Kerry Dickson

Managing Director


Kerry Dickson joined Vermilion Development in March of 2014. His past work experience includes the completion of over 35 successful developments creating almost 3,000 homes ranging from luxury condominiums to affordable housing.

Over his 24 year career in real estate development, Kerry has focused on complex residential and mixed-use properties requiring unique solutions. He is experienced in all facets of the development process with special emphasis on land entitlement, sustainability, historic rehabilitation and accessibility. He has successfully negotiated several large planned development ordinances with the City of Chicago, and worked with the State of Illinois Historic Preservation Office to utilize financial incentives to rehabilitate over 18 properties. Kerry holds accreditation as a LEED BD+C with the United States Green Building Council, and was instrumental in the development of the first residential high-rise in the Midwest to achieve LEED certification. He served on the City of Chicago Mayor’s Task Force on Accessibility and is currently a member of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Technical Committee re-writing Chapter 11 of the Chicago Building Code.

Kerry graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. He also holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Illinois. Kerry serves on the Board of Directors of Wesley Child Care and is active with the Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scoutmaster and Outdoor Activities Chair for Troop 156 in Glenview, Illinois.

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