Today’s conversation is with Jim Clewlow, the Chief Investment Officer of CenterPoint, one of the nation’s largest and most influential industrial commercial real estate investors and developers. Jim’s road to CenterPoint was an improbable one. He started in the commercial real estate industry after graduating from the University of Illinois and taking a research job with CBRE. He wanted to become an office broker, but opportunities there were scant, so he went to the industrial side of the business and had to learn on his own the ins and outs of that industry. And it was not a very exciting part of the industry at that time, either.
Today, Jim and CenterPoint are helping define the industrial real estate market throughout the country, and Jim sees the industry’s constant change as one of its most appealing features.