Quarterra SVP of Development, Southeast Division, Ray Crocker has been with Quarterra for more than a decade. This real estate veteran has been involved in the development of medical and educational facilities, in addition to multifamily properties. But did you know that Ray oversaw the first community ever built by Quarterra’s own construction team?
Let’s see what else you might not know about Ray, his experience and his pride in Quarterra’s culture.
What is your official title and job description?
My official title is Senior Vice President of Development, Southeast Division. My role is to lead and guide the Georgia and Tennessee Development team through all aspects of the development lifecycle including sourcing land, entitlement, feasibility, design, construction and disposition.
What is your Quarterra story (how did you land at Quarterra)?
My Quarterra story began in 2012 when Chris Cassidy invited me to join the Southeast Development team. Chris and I worked together previously, so I was honored to have the opportunity to join his team again. I began work in November of 2012, and my first assignment was to oversee The Four at Deerwood in Jacksonville, Florida. The Four was the second community that the company developed and sold. The Four was also the first community managed by our in-house property management team. Following The Four at Deerwood, I had the opportunity to oversee development for Roswell City Walk in historic downtown Roswell, Georgia. Roswell City Walk was the first community built by our in-house construction team.
Tell us your favorite thing about working at Quarterra?
We always find a way to have fun and reward the team for hard work and achieving their goals. The “work hard play hard” culture at Quarterra is an amazing way to show appreciation for the hard work that our associates put in every day.
What's your favorite Quarterra Core Value?
Quarterra’s commitment to integrity is my favorite core value. Quarterra has a trustworthy and creditable reputation in the business community.
What are you most looking forward to in Quarterra’s future?
I am looking forward to getting back to a faster pace workflow. Although we are always looking for opportunities, and I look forward to getting back to the grind!
I graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. I started my professional carrier in commercial construction, working for Nivens Engineering in Beaufort, South Carolina as a project engineer. I moved to Atlanta in October of 1996 and took a job with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. There, I spent 10 years as a project manager, building high-rise multifamily, bio-medical, office and higher education teaching facilities. In 2006, I decided to transition from construction and took a position as development manager at Highlands Residential in Atlanta where I managed the development of several communities in Georgia and Central Florida. In 2008, I took a job as program manager for Hal Gibson Companies and managed several student housing communities, teaching facilities and laboratory projects for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. In 2012, I joined Quarterra.