Turn. Team

Turn. seeks to provide its customers with an industry-best level of service, attention, communication and visibility by employing a year-round, full-time team of dedicated industry professionals to manage your turn process. These added layers of oversight will help to maximize time and cost efficiencies and revolutionize the way your turn is executed.

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Travis Rue

Executive Vice President & Co-Founder

Travis Rue co-founded Turn after a successful exit of a building products business he founded, expanded across the US and sold after a 10-year run that positioned the company as one of the largest of its kind in its industry. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur and growing his own company, Travis was an investment banker with over 9 years of sell-side M&A transaction experience. Travis is responsible for corporate oversight of all personnel, infrastructure development, strategic planning, and execution of daily business operations for Turn.

Turn. Employee Mat Windsor

Mat Windsor

Director of Operations

Mat Windsor started his career in student housing in 2005 and has since organized and executed dozens of turns for GMH Communities, American Campus Communities, Campus Advantage, and Cardinal Group Management. Mat has worked with turn vendors and various turn teams in multiple markets as an onsite and traveling manager, and as National Facilities Manager led the development and company-wide rollout of Cardinal Group’s existing student turn platform. Mat is responsible for engaging labor, training and managing the Regional and onsite teams, and coordinating with community management to ensure overall turn quality.

Jesus Guajardo

Director of Facilities Services

Jesus Guajardo started his career in student housing in 2006 in West Campus, Austin, and has organized and executed dozens of turns for JPI, Greystar, Campus Advantage, and Cardinal Group over the past 15 years. Jesus has worked with various turn vendors and teams in multiple markets as an onsite Area Maintenance Team Lead and a Group Facilities Manager. He was responsible for over 32,000 beds in six portfolios and helped lead the company-wide rollout student turn furniture placing for Cardinal. Jesus has overseen multiple capital and facilities projects, training and managing onsite maintenance teams, and enacted program prioritizing team and resident safety. As Director of Facilities Services, he will be responsible for sourcing and executing capital and facilities projects for The Turn Company on a national scale.

Joshua Postell

Regional Project Manager

Joshua Postell started his career in student housing in 2006 in Tallahassee, FL and since then has organized and executed dozens of turns for Collier Companies and American Campus Communities all over the country in different markets. Joshua has worked with turn vendors and various turn teams in multiple markets as a Community Manager, Operation Specialist, and Area Manager. Through Josh’s more than 14 years of experience in student housing, he was responsible for securing vendor bids, organizing and executing the turn process, training and managing onsite teams, and managing the turn budget. Josh is responsible for these same key roles at The Turn Company.

Dustin Hight

Regional Project Manager- Facilities Services

Dustin started his career in Student Housing in 2010 in Statesboro, GA. In those 12 years since, he has risen from a Porter/Groundskeeper to a Traveling Facilities Manager tasked with assisting over 300 communities with American Campus Communities, Campus Crest Communities, and Cardinal Group Management. Dustin has significant experience working with contractors and executing Capital Projects in multiple markets. In Dustin’s 11 years of Student Housing experience, he has been responsible for vetting and securing vendor bids, managing ancillary and CapEx projects, managing and executing student housing turns, training onsite teams, and managing budgets in relation to ensuring a positive NOI. Dustin is responsible for these same key roles at The Turn Company.

Brittany Elliott

Regional Project Manager

Brittany Elliott started her career in student housing in 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. Through her 10 years of experience, she has refined her approach to organizing and executing turn by streamlining and making turn processes more efficient, resulting in many turns’ operational and financial success. Brittany was responsible for securing vendor bids, organizing and executing the turn process, training and managing onsite teams, and creating and managing the turn budget. Brittany is responsible for these same vital roles at The TurnCompany.