DC Family Business Forum

About DC Family Business Forum

The mission of the DC Family Business Forum is to promote and foster the growth and ongoing success of family businesses through learning, sharing and creating effective solutions regarding the critical issues and challenges confronting family businesses in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Presentations and seminars are supported entirely by multi-disciplinary sponsors who are involved in working with family businesses as part of their routine practice.

Attendance to lectures and presentations sponsored by the DC Family Business Forum is offered by invitation only to a limited number of family-owned businesses. Participation in activities is restricted to invitees and sponsors. An invitation is extended by sponsors to family businesses who have the ability to benefit from and participate in the lecture series. Invited businesses will generally have a family member with controlling interest in the business and at least one family member currently employed in the business.



Thomas Carr

Thomas A. Carr joined Federal Capital Partners (FCP), a real estate private equity firm, in 2007. Mr. Carr is a member of the company’s Investment Committee and has responsibility for commercial office and manufactured housing investments, capital raising and general management. Since 2008, FCP and its affiliates have raised approximately $2.3 billion of equity and invested in approximately $4.5 billion of real estate assets across the eastern and sunbelt states. Mr. Carr has more than 37 years of experience in the real estate industry focusing on all aspects of development, operations, capital markets and investments.

Mr. Carr is the former Chairman and CEO of CarrAmerica Realty Corporation (formerly NYSE:CRE). He serves as Trustee Emeritus and Past Chairman of the Board of the NHP Foundation and is on the Board of The Oliver Carr Company. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, a former member of the Real Estate Roundtable, former President of the Board of The Maret School, and former Trustee of The Federal City Council. Mr. Carr has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Urban Studies from Brown University.