Ian Carswell is an experienced business development and general management executive who has expertise in real estate, technology development, and intellectual property.
Carswell co-founded Be Realty while in his former position as the Executive Vice President of Cardinal Intellectual Property, a research, technology, and paralegal services company. In that role he developed a $100MM+ federal government contract and established a multi-million dollar hybrid line of business that combined software and back office services. He managed more than 60 employees, and his areas of responsibility included technology project management, business development, contract negotiation, and premiere client project implementation.
Over the past 15 years, Carswell has developed a real estate investment portfolio including properties in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. Through this he has developed expertise in market analysis, deal analysis, and best practices surrounding portfolio and property management.
Carswell serves on the Be Realty management team, advising on areas including technology selection and implementation, client and investor relations, branding, marketing, property management, and corporate operations. A licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker, he also supports clients in a broad range of personal, investment, and commercial transactions.
In addition to his real estate portfolio, Carswell has active investments in blockchain, food service, building information modeling, and experiential marketing businesses. His diverse interests and creative problem solving are also manifest in the 10+ patent applications on which he was the primary contributing inventor (7 have been granted to date). Currently residing in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, he travels regularly to maintain relationships—both business and personal. A lover of fine dining and a reasonable home chef, he is also a former member of the competitive barbeque circuit and a current certified Kansas City Barbeque Society Judge.
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