Kent Carlson

Kent brings more than 45 years of senior-level management experience to Inland Development Partners. With his expertise, experience and strong real estate relationships, he understands the development process including site selection and acquisition, city permits and approvals, sales and leasing as well as financial package creation. Kent collaborates closely with cities in redeveloping underutilized or blighted sites. He has a national reputation in brownfield redevelopment, which has earned his projects national awards. Kent also has expertise assisting clients with designing manufacturing facilities and distribution centers, corporate headquarters, multi-family housing and retail facilities.


  • Master development planning
  • Award-winning, national reputation for redevelopment and brownfields
  • Retail, industrial and office development expertise
  • Frequent guest speaker on development and redevelopment topics most recently at the Ehlers Conference and the Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA)


  • Hy-Vee; New Hope and Robbinsdale, MN
  • Interstate Business Center II & III; Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Hamline Station; St. Paul, MN 175,000 SF; Mixed-Use
  • Liberty Industrial Park; Rogers, MN
  • Excelsior Bay Harbor; Greenwood, MN
  • Lighthouse of Sun Prairie; Sun Prairie, WI
  • Dean Lakes; Shakopee, MN
  • Northland Interstate Business Center; Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Symantec Campus; Roseville, MN
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories; Maple Grove, MN
  • Mate Precision Tooling; Anoka, MN
  • Terrace Center; Robbinsdale, MN (2016)
  • The Chamberlain; Richfield, MN (2017)
  • Parker Station Flats; Robbinsdale, MN (2019)


  • Council Member, City of Deephaven
  • Housing and Redevelopment Committee Member, Projects for Pride in Living (PPL)
  • Chair and Past President, Long-range Planning Committee, NAIOP
  • Executive Committee and Board Member, Wayzata Country Club
  • Former Board Member, Freshwater Foundation