Carl M. Nelson
Senior Vice President,
Development & Construction
Carl M. Nelson is Senior Vice President of Development
& Construction for COPT Development & Construction
Services, a division of Corporate Office Properties Trust
(COPT). Carl leads our combined development and
construction disciplines on a large share of our portfolio.
Carl brings more than 30 years of progressive experience in
the project and construction management industry to COPT.
From 1996 to present, he has directed and managed the development and construction of
35+ projects and over 3.5 million square feet of office space.
From 1988 to 1998, Carl was Manager of Construction for Potomac Capital Investment
Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of PEPCO. He provided project and
construction management for various commercial, residential, and energy projects,
including build-to-suit offices, development of residential communities, and
hydroelectric and solar generating stations. From 1978 to 1988, Carl was Senior
Construction Supervisor for PEPCO. He supervised major civil, mechanical and electrical
contracts for the construction and maintenance of fossil fueled power plants.
Carl earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State
University and an MBA from the University of Maryland. In addition, Carl is an
Accredited LEED Professional. Carl is active in a number of professional and civic
organizations including the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
(NAIOP) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He has coordinated the
United Way Campaign at COPT for six years and is currently a member of the Howard
County UW Partnership Board. Carl is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Howard County
and serves as President of his Homeowner’s Association.
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