At Smart Settlements we value three things that make us who we are: Time, Family and Dependability.
Meet Our Executive Team
As a native Washingtonian, Carlos Reyes’ journey in the real estate industry began more than 15 years ago when he started an online real estate company. Since then, he’s helped more than 700 individuals and families as a real estate broker achieve their real estate goals across Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. Carlos now helps real estate agents grow their business and has assisted in the development of the “How2” Series, which teaches business fundamentals, execution and leadership.
Recognizing the diversity of the metro DC area, Carlos founded SMART Settlements in 2004 with the goal of providing multi-lingual settlement agents and a high-quality client experience at a convenient location. SMART has conducted more than 20,000 settlements to date.
Beyond the settlement table, Carlos’ work extends into residential property development totaling over 500 million dollars and investing in real estate-related start-ups. His investments have included MMR and I-Agent. Carlos’ most recent investment was Zoccam, the industry leader in delivering client proceeds from settlements. This work led him to start a multi-million dollar real estate fund in 2017 focused on real estate developers' short-term capital needs.
Outside of the office, Carlos seeks to improve and give back to the community by donating to area non-profits, including Jill’s House and Casa Chirilagua. Carlos enjoys traveling, wine tasting, chess and spending time with his wife and two children.
As a military kid who moved around a lot, Hilary knows what it is like to make a new place feel like home. She began helping others do the same when she co-founded R&R Title, LLC, with Carlos Reyes in 2006, a year after graduating from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with minor in Media Studies. As a student at George Mason, Hilary interned at Rolls Royce, Conferon, and Booz Allen Hamilton. She brought this well-rounded background to R&R Title, where she managed the post-closing department, ran the front office, and got her Virginia Real Estate license.
After building the company and leaving it in Carlos's capable hands, Hilary was able to design and build two new homes while staying home to raise their children. After the kids began school, Hilary returned to the office (now SMART Settlements). She developed SMART’s marketing strategy, focusing on SMART’s rebrand and presence on social media. You may also see Hilary as the lead at SMART-sponsored events in the DMV.
Hilary loves watching SMART evolve and is proud of its journey. When not at work, Hilary enjoys attending Orange Theory or Pure Barre classes, reading non-fiction books, and being her kids' biggest fan at soccer and flag football games!
Partner and Managing Attorney
In addition to being a partner and managing attorney at SMART Settlements, Evelyn Miller is also principal with the Law Offices of Evelyn Miller, PLLC which is Of Counsel to SMART Settlements. She graduated cum laude from University of Florida and received her juris doctorate from Emory Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. A seasoned real estate attorney practicing for over 15 years, Evelyn is admitted to the District of Columbia and Virginia Bar and she is a licensed Maryland Title Agent. She oversees residential and commercial settlements in DC, Maryland and Virginia. She joined SMART after six years managing one of the largest title companies in the region.
Throughout her career Evelyn has consulted with numerous agencies, developers, lenders and real estate brokerages on complex real estate matters and government programs involving real estate in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. She has presided over thousands of transactions during her career. Evelyn serves on the Recorder of Deeds committee for DC Land and Title Association and is a frequent speaker at local housing counseling agencies. She lives in Oakton, Virginia with her son, husband and extended family.
Partner and Director of Corporate Strategy
Rona started in the real estate industry in 2001 by providing support to agents and brokerages in California. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Rona moved to Washington, DC to expand her expertise in improving programs and businesses in various sectors – from small businesses to health care, defense, education, technology, social media, non-profit organizations, and for-profit firms. Her focus is on market research, corporate strategies and development, program development, and strategic communications. While living in the Washington region, building her family, and growing in her former career as a management consultant, Rona obtained her masters degree from George Mason University with a focus on science and technology policy and statistics and survey methodologies.
Though she’s worked in various large agencies and organizations, Rona’s heart is in helping small businesses grow through scalable efficient business strategies, online presence, and smart marketing efforts. She enjoys growing and developing SMART's How2 program, which helps real estate agents grow their business in a strategic and systematic way. In her day-to-day, Rona focuses on SMART’s corporate growth, ensuring that the operational and marketing efforts align with its strategic goals.
Rona currently lives in Arlington with her husband, three children, and miniature schnauzer. Rona has previously lived in two other countries and speaks three other languages. She also plays four different instruments and enjoys learning new skills. In her free time, Rona loves to read, travel, run, and cook.