The Michaels Organization

Together, We Build Communities.
We are a privately-held family of 8 integrated but independent companies dedicated to excellence in affordable, mixed-financed, military, and student housing. We create high-quality and well-managed housing that stands the test of time and that enhances the lives of our residents and enriches communities. We have been an industry leader for 40 years because we embrace innovation, trust, financial stewardship, long-term responsible ownership, and the entrepreneurial spirit, while cultivating a corporate culture, that above all, is focused on people.

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Michaels Breaks Ground on Spruce Senior Apartments in Newark, NJ

Newark, NJ | April 22 2014
The Honorable Luis a. Quintana, Mayor of the City of Newark headlined a groundbreaking ceremony, April 21, for Spruce Street Senior Apartments that Michaels is developing in the city's Central Ward. The $18 million development is the first phase of a multi-phase redevelopment on the former site of Douglass-Harrison Homes, and represents a major step forward in Newark’s efforts to revitalize this historic neighborhood. The majority of the financing comes from private equity...
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USL's Kristina Vagen Named a 'Rising Star'

Marlton NJ | April 24 2014
 Student Housing Business Magazine has named Kristina Vagen, vice president of development with University Student Living as a "Rising Star" and one to watch in the student housing business. She is featured in the March/April 2014 issue of the magazine. Before being tapped by USL, Kristina was a development officer for Michaels Development Company. Read more in the magazine. 
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Transforming and Preserving Shreveport's Cypress Landing

Shreveport, Louisiana | April 9 2014
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover headlined a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, where city, state, and federal officials joined with residents and neighbors to mark the “grand reopening” of University Oaks I & II, now called Cypress Landing. The celebration, hosted by the Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport and its private sector partner, The Michaels Organization, capped a year-long rehabilitation effort that has completely transformed the failing property into a...
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