Kent Carlson

Kent brings more than 35 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, 92,000 SF, Retail Grocery Store New Hope, MN
  • Hamline Station, 175,000 SF, Mixed-use Development: 108 Affordable Housing, 14,000 SF Retail, St. Paul, MN
  • Liberty Industrial Park 2, 227,000 SF Distribution Center, Rogers, MN
  • Excelsior Bay Harbor, Phase I — 10,000, Phase II — 10,300 SF, Office, Greenwood, MN
  • Lighthouse of Sun Prairie, 185,000 SF, 144-bed Senior Housing Facility. Sun Prairie, WI
  • South Shore Corporate Park, Phase I — 2,394,200 SF, Phase II — 2,000,000 SF, Office/Light Industrial, Tampa, FL
  • Dean Lakes, 275-acre, Mixed-use Development Including Retail, Residential, Industrial and Office, Shakopee, MN


  • Program Committee, Minnesota Shopping Center Association, (MSCA)
  • Chair, Deephaven Planning Commission
  • Housing and Redevelopment Committee Member, Projects for Pride in Living (PPL)
  • Board Member, Freshwater Foundation
  • Past President and Chair of the Long-range Planning Committee, NAIOP MN Chapter