The Best & Brightest


Our people are industry experts. We recruit and hire the best development, investment and real estate leaders across the country. With our development expertise and Clayco’s vertically integrated design-build platform, you can trust our team to exceed your expectations on any project anywhere.

Executive Leadership

Bob Clark

Executive Chairman & Founder

Shawn Clark

Chief Executive Officer

Chris McKee


Steve Schnur

Chief Operating Officer

Corporate Leadership

CRG is backed by its talented team of real estate professionals. We understand that real estate development is a local business and our hands-on approach to commercial development ensures success across the United States.

Jennifer Nichols

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Josh Blaine

Chief Accounting Officer

Tim O’Connell

Vice President of Marketing

Acquisitions & Development

We understand that real estate development is a local business, which is why our regional leaders and their teams represent the best and brightest industry talent in each of our seven regional offices, including Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Southern California and St. Louis, with support and active projects in more than 30 markets nationally.

Industrial Infill Acquisition

Isaac Lau

Vice President of Acquisitions

Industrial Development

Mike Demperio

Southeast Region

Executive Vice President – Southeast Region

Frank Petkunas

Northeast Region

Executive Vice President & Partner – Northeast Region

Mark Sonnenberg

Southwest Region

Executive Vice President & Partner – Southwest Region

Susan Bergdoll

Midwest Region

Senior Vice President & Partner – Midwest Region

Kevin Scott

Ohio Valley Region

Senior Vice President & Partner – Ohio Valley Region

Michael Johnson

Southern California Region

Founder / Lake Creek Industrial – Southern Cal. Industrial Lead

Ted Knapp

Northwest Region

Vice President of Development – Pacific Northwest

Office & Mixed-Use Development

Jeff Tegethoff

Operating Partner – Mixed-Use

Residential Development

JJ Smith

Executive Vice President & Partner – Residential

Struan Robertson

Senior Vice President of Investments – Residential

Alison Mills

Vice President of Design & Development – Residential

Capital Markets & Investor Relations

CRG offers end-to-end real estate development and investment expertise with teams focused on creating value for our clients, investors and capital partners.

Kevin Newell

Executive Vice President & Chief Capital Officer – Industrial

Thomas Shanabruch

Vice President of Investments and Capital Markets – Residential

Ben Harris

Executive Vice President – Investor Relations