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Principals

  • GRANT McCARGO

    Chief Executive Officer and Principal

  • Tom McCargo

    TOM McCARGO

    President and Principal

  • STINA KAYSER

    General Counsel and Principal

  • WADE RANKIN

    Chief Financial Officer and Principal

  • Joe Buerge

    JON BUERGE

    Vice President and Principal

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GRANT McCARGO

Chief Executive Officer and Principal

Grant McCargo is co-founder and chief executive officer of Urban Villages, Inc. Grant is responsible for all aspects of company development, from selecting development projects and teams to securing investment partners and defining the broader company vision and goals. He has been involved in all forms of property ownership, and he has successfully completed more than $4 billion worth of transactions as advisor and principal. Grant is committed to place-based development designed and constructed to last for generations.

Grant recently completed a ten-year term on the board of directors of the Colorado chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

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TOM McCARGO

President and Principal

Tom McCargo is co-founder and president of Urban Villages, Inc. He is also president of Graham Realty Company, a diverse real estate business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more than 50 years, Graham Realty Company’s activities have included investment, development, property management, leasing, and ownership of many types of real property. Tom is actively involved with several organizations committed to the development and growth of Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania.

A graduate of the Entrepreneurial Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University, Tom earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.

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STINA KAYSER

General Counsel and Principal

Stina Kayser is a legal counselor, real estate development professional and corporate leader. Her skill in deal structuring, operational oversight, and team-building has been developed through both her legal practice and her experience as a company owner and operator. As an Urban Villages principal, she participates in all levels of company management and strategic decisions. As general counsel, she is an advisor to the board of directors and oversees all of the company’s legal activities, including real estate purchases, sales and financing; landlord tenant issues; investor and lender relations; entity and organizational structuring; corporate governance; risk management; and human resources. Ms. Kayser is the 2016 President of CREW Denver. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Denver Police Foundation and Wild Seed Project. She is the recipient of the CREW Denver Women of Influence Award (2009) and the Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business Award in the Real Estate Category (2016).

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WADE RANKIN

Chief Financial Officer and Principal

Wade Rankin is the chief financial officer and principal at Urban Villages, Inc. In this role, he oversees all accounting, finance, and tax-related matters and is involved in strategic planning. In addition, Wade worked for over 20 years in public accounting, including 15 years as a shareholder in a firm of 18 employees.

Wade earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Pittsburgh with majors in economics and political science, as well as an advanced certificate in accounting from Robert Morris University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

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JON BUERGE

Vice President and Principal

Jon Buerge is vice president and principal at Urban Villages, Inc. In this capacity, Jon is responsible for operations, real estate development, and strategic positioning for all real estate assets. He also manages the research and analysis of new company acquisitions and corporate growth strategies. Previously, Jon oversaw real estate and expansion activities for several national restaurant chains as director of development and real estate for CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries.

Jon earned a juris doctorate and master of business administration from the University of Colorado, where he served as both student body president and chair of the CU Honor Council. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and business finance.

Jon currently serves as the Chair of the Denver Business Improvement District and is on the board of directors for the LoDo District. He is also a member of Denver’s Public Realm Committee and the 16th Street Mall Redevelopment Steering Committee.

Team

  • KYLE MASON

    Director of Operations

  • SCARLETT DeSHONG

    Concierge Manager

  • JESSE BANK

    Development Associate

  • SARAH WARD

    Bookkeeper

  • KIM GOULD

    Property Manager

  • Lindsey Harmon

    LINDSEY HARMON

    Director of Human Resources

  • NOEL PASS

    Director of Facilities Management

  • SALLIE HUTCHESON

    Leasing and Marketing Manager

  • Bobby Harvey

    BOBBY HARVEY

    Project Manager

  • BRYAN GANEK

    Maintenance Technician

  • DILLON TESKE

    Associate - Special Projects

  • EMILY BALLOU

    Director of Marketing

  • NOAH BOS

    Maintenance Technician

  • Lynn Agans

    LYNN AGANS

    Executive Assistant, Development Team

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KYLE MASON

Director of Operations

Kyle Mason is director of operations at Urban Villages, Inc. He oversees all operations including budgeting and financial performance, marketing and leasing activities, facility maintenance and improvements, as well as tenant and guest services. Prior to joining Urban Villages, Kyle served as operations manager and director of sales and marketing at Circle Fresh Farms, where he helped build a greenhouse-farming network that grows and sells organic produce to retail and wholesale customers throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Kyle earned a master of business administration from the University of Colorado, where he studied real estate and entrepreneurship. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker and a member of the Denver Metro Association of Realtors and the Telluride Association of Realtors.

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SCARLETT DeSHONG

Concierge Manager

Scarlett DeShong is the concierge and services manager of Urban Villages, Inc. She takes pride in creating strong tenant relations and creating an exclusive experience that exceeds expectations. She has strong expertise and experience in luxury customer service, previously serving as director/manager and consultant in such destination resorts as The Four Seasons, Hyatt Corporation, and other exclusive resorts from Hawaii to Maine.

