Kip Hamilton joined SDS in 2015 as Managing Director – Real Estate Funds. Mr. Hamilton oversees the operations of the American South Real Estate Fund (ASREF), SDS Supportive Housing Fund (SHF) and other real estate initiatives. With over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate investment and development, Mr. Hamilton is responsible for the structuring, launch and management of SDS’ real estate funds. Prior to joining SDS, Mr. Hamilton was an industrial developer with Seventh Street Development where he was responsible for acquisitions, financing, entitlements, leasing and asset management. Prior to Seventh Street, Mr. Hamilton served as Vice President with Shamrock Capital Advisors where he helped manage the $85 million Genesis L.A. Real Estate Fund and the $104 million Genesis Real Estate Fund II. The Genesis L.A. Real Estate Fund was one of the first DBL private equity funds in the United States. The Genesis Funds provided equity and mezzanine debt for developers working in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in Southern California. Mr. Hamilton is a graduate of Columbia University where he majored in Economics and Japanese.