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Colliers International Expands in Minnesota

Acquisition of Twin Cities real estate services icon Welsh Companies strengthens ongoing commitment to the Midwest market TORONTO AND MINNEAPOLIS, (April 3, 2017) — Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) announced … Continued


Colliers MSP Secures Leasing Rights for Norman Pointe II

New leasing assignment at one of the most recognizable office buildings in the Southwest metro.   — Colliers International MSP’s Mike Gelfman and Steve Shepherd secure leasing rights for Norman Pointe II — January 5, 2017 – Minnetonka, MN – Mike Gelfman, Vice President with … Continued


Kremer Building Purchased for $1.8 Million

— Edina, MN office / showroom property sold to local real estate firm — December 21, 2016 – Caspian Group, a Minneapolis-St. Paul based commercial real estate asset, brokerage and management firm is pleased to announce the purchase of The … Continued


Freshwater Business Center Undergoes Significant Renovation

Minnetonka Building Purchased by Alex Ugorets in April, 2016 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – Alex Ugorets, owner of Freshwater Business Center located in the heart of the Lake Minnetonka community, in partnership with Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul, has announced … Continued

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Fast Fresh Retail Enters Minneapolis

  Sometimes, it’s difficult to keep up with all the ‘foodie’ trends out there – from locally sourced, to vegan, to gluten-free, the healthy options are everywhere but the latest movement shaking-up the restaurant market is Fast Fresh. Healthy, fast-casual restaurants … Continued


How Good Lobby Design Can Make a Big Difference

  Walking into a new space is much like meeting a new person; first impressions are everything and we all walk away with an opinion. For most buildings, that initial point of contact comes from one place: the lobby. “A … Continued


What You Need to Know About Winter Construction in Minnesota

Snow, ice, bitter cold… these are just a few of the realities of winter construction in Minnesota. With construction projects ongoing across the Twin Cities, you may be wondering how construction can continue through our harsh winters. Senior Construction Project … Continued


Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Commercial Real Estate

With the much-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens tonight, we figured it was an appropriate time to provide the Empire with some tips on how to rebuild after those pesky Ewoks destroyed their best-laid plans. After all, when … Continued


Live Blogging the Final MNCAR Roast

Once again, we’re stuck at the Metropolitan Ballroom with 200 of our closest friends and family to watch local commercial real estate professionals make fun of each other. And every year, I’m reminded of the fact that they don’t pay … Continued


Global Logistics Trends and the Effect on Distribution Centers

The recently-released Colliers 2015 Global Logistics Report titled “From First Mile to Last Mile” examines the next generation of warehousing and logistics patterns. Dwight Hotchkiss, National Director of Industrial for Colliers | U.S. and President of Brokerage Services | U.S … Continued


The importance of emotional investment in workplace culture

Recently, the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota held their first in a series of seminars entitled “The Business of Learning.” The first event, “Fostering Emotional Investment in the Workplace,” featured Chuck Runyon of Anytime Fitness discussing … Continued


A Conversation about Culture and Workplace Innovation

More and more, companies are thinking about their workplaces beyond just functional spaces where employees show up to complete tasks every day. Forward-thinking companies realize that they can use their workplace as a tool to create an engaging employee experience, enhance … Continued