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Dream Team

Dream Team

The brightest individuals, with bold ideas, working toward smart solutions…
are people who inspire.
We collaborate with our clients and communities every day. Whatever the development project, we never run into exactly the same challenge. We are forced to be creative and find unique answers in all aspects of our company. Having the disciplines of real estate, development, and construction working together, promotes stronger integration and a clear path for learning from our colleagues.

Building success across the nation.

977 Developments and Counting

Understanding your vision is at the core of our business

HUTTON’s collaborative disciplines are an inspiration for creating environments that facilitate success for our clients.


Our team of highly skilled development professionals handle all aspects of the development process, ensuring a successful handoff to our construction team. Our development team handles entitlements, architectural and site design procurement and oversight, geotechnical report analyses, title and survey reviews, and environmental remediation. We add value to our clients’ projects through relentless value engineering, while ensuring that their design criteria are met.

Real Estate

We have assembled a passionate and experienced team of real estate professionals that serves our clients by providing industry leading market research, feasibility studies, site selection, and land contract negotiations. We add value to our clients by delivering the best sites at the best price.

Hutton Construction, Inc.

is a full service construction company specializing in retail build-to-suit and is a licensed general contractor in 44 states. Over the past 16 years we have completed over 890 projects in 35 states; has a team of 99.

Build-To-Suit Developments & Preferred Developer Program

HUTTON has an impressive record of build-to-suit developments throughout the United States building over 80 projects annually. We partner with clients to deliver stores year after year in a cost effective manner throughout the country while our real estate group is embedded in various strategic markets to ensure that we locate, develop, permit and oversee the timely delivery of stores to our clients.

Fresh Dirt

Oglethorpe Square Ground Breaking in Hinesville, GA

Construction is officially underway on Oglethorpe Square, HUTTON’s newest shopping center development. Members of HUTTON’s Shopping Center Team took part in the ground breaking ceremony on May 5, 2016 in Hinesville, GA.

CGLA/ HUTTON Workplace Mentoring

HUTTON leaders are working with CGLA’s Workplace Mentoring program once a month to support their mentees and introduce them to many different career opportunities that are available in real estate, development, and construction. HUTTON’s goal is to introduce students to the skills needed in a dynamic work environment along with a vision to achieve a successful career.

Todd Kimling, Director of Development

Congratulations to HUTTON’s very own Todd Kimling on his promotion to Director of Development! Todd recently celebrated his one year anniversary with HUTTON in January and will be leading our single tenant development managers as they work through development and entitlement process.

This is no place to dream small

Karen J. Hutton, with a rich history in commercial leasing and deep roots in development, founded her own company in 1994 with a focus on cultivating lasting client relationships and providing the highest level of service. Led by Karen’s contagious energy and passion, the company which employs a team of over 145 dedicated professionals, continues to reach beyond expectations.

“Time Kills Deals,” says Hutton, which translates into more than 202 owned and managed developments with more than 977 freestanding locations delivered. HUTTON’s “hands on” philosophy starts at the top with Karen as she is involved with day-to-day operations. Hutton is licensed to build in 44 states and our numbers just keep growing.

Developing strong relationships

is the reason for success at HUTTON. Communication and mutual respect have inspired long term, collaborative partnerships between our clients, employees, investors and communities nationwide. HUTTON, in collaboration with Hutton Construction Inc., has completed 977 projects in 35 states and counting.

Your success drives
our growth

HUTTON’s expertise in delivering service, efficiency and value is exceptional. However, we go beyond those core attributes to gain real insight into our client’s mission, to reflect their values and to embody the company’s identity.

Reflecting that vision, while meeting their business goals, is at the root of every decision our people make. Investing in the success of clients, tenants, employees, brokers, subcontractors and community’s inspire the projects we develop.

HUTTON, Corporate Philanthropist of the Year-2014, is a real estate, development and construction company based in Chattanooga. The company has one of the most active employee led philanthropic efforts in the city. Learn More

We are proud of the QUALITY of our people.

Our TEAM is responsible for HUTTON’s level of client satisfaction and repeat successes. That’s why finding the brightest people and fostering their growth is so important to us. We are actively recruiting. Finding people who will work hard for our clients and support their vision while embracing our values and enhancing our culture is just as important to us as it is to you.