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Carter (real estate)

Carter (real estate)

Carter is a privately held commercial real estate company headquartered in Atlanta.


In 1958, Frank Carter and Ewell Pope started the company as Pope & Carter. In 1963, the company brokered the 2,000-acre Six Flags Over Georgia Deal.

In 1964, the company entered the development business and built Atlanta’s first enclosed mall – Greenbriar Mall.

In 1970, Crow, Pope, & Carter was formed, and the company entered the property management business.

In 1971, the company expanded to Charlotte and continued developing malls.

In 1980 Carter expanded to Birmingham. In the same year it received its first leasing assignments for Coca-Cola US.

In 1982, Carter issued the first Carter Report and hosted the Carter Breakfast.

In 1988, Carter completed University Place, Contel Data Center, Exchange South in Jacksonville, and Barnett Bank Operations Center.

In 1991, Carter completed Carolina Place in Charlotte and St. Joseph’s Center for Specialty Medicine in Atlanta.

In 1994, the Atlanta Committee of Olympic Games named Carter as their exclusive real estate partner. The same year, Carter named Billy Mitchell CEO.

In 1995, Computer Power, Jacksonville Plantation Pipeline, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia Souther educational facilities were completed.

In 1996, Carter merged with Forsyth in Winston-Salem and Newport Partners in Tampa and Orlando.

In 2002, Bob Peterson took over the role of President/CEO.In 2004, Carter was selected to project manage, property manage, and lease the office portion of Atlantic Sation. The following year Carter relocated its headquarters to 171 17th Street in Atlantic Station. Scott Taylow was named President/CEO.

In 2006, Carter was awarded interiors project management for the American Cancer Society and Newell Rubbermaid.

In 2007, Make-a-Wish was selected as Carter’s new charitable partner. Carter was selected as the master developer and equity partner for The Banks, Cincinnati's landmark public-private mixed-use project.

In 2009, Carter increased its healthcare and data center capabilities through strategic alliances and promptly began work on $500 million of related projects.

In 2010, Carter formed the Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT to acquire healthcare and data center properties.

In 2011, Carter’s Brokerage and Property and Facility Management divisions were acquired by Cassidy Turley.

In 2012, Carter broke ground on a 590-bed project at UTSA in San Antonio.

In 2014, Carter sold Highland Square, delivered Highpoint on Columbus Commons, and completed Tetro Student Village.

In 2015, Carter was selected to master develop a four-star hotel, office, and travel plaza at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Construction began on City Springs, developing an urban mixed-use city-center for Sandy Springs. The 14-acre development includes a central park, City Hall, retail market square with a mix of retail shops and restaurants, a 294-unit residential development and a 1,000-seat Performing Arts Center.

In 2016, Carter delivered Phase II-A of The Banks.

In 2017, Carter closed on a redevelopment of Summerhill, an 83-acre mixed-use project in downtown Atlanta.

In 2018, Carter purchased the MET, a 1.1 million square foot historic warehouse in Southwest Atlanta. City Springs residential and retail opened. Carter broke ground on a mixed-use deal with the Morehouse School of Medicine, which will hold 187 units of the first-ever student housing units on campus.


1987, Carter-managed Colony Square cited as Office Building of the Year

1991, NAIOP taps Carter as Developer of the Year

1992, Carter wins Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Overall Deal of the Year” Award for UPS project at Glenlake

1996, Atlanta Business Chronicle ranks Carter Number One Property Management Company for the city

1998, CEL awards Carter the National Customer Service Award; Wins “Mixed-Use Deal of the Year” for the Lindbergh City Center

2003, NAIOP names Carter Developer of the Year; Atlanta Business Chronicle ranks Carter Number One developer; National Real Estate Invester ranks Carter Number Nine developer nationally

2005, NREI ranks Carter #2 office developer in the United States; Carter receives Summa cum Laude Partnership Award for Atlanta Partners for Education for mentoring program with Capitol View Elementary School

2006, Atlanta Business Chronicle awards Carter the “Mixed-Use Deal of the Year” for Lindbergh City Center

2008, Atlanta Business Chronicle ranks Carter #1 office developer

2010, Piedmont West Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 360 Award

2012, NAIOP Impact Award (Cincinnati Chapter) for The Banks; Carter CEO & Chairman Bob Peterson recognized as one of Atlanta’s Real Estate Icons;The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award from BOMA-Atlanta for Piedmont West

2013, Carter Senior Vice President of Development, Patti Neal, named to Building Design + Construction’s “40 Under 40” list; Standard of Excellence winner for Real Estate Category by New Media Institute; Real Estate Standard of Excellence winner by Web Marketing Association ; Carter Senior Vice President of Advisory, Malloy Peterson, named “Woman to Watch” by Real Estate Forum Magazine’s 20th Anniversary Special Edition of “Women of Influence”

2015, Carter received an Award for Excellence in Sustainable Rehabilitation from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for Campbell Hall and was awarded Student Housing Business Innovator Award for Best Mobile Marketing Campaign at the Interface Conference

2016, Community Development award for City Springs

2017, Carter is awarded Best Overall Deal for Summerhill

2019, The Atlanta Urban Design Commission awarded Carter projects with four awards at the 42nd Annual Design Awards Ceremony, including the Community Design Award by NPU V for the Redevelopment on Georgia Ave along with Kronberg Wall and three Awards of Excellence for the Redevelopment on Georgia Ave., 715 Peachtree, and the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd at the MET




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