Who was your favorite teacher or subject in school and why?
Physics was a notoriously tough class in high school. Our teacher, Dave Corsetti, is my favorite to this day because of how he used hands-on demonstration to help us understand abstract concepts and solve physics puzzles. Science was by no means my passion at the time, so I was surprised that I enjoyed it enough to sign up for the advanced level the following year.
What is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life?
In 2016 I visited Europe while my girlfriend was in a grad program in France and my friend was working in Germany. We hit Munich, Zurich, Bern, Interlaken, Monaco, Cannes, and Nice – plus a couple days snowboarding in the German Alps – in under two weeks. I was absolutely exhausted, but I would do it again tomorrow if I could.
What do you like about the corporate culture of HPI?
The tight knit circle allows for us to be agile and help each other out. I know that I can reach out to anyone with my questions or issues, regardless of their role or seniority. I really appreciate this environment where people are willing to wear multiple hats and do what is needed to get the job done.
Sam joined Heritage Properties in its Raleigh, NC office in 2019 as an analyst and was elevated to the position of Associate, Development and Acquisitions, in 2021. In addition to providing analysis for potential development and acquisitions in the Carolinas, Sam oversees all investor communication and reporting as well as the annual Hold vs. Sale analysis for the entire HPI portfolio.
Prior to joining the company, Sam’s most recent experience included corporate finance and commercial banking roles at large financial institutions in Charlotte, NC.
Sam earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Communications from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He also held multiple leadership positions including student director of the business school’s startup funding program.