Leadership at University Student Living

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Among our team, you will find the leaders, innovators, and mentors of the student housing industry. From market analysis, financial solutions, full-scale development, property management, to construction services, you will be working with the experts who have the resources and capability to provide superior turnkey services.

Joseph Coyle

Joseph Coyle
President

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LEARN ABOUT JOE COYLE

Joe Coyle has more than 25 years of experience in the housing and development industry.

Jim Malesich

Jim Malesich
Senior VP

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LEARN ABOUT JIM MALESICH

Jim Malesich is a seasoned financial professional with over 20 years of experience serving the real estate finance, management and development industry, with 15 years in student housing.

Ned Williams

Ned Williams
Senior VP - Development

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LEARN ABOUT NED WILLIAMS

Ned brings over 20 years of real estate experience in finance, acquisitions, and development for both the public sector, notably for the fourth largest university system in the country, and for companies in the private sector.

Toby Booker

Toby Booker
VP - On-Campus Development

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LEARN ABOUT TOBY BOOKER

Toby is a business and strategy development professional with more than 16 years’ experience in residential development and public-private projects.

Steve Hillebrand

Steve Hillebrand
VP - Development

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LEARN ABOUT STEVE HILLEBRAND

Steve Hillebrand has ten years of experience with residential and multi-family construction and development.

Kristina Vagen

Kristina Vagen
VP - Development

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LEARN ABOUT KRISTINA VAGEN

Kristina strategically develops purpose built student and market rate housing and currently supervises a number of development teams to deliver just over 1.2 gross SF with total development costs values at $252.4M.

 Jay Russo

Jay Russo
VP - Development

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LEARN ABOUT JAY RUSSO

As Vice President of Development, Jay is responsible for business development and serves as the community and government liaison in the Boston metro area.

Roger Black

Roger Black
Managing Director - Business Development

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LEARN ABOUT ROGER BLACK

Roger and his team focus on sourcing, analyzing, and closing properties and venture relationships across North America.

Mark Gleason

Mark Gleason
VP - Finance

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LEARN MORE MARK GLEASON

Mark has over eight years of experience underwriting real estate transactions, for acquisitions and development projects, typically ranging in size from $20 million to $125 million. 

Mike Cassarino

Mike Cassarino
VP - Construction

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LEARN ABOUT MIKE CASSARINO

Mike is responsible for all aspects of construction including procurement of the General Contractor and management of the project to ensure an on-time and on-budget delivery.

Gerry Coyle

Gerry Coyle
VP - Construction

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LEARN ABOUT GERRY COYLE

Gerry Coyle has been in the real estate and construction business for more than ten years, serving on major projects from the design build stage through final construction.

George Dudo

George Dudo
VP - Construction

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LEARN ABOUT GEORGE DUDO

George joined USL in 2013 and brings over 30 years of experience to our team.

Heather Sizemore

Heather Sizemore
VP - Mgmt/Operations

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LEARN ABOUT HEATHER SIZEMORE

Heather brings over 15 years of experience in all aspects of student housing operations including on-campus and extensive off-campus privatized student housing management to this position.

Barrie Nichols

Barrie Nichols
VP - Mgmt/Sales and Marketing

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LEARN ABOUT BARRIE NICHOLS

Barrie is responsible for developing and managing the marketing strategies, leasing goals and related budgets for the company’s on-campus and off-campus assets.

Dale McCullough

Dale McCullough
Director of Marketing

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LEARN ABOUT DALE MCCULLOUGH

Dale McCullough has over 30 years of national and international marketing expertise, 14 years of which have been directly related to student housing.