About

Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith is among the Washington region’s largest privately owned real estate companies with expertise in land planning and development, commercial construction, homebuilding and advisory services.

With a track record of success 50 years strong, Miller & Smith continues to shape the Washington region through creative development, intelligent design, open collaboration, and a deeply rooted sense of pride in our hometown.

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WE LIVE IN AND AROUND THE COMMUNITIES WE CREATE. WE FEEL A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE EVERY MILLER & SMITH COMMUNITY GREAT.

Real Estate Is About People.

The one constant in real estate is change. What proved effective and profitable yesterday won’t guarantee similar results tomorrow. Continued success requires more than having the right systems and processes in place. It requires having the right people, the right team. Miller & Smith can proudly point to 50 years of success because we have been a people focused, team-driven company from day one. Our team is comprised of talented, creative problem solvers who bring a wealth of experience gained in some of the most successful real estate development companies in the nation. We are guided by a “Do The Right Thing” mentality that drives our actions and interactions with each other, our business partners, land sellers, subcontractors, suppliers and customers.

Strategic Partnerships.

We value relationships and actively seek new ways to leverage our expertise and resources in partnership with others. We are proud of the strategic partnerships we have formed and the success we have shared with these highly respected organizations:          

  • North America Sekisui House
  • Potomac Development Group
  • The Brambleton Group
  • Montgomery County: Center Park

Industry Involvement.

At Miller & Smith, we are committed to advancing our industry forward and fostering smarter growth and development.  To this end, we are continuously engaged in education initiatives and are extremely active in industry associations.

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)
  • Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA)
  • Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAMD)
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI)

Community Support.

Our commitment to the larger communities we serve goes beyond thoughtful land development and quality construction. We are proud to give back and support our local organizations that serve our neighbors in need.

  • HomeAid
  • Women Giving Back
  • Home Builders Care
ONE OF OUR GREATEST STRENGTHS IS BRINGING THE RIGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER TO MEET ANY CHALLENGE AND GET THE JOB DONE.

50 Years And Growing.

Miller & Smith was founded in 1964 by David Miller and Gordon Smith, two friends from Harvard Business School who set out to create a local homebuilding company known for world-class design and customer service. Miller & Smith’s early growth was slow and steady as the company targeted challenging projects that would showcase Miller & Smith’s design savvy and set it apart from mass-market builders. Soon, Miller & Smith earned a reputation for being a design leader and one of the Washington region’s most innovative homebuilders. The company continued to evolve as new opportunities presented themselves and Miller & Smith was able to assemble the right teams and partnerships to capitalize on them. Miller & Smith expanded its core capabilities to include land development, commercial construction and development, and real estate advisory services. Miller & Smith continued to grow very deliberately and strategically, always keeping an eye on how each project would contribute to the success of the company as well as the larger communities Miller & Smith serves. Today, Miller & Smith is proud to be among the Washington region’s largest privately owned real estate companies. Miller & Smith’s homes division has built more than 5,400 single family homes, 8,800 townhomes, and 2,125 condominiums. Miller & Smith’s Land Development Group has developed more than 12,700 home sites in 92 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

OUR FOUNDERS TOOK GREAT CARE TO INSTILL VALUES THAT WILL CARRY MILLER & SMITH FORWARD FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS.

Douglas I. Smith – President

As President of Miller & Smith, the region’s premier real estate development company, Doug Smith oversees and provides strategic direction to all of Miller & Smith’s operating groups. Under his leadership, Miller & Smith has grown from a local homebuilder to one of the largest privately held real estate building and development companies in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region. Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He has been with Miller and Smith since 1992 and became President in 2002. Additionally, Doug is a Board Member and Partner of Miller & Smith, Inc. Committed to serving the real estate industry and Washington region, Doug is active in the Northern Virginia Builders Industry Association and serves on the Board of Directors for HomeAid, the charitable outreach program of the building industry.

Charles F. Stuart, Jr., Esq. – Senior Vice President/General Counsel

Charles Stuart oversees the land acquisition and development opportunities for Miller & Smith, and serves as general counsel to the Miller & Smith Companies. Charles graduated from Duke University and received a JD from The George Washington University Law Center. He joined Miller & Smith in 1987 and is a Board Member and Partner of Miller & Smith, Inc. Charles is a Life Director of the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association, and both an officer and director of its charitable affiliate, Homebuilders Care Foundation. He also serves as an adjunct professor at GW Law, and on the Montgomery County Legacy Open Space Advisory Group. Charles was recently elected Council Member and Treasurer for the Village of North Chevy Chase.

Thomas Dale Hall – Vice President, Production/Homes

Thomas Dale Hall is Vice President of Operations for Miller & Smith. Dale manages all aspects of the home building operation of Miller & Smith and oversees 300 to 450 home sales, starts, and closings each year. Dale graduated from the University of Texas, School of Architecture. He joined Miller & Smith in 1989 in the position of Project Superintendent and is now Senior Vice President of Production/Homes. He manages all field production, product development, purchasing, and customer service. Dale is a Board Member and Partner of Miller & Smith, Inc. In addition, he serves on the Building Inspections Committee for the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.

