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United Group Recognizes August Work Anniversaries

United Group Recognizes August Work Anniversaries

UGOC Spotlight: United Group Recognizes July Work Anniversaries

UGOC Spotlight: United Group Recognizes July Work Anniversaries

United Group is proud to recognize work anniversaries for two outstanding members of our team during the month of July. Shannon Redden and Dan..

UGOC Spotlight: National Intern Day

UGOC Spotlight: National Intern Day

United Group is proud to offer several different internship opportunities to high school and college students on a yearly basis. These internships..

UGOC Spotlight: Curtis Tripp Celebrates 20 Years With United Group

UGOC Spotlight: Curtis Tripp Celebrates 20 Years With United Group

United Group is proud to recognize another major milestone work anniversary this year! Curtis Tripp, an HVAC Technician, recently celebrated his..

On Campus Vs Off Campus: The True Cost Of Living

On Campus Vs Off Campus: The True Cost Of Living

Before you make the trek to college this Fall, it’s important to understand the many differences of living on campus versus living off campus. The six..

UNITED GROUP RECOGNIZES MAY WORK ANNIVERSARIES

UNITED GROUP RECOGNIZES MAY WORK ANNIVERSARIES

As the month of May comes to a close, United Group is thrilled to recognize Bill Flanigan, who recently celebrated his fifth year with the company...

The Three Be’s of Social Media Marketing For Property Management

The Three Be’s of Social Media Marketing For Property Management

In the world of residential property management, every resident, every prospect and every lease matters. The mission is to fully occupy their..

United Group Welcomes New Chief Investment Officer

United Group Welcomes New Chief Investment Officer

The United Group is pleased to welcome Mark Marasciullo as the company’s new Chief Investment Officer.

UGOC SPOTLIGHT: United Group Recognizes April Work Anniversaries

UGOC SPOTLIGHT: United Group Recognizes April Work Anniversaries

It’s only fitting that United Group’s April work anniversaries include the dynamic duo of Jeff Arnold and Nancy OMalley, who are both celebrating their..

United Group’s Tim Haskins Honored At Leadership Institute Class Of 2019 Ceremony

United Group’s Tim Haskins Honored At Leadership Institute Class Of 2019 Ceremony

Capital Region business leaders gathered at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy, NY, yesterday evening, for the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of..

UGOC Spotlight: United Group Recognizes March Work Anniversaries

UGOC Spotlight: United Group Recognizes March Work Anniversaries

After an anniversary-less February, United Group is proud to once again, recognize two outstanding members of their team during the month of March...

United Group Raises Over $7,000 For “Go Red For Women”

United Group Raises Over $7,000 For “Go Red For Women”

Every February, United Group joins the fight against heart disease by partnering with the American Heart Association for their “Go Red For Women”..

Mike DiGiacomo Promoted to Vice President of Senior and Student Housing

Mike DiGiacomo Promoted to Vice President of Senior and Student Housing

United Group is thrilled to announce that Mike DiGiacomo has been promoted to Vice President of Senior and Student Housing.

Dana Wheeler Promoted To Regional Manager

Dana Wheeler Promoted To Regional Manager

United Group recently announced that Dana Wheeler has been promoted to Regional Manager. Her new challenge will include the oversight of five..

UGOC Spotlight: United Group Recognizes January Work Anniversaries

UGOC Spotlight: United Group Recognizes January Work Anniversaries

The United Group is thrilled to recognize two outstanding members of their team during the month of January. Winona Omasta and Max Jones are..

UGOC Spotlight: Vice President of Development Services Celebrates 20 Years With United Group

UGOC Spotlight: Vice President of Development Services Celebrates 20 Years With United Group

Today, United Group proudly recognizes Karen A. Schlederer’s twentieth anniversary with the company. She began her career as a leasing specialist, and..

United Group Raises Over $3,000 For Breast Cancer Awareness

United Group Raises Over $3,000 For Breast Cancer Awareness

The United Group of Companies, Inc. (United Group) was eager to once again raise money and spread awareness during the month of October for Making..

UGOC SPOTLIGHT: KEITH AXELROD EARNS SERIES 24 GENERAL SECURITIES PRINCIPAL LICENSE

UGOC SPOTLIGHT: KEITH AXELROD EARNS SERIES 24 GENERAL SECURITIES PRINCIPAL LICENSE

Keith Axelrod, United Group’s Finance Managing Director recently earned a Series 24 General Securities Principal License, which qualifies him as a..

