The Michaels Organization Hires Michelle Dixon to Lead Operations for University Student Living LLC

Michelle Dixon

University Student Living  LLC, the comprehensive student housing company of The Michaels Organization, announces that Michelle Dixon has joined the company as vice president of operations. Michelle will be responsible for developing strategic initiatives and operational efficiencies throughout the company’s portfolio and directing the company’s regional property managers. Michelle reports to Jim Malesich, senior vice president of University Student Living.

“We are pleased to have an industry professional with Michelle’s expertise, integrity and leadership skills taking the helm of our property operations,” states Joe Coyle, president of University Student Living. “Michelle is the ideal candidate to achieve the goals of our public and private partnerships and meet the needs of our growing portfolio.”

Dixon joins the company from Greystar, where she was director of real estate for North Florida. While holding this position, she executed management initiatives for 23 communities representing 7,500 units and developed strategies for mixed-use, high-rise, value-add and luxury apartment communities. Prior to her time at Greystar, Michelle’s student housing experience includes her position as vice president of operations for Campus Apartments where she was responsible for a portfolio of 28 student housing properties. Past positions also include serving as regional vice president for College Park Communities.  

University Student Living ( is an independent operating company of The Michaels Organization, a family of companies dedicated to excellence in affordable, mixed-finance, military, conventional multi-family and student housing. Serving more than 135,000 residents in 370 communities across 35 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Michaels Organization is a national leader in the residential real estate industry, with full-service capabilities in development, property and asset management, construction, mortgage finance and tax credit syndication.

For further information, contact:

Dale McCullough
Director of Corporate Marketing-University Student Living

Source: The Michaels Organization