Inside Carter | Natashua Murphy

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: Natashua Murphy, senior marketing executive assistant, who works with Carter’s investment team. If you missed our last Inside Carter post, click here.

1. How did you end up in commercial real estate?
After I graduated college and was still working retail, I got my first administrative job in 2001 assisting a corporate general counsel with his duties, which included real estate. I was hooked on real estate and never looked back.

2. What’s one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I am an action movie junkie! I love just about any movie where things blow up – I love all the Iron Man and Expendable movies as well as Platoon, Top Gun, Rambo, etc.  I also very much dislike romantic/girly movies!

3. Best part of your job here at Carter?
I would have to say the people. I have never worked in such a friendly and professional environment. I know it is a little brown nosing, but I love my bosses! We just all fit together as a team.

4. Who has been the most influential person in your career?
My director of administration in my first admin job, Eda Cort. She took a risk on me (having never worked in an office before), saw my potential and taught me just about all she knew about administration. She is the one that also pushed me to move on even though it would be a detriment for her department as I was cross-trained in every administrative position in the company.

5. Where in the world are you headed on your next vacation?
Nothing has been finalized due to my husband’s school schedule, but at some point this August I will be in the sand and waves somewhere – preferably the Keys!

6. What did you want to grow up to be?
A writer/reporter.  I went to school for journalism and loved it up until I did a junior internship at the local newspaper. After the first day I knew it was not for me! I did not like the hours, the pay or the environment, plus I am way too shy to interview strangers. I got a taste of the “starving writer” and that was it!

7. If you could have lunch with a famous person – dead or alive – who would it be and why?
Probably Abraham Lincoln.  After my failed journalism attempt, I became a history and english major since I love to read.  My history concentration was in the Civil War. That time is history truly intrigues me and I would want to get a first-hand account of that time. Lincoln seemed to be wise beyond his time.

8. Are you a social media user? Which platforms?
Yes, just Facebook and LinkedIn occasionally. It is a great way to keep up with people from back home and family around the U.S., as well as past co-workers. I have a 3-year-old at home, so I do not get time for much else!

9. What’s on your bucket list that you’d like to share?
I would like to travel around the U.S. at some point and immerse myself in American War history, including visiting the Alamo, Philadelphia, Pearl Harbor, Charleston, S.C., etc.

10. Favorite thing about Atlanta?
Besides the Aquarium and the history, I love that it is a major city with lots of opportunities. I also like that just a few miles outside the perimeter, it is like the countryside I grew up in in North Carolina.

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