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Dallas Whitaker | Chief Executive Officer, Carter Exchange

Dallas Whitaker, CCIM, is the Chief Executive Officer and a Co-Founder of Carter Exchange, a national real estate investment and management company that sponsors institutional-quality real estate exchange programs that are intended to qualify for tax deferral under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Mr. Whitaker is responsible for strategic day-to-day leadership of the company and establishing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He is also a co-founder and shareholder of Carter Multifamily and Aphorio Carter Critical Infrastructure Fund. Mr. Whitaker has a 37-year career in commercial real estate participating in over $10 billion of acquisitions, development, leasing and capital-raising activities. His expertise comprises a range of investment advisory experience, risk capital management, investment fund formations, and commercial property services.

From January 2015 to November 2018, Mr. Whitaker served in various capacities as a senior executive with Carter Validus, a Tampa, FL-based sponsor of public and private real estate investment programs with assets under management totaling over $4 billion in the data center and healthcare sectors.

As Chief Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of CV Data Center Growth & Income Fund, Mr. Whitaker’s responsibilities included overseeing acquisitions, portfolio leasing, new fund formations and supporting fundraising efforts for its $3 billion capital raise.

In 2017, he co-founded Carter Multifamily, a sponsor of multifamily investment programs headquartered in Tampa, Florida. In 2007, he founded Greystone Equity LLC., a commercial real estate investment and advisory firm with investments in the office, industrial, data center and multifamily sectors. Previously, from 2000 to 2007, he served as a Senior Vice President with Colonial Properties Trust (NYSE:CLP), where he was a key member of an executive management team that accumulated and successfully went full cycle on a 20-million-square-foot office portfolio. Prior to Colonial, Mr. Whitaker spent the first half of his career focused on leasing, development, brokerage and property management working with regional and national real estate investment and development firms JMB Realty Corporation, Carter & Associates and Daniel Corporation.

Additionally, Mr. Whitaker currently serves on the board of directors of ADISA and has been very active in various industry associations, including serving on the board of directors and as chapter president of NAIOP, CCIM and the Real Estate Investment Council of Tampa Bay. He is a licensed real estate broker in Florida and Alabama, holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Furman University.