Peter Stelian is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Vista. Peter is responsible for the development of the firm’s investment strategies, as well as the formation of Peak Campus, Blue Vista’s student housing management and development platform. Peter sits on the firm’s Board of Directors, Management Committee and Investment Committees, and the board of Peak Campus Companies.
Prior to forming Blue Vista, Peter was the President of OurHouse.com, the outsourced home improvement and services ecommerce platform for Ace Hardware. In this role, Peter raised $125mm in venture capital funding for OurHouse and ultimately sold the operations to Amazon. Prior to OurHouse.com, Peter spent 11 years at LaSalle Partners (now JLL), where he co-developed the firm’s CMBS investment platform and ultimately ran the firm’s domestic capital markets platform. During his tenure, Peter completed over $6 billion of real estate transactions at LaSalle Partners and JLL in either a principal or advisory capacity. Prior to his roles at LaSalle Partners/JLL, Peter was a financial analyst in Brown Brothers Harriman’s in their M&A group.
Peter earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Peter sits on the NMHC National Student Housing Advisory Council and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).