Fred G. Mills, Sr.
Fred attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1966. Fred has specialized in affordable housing for almost twenty years and is responsible for the development of thousands of multifamily units. Fred is also a licensed real estate broker in the State of North Carolina and the founder/Managing Member of United Property Management, LLC, which currently manages rental communities across the state of North Carolina.
Fred G. Mills, Jr.
Fred joined Mills Construction Company Incorporated in 1993 as Assistant Project Superintendent, after attending Wittenburg University. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. In 2001, Fred G. Mills Jr. formed Mills Construction Company of S.C., Inc. to act as a successor corporation, with a focus on multifamily construction management. He serves as President and Chief Operating Officer and has lead the construction of a variety of multifamily units, including university housing, teacher housing, and tax credit housing.
Rachel graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and continued her education at Meredith College, earning a Master’s of Business Administration in 1998. She joined the organization in 1999, and now serves as Controller. Rachel is in charge of coordinating, planning, and reporting on the financial activities of United Property Management (UPM), as well as all rental communities managed by UPM. She oversees general accounting, property accounting, bookkeeping, auditing, human resources, and budgetary controls.
Sonya attended Atlantic Community College in New Jersey and has more than 20 years of experience in property management, including tax credit, conventional, project-based section 8, and public housing. She is a certified public housing manager and a certified assisted housing manager. Sonya has significant experience in marketing, compliance, and serves as a lead trainer.
Billy is originally from Waynesville, North Carolina. He has worked in and around government at all levels, including with the NC Speaker of the House. Billy spent 8 years at the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, working directly with many rural business and government leaders across the state. While at the Rural Center, he served as the legislative and federal liaison. Billy holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from North Carolina State University and his primary focus is development, specializing in land acquisition, the tax credit application process, and loan closings.
Melissa joined United Property Management in 2001. She attended St. Augustine's College, and has over 15 years of direct experience in LIHTC management and compliance. She holds the TACC’s Low Income Tax Credit Compliance certification and regularly attends affordable and fair housing workshops. As the Senior Compliance Specialist, she reviews tenant eligibility documents and oversees the Targeting/Key Program. Melissa prepares reports required by NC Housing Finance Agency, while complying with all Tax Credit laws and guidelines. She is also one of the lead trainers for new property managers.
Mary attended Western Carolina University and joined UPM in 2007. She is a Housing Credit Certified Professional. As the Senior Compliance Specialist, she reviews tenant eligibility documents and prepares reports required by NC Housing Finance Agency, while complying with all Tax Credit laws and guidelines. Mary regularly attends affordable and fair housing workshops and is one of the lead trainers in compliance for new property managers.
Before coming to UPM, Amy worked for three years as the office manager for a corporation that consisted of four active companies. She has also played a key role in her own family computer business, including oversight of customer service and accounting. Amy has been a licensed private investigator, and is finishing her Associates Degree in Sociology at Austin Community College. She is currently working towards her certificate in Cherokee Language from the Cherokee Nation. Amy is in charge of the weekly payroll, issuing checks, and paying selected bills.
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Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Business Administration in Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has several years of tax related accounting experience, and has performed accounting functions for a number of North Carolina companies. Kathryn has previous housing experience, working with an internet housing location service and later as a leasing consultant. Her duties include monthly accounting for multiple apartment sites, bank reconciliations, processing invoices, and printing financials.
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