Builder, Humanitarian David Hillman, CEO of Southern Management Corp., Leaves Great Legacy
David Hillman’s dedication to work and excellence made him a successful businessman. His dedication to humanitarianism made his legacy.
Hillman, 75, died Dec 27, 2017.
“On behalf of the citizens of Prince George County, I offer my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of my dear friend and Southern Management Corporation Founder and CEO, David Hillman. David was an incredible humanitarian and businessman who also spread goodwill throughout Prince George’s County and the National Capital Region,” says County Executive Rushern L. Baker III in a statement.
“David Hillman was a giant in the business community of the State of Maryland and National Capital Region and his influence will be felt for generations ahead.”
Mr. Hillman was born in Washington, D.C., to Joseph and Dorothy Hillman. He graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1959.
He founded Southern Management Corporation in 1965. SMC is the largest privately owned residential property-management company in the Mid-Atlantic region. It holds 75 apartment communities and approximately 25,000 apartment homes.
The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program created by The David H. and Suzanne D. Hillman Family Foundation partnered with the University of Maryland (UM) and Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) in 2006 and has aided scores of future business leaders toward start-up success.
“The impact on the thousands of young people he helped support and educate will far exceed his legacy as a businessman. He will be greatly missed,” Baker says.