Carr Companies


Oliver T. Carr, Jr. oversees strategic planning and operation of Carr Companies as well as being a source of unflagging inspiration, having been a key figure in the development and rebirth of the nation's capital.

As the Founder of The Oliver Carr Company (1962) and CarrAmerica (1993), Mr. Carr has developed over 11 million square feet of office, retail, residential and hotel properties in the Washington, DC region and managed 26.3 million square feet of commercial space in 12 markets across the country.

An inductee of the Washington Business Hall of Fame, Mr. Carr is also Chairman Emeritus of George Washington University’s Board of Trustees, former Chairman of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and a former Trustee of the Federal City Council. In addition to Carr Hospitality and Carr City Centers, Mr. Carr is Founder and Chairman of Carr Workplaces, a national workplace solutions company, and Carr Community Foundation (previously known as Rising Stars), 501(c) (3) Private Foundation dedicated to the support of organizations which help “at-risk” children succeed in their education and their community. In 2016, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Urban Land Institute. 


Austin Flajser is President & CEO of Carr Companies with over 40 executive suite, hotel, commercial and retail assets under management in 8 markets across the country. These assets account for over $180M in annual operating revenue and over $200M of new projects currently in the development pipeline. Austin received his Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University, his Masters in Real Estate from Georgetown University and his Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University.


Matthew Buhts is responsible for the acquisition and financing for all real estate projects in the Carr Companies portfolio. Prior to Carr, Mr. Buhts was the Director of Acquisitions for Clark Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), where he sourced and structured joint venture equity investments for ground-up development projects consisting of multi-family, office and hotel (stabilized value of approximately $900 million). In addition to equity investments, Mr. Buhts oversaw all debt financing for real estate portfolio with a gross value in excess of $2.7 billion. Prior to CEI, Matthew was an Assistant Vice President for iStar Financial and began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harvard University with a concentration in Economics and a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California.