MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Copley Group has assembled a highly qualified team of professionals committed to providing top-quality service.

Norman A. Levenson

Founder and President of The Copley Group, he has been active in the real estate industry since 1965. Norman's start as an assistant property manager has served as a cornerstone to a career noteworthy for its depth and diversity. Four decades of experience in property management, real estate development, and ownership of multi-family properties, has honed Norman's expertise in the areas of acquisitions, development, financing, and operation of multi-unit residential and commercial real estate.

Michael R. Phillips, CPA  Chief Operating Officer

Michael has been involved with residential, commercial and retail real estate since 1986 and has been President, CFO, and COO of other companies. His experience includes extensive involvement in the management, development, acquisition and financial area of entrepreneurial real estate companies. Michael's specialties include structuring transactions, creating organizational efficiencies, and functioning as a fiduciary for institutional investors and other owners of real estate. Prior to his involvement in real estate, Michael worked for an international accounting firm for 7 years and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts. Michael graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

David Pirog  Director of Property Management

David has experience managing residential and commercial property since 1985. His accomplishments include bidding and overseeing tenant improvements for 900,000 square feet at a cost of $8,500,000, negotiating lease renewals of approximately 800,000 square feet with annual income of $7,500,000, and the oversight of a $15,000,000 property rehabilitation and new construction in various locations. David earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State College, and a Masters Degree from Northeastern University.

Benjamin Levenson Director of Asset Management and Business Development

Ben got an early start at The Copley Group. At age 10 he worked in the maintenance department rehabilitating apartment buildings on Queensberry Street, and during college he worked in the rental office leasing apartments for The Copley Group. He then moved to New York City where he worked in the Hospitality Industry for 10 years at top dining destinations. Now back in Boston, Ben works closely with all departments in The Copley Group to improve company performance, and seeks out new business opportunities. Ben has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management and Technology from Syracuse University, and a Culinary Arts degree from the French Culinary Institute.

Bill Smith Director of Maintenance

Bill brings over 30 years of construction and property management experience to The Copley Group. He is currently responsible for oversight of the day to day operations of our maintenance department. Bill draws leadership experience from serving for several years as Sr. Project Manager and Director of Field Operations for one of the area’s premier high end residential construction companies and from sitting on the Board of Directors of a local remodeler’s association and a local condominium association.

Ellen T. Bruno, CPA Controller

Ellen has over 30 years of experience in the fields of construction, property development, and property management for a wide range of real estate portfolios. She is responsible for the daily functions and internal controls of the accounting department, cash management, financial statement reporting, and systems development. Ellen is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Babson College.

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The Copley Group  – 896 Beacon Street  – Boston, MA 02215 | Telephone: (617) 262-3930  – Fax: (617) 927-6930
General Inquiries: team@thecopleygroup.com