The Organization

Fountain Residential Partners is a privately held development and asset management company specializing in luxury, mixed-use, and affordable apartment homes in university and collegiate markets across the United States.

Established in 2010 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Fountain Residential has been consistently delivering strong risk adjusted returns to its investors through management’s unique ability to create value through land sourcing, project entitlement, design, construction, and operations phases. Fountain Residential Partners seeks to maintain a boutique nature to its operations and culture while delivering institutional quality projects and returns. Our sole focus is on execution and value creation that aligns our interests with our investors and the communities we serve.

The Executive Team at Fountain Residential has been solely focused on ground up development in university markets since 2000, having completed well over $2 Billion in new housing development across the country. Commitment to each other, to our partners, to our investors, and to the residents and the communities we serve, has driven our success and provides us a distinct advantage that sets Fountain Residential Partners apart from the competition.


To create compelling living environments that enhance communities and create value for our investors, partners, and the communities we serve through the development of quality, institutional-grade student housing assets that meet the demands of today’s higher education system.

The Team

Fountain Residential Partners is a Dallas, Texas-based privately held development and asset management company specializing in luxury, mixed-use, and affordable apartment homes in university and collegiate markets across the US.

The principals of Fountain have a combined experience of over 60 years in the student housing industry having completed in excess of $2 billion worth of purpose-built student housing developments across the country.

Brent Little, President & CEO

Brent Little, President & CEO

A co-founder of Fountain Residential Partners, Brent has been instrumental in the development and construction of over $3 billion of multifamily rental and condominium properties, as well as office, retail, and commercial properties, in a career spanning over 30 years.

He has led various divisions of JPI Luxury and JPI Student Living Development and Construction, as well as other major developers such as Echelon Residential, The Related Group of Florida, Trammel Crow Residential, First Worthing and Place Properties.

A frequent requested speaker at national multifamily and student housing conferences, Brent is also a frequent contributor to industry publications.

Brent majored in Electrical Engineering at Rice University and UT-Arlington.

Trevor Tollett, Executive VP

Trevor Tollett, Executive VP

Trevor has extensive experience in all facets of multifamily and commercial real estate including acquisitions, development, financing, and asset management. As Executive Vice President at Fountain Residential, Trevor’s responsibilities include all facets of the development process, asset management, dispositions, and general management of the firm’s operations.

Before co-founding Fountain Residential Partners in 2010, Trevor worked at a national multifamily development and management company where he was responsible for the development of over 4,600 beds of student and military housing exceeding $200 million in total project costs. Previously Trevor worked in real estate finance for Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) where he executed a range of balance sheet and capital markets transactions for multifamily and commercial real estate predominately in the South Florida region.

Trevor received a degree in Real Estate Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Real Estate from the University of Florida.

Jon Clayton, Vice President

Jon Clayton, Vice President

Jon brings over 13 years of experience in the multifamily real estate industry and has managed the development of over $700 million of high density and garden-style student housing projects as well as traditional multifamily communities across the United States.

He has worked with major development companies such as JPI Student Living Development, Echelon Residential, and Carbon Residential. Before co-founding Fountain Residential, Jon served as Vice President of Development for Place Properties where he headed the development operations for the Dallas office focusing on new projects in the western and central United States. Jon is well versed in every aspect of student housing development, acquisitions, and asset management from market and site/asset selection through the underwriting and permitting processes, to construction, lease-up, and asset management oversight.

Jon received a degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

David Ramirez, VP of Asset Management

David Ramirez, VP of Asset Management

David Ramirez started his career in property management in 2004 as a Community Advisor at a 2,000 bed On-Campus housing community. Since then, David has held the positions of Leasing Manager, Assistant Property Manager, Property Manager and Regional Director of Marketing with companies such as Camden Property Trust, American Campus Communities, Peak Campus and Grand Campus Living. David specializes in recovering underperforming assets, social media marketing, and property renovations/improvements. Before joining Fountain Residential Partners, David served as the National Director of Marketing and Leasing for Grand Campus Living where he oversaw the marketing efforts for 22 properties in various student housing markets.

David graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, with a BA in Communications/Public Relations and he has completed graduate coursework in organizational communication at the University of Houston.

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