Craig R. Lloyd is the founder and board chairman of Lloyd Companies, a leading regional full-service development, real estate, construction, property management and hospitality company.
Founded in 1972, Lloyd has grown the Sioux Falls-based firm from one multifamily property to a portfolio of thousands of apartments and many of the region’s finest mixed-use, office and retail developments. With extensive knowledge of site selection and acquisition, land planning, government relations, real estate negotiations and financing, Craig has overseen development of more than 7,000 apartment units, 2 million square feet of commercial space and more than 700 acres of land for mixed use development.
He is a licensed real estate broker in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. Craig’s signature developments include multiple transformed properties in downtown Sioux Falls with Uptown at Falls Park, The Lumber Exchange and The Steel District. His career has also included the development of corporate headquarters, state-of-the-art data centers and significant multi-tenant retail centers including Meadows on the River in west Sioux Falls and Dawley Farm Village in east Sioux Falls.
Craig has been honored by numerous organizations throughout his career including:
- Home Builder of the Year award from the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire
- SD Hall of Fame Inductee
- Friend of Housing Award from South Dakota Housing Development Authority
- Outstanding Philanthropist from Association of Fundraising Professionals South Dakota Chapter
- Distinguished Service Award – USD Beacom School of Business
- Spirit of Sioux Falls Leadership Award
- Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year Award
In addition, he has served as president of the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, National Regional Manager of the South Dakota Home Builders Association, an ambassador of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Sioux Falls YMCA Board and a past member of the Mankato State University Foundation Board. He serves on the board of trustees of Augustana University, and the Dakota Reit board.
Craig is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato.