M. Patrick Carroll is the Founder and CEO of CARROLL, and a nationally recognized leader in the real estate industry. As CEO, Patrick helps define and implement strategic plans designed to further expand all facets under the CARROLL portfolio. As a disciplined investor, Patrick carefully balances acquisitions and dispositions, and has led the successful exit of more than 88 properties from the portfolio, resulting in $4.2 billion in sales proceeds and producing an average gross IRR of ~26%.
CARROLL is one of Patrick's greatest successes, and he remains involved as a hands-on CEO – fostering relationships with not only institutional investors, lenders, and brokers, but also with on-site teams around the country. Patrick credits CARROLL’s ability to attract top talent at all levels – often away from leading companies across industries – and boundless opportunities through an entrepreneurial culture as the key to its continued growth. CARROLL’s leaders combine years of experience with a strong aptitude of seeing the industry in a different light – giving CARROLL an innate advantage.
More importantly, Patrick is incredibly philanthropic, serving on the board of the Jesuit High School Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay and is a member of industry affiliates, donating to more than 50 charities worldwide with a focus on health, wellness, and early childhood development. Patrick strives to be a positive role model for his three sons and seeks to show younger generations there are multiple avenues to success. This commitment has a created a personal mission for Patrick, who has made it his goal to inspire the next generation of young entrepreneurs to prioritize a lifestyle of health and wellness, while also pursuing their dreams.