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I love the ever changing dynamic of the day-to-day challenges of solving real estate problems. From concept to vertical completion and implementation, each new project is like it’s own start up business that has to be envisioned, managed, and executed to be a success.

Jon Wilson

Director of Industrial Development
Charlotte, NC

With a passion for construction and the outdoors, Jon Wilson — a Wisconsin native, has worked as a project manager for a cold storage industrial contractor, as a project manager for an industrial contractor, as a manager directing new store construction for Kohl’s and then as director of operations at a real estate development and construction firm before finding his way to Charlotte in 2006. Since joining Childress Klein, Jon has been a key member of the industrial division which focuses on the development of multiple-sized industrial buildings and industrial parks for lease across the southeast. Providing end-to-end project and construction management services, Jon has continually delivered customized solutions that ensure quality planning and execution for all of our clients.

Within this new position as the Director of Industrial Development, Jon will spearhead the continued expansion of our business — a critical role given the growth of our land holdings, as well as the further entitlement and development work required to bring those sites into production.  In addition, he will be working closely with the other industrial partners to identify and secure new business opportunities.

MBA | Keller Graduate School of Management

B.S. Architectural Engineering | Milwaukee School of Engineering

Childress Klein
Director of Industrial Development, 2021 – Present
Director of Construction, 2016-2021
Construction Manager, 2006-2016

The Redmond Company
Director of Operations, 2006
Senior Property Manager, 2003-2006
Project Manager, 2002-2003

Kohl’s Corporation
Manager of Construction, 2001-2002

McCloud Construction, Inc.
Project Manager, 1999-2001

Environmental Structures, Inc.
Project Manager, 1995-1999

USGBC LEED Accredited Professional

NC State Licensed General Contractor

Carson’s Place Subdivision President

Did you know?

Jon will cycle over 5,500 miles in 2021