James Clewlow

James N. Clewlow

CenterPoint Properties  |  Chief Investment Officer

Jim Clewlow became Chief Investment Officer at CenterPoint Properties in January of 2005, after serving as Senior Vice President of Investments. He joined CenterPoint in 1997 and oversees investment activity for the company. Clewlow managed CenterPoint Venture, a joint venture of the company and the California Public Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest pension fund, which ultimately purchased the company in 2006.


Clewlow has been involved in industrial real estate since graduating from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1985. He worked for CBRE as an industrial real estate broker for 11 years serving the Chicago area, and joined CenterPoint in an acquisitions capacity. Clewlow received his MBA in 2004 from Kellogg's Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a member of NAIOP Chicago and served as the organization’s president in 2012. Clewlow was appointed by the Governor of the State of Illinois to serve as a commissioner on the Illinois Medical District.