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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

As the Director of Industrial Development at Childress Klein, Jon Wilson embodies a dynamic mix of skill, passion, and dedication. Proficient in identifying and securing new development opportunities, Jon’s strategic vision combines with the collaborative strength of the industrial partners, maintaining a sharp focus on client-centric solutions and meticulously planned projects.

Jon brings a distinct blend of construction passion and love for the outdoors to his work at Childress Klein. A Wisconsin native, Jon’s extensive career trajectory includes roles as project manager for both a cold storage industrial contractor and an industrial contractor, a managerial role overseeing new store construction for Kohl’s, and as the director of operations at a real estate development and construction firm.

Since joining Childress Klein, Jon has become an integral figure within the industrial division, concentrating on developing various sized industrial buildings and industrial parks for lease throughout the southeast. Offering comprehensive project and construction management services, he is consistently recognized for delivering tailored solutions that ensure meticulous planning and execution for our clients.

In his role as Director of Industrial Development, Jon continues to drive the company’s business expansion — a significant responsibility considering the growth of our land holdings along with the further entitlement and development work necessary to bring these sites into fruition. In addition, he actively engages 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