February 2024

  • Moderator - Student Housing Fused into the SB169 Grant Program, CMAA Southern California Chapter, May 2023 

  • Panelist - A Conversation on Student Housing, ACBO Fall 2022 Conference

  • Featured Presenter - What’s Happening with On-Campus Housing?, National Multifamily Housing Council, October 2021

  • Panelist - Year In Review: The State of Student Housing in Southern California, Southern California Student Housing & Higher Education, June 2021

  • Panelist - Campus Housing: Addressing Housing Insecurity and Advancing Institutional Mission, Community College Facility Coalition, November 2020

  • Moderator - Starter Home: First-Time, On-Campus Housing in the Pandemic, P3C Higher Ed, October 2020

  • Moderator - P3 Starter Home: Implementing your First On-Campus P3 housing, October 2019

  • Featured Presenter - P3s, Hybrid P3s, And Universities as Economic Drivers, National Student Housing Conference, June 2019

  • Featured Presenter - Is it Always a P3 for Higher Education?, P3C Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo, February 2018

  • Featured Presenter - Keys to Phasing Your Public/Private Partnership Project, Academic Impressions Public-Private partnership for Higher Education Facilities, January 2018


Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing as well as a Bachelor of Communications,  Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN

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