Alison Mills

Alison Mills

Vice President of Design & Development - Residential


Alison is the Vice President of Design and Development for CRG. Based in Chicago, she joined the Clayco family to grow the firm’s residential development practice. She focuses primarily on acquisitions and early-stage underwriting, front-end entitlement and public approvals processes, due diligence, pro forma and design management, and GMP procurement. Over her career, Alison has developed over 2,700 residential units, representing over $1.1 billion in development starts. She currently oversees the firm’s overall development activities for the residential business. Alison also actively tracks trends in multifamily amenities, technology, and operations, and is involved in managing and implementing company standards and specifications across CRG’s national portfolio. Alison is also a member of the Real Estate Finance Forum, Urban Land Institute, and the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Previously, Alison worked in architecture at Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York City. She holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning with a Certificate in Real Estate Development from UC Berkeley and graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in Architecture from Princeton University.

Master’s Degree, City Planning – University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts – Princeton University