Over the span of their careers, the principals of Haverford Properties have been involved in hundreds of projects across 15 states, ranging in size from $1,000,000 to $300,000,000, with a cumulative value of several billion dollars.


D. Charles Houder - Principal

Charlie is the President and Founder of Haverford Properties Inc. Prior to establishing Haverford Properties, Charlie was a partner and the head of acquisitions for Preferred Real Estate Investments, Inc., a real estate investment and development company based outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Charlie has been principally involved in real estate and corporate acquisitions and dispositions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Florida and the District of Columbia with a cumulative value of over $1,200,000,000 and ranging in size from $5,000,000 to $300,000,000. Charlie began his career as a real estate attorney at a large Philadelphia law firm. Charlie serves as the Chair of the Board of Visitors for Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is a Member of the Foundation Board of Overseers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Charlie is also the Co-Founder of the Music Is Love Foundation Inc., a non-profit foundation that organizes music based events to raise funds for pediatric medical institutions. A native of the Philadelphia area, Charlie received a B.A. from Western University and a J.D. from Syracuse University. Charlie lives with his wife and four children in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.


Office: 610.572.3612 x120 | Mobile: 610.389.0305 | E-Mail:


Joseph R. Staugaard III, CFA – Principal

Joe is a Principal and Founder of Haverford Properties.  Prior to establishing Haverford Properties, Joe was the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for WP Realty, Inc., one of the largest retail real estate investors, developers and operators on the east coast. While at WP, Joe managed all of the business aspects of the company's transactions, including acquisitions, refinancing and dispositions, and managed the debt and equity sources for those transactions. He successfully closed over 120 transactions valued at more than $2,000,000,000. Prior to joining WP in 2004, Joe was a senior investment analyst at O'Neill Properties Group, a diversified real estate development company, where he managed acquisitions, refinancing and sales. Prior to beginning his professional career, Joe served in the United States Army for four years - attaining the rank of Captain. Joe received a B.S. in Computer Science from Shippensburg University, a M.S. in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.​


Office: 610.572.3612 x110 | Mobile: 610.724.3761 | E-Mail:


Samuel Hamilton - Principal

Sam is a Principal of Haverford Properties.  Before Haverford Properties, Sam was Vice President at LV​ Real Estate Advisors, a small entrepreneurial real estate advisory firm.  During his time at LV, Sam’s responsibilities included deal sourcing, due diligence, underwriting, and marketing.  The acquisitions of these transactions were valued at $75,000,000.  Prior to joining LV in 2014, Sam was a Senior Manager of Healthcare and Office development and leasing at Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust.  While working at PREIT, he successfully closed and developed $30,000,000 in outpatient centers in PREIT's portfolio.  As a native of the Philadelphia area, Sam is an active member of the Philadelphia community, sitting on several boards and advising entrepreneurial companies.  Sam holds a B.A in Political Science and Urban Development from the University of Richmond and has most recently completed his MBA at Villanova University. 


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