United Group Hosts Third Successful Managers Retreat

United Group Hosts Third Successful Managers Retreat

United Group property managers from New York, Florida and Georgia recently gathered in Lake George, NY at the Sagamore Resort for another successful..

The College Suites at Hudson Valley: The Home Of Champions

The College Suites at Hudson Valley: The Home Of Champions

The United Group of Companies, Inc. was pleased to partner with the Tri-City ValleyCats, the Capital Region’s most prestigious minor league baseball..

UGOC Spotlight: Director of Project Development Celebrates 15 Years With United Group

UGOC Spotlight: Director of Project Development Celebrates 15 Years With United Group

Tim Haskins’ proud and fulfilling career at United Group has officially reached the fifteen year milestone this month. His leadership, work ethic, and..

UGOC Spotlight: National Intern Day

UGOC Spotlight: National Intern Day

The United Group is very fortunate to once again employ an ambitious and skilled group of high school and college student interns, and was thrilled to..

Two United Group Employees Praised for Lifesaving Efforts

Two United Group Employees Praised for Lifesaving Efforts

Two United Group employees were recently recognized for their efforts going above and beyond the call of duty to help save a life at Campo Felice, an..

UGOC Spotlight: Commercial Properties Regional Manager Celebrates 20 Years With United Group

UGOC Spotlight: Commercial Properties Regional Manager Celebrates 20 Years With United Group

The extensive and wondrous career of E. Graham Thompson officially reached twenty years today, as United Group proudly recognizes his work ethic,..

Staying Fit With United Group

Staying Fit With United Group

The United Group Team, once again, laced up their sneakers and headed to Peebles Island State Park for an action-packed afternoon of wellness, learning..

Interest In Real Estate Draws Local High School Student To United Group Internship

Interest In Real Estate Draws Local High School Student To United Group Internship

New York’s Capital Region is home to thousands of gifted and ambitious high school and college students eager to gain firsthand experience in the..

Sandalwood Village's Jacob Winge: Civic Leader, Community Organizer & Newest Kiwanis Club Member

Sandalwood Village's Jacob Winge: Civic Leader, Community Organizer & Newest Kiwanis Club Member

On top of building and managing unparalleled homes, apartments, suites and townhomes nationwide, the United Group of Companies relentlessly strives to..

UGOC Honors Recent United University Graduating Class

UGOC Honors Recent United University Graduating Class

This month, the United Group honored team members who recently earned an Associate Degree from United University, which is a management training..

New UGOC Employees Reflect On “Community Assistant Workshop”

New UGOC Employees Reflect On “Community Assistant Workshop”

United Group’s newly hired Community Assistants were warmly welcomed to the United Group Team this month at the first ever “Community Assistant..

United Group Chief Operating Officer Earns Certified Property Manager Credential

United Group Chief Operating Officer Earns Certified Property Manager Credential

How does anyone balance managing the day-to-day operations of an entire company’s property management portfolio, lead a team of more than 125..

SECOND UNITED GROUP REGIONAL MANAGER EARNS CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER CREDENTIAL FROM INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT

SECOND UNITED GROUP REGIONAL MANAGER EARNS CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER CREDENTIAL FROM INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT

Jackie Shafer began her career in real estate as a leasing consultant for affordable housing properties. Twenty years later, she hasn’t looked back.

United Group Reflects On Mental Health First Aid Training

United Group Reflects On Mental Health First Aid Training

According to the Mental Health Association in New York State, 20% of youth aged 17-25 suffer from mental health issues.

UGOC Spotlight: Lindsay Tookes Earns Master’s Degree in Human Resources

UGOC Spotlight: Lindsay Tookes Earns Master’s Degree in Human Resources

When we asked Lindsay Tookes, United Group’s Compensation and Benefits Manager, why she decided to further her education and pursue a Master’s Degree,..

UGOC Spotlight: Senior Vice President of Finance Celebrates 30 Years With United Group

UGOC Spotlight: Senior Vice President of Finance Celebrates 30 Years With United Group

Kim Williams joined United Group in 1987, and hasn't looked back. She's climbed the ladder of success to United Group's Senior Vice President of..

Resident Spotlight: Don Fritz’s Next Mission

Resident Spotlight: Don Fritz’s Next Mission

Donald Fritz carried out countless missions while serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. Sixty one years later, Fritz packed his bags..

Resident Spotlight: Meet Student Athlete Linnea D'Acchille

Resident Spotlight: Meet Student Athlete Linnea D'Acchille

Meet College Suites at Hudson Valley resident, Linnea D'Acchille. Born and raised in Easton, NY, and a proud alumni of Greenwich Central School, Linnea..

