Campus Crest Communities Inc was incorporated in the State of Maryland on 1 March 2010. On October 19, 2010, it completed its initial public offering of common stock. The Company is a self-managed, self-administered real estate investment trust ("REIT") focused on owning and managing a high-quality student housing portfolio located close to college campuses. As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned interests in 47 operating student housing The Grove properties containing approximately 9,700 apartment units and 26,300 beds. Thirty-six of Company's operating The Grove properties are wholly-owned and eleven of The Grove properties are owned through joint ventures with HSRE. As of December 31, 2014, it also owned interests in 36 operating student housing Copper Beech branded properties containing approximately 6,500 apartment units and 17,300 beds. The majority of Company's operating properties other than those in the CB Portfolio, evo and Toledo operate under The Grove brand. The Company is subject to competition for student-tenants from on-campus housing owned by universities and colleges and also competes with other regional and national owner-operators of off-campus student housing in a number of markets as well as with smaller local owner-operators.