Jake Oates – Chief Financial Officer

Jake Oates joined Miller & Smith in 2007 and became a Partner in May 2012. He is responsible for working with capital sources to obtain financing. He also oversees the development and communication of the overall business plan of the company and is responsible for the company financial statements. Jake holds a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Accounting from Bentley College and an MBA from the University of Maryland, R. H. Smith School of Business. Prior to joining Miller and Smith, he spent four years working for Deloitte & Touche and five years with Richmond American Homes, a national, publically-traded home builder.

Edward F. Podboy – Vice President, Land

Edward Podboy is a Vice President of Miller & Smith’s Land Development Group. Ed oversees all land acquisitions and is responsible for the identification, negotiation, due diligence and rezoning of land purchases. Since joining Miller & Smith in 2002, Ed has spearheaded the successful purchase of over 3,700 lots, 4,000,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, and 700,000 sq. ft. of retail. Ed earned an Accounting degree from Loras College and completed a real estate executive program at the University of Wisconsin. He brings over 37 years of business experience working on a wide range of real estate projects all over the country, including Water Tower Place in Chicago; 333 Wacker Drive in Chicago; Copley Place, Boston; Southbridge, Prince William County, Virginia; Chapman’s Landing, Maryland; Grand Harbor and Oak Harbor, Vero Beach, Florida; Laguna Seca, Monterey, California; and Rancho Malibu, Malibu, California.

Steven B. Aylor – Vice President, Land

Steven Aylor joined Miller & Smith in 2000 and is a Vice President of Miller & Smith’s Land Development Group. A Partner of Miller & Smith since May, 2012, Steve’s primary role is the oversight of all entitlements and land development operations. He also develops and manages budgets, and provides financial analysis, due diligence and acquisition support for the land group. Steve is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is a member of the National Civil Engineering Honor Society, Chi Epsilon. Steve started his career in homebuilding and land development in 1985, which has led to extensive experience in project management with private and public companies operating in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

William C. May – Vice President, Land

William C. May is a Vice President of Miller & Smith’s Land Development Group. Bill joined Miller and Smith in 2003 and is currently a Partner in One Loudoun, a 358 acre Omni-use development in Ashburn, VA. Bill is responsible for the overall management of the project, including the business plan, land planning, development, construction and sales/leasing. Additionally, he manages due diligence and entitlements for new acquisitions. Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University. With over 25 years of experience in real estate development and asset management, Bill is an expert in zoning and entitlement and has extensive knowledge of bond and development requirements.

Charles D. Ellison, Jr. – Vice President, Land

Charles D. Ellison is a Vice President of Miller & Smith’s Land Development Group. With expertise in community acquisition, planning, entitlement and development, Charles has been the lead on many of Miller & Smith’s signature projects, including Centerpark, which earned the distinction of Real Estate Deal of the Year in Metropolitan D. C. Currently, Charles is managing the re-visioning and restructuring of a 725-acre, 2,800 unit mixed-use community in lower Sussex County, Delaware. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland. He has over 42 years of experience in acquisition, planning, entitlement, and development. Charles’ expertise is in mixed-use development planning and entitlement in Maryland, Virginia, Florida, California, and Delaware.

Kimberly N. Ambrose – Vice President, Marketing

Kim Ambrose joined Miller & Smith in 2007 and is the responsible for all corporate marketing activities. As a Vice President, Kim spearheads all marketing efforts for Miller & Smith’s residential division and many of its land development projects. These activities include advertising, public relations, market research and model home merchandising. Kim manages an annual budget in excess of $1.5 million. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University and brings a wealth of real estate marketing experience to Miller & Smith. Previously, Kim served as the Regional Marketing Manager of TERRABROOK/Newland Communities and Vice President of Operations of Newland Communities. Kim also has extensive experience as a marketing and research analyst for commercial and residential real estate companies.

Patricia A. Wynkoop – Vice President, Product Development & Purchasing

As Vice President of Product Development and Purchasing, Patricia is responsible for leading and managing the organization in its architectural design, product development, and purchasing efforts. Patricia’s expertise lies in evaluating all designs relative to costs and market position, as well as cultivating and maintaining relationships with architects, engineers, local jurisdiction officials, vendors, and manufacturers. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland and completed the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program. Patricia is a valued member of Miller & Smith’s team with over 21 years of experience in residential architecture, construction, and project management.

