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For the last 50 years, our professionals have employed a wide variety of investment alternatives to finance over $3 billion in projects, moving our clients closer to their development goals and investors closer to their financial goals.

Our finance team capitalizes on all of our projects by securing debt and raising equity in accordance with SEC and FINRA guidelines. Our years of experience and forecasting models create investment opportunities in senior, multifamily, student, and commercial real estate projects, all overseen by our in-house Investor Services team.

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Michael J. Uccellini
President + CEO

As President and CEO of The United Group of Companies, Inc. (“United Group”), Michael Uccellini oversees a full-service real estate company specializing in the development, finance, construction, acquisition and management of real estate. He has spearheaded over $3 billion in real estate development, acquisitions and financing transactions. Currently, Michael is directing the development, construction and financing of $350 million in senior, multifamily, commercial, and mixed-use developments. Michael directs a staff of over 300 professionals at United Group. As Manager of United Plus Property Management, LLC., AMO®, Michael directs the asset and property management of a $1 billion multi-family, senior, student and commercial portfolio for United Group and third-party clients, of nearly six million square feet. Michael holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management and Technology in Troy, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial Economics from Union College in Schenectady, New York. Michael is active with a variety of community and national organizations. He is a Trustee of St. Gregory’s School for Boys, Loudonville, New York, and an Executive Member of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Executive Council. He is a Board Member of the Center for Economic Growth, Albany, NY and Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress. Michael holds the designations of CPM®, COS® and is a past Chair of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) National FHAB and LPP National Committees as well as a former Chapter President. He is also a member of several Real Estate related organizations (IREM, BOMA, ICSC, US Green Building Council, AUSA, ACUHO-I, NAR, NAHB and others).


Keith Axelrod
Senior Managing Director

As Senior Managing Director in the finance division of United Group, Keith networks with various individuals including CPA’s, financial advisors, investment bankers, lenders, financial institutions, attorneys, medical doctors, health care professionals, business owners, management directors and other real estate related individuals. Keith presents United Group’s future plans and pipeline of projects to interested individuals in real estate investment and financing. Keith has been with the United Group since 2010. Prior to joining United Group, Keith owned and operated a marketing and communications firm for over 35 years. Keith is currently President of the Mid Hudson Road Runners Club and Race Director of The Dutchess County Classic. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Charter Oak State College.


Thomas J. Uccellini
Senior Managing Director

As Senior Managing Director of Finance, Tom works within a small team within United Group’s finance division that has sourced over $500 million in debt, equity and mezzanine financing. Since 2001, Tom has been involved in every aspect of United’s development process from site selection through construction. Under the construction management-arm he oversaw two senior housing development projects with a total value of $30 million and two student housing projects totaling $75 million that included 1200 beds at the State University at Albany. He then transitioned into development where he completed an $80 million, 60-acre, 254-unit intergenerational community from site selection through construction.

Tom earned a B.S. in Business Management and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He currently sits on the board of trustees for the Saratoga Senior Center. He is a two-time New York State Greco-Roman wrestling champ as well as a two-time All American.

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