Excellence in management… Our management professionals hold expertise in every facet of property management: marketing, leasing, operations, maintenance, and accounting. They have built a solid track record of increasing NOI without reducing resident services or jeopardizing property value. As a result, our clients have the best possible chance of realizing the full potential of their investment. …from solid credentials. Given our managers’ depth of knowledge, this level of performance comes as no surprise. Many have obtained the most respected designations in their field: Certified Professional Manager (CPM®) and Residential Manager (ARM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management, and Real Property Administrator (RPA®) from the Building Owners and Managers Association International.
With over 130 combined years of experience in real estate management, as well associated industries including student affairs, the leadership team at UPPM has the talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm to drive results.
Michael J. Uccellini, CPM®, COS®
CEO / Principal
As President and CEO, Michael Uccellini oversees a full service real estate company specializing in the development, finance, construction, acquisition and management of real estate. He has spearheaded over $1 billion in real estate development, acquisitions and financing transactions. Currently, Mr. Uccellini is directing the development, construction and financing of $350 million in senior, student, multifamily, commercial and mixed-use developments.
Chief Operating Officer / Principal
AS COO, Jeff has direct responsibility and oversight of the management and marketing divisions. He provides best practices and direction of operations across all of the property management portfolios, including student, senior and multifamily housing, commercial and mixed use. Jeff leads a team of over 125 employees and is passionate about their and United’s success. Jeff brings to United over 20 years experience in all facets of property management.
VP, Human Resources
Joan Cavanaugh is a twenty-six year veteran of human resource management. Twelve of those years have been as the leader of UPPM’s Human Resources Division for over 200 employees. Joan’s expertise includes managing recruitment, talent acquisition, employee relations, leadership and employee development, succession planning, organizational effectiveness, change management, compensation and benefits administration.
Vice President of Senior and Student Housing
As Vice President of Senior and Student Housing, Mike DiGiacomo oversees corporate operations and asset management of United Group’s senior portfolio and student portfolio in addition to direct supervision of lease-up initiatives at independent senior living communities in Florida and Colorado.
Prior to his current position, Mike was a Regional Manager, and oversaw the management and operations of United Group’s student housing portfolio, which consists of 1,554 beds, and four senior housing properties containing 578 apartments. Mike managed a team of more than 25 employees and also had responsibilities for two local commercial properties. He had previously been an Operations Manager at College Suites at City Station and Schuyler Commons, Property Manager at Schuyler Commons, and Property Manager at Schaffer Heights.
Before joining United Group, he was a Property Manager for Gross and Cohen LLC, where he directed site operations for off-campus student housing properties in New York and Kentucky.
Mike earned an Associate’s degree from Fulton Montgomery Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College.
In her capacity with UPPM, Jacqueline Shafer oversees 50+ staff members and parts of the company’s multi-family and senior housing portfolios, including more than a dozen housing communities. Her responsibilities include all operations as well as compliance with federal and state guidelines, maintenance, capital improvements, fiscal management, and work plan strategy and implementation.
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