Clay Thelen

EVP – Chief Financial Officer

Clay Thelen was named Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer of Becknell Industrial in December 2022.

A veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Mr. Thelen has extensive experience in the areas of acquisitions, capital markets, accounting, and financial planning and analysis.

Prior to joining Becknell, Clay held financial leadership positions in commercial real estate, including Chief Financial Officer and Secretary at Agree Realty Corporation, a publicly traded REIT and Chief Financial Officer at AJ Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm.

Clay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts - Accounting

Michigan State University
Master of Science - Accounting

University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Master of Business - Administration