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"Carson seeks to provide a positive economic impact by constructing and owning industrial buildings critical to manufacturing and the supply chain"

Carson Companies is a developer and long-term owner of industrial real estate with property management, asset management, leasing, construction management and development capabilities. The portfolio of properties owned exceeds 17 million square feet and is located in major labor and distribution hubs throughout California, Texas, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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James D. Flynn

Carson Leadership

James D. Flynn

President

Jim sets the strategic direction of the Company and has hands-on involvement in every activity to ensure that the Company’s goals are achieved. He is a member of Carson’s Board of Trustees. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Managing Director with AEW Capital Management, L.P. where he initiated and managed real estate investment ventures totaling over $3 billion. Prior to AEW, he was with Arthur Young & Company in Boston. Jim has more than 35 years of real estate experience, and joined the Company in 1999 as President. Jim is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Jim is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a Trustee of Simmons College of Boston.

John W. Hawkinson

John W. Hawkinson

Sr. Vice President, Finance

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Todd L. Burnight

Todd L. Burnight

Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Development

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Daniel G. Zoch

Daniel G. Zoch

Sr. Vice President, Texas

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Boyd A. Nies

Boyd A. Nies

Vice President, Controller

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Edward M. Jakubik

Edward M. Jakubik

Vice President of Property Management

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Christopher Hermance

Christopher Hermance

Managing Director, Philadelphia & New Jersey

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Daniel Darnell

Daniel Darnell

Vice President, Asset & Portfolio Management

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John W. Hawkinson

Sr. Vice President, Finance

John is the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and oversees all accounting, financial reporting and risk management activities. In addition, John is involved with structuring our institutional partnerships. He has arranged in excess of $900 million of permanent, construction and revolving debt facilities on behalf of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he was in the auditing and consulting departments of Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Los Angeles, and with Pacific Atlas Development Company, a Japanese-owned real estate developer. John has more than 35 years of real estate and accounting experience. He joined the Company in 1997 as Vice President, Controller and was promoted to his current position in 2001. John graduated from the University of Southern California, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Todd L. Burnight

Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Development


Todd is involved in development, acquisitions and leasing in Southern California. Before joining the Company, Todd was Vice President and Market Officer for ProLogis, where he was responsible for a broad range of development, marketing and management activities in Southern California and Las Vegas, including site selection, acquisitions and lease negotiations. Prior to ProLogis, he was an Associate Director with Cushman & Wakefield, and a Principal with Parker Properties. Todd has 19 years of real estate experience and joined the Company in 2007. He received a B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California. Todd is a member of the Board of Directors for Southern California’s Inland Empire chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

Edward M. Jakubik

Vice President of Property Management


Eddie joined the Company in 2001 and has served as Vice President of Property Management since 2009.  In his role as Vice President, he leads the property management team and oversees the overall performance and tenant relations for the Company’s wholly owned assets as well as its institutional partners’ real estate portfolio.  Eddie was previously with The Merit Companies and has more than two decades of experience in real estate property management.  He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Boyd A. Nies

Vice President, Controller

Boyd is responsible for the daily accounting operations, financial reporting and budgeting for the Company. Prior to joining Carson Companies in 1999, he was the Controller for Bravante-Curci Investors, L.P., a private real estate investment venture. He began his career in public accounting at Deloitte and Touche and served as the Accounting Manager at Impco Technologies. Boyd graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1993 and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California in 2003. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Daniel G. Zoch

Sr. Vice President, Texas

Dan is responsible for the Company’s Houston operations including portfolio management, acquisitions, leasing and development. Dan has been instrumental in growing the Company’s Houston portfolio to more than 6 million square feet. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, he was an industrial real estate broker with Boyd Commercial in Houston. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas.  Dan is a Texas licensed real estate broker and active in both ULI and NAIOP. 

Daniel D. Darnell

Vice President, Asset & Portfolio Management

Dan is involved in acquisitions, development, entitlement, asset management and portfolio management across the Company’s three markets, with particular focus on Southern California. Prior to joining the Company in 2013, he was a Production Associate in the multifamily division of Freddie Mac, where he underwrote, sized and priced loan quotes, with over $2 billion in successfully funded loans.  Dan is a graduate of NAIOP’s Young Professional Group and is a member of its Alumni Committee.  He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. 

Christopher Hermance

Managing Director, Philadelphia & New Jersey

Chris is responsible for the Company’s east coast operations including acquisitions, development, portfolio management, leasing, and property management. His acquisition activity is focused on development in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Chris has had 10 years of real estate investing and management experience prior to joining the Company in 2015. Prior to Carson Companies, Chris was Vice President of Investments with KTR Capital Partners where he sourced and acquired development sites in Texas and Pennsylvania. He was with Grosvenor Fund Management as an Acquisitions Officer and with Starwood Capital Group as Lead Portfolio Manager. Chris is a member of NAIOP’s Developing Leaders National Forum. He holds a B.A. in Finance and an M.B.A from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.