brightSTAR appoints Schilling CEO

For immediate release

Cincinnati, OH – June 1, 2024 – brightSTAR Communities proudly announces the appointment of Mr. Brandon Schilling as its new Chief Executive Officer.

With a sterling reputation for leadership and strategic vision in the Manufactured Home Community (MHC) industry, brightSTAR Communities is poised for accelerated growth and enhanced service under Mr. Schilling’s guidance. The company, known for its commitment to creating vibrant, sustainable communities, specializes in developing and managing properties across the United States.

Mr. Schilling brings an impressive track record of success and a depth of experience in leading billion-dollar organizations within the MHC and RV industries. His tenure includes pivotal roles at renowned firms such as Equity Lifestyle Properties, Cove Communities and Saratoga Group where he was pivotal in driving strategic growth and overseeing multi-million-dollar developments.

A seasoned executive with well over a decade of experience, Mr. Schilling has spearheaded the acquisition, repositioning, and development of over $1 billion worth of RV/MH assets across 22 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces. His visionary leadership and strategic acumen have consistently propelled organizations to new heights of success and sustainability.

“I am thrilled to join brightSTAR Communities and lead their dynamic team into a new era of growth and strategic development,” said Mr. Schilling. “brightSTAR’s commitment to creating exceptional living environments aligns perfectly with my passion for building sustainable communities that enrich the lives of residents. I look forward to leveraging my experience and expertise to drive value for our stakeholders and make a positive impact on the communities we serve.”

Mr. Schilling’s appointment as CEO of brightSTAR Communities comes at a pivotal moment for the company, following its recent expansion efforts and commitment to delivering unparalleled residential experiences. His strategic vision and operational prowess are poised to further elevate brightSTAR’s position as a leader in the manufactured home community and recreational vehicle industries.

Commenting on Mr. Schilling’s appointment, Drew Myers, Operating Partner of brightSTAR Communities and Managing Partner of Foxhole Equity, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Brandon Schilling to brightSTAR Communities as our new CEO. Brandon’s exceptional leadership qualities, coupled with his deep industry expertise, make him the ideal candidate to lead our company into its next phase of growth and success.”

About brightSTAR Communities:

brightSTAR Communities is a leading real estate development and management company dedicated to creating vibrant, sustainable communities across North America. Formed in 2019 as a partnership for the acquisition and redevelopment of high-quality, affordable housing communities and expanding beyond, brightSTAR Communities believes that everyone deserves to live in a clean, safe, and pleasant environment.

For more information:

Brandon Schilling
CEO, brightSTAR Communities


Drew Myers
Operating Partner, brightSTAR Communities Managing Partner, Foxhole Equity