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Grady Hamilton

Grady Hamilton

Business Unit Leader / Managing Director

Grady Hamilton Business Unit Leader / Managing Director
Chicago 700 Commerce Dr.
Suite 455
Oak Brook, IL 60523


Grady Hamilton serves as a Managing Director and head of Trammell Crow Company’s Midwest Business Unit. He is responsible for the overall performance of the Business Unit, including identifying new development and investment opportunities throughout Chicago, Minneapolis and the Upper Midwest. Under Grady’s leadership, TCC’s Midwest Business Unit is responsible with over $925MM in development, across office, life science, industrial and multi-family projects; including more than 2015 apartment units across 13 luxury multi-family and active adult projects. 

 A 20-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Grady previously served as Vice President, General Manager of Opus North Corporation, where he oversaw the company’s development operations across all product types in Chicago.  While with Opus North, Grady developed four Class A office buildings totaling more than 650,000 square feet, covering both speculative and build-to-suit projects.  Among these projects, Grady completed several significant lease transactions to tenants such as Solo Cup Company (133,000 SF), DeVry, Inc. (175,000 SF), Dover Corporation (70,000 SF), Mead Johnson Nutrition (67,000 SF), and AIG (119,000 SF) and twice accepted NAIOP Chicago’s Suburban Office Development of The Year Award on behalf of Opus North Corporation.

Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement

  • Emeritus Board Member – National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) – Chicago Chapter
  • NAIOP Chicago President - 2014

Education & Credentials

  • Miami University - Bachelor of Science, Engineering Management, 1997

Project Developments

  • Midtown Square - 138 apartments in Glenview, IL*
  • Port Clinton Place - 66 condos & 20 row homes in Vernon Hills, IL
  • Burr Ridge Village Center - 193-condo development in Burr Ridge, IL
  • Build-to-suit-to-lease project for AIG/American General, 119,000 SF - responsible for the development, leasing and sale, Springfield, IL
  • 301 Kenwood Parkway - 12-condo development in Minneapolis, MN
  • Midtown Lofts - 72- condo development in Minneapolis, MN
  • Printer’s Row - 48-condo development in St. Paul, MN
  • Waterstreet Brownstones - 34-condo, 109-apartment development in Des Moines, IA
  • Opus Gateway at The Glen, with tenants Mead Johnson Nutrition (67,000 SF) and Navman Wireless (9,000 SF), in Glenview, IL
  • Highland Landmark V, with tenants DeVry, Inc. (175,000 SF) and Dover Corporation (70,000 SF) in Downers Grove, IL
  • Arcata - 165 apartments in Golden Valley, MN*
  • Junction Flats - 182 apartments in Minneapolis, MN*
  • Midtown Business Center - 185,470 SF  industrial development  in Roseville, MN
  • Opus Landmark of Lake Forest II, with tenants Solo Cup Company (133,000 SF) and ICON Clinical Research (28,000 SF) in Lake Forest, IL

*Multifamily projects by High Street Residential, TCC's residential subsidiary

Grady Hamilton Business Unit Leader / Managing Director
Chicago 700 Commerce Dr.
Suite 455
Oak Brook, IL 60523