Established in 2002 by Marc Muinzer, Muinzer is a student housing focused real estate investment firm based in West Lafayette, IN. With over 20 years of experience, we consistently generate strong risk-adjusted returns for our institutional partners and private investors. Our success is driven by industry expertise, effective risk management, and anticipating market trends. We strategically invest in high-growth markets near major universities within prominent NCAA athletic conferences. Our hands-on management prioritizes customer service and resident experience while promoting internal talent and attracting like-minded experts to fuel our nationwide expansion.


Exceptional service begins with an exceptional leadership team.



Lafayette, IN native Marc Muinzer, a Purdue University graduate, founded Muinzer and South Street Capital in 2002. Over two decades, he led $1 billion in student housing acquisitions. With offices in Los Angeles, Knoxville, West Lafayette, and Chicago, Muinzer stands among the Big Ten and SEC Conference's largest student housing owners and managers. In 2021, Marc received Purdue University's College of Science Distinguished Graduate honor, and in 2015, he was recognized in Crain's Chicago 40 Under 40.



Michael joined Muinzer in 2016 as Director of Acquisitions and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in April 2019. Michael is responsible for sourcing acquisitions, underwriting, conducting due diligence, securing debt, and the general oversight of the Muinzer portfolio. Prior to Muinzer, Michael was Investment Manager for Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, a leading single-family rental REIT. He was responsible for Chicago acquisitions and grew the portfolio to 1,200 assets.



Stacy DeBruyne, a Purdue University alumna, began her career in Student Housing in 2010, where she was honored as Property Manager of the Year in 2014. Joining Muinzer in 2020, she swiftly ascended to the role of Managing Director by 2022. With experience spanning both third-party management and ownership/management assets, Stacy brings extensive expertise in property operations, transitions, and finances to the Muinzer team.



Shelby Sanders launched her career in student housing in 2011 after graduating from Purdue University, and she became part of Muinzer in 2021. Previously, she held positions such as Area Sales Manager, Regional Marketing Director, and Regional Marketing and Training Director, earning the title of Regional Marketing Director of the Year in 2018. With her career predominantly focused on managing teams as a road warrior, Shelby brings a wealth of experience in student housing, particularly in leasing, training, and marketing, acquired from working in over 30 markets across the United States.

Caitlyn Barrick

Director of Property Management

Caitlyn’s Student Housing career began in 2014, and subsequently joined Muinzer in 2020. By 2023, she had been promoted to the position of Regional Director, and in 2024, she was further promoted to Director of Property Management. Her expertise lies in guiding teams through transitions and providing training, honed through her involvement in numerous student communities nationwide.

Nathan Sparks

Director of Facilities

Nathan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Muinzer from his extensive experience in construction and building management. His career journey began in 2005 with home construction, and by 2007, he transitioned into excavating work. Serving as a foreman, he effectively oversaw teams comprising 15-20 members. In 2013, Nathan ventured into entrepreneurship, establishing his trucking company, which later evolved into a comprehensive contracting enterprise encompassing paving, concrete, septic installation, and excavating services.