We are pleased to announce that we hosted Thomas A. Carr, Managing Partner of Federal Capital Partners for our March Real Estate Society Executive Lecture Series. Thomas A. Carr joined FCP in 2007, is a member of the company’s Investment Committee and has responsibility for commercial office investments, capital raising and general management. Mr. Carr has more than 36 years of experience in the real estate industry focusing on all aspects of development, operations, capital markets and investments. Federal Capital Partners (FCP) acquires, operates and develops residential and commercial assets throughout major U.S. markets. In addition, FCP deploys capital in residential and commercial product sectors through joint venture equity, mezzanine debt, and preferred equity investments. FCP is currently managing five funds totaling $3.1 billion in assets. FCP is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland and has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Miami, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Francisco, California.
Tom Carr was interviewed by Jackie Spies, a second-year MBA student pursuing a career in real estate investments. Jacki spent her summer interning at EDENS, a private retail developer, owner and operator, where she contributed to both the Mid Atlantic investment and Union Market development teams. Prior to Georgetown, Jacki earned her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC – Chapel Hill and worked in consumer marketing for companies such as Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.
Mr. Carr, Managing Partner at Federal Capital Partners, spoke about his real estate career and shared his advice on working in the industry with undergraduate and graduate students at the most recent Georgetown Real Estate Society Executive Lecture Series. During the conversation, Mr. Carr shared how he started his career at a local family company, the DC-based Oliver Carr Company, before working at CarrAmerica where he oversaw that company’s sale to Blackstone in 2006 as the company’s CEO and Chairman. He spoke about his current role at FCP and expanded on the company’s investments in moderate income multifamily, self-storage and manufactured housing communities. Mr. Carr also spoke about the key drivers in the DC real estate market and ended the conversation with advice to future graduates looking to pursue a career in the industry.