JAY P. CARLSON, Managing Broker/Principal
Specializing In: Retail, Land, Development
Jay Carlson has been practicing Commercial Real Estate in Colorado Springs, specializing in Retail Leasing and Development since 1983. He is currently the Managing Broker and Principal of Front Range Commercial, formed in 1999. From 1994-1999 Carlson was a Principal in ownership of The Summit Commercial Group, Inc. From 1985-1990 he was the Director of Leasing for Patrick M. Nesbitt, Associates of Colorado Springs, then the largest retail developer, where he was responsible for all phases of leasing for more than 1 million square feet of retail property.
Carlson specializes in representing Shopping Center Owners and Retail Land Owners in the leasing and development of their properties.
His background comes from representing developers in-house and as an outside broker. Therefore, his philosophy in representing his clients is based on providing “In-House” real estate services and always negotiating with the client’s best interest in mind. He is seasoned in accomplishing his clients goals and can negotiate on the clients behalf for zoning, financing, construction, tenant finish and taxes to accomplish those goals.
Carlson has negotiated leases with the top names in retailing including: Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Best Buy, and PetsMart.
A native of Chicago, Ill., Carlson moved to Colorado Springs in 1972. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. He is past Chairman and board member of the Realtors Commercial and Industrial Society in Colorado Springs, a member of the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors, the international Council of Shopping Centers and was Chairman of the Western United States Retail Group for Coldwell Banker Commercial 2000-2002.
He was chosen the 2001 Realtor of the Year by the Realtors Commercial and Industrial Society in Colorado Springs.