Jeff is a 30-year industry veteran, former CPA and Division President of a top ten public homebuilder. During his last year at Meritage Homes, his Division closed approximately 1,500 homes. He has deep expertise in all aspects of homebuilding; from land acquisition and development, finance, sales and marketing. As a former general contractor, Carlson started two custom homebuilding operations where he gained an appreciation for all facets of running a small business.
During the recent downturn, Carlson aligned with a hedge fund and several high net worth investors in order to target distressed real estate projects, mostly in Arizona. The group ultimately controlled nearly 2,000 single family lots and 35 partially finished homes. Carlson was responsible for all aspects of the asset management and disposition.
Carlson spent several years in the banking industry where his focus was debt restructuring and non-performing loan workouts.
A 1980 graduate of Indiana University, Carlson received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and continued on as a Certified Public Accountant with the firm now known as KPMG.