Tanner Austin joins the team in College Station as the Leasing & Marketing Manager. Originally from Victoria, TX, Tanner recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from TAMU. He has been working in student housing for about 3 years in College Station, so he brings strong knowledge of the market to the team. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, going out with friends, sports, hunting, and fishing.
Ashley Settle, The Ranch Lubbock – Previous Ranch Community Manager, Amy Bennett, has been promoted to Southwest Regional Manager, and Settle has stepped in as her replacement. Originally from Lubbock, she brings 10 years of Multi-Family Housing Experince. She started out as a part time leasing agent while attending school, and fell in love with the industry. Settle moved her way up to the Property Manager level, and looks forward to expanding her career with Homestead U! “This is my first venture in the student housing market, and I am very excited about it!” Settle has an Associate’s degree from South Plains College, has her Texas Real Estate License and has Certified Apartment Manager Certification. In her spare time, she loves going to/watching Texas Rangers baseball games, Texas Tech football games, and spending time with friends and family.
Ben Kologinczak, The Cottages of College Station – Kologinczak is taking over as Community Manager at The Cottages of College Station. Originally from Houston, TX, he brings multiple years of experience in the student housing industry. Kologinczak has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. In his spare time, he enjoys camping and traveling. He is a family man who loves spending time with his children.
1.) How long have you been with Homestead?: Three awesome months!
2.) What were you doing before Homestead?: I was an AT&T salesman for 5 years while attending Texas A&M University.
3.) Where are you originally from?: I was born in St. Louis, MO; grew up in San Antonio, TX; went to high school in Chicago, IL.
4.) What’s your dream vacation?: As long as my beautiful wife is with me, I’ll go anywhere! The lazy beach thing is not as appealing to me as getting out and going on adventures. A big family trip to Disney World would be awesome with my nieces and nephews.
5.) What do you like to do outside of work?: My wife and I enjoy sporting activities. I love to play pretty much every sport, mainly basketball. I lead worship for my church’s high school youth group, and I stay pretty active with Christian outreaches in the community
6.) What is the best concert you have been to?: Wow, that’s a loaded question. If judging the overall entertainment, I’d have to say Switchfoot.
7.) What’s your New Year’s Resolution?: To never have a New Year’s Resolution 🙂
8.) Who is the most famous person you have ever met?: Believe it or not, I used to play basketball with Johnny Football (Manziel) on a regular basis!
9.) What is a talent you have?: I would have to say athletics in general.
10.) What super power would you have?: Super Sonic Flight! Duh!
11.) What would you NOT do for a million dollars?: I wouldn’t cause pain to somebody, especially if it’s someone I love. There is a whole list of things in my head right now, but then again, SHOW ME THE MONEY and we will have to see!