The Welsh Companies History

 

  • 2013
    • Welsh & Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul receives national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC), becoming one of the only woman controlled and woman owned commercial real estate firms in the state of Minnesota.
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  • 2012
    • Jean Kane becomes CEO and majority owner of Welsh Companies
    • Welsh Property Trust breaks off with Scott Frederiksen as CEO
  • 2011
    • Welsh Brokerage and Real Estate Management divisions partnered as an affiliate with Colliers International, expanding Welsh’s network with the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world – 12,500 professionals operating out of more than 500 offices in 61 countries
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  • 2010
    • Dennis Doyle is named Executive Chairman and awarded 2nd ever Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s ‘Best in Real Estate’ Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Scott Frederiksen becomes CEO
  • 2008
    • Welsh moves to corporate building
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      Corporate Headquarters
      Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • 2006
    • Opened regional offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis from 2006 to 2008
    • Dennis Doyle awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in Real Estate by Ernst & Young
  • 2005
    • First Fund Raised – Welsh Midwest Real Estate Fund, LLC
  • 2001
    • Jean Kane becomes President COO
  • 2000
    • Hope for the City is founded to fight poverty, hunger and disease by utilizing corporate surplus
    • Founder Picture 1
      Founded by Dennis and Megan Doyle
  • 1998
    • Capital Division is established
  • 1995
    • Architecture Division is established
  • 1994
    • Company reaches 250 employees; 16 million square feet management portfolio
  • 1987
    • Facility Services Division is established
    • Scott Frederiksen and Jean Kane join Welsh
  • 1986
    • Co-founder George Welsh retires – the company reaches 50 employees; 4 million sq ft management portfolio
  • 1985
    • First private placement offering – 8 building industrial portfolio owned by Welsh Partners ’85
  • 1981
    • Welsh becomes a full-service real estate company
    • George&Dennis
      Dennis Doyle and George Welsh
  • 1977
    • George Welsh and Dennis Doyle form Welsh Construction
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      A 3-person development and construction company