A Carter Legacy Connection

Carter Sponsors Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony Honoring A.J. Land, Jr.

Carter recently was a sponsor for the 2013 Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony, which honored the A.J. Land, Jr. Class of Eagle Scouts by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The event was held at the Buckhead Theatre and was chaired by Eagle Scout Niles Bolton, of Niles Bolton Associates.

Left: A.J. Land receiving a Scout Lifetime Achievement award from Tim Tassopoulous, Chick-Fil-A President
Right: The 2013 A.J. Land, Jr. Class of Eagle Scouts

A.J. Land, Jr., founder and chairman of Pope & Land Enterprises and a legacy Carter real estate icon was the 2013 Eagle Scout Class Honoree of the evening. He played an instrumental role in the real estate industry for more than five decades.   After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1960, A.J. began his career in brokerage and residential development at Pope & Carter Company working with Ewell Pope and Frank Carter.  In 1969, he became vice president and managing partner of residential development for Crow, Pope & Carter Enterprises.  The residential development component evolved into Crow, Pope & Land Enterprises, Inc. and three years later A.J. became president and managing partner of that company.

A.J. is also a former 2011 recipient of the Frank Carter Community Achievement Award by the Urban Land Institute of Atlanta, which recognizes an individual in development or a real estate-related field who has made an outstanding contribution in his or her lifetime to the metropolitan Atlanta market.

“In my career in real estate, I started by working for Frank Carter, one of the founders of Carter. He was a fantastic individual and a man that achieved a lot. Any way of being associated with his name is quite an honor,” A.J. said in an Atlanta Business Chronicle article in 2011.

Carter and its current and former leaders would like to congratulate A.J. Land Jr. on the impact that he has made and continues to make within the local community, as well as the commercial real estate industry and our history. Thank you!

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