Chief Operating Officer, Full Spectrum of NY
New York, New York
Carlton A. Brown is a founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Full Spectrum. He is a 1973 graduate of Princeton University – School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He has also studied real estate finance at New York University. After college he worked for architecture and planning firms until 1976, when he joined AT&T as a manager in the real estate division. During his 10-year tenure at AT&T, he directed the development and construction of over $2.0 billion of real estate for the company. His experience included: corporate planning, site acquisition, facilities development, project design and leasing for high performance laboratories, data centers and office facilities.
Mr. Brown’s vision has led Full Spectrum to be recognized as a national leader in the development of affordable green/smart buildings in emerging urban markets. Mr. Brown is currently leading Full Spectrum’s pioneering development of a 14 square block green mixed use development in downtown Jackson, MS which will feature community scaled green infrastructure, 4,000 units of mixed income housing and nearly one millions SF of office and retail space.
Mr. Brown believes that all communities regardless of race, ethnicity or income are entitled to a sustainable future and is committed to assuring that all Full Spectrum’s development projects meet these high performance standards. Since assuming leadership for development, Mr. Brown has led Full Spectrum in the development of more than $300 million in green development, and boosting Full Spectrum to the Black Enterprise top 100 Companies in 2008 and Inc Magazine’s list of Green Companies to Watch in 2008.
Mr. Brown serves on several boards including AIA New York, 651 Arts, Global Green and the national board of the USGBC. He has been designated as a “thought leader” by the Clinton Global Initiative for his “leadership on climate change and sustainable equitable development.” Mr. Brown is member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Sustainability Advisory Board which is tasked with establishing and meeting 2030 goals for sustainability for NYC.