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. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina. Fred has specialized in affordable housing for almost twenty years. As the Managing General Partner of United Equities, he has been responsible for the development of thousands of multifamily units. Fred is also the Managing Member of United Property Management, LLC, which currently manages rental communities across the state of North Carolina.

Founder / Managing Member

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 March 2001, Fred G. Mills Jr. formed Mills Construction Company of S.C., Inc. to act as a successor corporation, with a focus on Multi-Family Construction Management. He was elected President and continues to serve as President and COO of the construction company. Since that time Fred has lead the company to build a variety of multi-family units including university housing, teacher housing, and tax credit housing. 


Rachel Mills

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.


Greg Davidson

Greg graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Spanish in 2000. He joined United Property Management in 2006 and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local Tax Credit laws and guidelines. He is certified in Low Income Housing Tax Credit compliance, holding the TaCCs (Tax Credit Compliance Systems) designation.  Greg is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of North Carolina, and one of the lead staff members for development and the tax credit application process, including land acquisition, loan closings and construction draws. 

Compliance Director / Development Lead

Sonya Davis

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. 

Regional Manager

Billy Guillet

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 continues to work on a Master of Public Administration.  Billy's primary focus is development, and he specializes in land acquisition, the tax credit application process, and loan closings. 

Development Lead

Lindsey Hetzel

Profile coming soon.

Administrative Assistant

Melissa Jenkins

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. 

Senior Compliance Specialist

Mary Lee

Mary attended Western Carolina University and joined UPM in 2007. She is a Housing Credit Certified Professional. In her previous position with UPM, she was responsible for ensuring property compliance with local government, investor and NCHFA physical inspection requirements, in addition to being the primary purchasing officer for the company. Mary is currently responsible for overseeing the general management of numerous UPM properties across the state. 

Regional Manager

Amy Mercer

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.


Linda Rhodes

Profile coming soon.

Senior Compliance Specialist

Keshonda Ruffin

Keshonda graduated with a B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Cultural Diversity from Winston-Salem State University and an A.A.S. in Paralegal Technology from Pitt Community College. She joined UPM in 2013. She is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal and Housing Credit Certified Professional. Her previous work experience includes work as a litigation paralegal, quality assurance, and specializing in Tenant Affairs/Conflict Resolution. Keshonda is responsible for overseeing the general management of multiple UPM properties across the state. 

Regional Manager

Alisa Shamek

Alisa started with United Property Management in 2011 as our office receptionist.  Previously Alisa also worked in customer service, reception, and later interior design.  Alisa graduated in 2008 from International Academy of Design and Technology with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts of Interior Design.  She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and has completed the requirements to be a certified nurse assistant.  Alisa provides general office support for United Property Management.

Administrative Assistant

Rhonda Sheppard

Profile coming soon.

Kathryn Turner

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.