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Patriot League, Corvias Campus Living Announce Multi-Year Corporate Partnership

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Aug. 28, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Corvias Campus Living agreed to a multi-year partnership with the Patriot League marking a first for the two parties, Learfield Sports' Patriot League Sports Properties, the league's comprehensive marketing partner, announced Thursday.

Corvias Campus Living - a fully integrated development, construction and property management firm that offers housing solutions to higher education institutions across the country - will provide overall corporate support to all Patriot League member institutions, showcased by its sponsorship of the "Player of the Week" awards. Additionally, Corvias will serve as presenting sponsor of the Presidents' Cup, which is awarded to the best overall performing athletic department on an annual basis, and all Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards.

Corvias' strategic affiliation with the Patriot League commences with the 2014-15 athletic season, with other partner benefits including ongoing brand awareness and various levels of integration. Full Patriot League member institutions include American University, United States Military Academy (Army), Boston University, Bucknell University, Colgate University, College of the Holy Cross, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Loyola University Maryland and United States Naval Academy (Navy). Associate members include Fordham University in football, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in women's rowing, Georgetown University in both football and women's rowing and University of Richmond in women's golf.

"The Patriot League has a long tradition of developing well-rounded young adults who excel in the classroom as well as in athletics," said Kurt Ehlers, Managing Director of Corvias Campus Living. "We believe that Corvias' mission to create the best living environment for students so they're able to achieve academic success, and be prepared for life after college, is aligned with the Patriot League's ethos. Corvias believes in the value of partnerships and looks forward to playing an active role with the Patriot League over the course of the upcoming season."

The Patriot League-Corvias partnership was secured by Patriot League Sports Properties, on the heels of the League extending its relationship this month with Learfield, which has a 40-year history in collegiate sports marketing and represents nearly 100 properties across the country.

"We're grateful to have the corporate support of Corvias Campus Living and look forward to aligning our brands," said Patriot League Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich. "We know they have a rich tradition of providing outstanding service and helping improve the quality of life for today's college students, and we are proud to have them associated with the Patriot League and our member schools."

Corvias is a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate solutions group dedicated to building strong communities through partnerships that deliver the highest quality development, construction and management solutions to a range of clients, including the military and higher education. Applying our success as pioneers of real estate development and management for the military, our family of companies, Corvias Military Living and Corvias Campus Living, deliver customer service that exceeds client expectations, and an innovative, comprehensive approach to facility financing, management and construction. We have the ability to forge partnerships that consistently put the interests of our clients first and the flexibility to pursue creative, sustainable long-term solutions to their most difficult challenges. www.corvias.com

Patriot League member institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation. Alumni from Patriot League colleges and universities have played a leadership role in the shaping of our country. In the classroom, the Patriot League's full-member institutions, individually and collectively, consistently rank among the top Division I programs in the NCAA Graduation Rates Report. Since 1998, the Patriot League has ranked first among all Division I conferences offering scholarships in student-athlete graduation rates according to the NCAA Graduation Rates report.