Where should I live? What buildings have medical professional specials? How early can I lock in a lease? How does the wait list work? These were the simple questions that Gabe and some of his classmates at Northwestern University School of Law asked, but none could seemingly answer back in 2004. In short, Gabe needed a company like StudentSpace. So, he created it–who better to understand the challenges and needs of graduate students looking for a place to live than an actual graduate student?
The Birth of MedResidences
After working with medical schools and students in the Chicago-land area. Post graduate doctors, residents, fellows, nurses and other medical professionals began coming back and reusing our services. In turn, we created a service to help medical professionals again after graduating from medical school.
MedResidences – the only housing expert exclusively designed for medical professionals.
Tyler joined MedResidences after seven years of working in corporate real estate as a managing director focused on new business development and recruitment. He brings more than 10 years of professional leadership and strategy development to the company – skills well suited for StudentSpace entrepreneurial business. Prior to his real estate career, Tyler also worked with Accenture for several years, where he served as a consultant and applications developer.
Tyler received a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis on finance from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. He also attended the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Tyler currently serves on the board of Literacy Chicago and is a volunteer for the Special Olympics and Bright Pink.
Gabe has been involved in start-up business and corporate structuring throughout his career. He began his career in 2000 at ABN-Amro Bank in Chicago, focusing on Project Finance and Corporate Finance advisory work and he worked in operational/strategic financial consulting while at Alix Partners.
While a graduate student at Northwestern University, Gabe recognized the unique housing needs of students and the difficulties many student face in finding the right housing. He co-founded StudentSpace while still in school and in 2006 received his Juris Doctor and his Masters of Business Administration (JD-MBA) from Nothwestern’s School of Law and Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He received his B.A. with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was President of his graduating class.
Bill spent six years as an Engineer, Project Manager and a Direct Manager in an alternative energy company that went from a zero revenue start-up to a publicly traded company. Bill has been a successful principal real estate investor over the past eight years. During his time in Chicago, Bill has worked for two real estate private equity funds, was one of three members of a senior housing developer with over $500mm under development, is the general partner of entities owning over $50mm in apartments nationally. He received his B.S. Engineering from Purdue University; M.S. Engineering from Northwestern University; and Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Adam W. Jacobs
Adam is a senior partner with the law firm of Riemer & Braunstein LLP. Adam is a member of the firm’s corporate department in Boston, Massachusetts.