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Looking Forward

Our Philosophy

Simplicity + Creativity + Technology

CarlsonWilliam was created to provide innovative and efficient professional Real Estate Development and Construction Management Services for purchasing, designing and building projects that suit clients individual needs.  With over 25 years of experience CarlsonWilliam has successfully streamlined and simplified the development and construction process with a proven Development Model that can be applied to a variety of project types and sizes. The model allows CarlsonWilliam to do more with less which results in savings to our clients. 

Providing a strategic and hands on leadership style, CarlsonWilliam promotes a project leadership environment that encourages ongoing critical thinking and creative out of the box problem solving solutions.  We collaborate with clients, public entities, attorneys, real estate brokers, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, property managers, and financial institutions throughout the Development Process to ensure all team members have input during the decision-making process.  This management style provides CarlsonWilliam and our clients with the best possible options when making decisions that affect their projects.   


Times are changing. Technology has impacted how we do business now and in the future. CarlsonWilliam stays current with the latest property technologies and applies this to improve project communications, vendor payments, financial institution transactions, and integrated real estate and construction software applications. As a LEED AP,  CarlsonWilliam is on the forefront of integrating cost-effective energy efficient and sustainable building practices through improved construction building methods and alternative building materials.

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Eric Lakin
Founder + Principal + 

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A fourth-generation builder with over 25 years of Real Estate Development, Construction and Real Estate Advisory experience. Eric founded CarlsonWilliam after a successful career working on a wide range of project types and sizes with numerous owners, tenants, developers, architects, builders, property managers, commercial brokerage and real estate investment firms.  

Eric was hungry to startup his own firm and offer full-service Development and Construction Management services to an inefficient, segmented industry.   His passion for Building and vision to improve and innovate the Development and Building industry drives him to continually seek out efficiencies and pass them on to his clients. 

Eric is a licensed General Contractor and a LEED accredited professional. He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from St. Mary's College of California.

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