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Sharon Ann M. (“Samm”) Miller, CRE® (Architecture '86)

President and Managing Partner, Head of Portfolio Management and CCO, Hillcrest Finance

Ms. Miller is Co-Owner, President, Managing Partner, and Head of Portfolio Management of Hillcrest Finance LLC, a New York City-based real estate credit platform. In this capacity, she has oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Firm, as well as portfolio management responsibilities for Hillcrest’s investment vehicles.

Ms. Miller has 35 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining (in 2015) and re-launching (in 2017) Hillcrest, Ms. Miller was Managing Director at Rockwood Capital, where she was responsible for business development, product strategy, capital raising, and investor relations. Previously, Ms. Miller held positions with notable real estate investment management firms, including Global Managing Director of Trammell Crow Company's Global Services Group; Managing Partner of Investment Strategy with Hart Advisers Inc.; Vice President of Portfolio Management at J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.; Vice President of Marketing and Client Services with O'Connor Capital Partners; and Vice President in TIAA-CREF’s Mortgage and Real Estate Division.

Ms. Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Investment, Finance, and Development from New York University.

She is a Counselor of Real Estate®, a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, a member of the WX Inc. Board of Directors, and a RELPI community member. In addition, Ms. Miller is a member of Impart Media’s/Hive Wealth’s Board of Directors, The University of Virginia’s Architecture School Foundation Board of Directors, the University of Virginia’s White Ruffin Byron Center for Real Estate’s Board of Directors, and the Charter School Growth Fund’s Structured Finance Committee.