Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer
First Potomac Realty Trust
Robert Milkovich joined First Potomac Realty Trust in June of 2014 as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. First Potomac Realty Trust is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on owning, operating, developing and redeveloping commercial real estate in the greater Washington, D.C. region. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland they have a portfolio of over nine million square feet, primarily located in the Washington, D.C. market. Milkovich has over 30 years of leadership nationally and specifically in the greater Washington, D.C. region commercial real estate industry.
Prior to joining First Potomac Realty Trust, Milkovich served as President of Spaulding & Slye Investments, a comprehensive real estate services and investment company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of JLL. Milkovich managed Spaulding & Slye's portfolio of assets, headed the Investment Committee, developed the company's investment portfolio strategies, oversaw investment management and sourced new business opportunities.
Milkovich served as Regional Director of Archon Group, L.P., an investment arm of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where he spearheaded acquisitions and the asset management of $2 billion for their Merchant Bank, Special Situations Group, and other parts of the firm. In addition, he was responsible for underwriting structured finance and debt transactions for Goldman Sachs. Milkovich also previously served as a Market Managing Director for CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, a then publicly traded office REIT headquartered in Washington, D.C., while working in Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City and other parts of the country, with primary responsibilities including overseeing asset management, development activities, portfolio investments and acquisition efforts.
Milkovich graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He attended the University of Maryland on a full scholarship. In 2010, he completed the Real Estate Executive Seminar: Capital Markets, Innovative Ventures, and Business Strategy course at Harvard Business School. He currently serves as a Director and Investment Committee member for the University System of Maryland Foundation. Milkovich is on the Board and Membership Committee of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Office Development Counsel and is a past President of The Real Estate Group in Washington, D.C.