The Copley Group has assembled a highly qualified team of professionals committed to providing top-quality service. Our key management staff members are all seasoned veterans, each having a minimum of ten years of experience in their respective areas.
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.
Sue Fuller — Controller
Sue has over 35 years of experience in the fields of accounting, property management, and asset management, specializing in the areas of multi-family housing, commercial office, retail, and condominium real estate. She is responsible for the daily functions and internal controls of the accounting department, cash management, financial statement reporting, and system development and upgrades. Sue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northeastern University.
Christopher Fritz — Regional Property Manager
Chris received his B.A. in Business Management in 2009 from Salem State University and has more than 4 years experience in the property management industry. Extensive on-site experience allows him to relate well with maintenance personnel, trustees, and vendors. Chris takes a “hands on” approach and is highly involved in the day to day operations of each property.