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.
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.
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).
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.
Jon Buerge is chief development officer at Urban Villages, Inc. In this capacity, Jon is responsible for real estate development, strategic positioning for all real estate assets, corporate growth strategies, and new company acquisitions. 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.
Andrew is a facilities engineer at Urban Villages for Larimer Square. Andrew works with building systems, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, pumps, security systems, Key management, and major system upgrades. Prior to his role at Urban Villages, he owned an HBS Janitorial franchise in Denver. Andrew also worked as a private contractor, remodeling homes.
Andrew grew up in Minnesota. He moved here in 2009 for the weather and access to the mountains. He enjoys exploring the backcountry of Colorado via Snowmobile, ATV, or dirtbike.
Ryan is chief engineer for Larimer Square and oversees all maintenance and mechanical operations of the block. He has over 20 years of experience in the facilities engineering industry and has completed multiple trade courses such as his CFC license and Refrigeration Operator’s license. Before joining Urban Villages, Ryan worked for Jones Lang Lasalle and Transwestern. In his free time, Ryan likes off-road racing, camping, and hiking.
Caitlin Ceaser is the human resources manager at Urban Villages. She is responsible for managing full-cycle recruitment, performance management, strategic planning, culture initiatives, and employee relations. She has always had a passion for Human Resources and is going on her fifth year in the profession. She is originally from San Jose, CA and earned her B.A. in Economics from California State University, Sacramento. She also recently earned her PHR Certification.
When she’s not assisting employees, she spends her time with her dog and finding the best food around town.
Stephanie Walther is a property manager at Urban Villages and oversees multiple commercial properties in Colorado. She is responsible for many aspects of operation & upkeep including leasing, retention, capital improvements, financials, and budgeting. Stephanie was a residential property manager for 8 years until recently moving to the commercial side. She has managed multiple properties of different sizes in Missouri and Colorado overseeing acquisitions, loan refinances, and property-wide renovations in addition to daily operations. She worked in a corporate training department as well and traveled throughout the United States training new property managers.
Stephanie received her Certified Apartment Manager designation in 2015 and Colorado real estate license in 2019. She graduated from Columbia College in Columbia, MO with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Stephanie enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities and loves traveling and exploring new areas, especially in the mountains.
Eric Rymarz is a development project manager at Urban Villages. He is responsible for coordinating pre-construction services and managing teams for new projects.
Eric holds a Civil Engineering degree from Iowa State University and currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Real Estate from the University of Denver. He has over 12 years of experience managing projects across various product types including apartments, hotels, retail, mixed-use and infrastructure. Prior to moving to Denver in 2015, Eric has worked in Chicago, Phoenix and Dubai.
Mac is the property Administrator at Urban Villages. In this role, he assists the day to day operations of the property management and asset management team.
Prior to joining Urban Villages, Mac worked in environmental consulting and residential development, reoutfitting multifamily and commercial properties to become more environmentally and economically sustainable. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Psychology and, as a Denver native, is excited to be part of a company impacting the urban growth across the city.
Zach is the office manager at Urban Villages where he manages IT and office operations. He has more than 8 years of office administration, operations, and management experience. He brings a focused, dynamic, and systems-driven approach to the workplace.
Zach earned a Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance from the University of Denver. He’s played concerts with orchestras around the world, performed and taught with Drum Corps International, and continues to teach private lessons.
Jennifer was born in Toulouse, France and raised in Saudi Arabia in an Aramco compound where she attended a western private school. She first came to the U.S. at the age of 16 when she lived at a rural private school in Mayer, Arizona and that experience ignited her love for the outdoors and hiking.
Jennifer previously worked as a customer service coordinator for Portman Holdings, a Commercial Real Estate Firm, and discovered her passion for real estate and leasing. She has been a top performer in luxury real estate, specializing in the downtown Denver market for over 7 years and is the assistant property manager of The Sugar Block, an Urban Villages asset in the Lower Downtown neighborhood of Denver.
