Inside Carter | Meet Jim Shelton

Every other week we’ll profile a different member of the Carter team, giving you a little glimpse inside the personalities that make our company so robust and unique. This week we are getting to know: Jim Shelton, vice chairman and part of Carter’s leadership team and Investments group. If you missed our last Inside Carter post, click here.

1. How did you end up in commercial real estate?
I have been intrigued by real estate my whole life. When I was an upperclassman at SMU in Dallas, several of my older friends were getting started in the real estate industry.  Seeing them fresh out of school and enjoying the business was what convinced me to officially give it a try. It has been 30 years now and I’m still having fun (except when dealing with the bankers at PNC).

2. What’s one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I enjoy poetry, architecture and philosophy.

3. Best part of your job here at Carter?
Working with a great group of people who all enjoy what they do and who also embrace the team approach to working on deals, solving problems and overcoming challenges.

4. Who has been the most influential person in your career?
My father. From day one he was preaching to work hard, have fun, and to give every day and every challenge your best effort and best attitude.

5. Where in the world are you headed on your next vacation?
Napa Valley to sip on some Vino Tinto!

6. What did you want to grow up to be?
A fireman.

7. If you could have lunch with a famous person – dead or alive – who would it be and why?
Bobby Jones. He loved Atlanta, sports in general, was a gritty competitor, and a very successful family man and businessman.

8. Are you a social media user? Which platforms?
I am not a social media user. My kids and many of you are trying to get me to join…I am sure I will jump on a platform or two soon.

9. What’s on your bucket list that you’d like to share?
Taking my family on a Safari to Africa.

10. Favorite thing about Atlanta?
I love that Atlanta has such a diverse amount of opportunities to enjoy within an hour’s drive…restaurants, sports venues, lakes, golf, hunting, fishing and, of course, cultural attractions. I also really enjoy our four distinct seasons of the year.

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