Our Team

  • Jack Giles

    Jack is a partner at Urban Spaces and is a board member of several other businesses throughout the country. He is an active real estate investor with projects in Cambridge/Boston, Dallas, and San Diego. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas, his alma mater.

  • Paul Ognibene
    Chief Executive Officer

    Paul sets the vision and direction for the company and provides executive oversight of all client relationships, contract negotiations, and multi-million dollar budgets. Paul earned his BA in Economics from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Paul and his wife, Jennifer and children, Casey and Quinn, have lived in Cohasset for ten years.

  • Dave Notter
    Chief Operating Officer

    Dave provides executive oversight of all project management and asset management activities. Dave develops and implements infrastructure, processes, and policies to help the company grow. Dave earned a BS in Finance from Boston College and an MBA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

  • Jeff Hirsch, R.A.
    Vice President of Operations

    Jeff oversees the day-to-day operations of all project activities, including permitting, design, and construction. With over 25 years of industry experience, Jeff is both a licensed architect and general contractor and earned a BA in Environmental Design and a Masters of Architecture from Texas A & M University.

  • Skip Rose, P.E.
    Director of Construction and Facilities

    Skip coordinates project management activities and provides operational expertise.  As a licensed Professional Engineer, Skip has more than 25 years of hands-on project management and systems development experience. Skip earned a degree in Physics from Binghampton University.

  • Jesse Ruggiero
    Director of Accounting

    Jesse handles all project accounting and cash management, including construction requisitions and lender draws. Jesse earned a BA in Economics from Connecticut College.

  • Katie Estes
    Asset Manager

    Katie manages all asset management and project marketing activities. Katie serves as the company’s liaison between third-party property management and marketing firms. Katie earned her BA in Communications and Sociology from Tufts University.

  • Andrea Docanto
    Executive Assistant

    Andrea is responsible for supporting all office operations. Andrea is currently earning her Entrepreneurial Science degree from Bunker Hill.