Family, friends and work associates mourn loss of longtime Orlando land investor and broker | GrowthSpotter
By Dustin Wyatt | Growthspotter | Jun 21, 2022 at 6:02 pm
Maury Carter, who fell in in love with land as a child growing up on a 100-acre farm in Virginia, started his own Orlando business in the 1970′s, and became one of the most prominent and successful land investors and brokers in Central Florida over the course of a 45-year career, died Saturday. He was 89.
The company he started, Maury L. Carter & Associates, is responsible for approximately $1.5 billion in transactions on well over 200,000 acres. Some of the land that was once owned and sold by Carter went on to later become development hotspots, such as sections of Orlando’s tourism district, Hunter’s Creek, and parts of Lake Nona.
The company’s portfolio is valued in excess of $300 million, according to the company’s website.
“His imprint on projects and land is far and wide,” Maury’s son, Daryl Carter, told GrowthSpotter. “But more important is the impact he had on people. He was so humble that he would always deflect praise and give credit to someone else. He was a man of integrity. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would say anything negative about my dad.”
To many in the industry, he served as a mentor with a calming presence.
“I can never remember him raising his voice, even in the most difficult situations,” said Scott Crossman, the CEO of Crossman and Company.