Carter’s Patti Neal Named one of Building Design + Construction’s “40 under 40”


ATLANTA – May 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Carter, one of the country’s leading real estate investment, development and advisory firms, is pleased to announce that Patti Neal, senior vice president of development, has been named one of Building Design + Construction’s 2013 “40 Under 40,” recognizing the “AEC superstars” in the profession.

Building Design + Construction announced on May 9 that Patti was chosen as one of 40 winners from across the country who have distinguished themselves by their career achievements, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in charitable work. The magazine said the winners represent the next generation of leadership in the AEC industry.

“Being selected among such a great group of people is an honor, especially when it reflects performance for something that you love to do,” Patti said. “Working at Carter has given me the opportunity to be a part of many great, challenging projects that force you to be creative and find better ways of doing things. I am thankful for all of the people I’ve been able to work with over the years that have helped me achieve success.”

The magazine called Patti a “Real Estate Standout” for her various achievements. She has successfully delivered over $1 billion in development projects ranging from office and medical space to mixed-use and residential. Her skills include budget development and management, contract negotiations, scheduling, designer and contractor relations and management of construction delivery.

A 13-year veteran of the company, Patti has overseen the design and construction for some of the company’s biggest mixed-use projects, including The Banks in Cincinnati, Ohio; Highpoint on Columbus Commons in Columbus, Ohio; and Piedmont West in Atlanta.

“Patti is a phenomenal associate who has approached all of her work at Carter with diligence and enthusiasm for decades,” said Bob Peterson, chairman and CEO of Carter. “She has not only risen from a project engineer to senior vice president at one of the country’s leading investment, development and advisory firms in a mere 13 years, but she has also prevailed amidst the worst recession to hit the commercial real estate industry in decades. She’s had great success in her personal life as well, raising three great children and completing the Ironman in 2012. She is truly a wonderful role model.”

Patti has a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering and management from Purdue University and a master’s in business administration from Emory University.

About Carter
Carter is one of the country’s leading real estate investment, development and advisory firms with landmark mixed-use, multi-family, and student housing projects under construction around the country. The company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in Atlanta and has a proud history of leading visionary and bold real estate developments that have improved communities and created value for its clients. Today, Carter draws on its history, experience and creativity as the company develops projects, seeks new investment opportunities and advises clients as they make key real estate choices. Specifically Carter focuses on the development of mixed-use and multi-family project in urban infill locations, equity development of student housing, acquisition of opportunistic office properties, project management and strategic consulting. Carter’s high-caliber associates create value for clients using a team-based approach that leverages strong expertise and a deep knowledge base in a wide variety of markets. Carter also focuses on value-add real estate investment opportunities, and over the past decade has invested in more than $750 million. Carter’s asset management division manages more than $2 billion of third-party and Carter-owned assets. Its strategic consulting practice provides clients with customized real estate solutions. Its program/project management group serve as owners’ representatives for higher education, K-12 and corporate assignments. For additional information on Carter, please visit

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Tony Wilbert
The Wilbert Group

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