Carlock has been active in the real estate income property development and management business in the Southeast since 1972. He is a past president of the National, Georgia, and Atlanta Apartment Associations and he has been inducted in the Georgia and National Apartment Association Halls of Fame. He is chairman of the executive committee of ECI Group. He graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and holds the certified property manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and the CAPS designation from the National Apartment Association. Carlock and his wife, Helen, reside in Atlanta.