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.
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.
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.
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.
Henry Watson is a property manager at Urban Villages. He oversees the day-to-day operations and management for the commercial portfolio of office and retail properties across Colorado. Prior to working at Urban Villages, Henry worked as an ownership representative for Confluent Development on a mixed-use historic restoration project in downtown Spokane, WA.
Henry graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane with a degree in business administration, concentrating in economics with a double minor in sustainability and entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Westcliffe, a small town in southern Colorado, Henry is excited to contribute to sustainable development projects in his home state. He enjoys spending his free time on the river fly fishing or hiking and skiing in the mountains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bobby Harvey oversees acquisitions and development 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.
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.