Hunter Miller is in an ideal position to support quality development in the Carolinas and beyond. A Charlotte native, Hunter attended Wofford college before working his way up the Wells Fargo ladder to become Carolinas Region Head for our Real Estate Banking business. Wells Fargo – the largest commercial real estate lender in the U.S. – is home: “I am fortunate to work with an incredibly talented and experienced team of commercial real estate finance professionals who I am continuously learning from,” he says.
According to Hunter, “The depth of Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate platform allows our team to work on some of the most exciting and high profile real estate projects in the region and nation.” One such project was a large, complex, and highly unique financing for a 350-mile-long perpetual right-of-way easement along a rail corridor running from Jacksonville to Miami. The financing required that the bank underwrite and understand the income generated by hundreds of diverse leases and land uses ranging from telecommunications, fiber-optics, billboards, freight rail, utilities, and municipal crossings. Imagining such a complicated undertaking, it’s easy to see why Hunter’s go-to quote is Eisenhower’s: “The plans are nothing, but the planning is everything.”
Hunter relies on ULI to keep him current on important trends in the CRE industry. The organization also gives him a platform upon which to build relationships with other real estate professionals. He happily mentors his junior colleagues at the bank and offers this advice: “Do the small things well.”
While Wells Fargo is his professional home, Charlotte is truly Hunter’s home town. He enjoys attending Panthers games with his dad, giving back through the Urban Ministry Center which supports the local homeless population, and spending time with his wife, Catherine, their three young girls, and a dog named Gus.