Dillon Deffense

Vice President, Marketing and Leasing

As Vice President of Portfolio Leasing Strategy, Dillon Deffense oversees the leasing and marketing strategy of the entire Versity portfolio. He collaborates with all departments across the company striving to ultimately add value to each asset in the rapidly growing portfolio. Before joining Versity in late 2019, Deffense led operational, sales, and corporate finance teams at one of the largest companies worldwide. There, he worked hands on through multiple brand acquisitions, supply chain mergers, and in-house development of brands valued at over 11 billion U.S. dollars. 

Inspired by Dillon’s strategies and leveraging his unique background, Versity has implemented improvements to digital marketing and overall leasing of student housing properties to increase rates and leasing across the portfolio. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and a Master of Business Administration from Utah Valley University. Dillon is an expert in the industry and a member of Forbes Real Estate Council.