Margaret Miller, President of Development

Margaret Miller joined the John Stewart Company in 2004 as a Project Manager and has been promoted over the past 13 years to now serve as JSCo’s President for Development. In this capacity, she supervises the firm’s Project and Asset Managers and oversees the full range of corporate activities related to developing affordable and mixed-income multifamily housing, including identifying and acquiring properties, business development, project design, obtaining entitlements and environmental approvals, financial structuring, loan packaging, construction oversight and regulatory compliance.  She also co-leads JSCo’s expanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts.

Ms. Miller’s experience includes a wide variety of tasks relating to planning, community development and real estate development. While earning her Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, Ms. Miller worked at Avalon Bay Communities, a national real estate developer, where she worked on development proposals and conducted market research informing amenity and design decisions at the firm. Prior to moving to New York City, Ms. Miller formed and managed a real estate investment partnership that purchased multiple residential rental properties in Idaho.

Ms. Miller has also worked at an early stage company managing relationships and projects with Fortune 500 companies and university partners, a socially responsible venture capital fund in Boston, Massachusetts, and was appointed by the Mayor of Portland, Oregon to serve on the Northwest Area Plan Committee to devise a strategic 20-year plan for the growth of Portland’s Northwest Plan Area. Ms. Miller currently serves on the board of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. Ms. Miller holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American History with a Minor in Economics from Bowdoin College, a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York, and was a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence.