Kimberly Hoover

Kimberly Hoover

CEO, RED Multifamily

School of Law LL.M. RPD Advisory Board


Kimberly Hoover is an attorney, a business owner, a philanthropist and a donor to progressive causes. She is also a published author of YA fiction.

Ms. Hoover arrived in Washington, DC in 1985 after graduating from Duke University School of Law, where she was Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal, and began a practice that spanned more than 20 years and included stints at top tier law firms as well as her own shop. She honed her skills in the areas of financial services regulatory and legislative practice, working on a wide range of matters for industry clients, including financial privacy, information
security, and payment systems. 

She has served on the boards of several community banks: Treasury Bank in Washington, DC, which was ultimately sold to Countrywide; Monument Bank in Montgomery County, MD, Revere Bank in Howard, Frederick, and Montgomery Counties, MD, ultimately sold to Sandy Spring Bank headquartered in Montgomery County. 

In the early 2000s, she started a real estate operating company, RED Multifamily, which develops, owns and operates multi-family workforce and affordable housing in the District of Columbia.

Ms. Hoover has or currently serves on several nonprofit boards including the LGBTQ Victory Fund, Advocates for Youth, Voices for Progress, and Lambda Literary. In 2016, Ms. Hoover was appointed a Commissioner to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Affairs.

In 2021, Ms. Hoover was appointed to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board of Miami-Dade County by County Commissioner Eileen Higgins. In addition to a JD from Duke University, Ms. Hoover holds a BA in English and American Studies from Baylor University where she graduated magna cum laude and was named Outstanding Senior Woman. 

Ms. Hoover and Ms. Hackney raised their two daughters in Washington. Stephanie lives in Richmond, VA and Lauren lives in San Francisco. Ms. Hoover and Ms. Hackney currently reside in Miami and New York City.