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Allen & O'Hara Adds Regional Manager and Housing Development Representative.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2001

Allen & O'Hara, Inc. today announced the appointment of Christine D. Richards as a regional manager for their college housing properties, and Rhoda G. Bell as housing development representative for its Allen & O'Hara Education Services (AOES) subsidiary.

Richards joins Allen & O'Hara from Gables Residential in Memphis, where she was senior property manager and regional trainer, responsible for management of two upscale apartment communities and accountable for all operational training for 80 regional associates. Previously, she was a property manager for Gables, and was named Gables Residential "Associate of the Year" in 1999. Richards received her bachelor of arts degree cum laude from the University of Memphis.

Prior to joining AOES, Bell was a commercial real estate manager for AutoZone, where her responsibilities included the acquisition of real estate and zoning clearances for AutoZone store development. A graduate of Christian Brothers University, Bell also served as an operations analyst and in data support positions at AutoZone, and was a management trainee with Kroger.

Paul Bower, Allen & O'Hara chairman and CEO, said, "We welcome the addition of Chris and Rhoda to the Allen & O'Hara team. Their experience in commercial property management and development is vital to our continuing efforts as one of the nation's leading providers of college student housing."

Memphis-based Allen & O'Hara is a diversified real estate developer and manager with more than 35 years experience in the student housing industry. Allen & O'Hara has developed, owned, or managed 75 student housing properties comprising over 27,000 beds in 19 states.

The Company's student housing properties are managed by Allen & O'Hara Education Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Allen & O'Hara, Inc. Allen & O'Hara has developed and is currently managing more than 3,800 beds at student residences at the University of Louisville, the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Alabama A&M University, and Salisbury State University, and owns and manages over 800 beds at student apartments near Western Kentucky University, the University of Georgia, and Augusta (GA) State University.

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