University Student Living, LLC, the student housing company of The Michaels Organization, announces that Ned Williams has joined the company as Senior Vice President. Ned will be responsible for all aspects of University Student Living’s “On Campus” development program with a focus on public-private partnership opportunities.
“Ned’s extensive experience with public-private partnerships provides valuable expertise for our partners,” said Joe Coyle, president of University Student Living. “His insights will contribute to the unique perspectives and solutions we bring to the design, construction and operation of our student housing developments.”
Ned will work with colleges and universities to provide solutions for new housing, as well as redevelopment opportunities for existing student housing. He 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.
Prior to joining University Student Living, Ned was the Director of Real Estate Management for the Texas A & M University system where he oversaw the development of over 7,000 beds of student housing, all of which were delivered under a public private partnership model. Of note was the 3,400-bed Park West project in College Station, TX, which at the time was the largest public private partnership for student housing ever transacted in the United States. Prior to his work in Texas, Ned developed and renovated 6,000 beds of student housing as a housing and residence life staff member at UNC Charlotte.