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What You Don’t Know About Joe Carrol

Photo: Grand Canyon at Zoroastria peak last year. 
Title: SVP, acquisitions, Lowe Enterprises.
What that means: Acquire parcels of land, apartment buildings, and mixed-use with residential components.
Company: Commercial, residential, hotel, and resort acquisition, development, and management. 
Most memorable project: CityVista at 5th and K Streets, NW. 120k SF mixed use, completed 2008, with 441 condos, 244 apartments, and 70k SF retail. 
DC CRE market in one word: Duck. Need to watch ourselves, make it look easy, and work hard under the surface.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Currently live: Park View, DC. 
Came to DC for: Wanted to be close to south after grad school. 
School: BS in Civil engineering, Florida A&M; MBA and JD, Harvard.
First job: Auto dealership, helping sales people, greeting customers, answering phones. 
Job in another life: Chemistry teacher. 
Daily habit: Takes three hours to wake up. 
Favorite movies: Coming To America (1988); National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1983).
Favorite vacation: Capetown, South Africa.
Bucket list: Motorcross racing. 
Hobbies: Write short stories. 
Startling fact: Been driving a 1996 Mazda 626 since buying it new 18 years ago. Has 162k miles and changed battery for first time two years ago. 
Advice for the 18-year-old you: Fail fast and have fun.

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