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Overview

CRG is a leading North American real estate developer headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Chicago, Sacramento, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Northern New Jersey.

Our team has developed more than 5,000 acres of land and delivered over 160 million square feet of commercial, industrial, and multifamily assets exceeding $9.0 billion in value.

Leadership

Our leadership team has worked together for over 30 years to develop and deliver the best products in the industry.


VICE-PRESIDENT, WESTERN REGION
John Banchero
VICE-PRESIDENT, WESTERN REGION
John Banchero
916-425-9177
John servers as the West Coast Regional Manager responsible for enhancing the company’s growth on the West Coast. With over 40 years of experience, John’s been responsible for the development of over 8 million-square-feet of retail, office, and industrial projects in Northern California, Virginia and the Carolinas. John was a managing partner of many projects including Antelope West, Raley Business Park, and Norwood Tech. John also launched the National Marketing Division to negotiate multi-city transactions with local partners and expand into new markets.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, EAST REGION
Scott Caplan
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, EAST REGION
Scott Caplan
412-913-7505
With over 30 years of experience, Scott has been active in developing over 1,500 acres of land and delivering over 9 million-square-feet of commercial office and industrial assets. Scott serves as the Business Development Manager East Region for CRG. His core specialties are business and relationship development, focused on build-to-suit activities. Scott will also focus on developing market opportunities for achieving the development objectives of CRG’s Industrial Development.
Principal
Jay Case
Principal
Jay Case
312-239-1286
As principal of CRG, Jay guides the company’s residential and multi-family developments across the U.S. Jay has an established background identifying and delivering real estate development and redevelopment opportunities. He also has extensive experience in historical renovations and conversions to multi-family. Jay creates robust financial structures utilizing federal, state and local incentives and works closely with financial institutions to maximum returns to the company and investors.
PRINCIPAL, Chief Development Officer
Larry Chapman
PRINCIPAL, Chief Development Officer
Larry Chapman
314-952-7790
Larry has been an active industrial park developer since the late 1970’s and has been a partner with Clayco since the late 1980’s. In this time, Larry has developed over 7,200 acres of land and delivered over 16 million-square-feet of Industrial assets. Larry’s technical expertise and extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate development focus on structuring and implementing the transaction to ensure the desired outcome for all of the stakeholders.
CHAIRMAN & CEO
Bob Clark
CHAIRMAN & CEO
Bob Clark
312-884-8005
Bob started Clayco with the goal of finding new, better ways to do business, and hasn’t looked back since. Over the past 32 years, Bob has turned Clayco into one of the top Design Build and Development companies in America, while continuing Clayco’s commitment to the communities in which it works. Bob has become a national civic and business leader, and has established and nurtured a culture of innovation, collaboration and a can-do attitude that positions Clayco as the best option for clients, and one of the best places to work in the country.
VICE-PRESIDENT , FINANCE
Shawn Clark
VICE-PRESIDENT , FINANCE
Shawn Clark
312-884-8008
With seven years of commercial real estate experience, Shawn is responsible for establishing the North American industrial investment strategy, raising investment capital and servicing the firm’s investor base. Shawn is actively focused on project and fund-level financing activity as well as other responsibilities in deal structure, operations, development management and asset management.
ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, PROJECT STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION
Sarah Davis
ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, PROJECT STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION
Sarah Davis
314-592-2164
Sarah specializes in real estate development, with an emphasis on incentivized development, and is experienced in managing complex real estate and finance transactions from inception to completion.
VICE-PRESIDENT, SOUTHEAST REGION
Mike Demperio
VICE-PRESIDENT, SOUTHEAST REGION
Mike Demperio
770-330-2280
From CRG's offices in Atlanta, Mike serves as the Southeastern Regional Manager responsible for enhancing the company’s growth in the Southeast. With more than 40 years of experience, Mike has developed over 20 industrial parks and over 25 million-square-feet of industrial buildings throughout the United States.
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Curtis Florence
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Curtis Florence
312-229-6448
Curtis has experience balancing multiple complex projects. He has assisted clients with concept development, business development, project budgeting and much more. In his role as Development Manager for CRG, Curtis oversees and manages projects from planning to design to construction to leasing.
Counsel, Project Strategy and Implementation
Stacey Grote
Counsel, Project Strategy and Implementation
Stacey Grote
314-592-5606
Stacey specializes in real estate development, with an emphasis on incentivized development, and is experienced in managing complex real estate and finance transactions from inception to completion.  Prior to joining Clayco, Stacey practiced in the Real Estate, Development & Construction industry team at Husch Blackwell. During her time there, Stacey represented a wide variety of clients in matters relating to commercial real estate transactions including leasing, sales and acquisitions, and development.
DIRECTOR, INDUSTRIAL PLANNING AND DESIGN
Alp Haciosmanoglu
DIRECTOR, INDUSTRIAL PLANNING AND DESIGN
Alp Haciosmanoglu
312-229-6412