In her downtime, she is busy working on her outdoor adventure hat line, Jennifer The Mountain Apparel and her Rise Above project which she launched to assist anyone experiencing “emotional funks” by offering tips of motivation and emotional management. Jennifer is also a philosophy buff and enjoys traveling.
Nick is the chief operating officer at Urban Villages. He brings strategic direction and ownership-minded execution experience for multifaceted real estate investments and development projects.
For nearly 20 years, Nick has held leadership positions in the real estate industry including management consulting for institutional investment managers, overseeing property acquisitions strategy and facilitating investment decision making, developing business plans, leading master plan creation for mixed-use projects, securing development entitlements, structuring of acquisitions and joint venture partnerships, and asset management. Nick has a unique depth of experience navigating complex land use and regulatory environments in Hawaii, California, and Colorado. Prior to Urban Villages, Nick worked as director of operations for our sister company, Bio-Logical Capital. Nick completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business.
Angi Davis is a project manager at Urban Villages, focused on the development of RailSpur in Seattle. Leading operations for the Seattle office, Angi is responsible for the construction, leasing, marketing and overall project management of all Seattle area development for the company. She also oversees expansion of the portfolio in the Pacific Northwest by seeking out and analyzing acquisitions. Prior to joining UVI, Angi was the vice president of property management and leasing for a Seattle real estate company, overseeing the daily activities of over 3 million square feet of diverse real estate holdings.
Angi graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and is an MBA candidate at Washington State University. She is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Washington.
Angi was a founding member and served multiple years as the Chairman of the SODO Business Improvement Area. She also served for six years on the Board of Directors for Seattle/King County American Red Cross chairing its major fundraiser for two years.
David is a facilities engineer with Urban Villages, Inc. He is in charge of daily building repairs at multiple properties in the Urban Villages portfolio. This role includes working with HVAC, electrical, plumbing, energy management, and security systems. Additionally, he handles commercial and residential tenant requests.
Previously, David worked in the automotive and food service industries as well as installing commercial window coverings and security systems. While working in these varied sectors, he developed an interest in building maintenance, which led him to UVI.
David is a Denver native and has been playing guitar for over twenty years. He spends his free time hiking and biking, enjoying all the natural beauty his home state has to offer.
Scott Broadbent is the executive assistant to the chief executive officer of Urban Villages, Inc. In this role, Scott provides high-level support for the CEO in his commitment to intelligent and sustainable development. In the Urban Villages office, Scott wears many hats; with the main goal of ensuring the seamless flow of business through handling everything from scheduling, information requests, and general day-to-day executive office coordination.
Before joining Urban Villages, Scott worked at Arcana Restaurant, helping them bring a high level of quality to their front-of-house operations, as well as Mad Agriculture, a Boulder-based, sustainable agriculture start-up. Scott’s experience in hospitality helps him facilitate a productive work environment for company executives. He strives to promote meaningful relationships and harmonious function throughout the Urban Villages team.
Scott studied Environmental Science at Colorado College where he graduated in 2016. Outside of work, he is an avid reader, and his favorite book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Scott loves fly fishing and is a dedicated student of bluegrass music.
Alexis is an asset management associate at Urban Villages. Her primary role is to craft and oversee each property’s business plan from acquisition through disposition, with a focus on how each asset plays a role within the greater portfolio strategy. Her responsibilities include acquisition, refinancing and disposition analysis, lease negotiation and strategy, and assisting in property operations and redevelopments.
She earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, with majors in Finance, Real Estate, and Economics. Before joining Urban Villages, Alexis worked in asset management at both Branch Properties and Jamestown Properties, on retail and office properties across the country; from grocery-anchored shopping centers to trophy office building and high-street retail. She is passionate about the preservation and transformation of historic buildings, and, as a Denver native, is excited to be a part of the growth of this dynamic market.
