Justin Pelej

Executive Vice President, Development + Principal

Industry Start: 2000

Focus Start: 2005

As Executive Vice President, Development + Principal

Since joining Focus, Justin has help deliver over $1.9B in real estate value to the Chicago and surrounding suburban markets. Additionally, Justin has assembled a truly diverse development team that executes a variety of complex real estate development matters including entitlements and public policy, detailed budgeting and proformas, architectural design coordination and construction oversight.

  • Lead all real estate development activities.
  • Identify development opportunities and lead initial development efforts.
  • Collaborate with finance groups to secure equity and loans for projects.
  • Communicate with all partners, investors and development service clients.
  • Oversee all operational properties and investments.

Industry Expertise

  • Commercial architecture
  • Qualification of real estate opportunities based on architectural and business merits
  • Manage tough approval processes in markets with high barriers to entry

Prior Experience

  • The Redmond Company, Architectural Project Manager

Education + Certifications

  • Masters of Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management
  • BS in Architecture, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee


  • Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International: The Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics, Board Member
Justin Pelej

Get in touch

Back To Top