About us

A track record of tenant satisfaction.

Our team is led by best-in-area in tenant communication, payment processing and maintenance.

Working with local real estate experts, we’re just beginning our journey to improve the quality and affordability of University Living

We became landlords to help students. Then we built UB RENTALS to help us do it better.


UB RENTALS was founded by Marlon Browar, a University at Buffalo-alumni with a B.S. in Business Administration and ambitious investor in the University Heights market who was featured in the UB Spectrum.

After years of acquiring properties in the area, we knew that other landlords weren’t putting their tenants and students first. It was ineffective.

We re-imagined the relationship between landlord and renter, brought together an exceptional team, and implemented modern software to empower the dialog that will help tenants live better, happier lives at our properties.

Our mission is to make student housing more comfortable and affordable for all. This is the future of student living, with you at the center.


Meet the doctors behind Galileo.

Natalie Albanese, MD

Stanford / Univ of Hawaii


Natalie received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of Hawaii. Board-certified in internal medicine, her philosophy is to provide high-quality, comprehensive, culturally sensitive, and team-based care that focuses on the whole person rather than just a collection of symptoms.

Areas of Interest

Preventive medicine, integrative medicine, medical research, women's health

Andrew Cunningham, MD

Univ of Virginia / Univ of Louisville


Andrew received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the University of Louisville. Board-certified in both family medicine and integrative medicine, he's passionate about determining the root causes of illness, reversing chronic disease with lifestyle changes, and personalizing care plans to patient preferences.

Areas of Interest

Integrative medicine, digestive health, autoimmune disease, anxiety/depression, sleep, men's health

Jimmy Chen, MD

Univ of Texas Austin / Baylor College of Medicine


Jimmy received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas Austin and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. Board-certified in family medicine, he enjoys caring for patients of all ages and families of multiple generations. He's passionate about keeping his patients healthy through lifestyle changes and addressing the root causes of disease.

Areas of Interest

Lifestyle medicine, cancer screenings, travel medicine, mental health

Steven Winiarski, DO

Emory / Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


Steven received his bachelor's degree from Emory University and his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Board-certified in family medicine, he is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, specializing in the treatment of cholesterol and other lipid disorders. His clinical passion is the prevention of cardiovascular disease and the maintenance of optimum health throughout life.

Areas of Interest

Cardiovascular disease prevention, hyperlipidemia, men's health, healthspan optimization

Jamila Schwartz, MD

Davidson / Univ North Carolina


Jamila received her undergraduate degree at Davidson and her medical degree at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Board-certified in internal medicine, she has a passion for complex care, geriatric care, advanced care planning, and focusing on the whole person to achieve the highest medical outcomes. She also works as a hospitalist caring for people in the inpatient setting and is exploring the growing field of functional medicine.

Areas of Interest

Hospital and critical care medicine, functional and integrative medicine, geriatrics, end-of-life care

Thomas Lee, MD

Yale / Univ of Washington


Tom received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of Washington. Board-certified in internal medicine, he's interested in improving quality of care through team-based decision-making and has a care philosophy that includes evidence-based medicine and biologic plausibility.

Areas of Interest

Complex care, clinical decision-making, data-driven medical care, integrative medicine, lifestyle medicine, functional medicine

Jade Schechter, MD

Stanford / Tufts


Jade earned her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from Tufts University. Board-certified in family medicine and integrative medicine, she enjoys using functional medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle management to solve the root cause of illness and optimize wellness.

Areas of Interest

Integrative and functional medicine, thyroid disease, digestive disorders, women's health

V. Ted Leon, MD MPH

Williams / Columbia / UCSF


Ted received his bachelor's degree from Williams College, his master's degree from Columbia University, and his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco. Board-certified in family medicine, he likes to combine evidence-based medicine with narrative-based medicine to create functional treatment plans.

Areas of Interest

Travel medicine, endurance sports medicine, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention

Beth Arbia, DO

The College of New Jersey / Univ of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey


Beth received her bachelor's degree from the College of New Jersey and her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Board-certified in family medicine, her training emphasized treating the whole person as well as population health. She enjoys caring for patients in all stages of life.

Areas of Interest

Diabetes, preventive care, women’s health, anxiety/depression, musculoskeletal issues


We’re guided by 5 key principles.

  • The power of a team

    By working together, our team develop more comprehensive, thoughtful and impactful results for our tenants.

  • A 365 Perspective

    From the time you move in to move out a year later we're here for support every day of our tenants tenancy with us

  • Relationships, not transactions

    We’re invested in your stay, over the long-term. Yes, we’ll help you with your short-term needs and transactions—but always with the goal of improving your student life and happiness over time.

  • 24/7 Support

    We believe in working with you, as a thoughtful partner in dialog. This results is quicker repair times and preventive maintenance.

  • Empowering our tenants with technology

    From Ring Doorbells, to online bill payments & applications. We designed our rental experience to be as seamless as possible.

We’re setting a new standard.

A better way to rent, letting you focus all your attention on the things that matter most.

Here’s what the UB RENTALS experience looks like:

Care from generalists Care from anxiety & depression experts
18 minute appointments… scheduled weeks ahead 1-on-1 video check-ins whenever you need them + Direct messaging with your Brightside Psychiatric Provider
Guess-and-check prescribing Precision prescribing, powered by Brightfinder™
No progress or outcome measurement Progress tracking and treatment adjustments until it’s right
Some evidence-based therapy, sometimes Evidence-based therapy, every time
Complicated referrals that make combining medication and therapy difficult Coordinated care that makes combining medication and therapy simple

Join our team.