Michael Carter - President & Broker/Owner
Realty One Group – Forward Living Founder & CEO is always working hard on innovative and exciting deals. Michael loves creating new projects and businesses from scratch to operating stabilization. With over a 30 - year real estate brokerage and business entrepreneurial career enables Michael to close deals with new clients collaborating opportunities within and outside of the organization.
Michael started his 1st business at the age of 19, Campus Apartment Locators working his way through to obtain a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree at The University of North Texas. Michael then went on to be a real estate Brokerage Director in his early 20’s for United Commercial Realty which is now a part of CBRE. Michael kept developing businesses creating many other businesses from scratch with National Franchise Concepts and Flags to include Quizno's Subs, Nationwide Insurance, Allstate Insurance and currently owns the most valuable unit in the Childrens Lighthouse Franchise system a Class A freestanding 11,200 square foot building with outdoor play equipment and water park that he self-developed.
Michael Carter is Realty One Group – Forward Living Founder & CEO. Michael’s strength is market vision and creative deal structuring, innovative solutions to existing development/investment obstacles. He sees opportunities through a unique lens without the filtered bureaucracy of larger competitors with conflicting interests. Michael is constantly interpreting key market and physical property data factors, moves rapidly, employs aggressive but fair dealings. He relishes the tough projects and listings using his battle tested experience, creativity, and deep regional and national network of business family members to produce better financial and philosophical business outcomes for all involved.
Michael has a proven ability to train incoming agents many of which are leaders now in our home market of Dallas Fort Worth. He has worked on large residential lot deals, home foreclosures, home flips and renovations, estate properties and mixed-use living environments.
Michael Carter is also well known in the national and Dallas/Fort Worth commercial real estate markets has worked nationally in the commercial investment sales arena. Michael is a well-qualified commercial real estate executive with over 30 years of experience negotiating transactions as a developer, investor, broker, landlord and tenant.
Michael is recognized for creative deal structuring and handling multiple projects and deadlines concurrently. Expert negotiating qualifications – creatively negotiated and closed complex transactions totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Michael has managed more than $100 million in commercial development projects, primarily Class A retail centers. Michael also brokered and sold many large office and retail assets in the $20 million dollar range.
Michael self-funded and attended The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and received a BBA in Business Administration. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas.