Chief Executive Officer
Shawn Clark serves as Chief Executive Officer at CRG, bringing over fifteen years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Shawn’s key responsibilities include developing strategic plans and ensuring their successful implementation, overseeing investment management activities, fostering a culture of collaboration and teamwork. His expertise also extends to overseeing deal structuring, project-level financing, development management, and asset management.
Under Shawn’s dynamic leadership, CRG has significantly expanded its national footprint across industrial, residential, and office development platform, boasting eight regional offices. His strategic direction has led to the launch of five fund vehicles and the successful development of over $1 billion of new industrial, multifamily, student housing, office, and mixed-use assets annually.
In a recent initiative, Shawn spearheaded the creation of CRG’s new Industrial Acquisition division and the company’s U.S. Industrial Acquisitions Fund. His keen eye for talent brought in high-profile industry leaders from Duke Realty’s executive team to join the new division.
Shawn holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Science and Management from Clemson University.
His passion for making a positive impact extends beyond his professional life. Shawn is the founder of Illumination, an immersive theatrical event that raises awareness and funds for rare disease research. Since its inception in 2016, Illumination has raised $8.6 million to support its vital mission.
In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, Shawn is also an active Steering Committee member for the Chicago Real Estate Awards, and event that raises funds to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. In 2023, Shawn was named to Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” list and named one of the “Best Bosses” by GlobeSt.com.
Crain’s Chicago Business, 40 Under 40, 2023
GlobeSt.com, Best Bosses, 2023
RE Journals Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame, 2021
Chicago Real Estate Awards Steering Committee Member
NAIOP Chicago Chapter Member
YPO Chicago Chapter Member
Urban Land Institute Member
Masters of Science in Real Estate Finance & Investment, DePaul University – Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Construction Science & Management, Clemson University – Clemson, South Carolina