Managers Retreat 2017: Uniting the United Group Team In Lake Placid

Managers Retreat 2017: Uniting the United Group Team In Lake Placid

The United Group hit the high peaks this September when property managers from New York, Colorado, Florida and Georgia all united in Lake Placid, NY..

United Group Regional Manager Earns Certified Property Manager Credential From IREM

United Group Regional Manager Earns Certified Property Manager Credential From IREM

With over a decade of experience in real estate and property management, Michael DiGiacomo hasn’t stopped learning.

A Wellness Fair To Remember

A Wellness Fair To Remember

A few years ago, the United Group of Companies, Inc. (United Group) singlehandedly created an award-winning, innovative seven-prong program geared for..

Cuban Author Visits Sandalwood Village To Share Fascinating Story Of Exile & Perseverance

Cuban Author Visits Sandalwood Village To Share Fascinating Story Of Exile & Perseverance

On Thursday, some of Naples’ avid readers and history-buffs gathered at Sandalwood Village, Naples newest independent senior living community to..

Everyone Should Know These Simple Steps To Downsizing

Everyone Should Know These Simple Steps To Downsizing

Americans own a lot of stuff. You name it, we own it: huge televisions, every imaginable kitchen appliance, bins of tangled holiday decorations, lawn..

Cortland Crush found their home away from home at the Suites

Cortland Crush found their home away from home at the Suites

One of the most imperative keys to successfully decompressing and unwinding after a long day is having a place to come home to where you feel..

The key to successful senior resident retention

The key to successful senior resident retention

Have you ever heard the saying, “happy wife, happy life?” Probably. What about, “happy residents, happy life?” Probably not. But in real estate, it’s..

5 Things You Need But Don't Actually Have

5 Things You Need But Don't Actually Have

Life is full of tangible items we have but don’t need, and things we want but don’t have. The newest iPhone, a smart watch, another pair of shoes, the..

Company Volunteering 101

Company Volunteering 101

There isn’t anything like giving back to your community - showing appreciation for all it’s done for you, showcasing humble respect, helping someone..

College Suites at Washington Square Hosts Fundraiser for the SEAT Center

College Suites at Washington Square Hosts Fundraiser for the SEAT Center

How many people can say they’ve had two Food Network show contestants have a cook-off at one of their student housing communities? The College Suites..

A Man of Music, Faith and Service

A Man of Music, Faith and Service

Meet Mahadhi Walker - a student, worker, and passionate 25 year old. In conjunction with being a full-time student, Mahadhi works as Resident Director..

How to Stay in Bed an Extra 99 Minutes Every Wintery Morning

How to Stay in Bed an Extra 99 Minutes Every Wintery Morning

As told by a recent college graduate.

Tell Us Your Story: As Told by Blood Donors

Tell Us Your Story: As Told by Blood Donors

Did you know that donating up to one pint of blood can help save as many as three lives? According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United..

Meet Keith Axelrod: Managing Director and Running

Meet Keith Axelrod: Managing Director and Running "Superman"

Keith Axelrod, Managing Director of Finance at The United Group of Companies, Inc., has seized our attention. From what he has achieved professionally,..

21 Tips to Staying Fit with a Desk Job

21 Tips to Staying Fit with a Desk Job

Adjusting to a sedentary desk job can be a challenge. Between your commute, your 8 to 9 hour work day, and parking yourself on the couch after a day..

Are You Socially FIT?

Are You Socially FIT?

It’s no question that social media has begun to dominate the way in which companies market their brand, products and services. With the boom of sites..

The Dos and Don'ts of Property Management

The Dos and Don'ts of Property Management

Property management is the operations and oversight of real estate property. The United Group of Companies, Inc. manages senior, student, and..

9 Reasons to Visit Clayton, NY

9 Reasons to Visit Clayton, NY

Clayton, NY is a quaint little town that slides under the radar. I didn’t know it existed until I went there for a business trip – and I fell in love...

Governor Cuomo's Office Thanks College Suites at Plattsburgh

Governor Cuomo's Office Thanks College Suites at Plattsburgh

On June 6, 2015, Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY. Matt and Sweat were deemed missing when..

6 Ways United Group Cares

6 Ways United Group Cares

As a whole, The United Group of Companies, Inc. cares for a wide range of people, events, and topics. We want to share the passion we have for our..

Live. Learn. Relax. at College Suites at Plattsburgh

Live. Learn. Relax. at College Suites at Plattsburgh

There is no doubt that college can be stressful for any student – we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t. Trying to find the balance between completing..