Scarlett earned a bachelor of science in education with a concentration on personnel management and recreation from the University of Maine. She also has continued education in website development from the University of Hawaii.

Scarlett is a member of the Colorado Concierge Association and has served on the Healthy Hawaii Initiative and Community Programs for Maui.

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JESSE BANK

Development Associate

Jesse Bank is an associate on the development team at Urban Villages, Inc. Typically working on the front end of new projects, his roles include architect selection, market research, financial analysis, and graphic design/production. He also oversees concept design, site due diligence, and other predevelopment activities.

Jesse holds a master of architecture from the University of Oregon and a master of business administration from the University of Colorado, where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. He also holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Skidmore College.

Jesse currently serves on the board of directors for the Denver Architectural Foundation, as well as the University of Colorado Real Estate Center Young Alumni Board. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Revitalization Product Council.

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SARAH WARD

Bookkeeper

Sarah Ward is the full-charge bookkeeper at Urban Villages, Inc. Her role is to maintain the full cycle of accounting for both new development projects as well as real estate operations. Previously, Sarah was a staff accountant for a variety of companies and industries. Her duties included performing complete cycles of accounting, from payables, receivables, full-cycle financial statements, payroll, and sales to income taxes.

Sarah received a bachelor of science, magna cum laude, in management, accounting, and computer information systems from Park University.

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KIM GOULD

Property Manager

Kim Gould is the property manager for Urban Villages, Inc. Kim works with tenant lease proposals and negotiations, property files, tenant expenses and invoices, and budget analyses. She also supervises maintenance projects, performs inspections of the physical properties, and meets with tenants, brokers, architects, and vendors.

Kim received a bachelor of science in English language and literature from Slippery Rock University in 1992, and while working as the property manager for Urban Villages, earned her Real Estate Salesperson license, Certified Property Manager (CMP®) certification, and Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM) certification. In 2014 she was awarded ACoM of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Kim is active in working to bring recognition to small towns in the area, and she is currently a member of the Village Green Advisory Committee in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and the Moon Economic Development Group in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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LINDSEY HARMON

Director of Human Resources

Lindsey Harmon is the Director of Human Resources for Urban Villages, Inc.  In this position, she is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, compliance and evaluation of the human resource function.  She supports all Human Resource-related initiatives, including organizational strategic goals.  Previously, Lindsey worked for Bio-Logical Capital, LLC, a sister company to Urban Villages, as the Human Resource and Administration Manager where she oversaw all human resource functions, system and information accounts, insurance, compliance and regulatory issues.

Lindsey received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado and her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, where she graduated with honors.  Lindsey enjoys supporting various non-profit organizations in the community through donations, fundraising and volunteering her time.

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NOEL PASS

Director of Facilities Management

Noel N. Pass Jr. is the director of facilities management at Urban Villages, Inc. Noel is responsible for overall maintenance and mechanical operations. He also assists in the design and implementation of construction, construction improvements, LEED certification opportunities, and projects designed to reduce natural-resource consumption.

Noel has been in the operations and maintenance field for more than 35 years. He has completed multiple trade courses and regularly attends training seminars designed specifically for the maintenance and operation of commercial properties.

Noel has worked with property management companies such as Trammel Crow, Real Property Systems, Northwest Asset Management, and ACF Property Management. He also started a construction company and spent over ten years drilling water wells and installing water systems for municipalities and residential properties.

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SALLIE HUTCHESON

Leasing and Marketing Manager

Sallie Hutcheson is the leasing and marketing manager at Urban Villages, Inc. Her responsibilities include assisting in the management of residential properties, overseeing and conducting residential leasing activities, and assisting with property administration. She also manages marketing and online presence for all multifamily properties.

Before joining Urban Villages, Inc., Sallie worked for Hilton Hotels as guest services representative, as well as in sales as an account manager for an organic produce company. Her background in the hospitality industry, combined with her sales experience, allows her to bring a unique outlook to her customer service strategy. Her passion for sustainable practices has a strong outlet at Urban Villages.

Sallie earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Colorado.

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BOBBY HARVEY

Project Manager

Bobby Harvey is a Project Manager for the Development Team at Urban Villages.  He works on evaluating and sourcing new projects as well as the planning and entitlements of existing projects.  With a background in landscape design Bobby brings a whole systems approach to evaluating and underwriting new acquisitions

Bobby joins Urban Villages from its sister company Bio-Logical capital where he held a similar role working on projects in Hawaii and California.   Prior to that, he managed a project team responsible for land acquisition, design and permitting for Blu Homes, a San Francisco-based sustainable prefab home company.  Bobby graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a concentration in Real Estate.

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BRYAN GANEK

Maintenance Technician

Bryan Ganek is a maintenance technician for Urban Villages, Inc. Bryan is in charge of overall building systems, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire pumps, security systems, and major system upgrades. He first joined Urban Villages as a resident concierge and then moved up to concierge manager. After several years of providing strong customer service, he decided to explore his technical aptitude and joined the maintenance department. Before joining UVI, Bryan spent 15 years in the TV-production business as a producer/writer, making commercials, TV shows, and promos and building stage sets and wildlife habitats for film production. He received countless awards during his career, including several Telly Awards along the way.

