Jeff Carroll


Specialist in the development of workforce housing utilizing structural insulated exterior wall panels.

Current Activities

President | Tartan Residential, Inc. | Charlotte, NC | 1997 – present
Founder of Tartan Residential, a firm specializing in the development of workforce housing utilizing structural insulated exterior wall panels. Panelization delivers cost savings/benefits that put newly-constructed units within reach for workforce housing renters.

Co-Founder | Workforce Housing Development Corporation, Inc. | Charlotte, NC | 2019 – present
Co-Founder of the Workforce Housing Development Corporation, a non-profit firm that provides technical assistance, soft debt, and equity financing to developers building workforce housing with structural insulated exterior wall panels. Participating projects are positioned to deliver a triple bottom line (financial, social, environmental) to investors.

President | Allen & Associates Consulting, Inc. | Charlotte, NC | 2000 – present
Founder of Allen & Associates Consulting, a real estate advisory firm specializing in workforce and affordable housing. Practice areas include low-income housing tax credits, tax-exempt bond transactions, HUD assisted and financed multifamily, USDA-RD assisted and financed properties, public housing, historic tax credits, conventional multifamily, and factory-built housing. Services include development consulting, feasibility studies, market analysis, rent comparability studies, appraisals, capital needs assessments, and utility studies. Performed over 3000 development consulting assignments in 46 states since 2000.

Prior Experience

Co-Founder | Delphin Properties LLC | Charlotte, NC | 1998 – present
Co-founder of Delphin Properties, a firm specializing in the acquisition and development of manufactured home communities. This entity is currently inactive.

Development Director | Clayton, Williams & Sherwood, Inc. | Austin, TX | 1995 – 1997
Development Director for Clayton, Williams & Sherwood, a privately-owned operator of manufactured home communities and apartment complexes.

Assistant to the President | Southwest Property Trust | Dallas, TX | 1993 – 1995
Assistant to the President for Southwest Property Trust, a large apartment REIT. Provided support to management personnel operating a 12,000-unit apartment portfolio.

Investment Analyst/Manager | GE Capital | Dallas, TX | 1991 – 1993
Investment Analyst/Manager for GE Capital’s Residential Construction Lending business. Assisted in the management of a $500 million investment portfolio including 30 single family residential land development investments and 70 single family construction lines of credit.

Regional Manager | Clayton, Williams & Sherwood, Inc. | Newport Beach, CA | 1989 – 1991
Regional Manager for Clayton, Williams & Sherwood, a privately-owned operator of manufactured home communities and apartment complexes.

Manufacturing Management | Milliken & Company | Pendleton, SC | 1983 – 1986
Manufacturing Manager for Milliken & Company, a specialty textile manufacturer headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Assigned to a dyeing and finishing facility. Exposed to a wide range of manufacturing issues: facility layout, purchasing, scheduling, material handling, automation, process improvement, quality control, inventory management, logistics, personnel, safety, environmental, and customer service.


Harvard Business School | MBA, General Management, Real Estate, Economics | 1986 – 1988
Graduated in 1988 with an MBA from Harvard Business School. Emphasis in General Management and Real Estate with a minor concentration in Economics.

Clemson University | BS, Engineering, Economics | 1978 – 1983
Graduated in 1983 with a BS in Engineering from Clemson University. Minor concentration in Economics. Honors included Dean’s List and Alpha Lambda Delta honorary. Elected officer for Phi Delta Theta social fraternity. Awarded scholarship on Clemson’s varsity wrestling team.

Certifications, Designations and Affiliations

Mr. Carroll is a member of the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization, the HBS Real Estate Alumni Association, the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative, and the North Carolina Building Performance Association.

Mr. Carroll is a certified general appraiser, licensed to appraise real estate in the states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Mr. Carroll is also a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI).

Mr. Carroll is a peer-reviewed member of the National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA), where he served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Data and Ethics Committees.


Specialties include workforce and affordable housing, low-income housing tax credits, tax-exempt bond transactions, development, development consulting, land use, zoning, entitlements, structured real estate investments, multifamily, manufactured housing, modular construction, panelization, and manufacturing management.