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James Milam

Senior Vice President, Regional Finance and Portfolio Manager

James oversees the strategy, performance, and long-term value creation for Federal’s Florida, Maryland, and Midwest properties, comprising over 6 million square feet of retail and office GLA and approximately 1,500 residential units. This portfolio ranges from dynamic mixed-use developments like Bethesda Row, CocoWalk and Pike & Rose to highly productive neighborhood centers like Garden Market and Wildwood. Beyond portfolio management, James leads investment committee presentations and internal financial reporting to Federal’s executive management team and, when required, its Board of Trustees. He also oversees property acquisitions and dispositions, as well as tenant relations, and constructively manages joint venture relationships.

James joined Federal in 2016 as vice president of finance and chief financial officer of the Mixed Use Division. Prior to this, he was a portfolio analyst for the Americas Listed Real Estate team at APG Asset Management where he oversaw investments in the retail and triple-net lease sectors. He joined APG from investment bank Sandler O’Neill + Partners where he was a senior analyst in the research department covering health care and lodging REITs and had worked previously as a junior analyst covering retail, office, multifamily and industrial REITs. James began his career in finance at Citi Property Investors, the real estate private equity arm of Citigroup, where his responsibilities included direct real estate acquisitions and asset management, as well as capital raising and client service for both institutional and high-net-worth investors.

James holds an M.S. in Real Estate Finance from New York University and an A.B. in Political Economy from Princeton University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), NAREIT, the CFA Institute, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.