A native of Chicago, Bryan attended the College of DuPage, where he studied video production. He loves the mountains and finds every opportunity to fly-fish the rivers of Colorado or take a weekend motorcycle ride cross-country.

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DILLON TESKE

Associate - Special Projects

Dillon Teske is Associate of Special Projects at Urban Villages, Inc. In this role, he conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses of existing assets and development projects, and provides support to senior leadership regarding financing, deal structure, and strategy.

Dillon holds an MBA from the University of Colorado with concentrations in real estate and finance. At CU, he was the recipient of an Urban Land Institute graduate student fellowship and was the treasurer of the campus Net Impact Chapter. Dillon received an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Geography from Macalester College. 

Previously, Dillon managed business development and contract coordination for an architectural salvage organization in Ohio. He also built energy-efficient homes with a design-build firm in Virginia and worked as an Americorps volunteer at a bicycle centered youth program in Maine.

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EMILY BALLOU

Director of Marketing

Emily Ballou is the director of marketing for Urban Villages, Inc. Emily’s primary responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of marketing, advertising, and online presence for both existing assets as well as new development projects. She also manages hotel reservations, third-party booking-agency relations, and product branding. Emily’s previous experience includes several years in the airline industry, working in marketing for Southwest Airlines. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Texas Tech University.

Emily spends much of her time in Telluride and is very involved in the local community. From chairing an annual gala for the San Miguel Resource Center and volunteering in event planning for the Telluride Film Festival to dedicating fundraising efforts to the Telluride One to One Mentoring Program, Emily enjoys contributing to various local causes.

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NOAH BOS

Maintenance Technician

Noah Bos is a maintenance technician for Urban Villages, Inc. Noah is in charge of general repairs, working with outside vendors, and he oversees tenant maintenance requests from multifamily residents. Previously, Noah worked in general construction, where he gained an in-depth knowledge of several specialty trades. He also worked as a maintenance engineer at Hawthorn Suites, where he gained extensive knowledge on maintaining and operating industrial and residential plumbing, electrical, and HVAC equipment.

Noah attended Harrisburg area Community College, where he received his HVAC repair and maintenance certification, as well as a universal CFC license to handle refrigeration Freon. Noah spends his free time volunteering at the Dumb Friend’s League to help find new homes for abandoned animals.

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LYNN AGANS

Executive Assistant, Development Team

Lynn Agans is an executive assistant at Urban Villages, Inc. She provides administrative support for the Development Team, manages project schedules and is the liaison for clients and vendors. She has over 20 years of experience as an executive assistant and has worked in real estate development for over five years.

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from West Liberty University, located in her home state of West Virginia. She is a certified Equine Gestalt Coach and spends her free time with her horse or hiking in the mountains.

Strategic Partners

  • ANDY SCHLAUCH

    Managing Broker

  • LaTONYA ROGERS

    Controller

  • JASON MARMARELLA

    Assistant Controller

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ANDY SCHLAUCH

Managing Broker

Andy Schlauch is founder and CEO of DASK Real Estate, a strategic partner to Urban Villages, Inc. Andy represents Urban Villages, Inc., as its employing real estate broker and provides high-level oversight of real estate leasing and sales functions. Prior to starting DASK, Andy was vice president and director of real estate for Denver-based Bio-Logical Capital, where he led the company’s efforts to identify and acquire projects for its unique sustainable development platform. Andy also previously held roles with Urban Villages, Inc.

Andy has an MBA in real estate and finance from the University of Denver and graduated magna cum laude from DePauw University in Indiana. Andy is a licensed employing broker in the state of Colorado and volunteers his time coaching competitive youth baseball.

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LaTONYA ROGERS

Controller

LaTonya Rogers is the controller of Urban Villages, Inc. She is responsible for all aspects of accounting from acquisition through operations to disposition. LaTonya has been in real estate accounting for more than 32 years, working for various builders, real estate companies, investors, and developers throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. She has also served as a public notary for 15 years.

LaTonya earned her degrees in accounting, healthcare accounting management, and business management from Park College (Ohio Campus), where she graduated valedictorian of her class.

LaTonya is an integral part of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter. She is the co-founder of PA Elite Girls Basketball. She is also an active member of First Baptist Church of Wellsville, Ohio, serving as the women’s leader, Sunday school teacher, bible study teacher, and secretary of the executive board. For the past 16 years, she has been the scorekeeper for Quaker Valley High School Track Team. She also serves as a Key Spouse for 911th Air Reserve Wing Pittsburgh, PA.

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JASON MARMARELLA

Assistant Controller

Jason Marmarella serves as the assistant controller for Urban Villages, Inc. He is responsible for financial statement preparation, accounting, budgeting, internal controls, and treasury-management functions. Jason has over 19 years of diversified experience principally with real estate portfolios, investment partnerships, and corporate accounting for a Fortune 500 company.

Jason has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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