Chip Mills

Senior Vice President

Chip has over 20 years of experience in land planning and real estate development for large scale mixed-use communities and a variety of real estate and economic development projects. His education and professional experience provide him with unique insight in the creation of land use solutions, facilitation of development approvals, and design of open space and transportation systems. A significant portion of Chip’s experience is in master planned communities involving multiple jurisdictions, requiring creative financial, infrastructure and design solutions, and providing long lasting economic impacts in the regions where they are located.


Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Registrations & Certifications

American Institute of Certified Planners,
No. 027892

Community Involvement

Leadership Austin,
Graduate, 2015

Urban Land Institute NEXT,
Austin Committee Member

Urban Land Institute,

Urban Land Institute,
Austin Regional Growth Council Member

American Planning Association,

Real Estate Council of Austin,

Austin Chamber of Commerce,

Congress for New Urbanism,

Downtown Austin Alliance,

Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition,
Mentor, 2014


Urban Land Institute National Council,
CDC Black 2018/2019/2020

Urban Land Institute Austin Regional Growth Council,
Co-Chair and Founder 2018/2019

Urban Land Institute Austin Management Committee,
NEXT Committee Chair – FY 2016/2017

Urban Land Institute Austin Advisory Board,
FY 2016/2017/2018/2019/2020

Zachary Comprehensive Plan Advisory Panel,
Transportation Committee Chair

LED Development Ready Communities,
Zachary Chair, mentor to New Roads & Central

Leadership North,
Committee Chair and Founder

North Capital Region Alliance,
Co-Chair and Founding Board Member

Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council,
Library Board of Control

Honors & Awards

Urban Land Institute,
2018 Austin Member of the Year

Baton Rouge Business Report,
40 Under 40, 2011

APA Louisiana Planning Award,
City of Zachary, Application of Unified Development Code

Family Circle Magazine,
2012 Top 10 Cities for Families in the US, Zachary, LA