USL Names Three New Development VPs

by Katie Sloan

Marlton, N.J. — University Student Living’s new team will focus on a growing number of on- and off-campus developments.

Kristina VagenMarlton, N.J. — University Student Living (USL), the student housing company of The Michaels Organization, has named three new vice presidents to its development team: Tom George, Steve Hillebrand and Kristina Vagen. In their roles as vice presidents, these developers will be primarily responsible for overseeing on- and off-campus housing projects in USL’s pipeline.

Tom George has been involved in the university real estate industry for approximately 10 years, working directly with university representatives, land owners, builders and developers to development and implement student housing programs nationally. Prior to joining USL, George was the director of development for Wilmorite, a New York-based real estate development company focused on building and operating student housing on and off-campus. Among his projects was the largest private on-campus mixed-use development in New York to date, at the Rochester Institute of Technology, according to USL.

Steve Hillebrand comes to USL with 10 years of experience in residential and multifamily construction and development. Since 2008, he has been directly involved with $300 million worth of delivered student housing assets, and has served in multiple capacities for a national student housing firm.

Kristina Vagen joined USL in 2013 as a development officer after serving in that same role at USL’s sister company, Michaels Development, where she was involved in all phases of a revitalization effort in in Camden, N.J.




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