In real estate, the path to success can vary from one individual to the next, and entrepreneurs have long pursued the industry as a tangible manifestation of the “American Dream.” That success can be found through a variety of verticals (commercial, residential, investment, construction), but one industry leader, Patrick Carroll, has built his success by tapping into each of those avenues. Today, as founder and CEO of CARROLL, Patrick oversees a growing real estate operation that handles residential, commercial, investment, property management, construction management, and more.
With an unconventional background, Patrick’s rise in the industry is truly a story of success. After moving to Atlanta, the 21-year-old entrepreneur whet his real estate appetite with a fixer-upper home. Carroll – recognizing the potential in the industry – used the momentum from his house flip as a launchpad for his career. From there, he developed and sold a 150-unit housing development just before the 2008 recession. Despite the devastation of the economic collapse, Carroll had positioned himself for success by obtaining liquid assets. With this capital, Carroll went on to acquire three property management companies that amounted to 20,000 new multifamily units.
Now, with nearly 20 years of industry experience, Carroll credits his success to bold entrepreneurialism and the talented professionals he has been fortunate enough to work with at CARROLL. He is proud to helm one of the country’s top, privately owned real estate groups that offers premiere service and consistent results. With the company’s strong sense of purpose and its ability to conduct business without the constraints of a board or shareholders, CARROLL has been focused on raising private capital from the largest institutional investors around the world – positioning CARROLL for continued grow in the years to come.
By surrounding himself with a team who is equally entrepreneurial-minded and motivated by opportunity, Carroll has found his formula for success. Complacency, however, is not one of Carroll’s many qualities. Through his unrelenting drive, Carroll continues to seek out new business opportunities, in real estate and beyond.
Carroll promotes his journey as a guide for others, showing success is possible where there is hard work. “I don’t fit the bill of a typical CEO,” Carroll says. “I want to show the next generation of entrepreneurs that you do not have to do things the traditional route to achieve your dreams.”