Our Team

TED CARLSON, CCIM, SIOR

Ted is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer for Orion Investments. In addition to Orion, Ted is also President of Carlson Partners. Ted oversees the firm’s business development, account management, transaction strategy and real estate trend research. Over the past 15 years, Ted has completed over 700 commercial real estate transactions worth over $2 billion. Another key differentiator for Orion is his understanding of how tenants think. He has presented to Boards, been on Boards, and led executives through strategic real estate processes. This understanding of the tenant mindset experience helps Orion Investments understand and create value outside of traditional financial review methods.

DREW STAFFORD

Drew is the Director of Acquisitions and Investments for Orion Investments.  From raising capital to managing capital markets, Drew has administered over $200 million in acquisition, development and leasing projects. He is the strategic lead of client relations for both investors and tenants. Drew brings an elite level of leadership and dedication to the Orion stakeholders and the Orion team. Prior to joining Orion, he played 14 years of professional hockey in the NHL and attended the University of North Dakota. 

JESS SCARRELLA

Jess is the Director of Operations and is responsible for all property management functions for the current Orion Investments portfolio. Previously, she was Director of Operations at the Tractor Works building in North Loop. Tractor Works is a 350,000 sf, Class A office property owned by Goldman Sachs. Jess’ ability to efficiently operate property while appeasing tenants is a key component to the Orion tenant experience.