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Charles Brewer

Founder, Mindspring, Green Street Properties

Atlanta

Charles Brewer is the founder of MindSpring Enterprises, an American Internet service provider, Green Street Properties, a real estate development company, and Las Catalinas, a resort town in Costa Rica. He serves on the board of directors of the Midtown (Atlanta) Alliance, the Atlanta Commerce Club, and he serves on the board of councilors of the Carter Center.

After a frustrating experience trying to set up an Internet account, Charles decided to start his own ISP. He founded MindSpring Enterprises in 1994. From the beginning, Charles crafted a set of Core Values and Beliefs which outlined how employees in the company would treat each other and their customers. MindSpring grew to be one of the largest national ISPs, and eventually merged with EarthLink on February 4, 2000. Frustrated with the direction taken by the company after the merger, Charles soon left the company and sold his stock holdings.

On June 14, 2001, Charles announced the formation of Green Street Properties. Green Street's focus is on developing residential communities in the New Urbanist style, and its first project in Glenwood Park opened on June 18, 2005.

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