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Sean Spellman
Managing Principal & Chief Development Officer

As chief development officer, Sean is responsible for the development and construction activities for the entire global platform, including the student housing, multifamily residential, industrial, office and medical office/​life sciences divisions. He plays an active role in determining CA’s risk management, pre-development, entitlement and construction implementation strategies – bringing this comprehensive perspective as a member of CA’s Investment Committee. Sean’s leadership role includes bridging the acquisitions, development and construction teams to support inter­de­part­mental collaboration and efficiency in a continual effort to integrate consistent implementation protocol and delivery quality to all CA developments. 

Over the course of his career, he has been involved in the successful delivery of more than $10 billion worth of real estate development. Prior to joining CA, Sean was the vice president and general manager of Opus Development Company, where he managed development and construction initiatives across all sectors, as well as led Opus’ national student housing development platform. 

Sean earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue. 

He serves on the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of Chicago. Sean was named one of the CRE Best Bosses of 2020 by