Elaine oversees residential developments in a portfolio of mixed-use master-planned communities — many of which include public/private partnerships and entitlements for the use of bonds to reimburse the owner for infrastructure costs. She has extensive experience in evaluating new business opportunities, preparing and analyzing the due diligence for prospective deals, working with potential joint venture partners and lenders, and processing land use entitlements with municipalities.
Elaine received her CPA license and joined Hillwood Communities in 1997, serving as the residential controller for eight years before assuming the responsibilities of project manager. She managed the division’s overall accounting, financial structure and reporting. She also managed loan activity by preparing new loan packages, making presentations, negotiating loan terms and coordinating advances and payment. Before joining the Hillwood Communities family, Elaine held accounting positions with Trammell Crow Residential and Crow Family Holdings.
Elaine was born in Waco and graduated from Duncanville High School before going on to Austin Peay State University. There, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in accounting and finance. And because she is one of those people who was born to serve and simply can’t sit still, she serves on the board for Patriot Paws Service Dogs and the Dallas Builders Association and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, traveling and volunteering in her community.