Arthur S. Milligan, Jr. spent most of his career managing large commercial real estate portfolios. His career includes achieving the position as Executive of three of the largest national property management companies (Carroll Management Group and H. J. Russell & Company). These companies specialize in multifamily, mixed-use, and retail real estate development and management. Mr. Milligan also has held the position of President & CEO for three of the largest housing authorities in the southeast (Tampa Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Winston-Salem, and is presently employed by the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston). Art Milligan took over as President & CEO on January 1, 2022, after serving for the past year as Chief Operating Officer. Art brings more than 30 years of experience and knowledge leading public housing authorities over the span of his career.


  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Science, The Citadel Class of 1979 
  • Master of Business Administration, Wake Forest University Class of 1995


  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)
  • Certified Public Housing Manager (PHM)

Achievements & Affiliations:

  • The Winston-Salem Chronicle, Man of the Year 1995
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • Lifetime member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Mr. Milligan is currently employed as the President & CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston. Overseeing 120 employees who service 2500+ affordable housing units and serve over 3500+ residents in Charleston, SC.

The awards and positions he appreciated receiving the most are as follows:

  • Husband of (The LOVE OF MY LIFE) Vanessa W. Milligan for 40 years
  • Father of Arthur S. Milligan, III (29 years old)
  • Born in Columbia, SC, to Arthur S. Milligan, Sr., and Mildred Milligan, and Brother to Daryl Milligan of Charleston, SC, and Ester Felita Milligan- Crawford of Charlotte, NC
  • Milligan was a Deacon at New Covenant Christian Ministries and continues to strive for Excellence in serving in every way he can.

Proud CITADEL Class of ’79 and Oscar Company – ARTHUR ‘ART’ MILLIGAN, JR.