Charlie Dahlem

President Dahlem Realty Company | Vice President Dahlem Enterprises, Inc.

Charlie Dahlem graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a B.A. in Economics. After college, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to take a position as a banking officer with Citizens & Southern National Bank (now Bank of America). In late 1990 Charlie returned to Louisville to join Dahlem Construction Company to manage the marketing and business development for the company. In 1996 he was named Dahlem Construction’s Chief Executive Officer. The family’s construction company was sold in 1998 to two of its employees and Charlie joined Dahlem Realty with duties primarily in leasing and construction. Today, Charlie and his twin brother, Jim, are engaged in the acquisition, disposition, development and management of the company’s real estate assets.

Charlie’s other professional and civic responsibilities include:

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in Kentucky and Indiana
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
    • State Director 2006 – 2009
    • Co-Chair Tennessee/Kentucky Idea Exchange 2004 – 2006
  • Recipient of the Louisville Business First Partners in Philanthropy Volunteer of the Year 2021
  • Recipient of the Catholic Education Foundation’s Community Service Award for 2024
  • Catholic Education Foundation Board of Directors 2016-2022
    • Chairman 2020-2022
  • Hosparus Health Board of Directors 2014-2022
    • Chairman – Comprehensive Campaign Committee (Campaign Raised $29 Million)
    • Strategic Planning Committee
    • Executive Committee
    • Secretary 2019-2022
    • Care Guide Partners Board of Directors 2020-2023
  • University of Louisville
    • University of Louisville Real Estate Foundation Board 2022-Present
    • Chairman – President’s Council (Formerly Board of Overseers) 2019-2022
    • Vice Chairman – President’s Council (Formerly Board of Overseers) 2018-2019 
    • Board of Overseers Honors Mentor/Mentee Program
    • Board of Overseers Brandeis School of Law Visiting Committee 2007
    • South Central Louisville Beautification Task Force 2004 – 2006
    • Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni 2000
    • Board of Overseers J. B. Speed School of Engineering Visiting Committee 1996
    • Development Cabinet 1996-2001
  • University of Louisville Athletics
    • Past member of the Athletic Department Development Board
    • Downtown Arena Transition Committee 2008-2010