Brenda Garcia is the receptionist for Urban Villages. She is also currently a student at Metropolitan State Unversity of Denver, majoring in Accounting. In her role, Brenda works with all members of the Denver team by providing support and ensuring seamless office management and coordination.
Prior to joining Urban Villages, Brenda worked as a receptionist at Guiry’s Color Source for two years. In her free time, she volunteers at the Latin American Heritage Camp and is a head counselor there. She also volunteers as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate.
Karen is the property manager for Larimer Square. She works with current and prospective retail and office tenants to ensure that this historic district is a place where tenants can thrive. Karen believes that partnering with each customer and client is key to the success of a mixed-use property.
She has many years of experience in managing dynamic, mixed-use properties across multiple marketing including Los Angeles, Houston, and Denver. Her experience in working on historical building repositioning as well as new construction lends itself well to a destination property like Larimer Square. Karen is an RPA and holds a Real Estate Sales license in Texas as well as an Associate Broker license in Colorado.
Morgan is a seasoned food system professional who is passionate about building strong communities around local food systems and teaching the story of how good food comes from a healthy environment. As the director of food ecosystems and retail partnerships, Morgan leads the team’s efforts in the assessment and implementation of new food and retail business and projects. He also develops strategies that add long-term value to our work by incorporating environmental impact and vertical food system integration into business planning. He specializes in building effective operational systems for running businesses that are fully engaged in the food system.
Morgan also works as a member of the management team for our sister company, Bio-Logical Capital. Previously, Morgan served as a member of the operations team for Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco and helped to create a non-profit food education space, 18 Reasons. He attended New England Culinary Institute and has spent many years managing fine-dining restaurant kitchens in Boston, Montana, and San Francisco.
Staci is the concierge manager at Urban Villages’ SugarCube Luxury Residences in Downtown Denver. In her role, she helps create and maintain luxury lifestyles for all residents of the building and acts as the resident’s primary contact.
Staci’s hospitality background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation & Tourism from Missouri State University, three years as Recreation Manager for Coral Resorts in Hilton Head, SC, Front Desk Agent-turned-Concierge at The Magnolia Hotel in Denver, and Lead Concierge at SkyHouse Denver.
Jeremy Zeidman is an assistant property manager at Urban Villages for Larimer Square. In his role, Jeremy assists the property manager with the daily operating activities.
He graduated from the University of Denver with a Master’s in Real Estate and the Built Environment. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting at DePaul University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Prior to joining UVI, Jeremy earned his CPA license while working on real estate clients at a big four accounting firm. He also traveled the world while serving in the United States Navy as a Nuclear power plant operator.
Jeremy grew up in Chicago where he developed a love of great food and architecture. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys cooking for others. After moving to Denver, he attended an accelerated cooking program where he earned a certificate in the Culinary Arts. He also participated in, Veterans to Farmers, an organic farming program with the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Kyle Mason is the director of property management 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, managing broker for Urban Villages, and a member of both the Denver Metro Association of Realtors and the Telluride Association of Realtors.
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 and is a member of the Jefferson County Planning Commission. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Revitalization Product Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sallie Hutcheson is the marketing manager at Urban Villages. As the only in-house marketing contact for the company and its portfolio, she manages the workflow of all marketing, advertising, and public relations partners as well as helps maintain consistent branding and corporate identity across marketing channels for all corporate assets.
Before joining Urban Villages, Sallie worked in the hospitality industry for several years and was also an Account Manager for a local organic produce distributor. Sallie earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Colorado. She is also a member of the American Marketing Association of Colorado and Mile High Young Professionals.
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.
Bryan Ganek is a facilities engineer for Urban Villages. 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.
Dillon Teske is a property manager at Urban Villages, Inc. In this role, he oversees the operation and management of the Sugar Block (SugarCube, SugarSquare, and Historic Sugar buildings) as well as the Seed Buildings at 15th & Market Street.
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.
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.
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.