As Director of Industrial Planning and Design, Alp provides design and planning oversight and delivers full-service building solutions to clients on a national level. He has over 20 years of experience in the design of a wide range of industrial settings, including distribution, manufacturing, and food processing facilities.
President
Chris McKee
President
Chris McKee
314-592-2130
As president of CRG, Chris is in charge of guiding the CRG team in the areas of industrial, commercial and multi-family developments across the United States. Chris has an established background in identifying and delivering valuable real estate development opportunities. Using his experience in the political and financial markets, Chris works to create robust financing packages utilizing federal, state and local incentive packages and working closely with financial institutions to the maximum benefit of the client. During his 15 years of real estate development experience, Chris has contributed to the development and construction of over $500 million in commercial property.
PRINCIPAL, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Dave Moses
PRINCIPAL, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Dave Moses
314-592-2217
Clayco built its reputation early on by building complex distribution and warehouse facilities for some of the world’s largest companies. Dave has been there from the very beginning and has helped shape what has become the strongest building portfolio of manufacturing and warehouse facilities in the country. His critical knowledge of site/utility design, concrete steel and FP, mechanical, and electrical systems are key factors in helping Dave successfully oversee large, complex, industrial facilities across the country. His experience and performance are key factors in building Clayco’s reputation of “doing what we say we will do” and never missing a deadline.
PROJECT EXECUTIVE
Otto Nichols III
PROJECT EXECUTIVE
Otto Nichols III
312-229-6429
Otto will be responsible for ensuring the project design is complete and all design requirements are met. He will play an active role and participate in all phases of the project from initial programming, through final occupancy. Otto exhibits a strong sense for the balance of design with construction costs and works diligently to maximize the highest quality design for the best value.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jeff Pardieck
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jeff Pardieck
314-592-2148
Jeff manages CRG’s internal and external reporting processes and commitments and jointly serves at the Project Controller for CRG’s affiliate NorthPark Partners. Jeff has been CRG’s CFO since 2013, and the NorthPark Partners controller since 2007. Prior to joining NorthPark and then CRG, Jeff worked as a CPA for 14 years at both local and national accounting firms, providing accounting and tax services to clients in various industries including contracting, banking, not-for-pro t, manufacturing, distributing, and real estate, and also for three years in the private sector as the controller for a homebuilding and real estate development company.
Development Associate
Brittani Sanders
Development Associate
Brittani Sanders
312-994-1595
Brittani joined the CRG team after six years of industry experience in order to support the Development Team with managing multiple phases of the real estate development process such as site selection, due diligence, financial analysis and budgeting. Brittani performs market research, demographic studies and competitive analysis in order to analyze existing marketing conditions. She also assists in the overall transition of the asset from construction to operations.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL
Caroline Saunders
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL
Caroline Saunders
314-592-2295
Caroline leads the legal team for CRG’s development activities. Her deep experience in both development and construction allows her to seamlessly incorporate the Clayco full-service integrated delivery system. CRG’s legal team touches nearly every aspect of the business and its people, and provides practical, no-nonsense, real-life solutions for our clients and our developments. Over the past decade, Caroline has been critical in the development of 2,068 acres of land, 11 million-square-feet of industrial development and over $1.77 billion in total design, build and real estate transactions.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
Mike Wurtsbaugh, SIOR
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
Mike Wurtsbaugh, SIOR
314-592-5620
Mike brings over 27 years of experience in commercial real estate development, investment, and finance on a national basis. He has consummated over $1 billion in commercial real estate transactions with a diversity of experience in all asset types. As Vice President of CRG, Mike spearheads the team’s industrial development efforts nationally. Mike coordinates the team’s efforts from acquisition through disposition, including due diligence, sourcing, financing, managing capital relationships, leasing, and coordinating CRG’s asset management responsibilities.

Experience

As experienced veterans in the field, CRG leverages the capability of Clayco to develop, finance, design, construct and deliver your strategic initiative to reach your financial and institutional goals.

We provide comprehensive development services beginning with site selection and market assessment. CRG will provide your project with in-depth financial analysis through its extensive network of capital sources, banking partners and federal and state incentive negotiations to maximize cost benefit. Our team will also provide your project with the necessary due diligence, site planning, and cooperation with local zoning authorities to ensure the smoothest construction process.

This seamless development process coupled with the extensive expertise of the Clayco team consistently results in client satisfaction and project success. As an independent privately owned company, there are no constraints that can limit creativity or ability to conform the structure or a real estate transaction to meet the needs of our clients. For a list of our current projects, see our Projects page.