Kent Carlson

Kent brings more than 40 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 90,000+ Retail Grocery Stores
  • Interstate Business Center II & III; Brooklyn Park, MN; II – 42,290 SF, III – 96,764 SF; Industrial Redevelopment
  • Hamline Station; St. Paul, MN 175,000 SF; Mixed-Use Development, 108 Affordable Housing, 14,000 SF Retail
  • Liberty Industrial Park; Rogers, MN 2,227,000 SF Distribution Center
  • Interstate North Business Center II & III Clearfield
  • Excelsior Bay Harbor; Greenwood, MN Phase I – 10,000 SF, Phase II – 28,000 SF Office
  • Lighthouse of Sun Prairie; Sun Prairie, WI 185,000 SF; 144-bed Senior Housing Facility
  • Dean Lakes; Shakopee, MN 275-acre Mixed-use Development; Retail, Residential, Industrial and Office Northland Interstate Business
  • Center; Brooklyn Park, MN 80,000 SF; Clean Room and Office for Medical Sales
  • Symantec Campus; Roseville, MN 143,157 SF Office Building
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories; Maple Grove, MN 193,250 SF Corporate Headquarters and Pharmaceutical Laboratory/Warehouse
  • Mate Precision Tooling; Anoka, MN 200,784 SF Office/Light Industrial Manufacturing
  • Terrace Center; Robbinsdale, MN (2016) Mixed-use Retail and Office
  • The Chamberlain; Richfield, MN (2017) 316-unit multi-family
  • Parker Station Flats; Robbinsdale, MN (2019) 198-unit multi-family


  • 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