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John Carlson

John Carlson


John Carlson Principal
Chicago 700 Commerce Dr.
Suite 455
Oak Brook, IL 60523


John Carlson serves as Principal of Trammell Crow Company’s Midwest Business Unit. John joined TCC in 2012. He is responsible for development and acquisition activities throughout Chicago and Minneapolis, and the Upper Midwest, including sourcing new opportunities, developing capital relationships, and helping to manage the company’s entitlement, development, and repositioning strategies.

Prior to joining Trammell Crow, John served a Senior Associate for Opus Development Corporation. John also managed the development of three residential projects including: Burr Ridge Village Center in Burr Ridge, IL (193 condominium units), Port Clinton Place in Vernon Hills, IL (60 condominium units, 20 rowhome units), Arboretum Landmark in Lisle, IL (310 apartment units). In addition, he assisted in the execution of three speculative office developments totaling 540,000 square feet. Opus Landmark of Lake Forest II, Highland Landmark V, and Opus Gateway at The Glen.

Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement

  • Treasurer/Sponsorship Chair – National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) – Chicago Chapter


Education & Credentials

  • University of Minnesota, College of Design, Bachelor of Science – 2007

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Visionary Leader Award - Chicago Chapter of Urban Land Institute

Project Developments

  • Foundry - 164 apartment units in Minneapolis, MN*
  • Park 205 - 115 apartment units in Park Ridge, IL*
  • Maple & Main Apartments - 115 apartment units in Downers Grove, IL*
  • Port Clinton Place - 66 condos & 20 row homes in Vernon Hills, IL
  • Build-to-suit-to-lease project for AIG/American General, 119,000 SF - responsible for the development, leasing and sale, Springfield, IL
  • Arcata - 165 apartment units in Golden Valley, MN*
  • Junction Flats - 182 apartment units in Minneapolis, MN*
  • Burr Ridge Village Center - 193-condo development in Burr Ridge, IL
  • Arboretum Landmark - 310 apartment units in  Lisle, IL
  • Midtown Square - 138 apartment units in Glenview, IL*
  • The Island - 174 apartment units in Minnetonka, MN*
  • Midtown Business Center - 185,470 SF  industrial development  in Roseville, MN
  • Highland Landmark V, with tenants DeVry, Inc. (175,000 SF) and Dover Corporation (70,000 SF) in Downers Grove, IL

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

John Carlson Principal
Chicago 700 Commerce Dr.
Suite 455
Oak Brook, IL 60523