Robert J. Spalding, A.I.C.P. – Vice President, Land

Robert Spalding is a Vice President of Miller & Smith’s Land Development Group. Robert joined Miller & Smith in February 2005 and has over 28 years of experience covering a wide range of disciplines in private and public sector planning and development in multiple jurisdictions. Robert oversees land development projects in Maryland, including master plans, entitlements and construction. Notable projects include Centerpark, Woodcrest, Gallery Park, and Tapestry in Montgomery County, and Nicodemus in Frederick County. Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Virginia. Robert is a certified planner and has been invited to make presentations at national conferences for the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association. In addition, he is a Board member of the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association and served as its Vice President for Montgomery County in 2011 and 2012.

Thomas Hyde – Vice President, Land

Thomas Hyde is a Vice President with Miller & Smith’s Land Development Group. He is actively involved in acquisition and sales in both Virginia and Maryland and is currently focused on the entitlement and development of over 1,500 lots along the I-270 and I-70 corridor. Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech., earned his MBA from the University of Maryland University College, and previously served as a business development manager for a regional contractor. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Frederick County Builders Association, the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association and the Maryland State Builders Association.

David Kaufman– Vice President, Land

David Kaufman is a Vice President with Miller & Smith’s Land Development Group. David joined Miller & Smith in April 2015 to focus on urban infill land acquisition and development in VA, MD and DC.  He previously spent 10 years at local private top 100 builder focusing on land acquisition and development in the greater Washington DC market.   David received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ohio University, and earned his MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Fairfax Chapter of the Northern Virginia Builders Association and is active in the Maryland Building Industry Association, Urban Land Institute and the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).  David has over 17 years of experience in the real estate industry and is currently focusing on Miller & Smith’s entrance into the urban infill marketplace.

Pamela A. Wiles, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM® – Vice President, Property Management  and Community Relations

Pamela A. Wiles is Vice President, Property Management and Community Relations for Miller and Smith and a nationally certified, credentialed and licensed (VA) property management expert. She has comprehensive end-to-end administrative, operational, and financial responsibility for all of Miller & Smith’s residential, commercial/retail, mixed-use planned unit development and property owners associations across the firm’s three-state development radius. Additionally, Pamela serves as an officer on all developer Boards of Directors. She earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Ferrum College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from James Madison University. A frequent contributor to property management publications, she served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Washington Metro Chapter of Community Associations Institute and currently co-chairs the Editorial Committee of WMCCAI.  In addition to her extensive property management and industry leadership experience, Pamela held diverse business unit roles in the field of telecommunications management with AT&T.

OUR TEAM HAS VAST EXPERIENCE AND A PERSPECTIVE GAINED AT SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE COMPANIES IN THE NATION.
  • 12.15.2016

    MILLER & SMITH INTRODUCES UPPER WEST, NEXT LEVEL LIVING AT ONE LOUDOUN

    Urbanfront and Parkfront Homes Designed from the Views In and the Rooftop Down Ashburn, VA, (December 7, 2016) — Miller & Smith, an award-winning homebuilder and real estate development company, is pleased to introduce Upper West, Next Level Homes offered exclusively at One Loudoun. A neighborhood of 69 new homes, Upper West is a first-of-its-kind […]

  • 06.11.2015

    MILLER & SMITH APPOINTS ANISSA WILLIS AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

    McLean, Virginia – Miller & Smith, an award-winning homebuilder and real estate development company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anissa Willis as the Vice President of Sales. In her new role, Ms. Willis will lead the company’s in-house sales force and will be an integral part of the management team at Miller & Smith, […]

  • 01.02.2015

    MILLER & SMITH ANNOUNCES WINNER OF 50th ANNIVERSARY FORD MUSTANG GIVEAWAY

    McLean, Virginia — Miller & Smith, an award-winning homebuilder and real estate development company, is proud to announce Robin Hicks of Laytonsville, MD as the winner of the 2014 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Giveaway. To celebrate its 50th anniversary and kick off the next 50 years, Miller & Smith launched the “Win Some New Wheels” […]

  • 11.20.2014

    MILLER & SMITH NAMED 2014 LARGE VOLUME BUILDER OF THE YEAR

    11/20/14 Honored at the Maryland Building Industry Association member awards ceremony McLean, Virginia — Miller & Smith, a local homebuilder and real estate development company, is proud to receive top honors as the 2014 Large Volume Builder of the Year and the Environmental Award for Land Development at the Maryland Building Industry Association’s member awards […]

  • MILLER & SMITH EMPLOYEES GIVE BACK TO LOCAL COMMUNITY

    McLean, Virginia — Miller & Smith, an award-winning homebuilder and real estate development company, is proud to announce its employees have donated more than $1,800 in food and monetary donations for Northern Virginia Family Services OPERATION TURKEY. Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) is a private, nonprofit community service organization dedicated to helping individuals and families find new […]

  • 10.22.2014

    MILLER & SMITH CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF HOMESTRETCH PROJECT

    10/21/2014 Chantilly, Virginia — Miller & Smith, a homebuilder and real estate development company, is proud to announce the completion of a $95,000 project for Homestretch in Falls Church, Virginia. The condominium renovation provides a new home for a single mother and her children. The project was produced in partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia, which […]