Welsh & Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of the only woman controlled and woman owned commercial real estate firms in the state of Minnesota, a prestigious honor that our CEO, Jean Kane, does not take lightly. An integral member of the commercial real estate industry for decades, Jean actively oversees and influences the strategy behind each line of commercial real estate services that Welsh and Colliers offers.

Woman Owned Commercial Real Estate Services:


Refusing to sit behind a desk, Jean actively engages with employees to determine company-wide initiatives that will increase Welsh and Colliers’ success for years to come. Her most recent initiative is bringing together experts from each division that focus as a group on a specific industry. By fully understanding specific industry needs, these teams can better serve the long-term objectives of their clients.

It is Jean’s active presence and engagement in every service line that drives Welsh and Colliers’ full line of integrated commercial real estate services.

All of our service lines have received national certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman.


We are proud to be among the ranks of some of the most prestigious woman-owned businesses in the country and able to offer clients the best in commercial real estate services while being part of their supplier/vendor diversity program.