Amendment To Employment Agreement

Fifth Amendment to Employment Agreement

Exhibit 99.3


This Fifth Amendment to Employment Agreement (this “Amendment”), dated as of January 10, 2017, by and between American Campus Communities, Inc. (the “Company”) and James C. Hopke, Jr. (“Executive”).

WHEREAS, the Company and Executive have entered into an employment agreement dated as of April 28, 2005, as amended (the “Employment Agreement”); and

WHEREAS, the Company and Executive desire to amend the Employment Agreement as set forth herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Company and Executive agree as follows:

1. Position, Duties and Responsibilities. Section 3(a) of the Employment Agreement is amended to delete “Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer” and replace it with “President.” It is currently contemplated that Executive will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

2. Capitalized Terms. Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Employment Agreement.

3. Ratification. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Amendment, the Employment Agreement is hereby ratified and confirmed and shall continue in full force and effect in accordance with its terms.

4. Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in identical counterparts, which when taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument. A counterpart transmitted by facsimile shall be deemed an original for all purposes.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Amendment as of the date first above written.




/s/ William C. Bayless, Jr.

  William C. Bayless, Jr.
  Chief Executive Officer

/s/ James C. Hopke, Jr.

James C. Hopke, Jr.