Samantha Davenport

Founding Principal & President at Hawthorne Residential Partners

When Sam and her partners founded Hawthorne in 2009, she was fueled by a passion for people, a belief that a little kindness makes a big impact, and a desire to leave people better than she found them. The simple philosophies that people matter most and home is a valuable and special place have led us to where we are today.

In addition to being a founding partner, Sam serves as President of Hawthorne Residential Partners. She has a rich history in property management and brings over 25 years of experience operating and managing apartment properties including a wide variety of asset types. Sam began her career in property management as a leasing consultant successfully taking on more responsibility.

Under Sam’s leadership, Hawthorne has experienced impressive, managed growth with homes located throughout the southeast, Texas and Louisiana, employing hundreds on-site and corporate employees. She is responsible for establishing and implementing the company’s strategic vision as well as oversight of corporate and property operations, value add projects, new construction, brand development, marketing, and training.

Sam drives the “Live It” culture that encourages and excites associates to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit and seize opportunities to improve the lives of those around them. Having fun is an important part of the “Live It” culture, which is why Sam can occasionally be found challenging others to a game of table tennis at the corporate office, competitively fostering opportunities to collide with team members in an active, healthy, and enjoyable work environment. Her enthusiasm for people and whole-hearted belief in the company’s “Live It” culture is contagious and reaches each employee and resident. Her dedication to people and her influence in the multifamily industry reaches beyond Hawthorne.

Sam is a former board member of the Triad Apartment Association and maintains the designations of Certified Property Manager, Accredited Residential Manager, and Certified Apartment Manager.


Greensboro, United States


  • Founding Principal & President

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