Since 1995, our company has made a name for itself as an industry leader in multi-family
and student housing development, management, and financing. In 1995, Ryan Holmes, RISE
Chief Executive Officer, broke ground on our first student housing project in Valdosta,
Georgia, from which our property management company was launched. Our history is
abounding with intentional moves, such as our 2015 rebrand from Ambling University
Development Group (AUDG), to grow RISE into the cultural pioneer of the industry that we
are today.

RISE's ESG Program

RISE believes that responsible environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) practices are essential to developing a sustainable, long-term strategy for our company. Dedication to corporate citizenship across all levels of our organization helps RISE contribute to a successful and sustainable future. By setting high standards, we can build goodwill with residents, team members, and investors, resulting in increased occupancy and financial returns. Corporate responsibility is integrated into every aspect of our business from daily investment processes through our company
culture, values, and business management and includes the following:

Our ESG Program outlines our commitment to creating long-term value for our investors, residents, team members, and the communities in which we operate. Our guidelines are consistent with four of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Clean Water & Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management and usage of water and sanitation for all.

Affordable & Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable modern energy for all and a reduction in usage.

Decent Work & Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns for waste management.

Environmental Responsibility

Our Approach

The RISE approach to sustainability is organization-wide and encompasses all assets, effectively integrating sustainability into nearly every aspect of our operations. We are committed to measuring, benchmarking, and adopting best practices to influence industry standards and reduce energy consumption, water use, and waste generation through environmental management. The goal is to manage environmental impacts for a safe and healthy environment and overall benefit to investors, residents, and team members.
We believe the following sustainability objectives provide a framework for us to
evaluate and communicate our impact:


Energy Efficiency

Our goal is to enhance energy efficiency in our multifamily properties. This will
involve the integration of energy-saving appliances, advanced lighting systems,
smart home technologies, and effective insulation. We will continuously
investigate the potential of renewable energy sources and invest in
technologies that conserve energy wherever practical.



Our commitment to lowering water usage in our communities is ongoing.
We plan to achieve this by installing water-efficient fixtures and low- flow plumbing, advocating for responsible water use and considering cutting-edge water management solutions.


Waste Management

Our focus is on reducing waste output while encouraging recycling and composting activities within our properties. We will encourage both residents and team members to engage in eco-friendly waste management practices.


Sustainable Building Practices

In our new construction and future renovations, we will give precedence to eco-friendly building materials, designs, and construction methods. Our aim is to adhere to established sustainability benchmarks.

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