MILLER & SMITH RECOGNIZED WITH DISTINCTIVE HONORS AT 2019 GALA AWARDS President, Doug Smith, Surprised with Lifetime Achievement Award McLean, VA, (October 11, 2019) — Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning homebuilder and real estate developer is thrilled to announce its success at the 2019 Great American Living Awards (GALA) Ceremony held Thursday, […]
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 over 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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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 over 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.
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
- Newland Communities
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 Building Industry Association (MBIA)
- National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Community Associations Institute (CAI)
- Frederick County Building Industry Association (FCBIA)
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.
- Women Giving Back
- Home Builders Care
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 6,250 single family homes, 9,600 townhomes, and 2,232 condominiums. Miller & Smith’s Land Development Group has developed more than 13,950 home sites in 134 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.
Douglas I. Smith – Board of Directors
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. – Board of Directors
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 – Board of Directors
Dale graduated from the University of Texas, School of Architecture. He joined Miller & Smith in 1989. 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.
Steven B. Aylor – President
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.
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.
Thomas Hyde – Chief Operating Officer
Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech., earned his MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus, 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.
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.
MILLER & SMITH INTRODUCES UPTOWN ROW AT ONE LOUDOUN Brand New Luxury Three-Level Townhomes Arrive in Downtown One Loudoun ASHBURN, Va., (June 4, 2019) — Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to introduce Uptown Row, the newest exceptional townhome collection offered exclusively at One Loudoun. […]
TALLYN RIDGE CELEBRATES THE START OF SUMMER WITH BRAND NEW COMMUNITY POOL OPENING & MODEL REFRESH Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning homebuilder and real estate developer, is pleased to announce the opening of the brand new Tallyn Ridge community pool and the unveiling of the newly refreshed single-family home collection. WHEN: […]
MILLER & SMITH LAUNCHES “FIRST LOOK” WITH INTERACTIVE HOME MODEL WORKSHOPS & SHOWROOMS Unique Open House Events Designed to Reimagine the Home Model Experience MCLEAN, VA, (January 29, 2019) — Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to introduce FIRST LOOK, a series of open house workshops […]
MILLER & SMITH INTRODUCES THE KNIGHT HOUSE SQUARE COLLECTION AT EMBREY MILL Brand New Three-Level Townhomes Arrive in Stafford County, Virginia Stafford, VA, (November XX, 2018) — Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to introduce the Knight House Square townhome collection offered exclusively at Embrey […]
MILLER & SMITH RECIEVES 14 DISTINCTIVE HONORS AT 2018 GALA AWARDS McLean, VA, (October 11, 2018) — Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer is thrilled to announce their outstanding success at the 2018 Great American Living Awards (GALA) Ceremony held Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Tysons, […]
MILLER & SMITH INTRODUCES WALHAVEN AT KINGSTOWNE Original Kingstowne Developer and Homebuilder Returns to Alexandra, VA to Unveil New 55+ Community Alexandria, VA, (October 16, 2018) — Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to introduce Walhaven at Kingstowne, a brand new community designed for 55+ living. […]
MILLER & SMITH INTRODUCES WEST VILLAGE AT ONE LOUDOUN New Three-Level Garden Townhomes, Inspired by New York’s Gramercy Park, Arrive in Loudoun County Ashburn, VA, (October 9, 2018) — Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to introduce the West Village townhome collection offered exclusively at […]