In 1976, James Carr founded Westbrooke Communities, Inc., a land development and residential home building company which quickly catapulted into the ranks of the state’s largest and most respected builders, with more than 15,000 homes constructed throughout South Florida. In its first year of operation, Westbrooke built 101 homes. Subsequently, the company he founded built in excess of 1,000 homes per year.
In 1998, Mr. Carr sold Westbrooke Communities, Inc. to Pacific USA Holdings, Corp. a Texas-based company engaged in financial services, real estate activities, technology and investment banking. He continued to serve as President and CEO until 2001.
In 2001, Mr. Carr formed Carr Residential I, LLC with the purpose of developing specific in-fill locations and multi-family communities throughout South Florida. Among his completed projects are: Hampton Isles, a 229-unit townhome community in Pembroke Pines; The Villas at Harbor Isles, a 429-unit townhome project in Dania Beach; Cocoplum, a 57-unit townhome community in Dania Beach, Aqua Isles, Siena, and Pembroke Cay, all town-home villa communities located throughout South Broward, and Treo, a 131-unit project in Miramar.
In 2008, Mr. Carr founded CC Devco, LLC, a partnership with Armando Codina. CC Homes was formed with the purpose of purchasing and developing large tracts throughout Florida for single-family homes and townhomes. CC Homes, is rated one of Florida’s top builder-developers. The firm’s portfolio includes Monterra in Cooper City, Waterview and Marbella in Miramar, Parkside Estates and Arbor Reserve in Davie, Osprey Oaks in Palm Beach, Chateaux in Parkland, Canarias and The Townhomes in Downtown Doral, Bonterra in Hialeah, Circle S Estates in Southwest Ranches, Maple Ridge in Ave Maria, Fronterra in Naples, Traditions and Torino at Grey Oaks in Naples among other current and coming soon communities.
An active member of the South Florida community, Mr. Carr has been involved with Baptist Heath South Florida (BHSF) for the past 20 years. He is a member of BHSF’s Board of Trustees, currently serving as Chairman of the Board.
Prior to this, Mr. Carr served on the Board of Directors of three public corporations: Newmark Homes Corp, LNR Properties and Great Florida Bank. Mr. Carr is past President of the Builders Association of South Florida (1986) and a recipient of numerous industry-related and philanthropic awards. Most recently, he and wife Susan were honored with the Philanthropy Award by The Coral Gables Community Foundation.