AlumNow: Carter grad driven to impact world of business


Three hundred million square feet of retail—that’s a lot of space. It’s also, roughly, the total amount of real estate that Terrence Maiden, David W. Carter High School alum (1996), has been responsible for developing or leasing during his career. Still under the age of 40, Maiden has only scratched the surface.

For Hub readers, Maiden’s face may look familiar and for good reason. AlumNow, a Hub feature that checks in with district alumni to see where they are now, recently profiled his twin brother, Tim. We thought it only fair to check in with Terrence for an update on his very impressive path where he is making an impact developing real estate and working in communities considered underserved.

What are you doing now?

I am the executive vice president of Corinth Properties, where I implement the growth of the company through real estate development and project leasing. I also serve as managing partner at The Nediam Company, a privately held capital venture/asset holdings firm based in Dallas.

Briefly list a few of your career and/or personal highlights.

  • Panda Restaurant Group Top Producer (more than 50 restaurant openings)
  • 2004 Panda IMPACT Award
  • 2005 Most Store Openings Award, Panda Restaurant Group
  • Director of Real Estate for Panera LLC
  • D CEO’s 2015 Commercial Real Estate Award for community impact of the Glen Oaks Crossing project
  • Developing The Canyon in Oak Cliff (30-acre mix-use development); Red Oak Crossings; and the Alexan West Dallas
  • Dallas Business Journal’s Forty under Forty list

What was your favorite subject or activity/involvement in high school?

My favorite involvement at Carter High School was Allied Youth. It kept us involved in community service work and helped us excel, academically.

Who was your favorite teacher?

I am so grateful for all of my teachers. There are so many of them who made a huge impact in my life. Mrs. Fagan has a special place in my heart. She was my fourth-grade teacher, and she was very caring and always had words of inspiration.

What lesson did you learn in high school or beyond that has served you well through the years?

There were many lesson I learned along the way. I have learned to appreciate the sense of community and togetherness among classmates and parents. The Carter High School family had a special kindred that is often hard to express. The relationships established have been very meaningful, and they serve as a constant reminder that, with family, you can handle the ups and downs.

What advice, if any, would you offer to high school students today?

To RISE each and every day: Respond to challenges with confidence. Inspire those within your circle of influence, positively. Always look for opportunities to Serve others less fortunate than yourselves.

College/University and degree earned: B.S. in science and engineering/business – Texas Christian University (2000)

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