NAIOP Takes it to the Ice: Winter Curling Classic


It’s Tilt the Kilt … on Ice! NAIOP’s annual Tilt the Kilt lawn bowling has grown to a high-demand event that sells out in 30 minutes. So we’re bringing the fun to the ice! Experience curling with your NAIOP colleagues at the largest curling club in the country!

The event will have up to 16 teams (up to 64 curlers), plus spectators, so find your teammates and get ready to sweep!

Event Details


  • Team of 4: $400 (Includes a short curling lesson; must purchase a team of 4, no individual sales)
  • Spectators: $25 member / $35 non-member

All registrations include lunch and one drink ticket/person.
Curling teams are non-refundable. Substitutions/transfers are possible.

11:30 am – Check-in begins
11:45 am – The action gets underway!
2:30 pm – Curling ends; reception to follow

NAIOP Minnesota’s Community Enhancement Committee

Event proceeds will benefit Crescent Cove,
NAIOP Minnesota’s 2017-2019 charitable partner.

Button Sponsors
e tu interiors
Kimley Horn
RJM Construction
Winthrop & Weinstine

Sheet Sponsors

Register Online or Email NAIOP or call the office at (952) 928-4647

Want to sponsor this debut event? View the sponsorship levels and pricing.

January 10, 2018 at 1:01 pm

A Closer Look: High-Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE)


An opportunity exclusively for NAIOP members:

Get one of the 35 seats for a lunch discussion on High-Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE). Our expert will dive into the ins-and-outs of HVCRE.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
11:30 am Registration | 11:45 am Lunch | 12:00-1:00 pm Discussion
3500/3600 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN 55431 (map & directions)
Team & Excellence Conference Room (Concourse Level)

Jason Ruppert | Senior Vice President – Director of Commercial Real Estate, Bremer Bank N.A.
Glenn Sansburn | Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Click here for details and registration or Email NAIOP Minnesota

November 22, 2017 at 10:26 am

Coffee & CREam Discussion at the New Kraus-Anderson HQ


Next in the popular “Coffee and CREam” speaker series, on December 7 NAIOP welcomes Myron Frans, Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget. Commissioner Frans is the chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, state controller, and head of human resource management for over 50,000 state employees.

Use this unique opportunity to visit Kraus-Anderson’s new headquarters that is transforming a block to include a 17-story, 307-unit apartment complex called HQ; an eight-story, 165-unit Marriott Autograph hotel; and a brewhouse, Finnegan’s.

Thursday, December 7
7:30 am: Coffee & Networking
7:45 – 9:00 am: Discussion with Commissioner Frans

Kraus-Anderson new Minneapolis headquarters
501 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis

Free to attend

Register Online or Email NAIOP Minnesota

November 16, 2017 at 10:11 am

Ramsey County Riverfront Properties – Request for Development Interest Released

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11/9/17 – Earlier today, Ramsey County released a Request for Development Interest for the Ramsey County Riverfront Properties. The County seeks end-user buyers, developers or development teams with the ability, credentials, financial means and experience to purchase and develop this unique 4.77 acre site located in downtown Saint Paul and realize the vision for this site.

Responders who have an interest in the Riverfront Properties should submit a statement of interest. No specific deadlines are proposed in the RDI – subsequent actions will occur depending on the availability and suitability of potential responders and due diligence review later in the process. Initial meetings could begin immediately, depending on the level of interest received from responders.

For more information, please visit

November 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Metropolitan Council seeks applicants for Land Use and Transportation Board advisory committees

The Metropolitan Council encourages community members to apply for openings on several advisory committees. The application window is open for terms beginning in January 2018.

“Our advisory committees provide some of the best ways to influence regional decisions,” said Metropolitan Council Chair Alene Tchourumoff. “Each member partners with the Council members to provide a wide variety of viewpoints. I encourage people to apply – we need different voices at the table to assure our advisory committees reflect the communities we serve.”

Priority will be given by the Metropolitan Council to applications received by 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27. View detailed information & information on submitting interest.

The openings include 2 on topics of ongoing industry impact & interest:

Land Use Advisory Committee
Two spots are open on the Council’s Land Use Advisory Committee, which provides advice and assistance to the Council on regional land use and comprehensive planning, and in matters of metropolitan significance as requested by the Council.
The committee has at least 16 members – including members of the community and elected officials. At least half of the members must be elected officials, and there must be a member from each Metropolitan Council district.

Transportation Advisory Board (TAB)
The Transportation Advisory Board helps shape regional and state transportation plans. Every three years it adopts the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which identifies which regional projects will receive federal funds. The board consists of 34 members, defined in state law, drawn from county and city elected officials, residents and business leaders, transportation providers, and representatives of state and regional agencies. The Council appoints a number of members to represent different aspects of transportation.

November 6, 2017 at 9:47 am

CBRE Capital Markets’ Ben Bastian Receives NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Award

Photo by Dennis Brack

NAIOP has recognized Ben Bastian, Vice President of CBRE Capital Markets, with its prestigious 2017 Developing Leaders Award.

One of seven young professionals to receive NAIOP’s honor this year, Bastian was honored before hundreds of industry colleagues at an award ceremony on Wednesday, October 11, at the CRE.Converge 2017 conference in Chicago.

October 23, 2017 at 11:42 am

Lots of Buzz about Tax Reform as We Approach 2018

Although it may seem like very little of the political chatter is about substantive issues, tax reform has become an important issue this year for local, state and federal officials.

In Washington, efforts have begun on the first major rewrite of the tax code since 1986. Although proposals thus far have taken the form of frameworks and broad policy descriptions, the breadth of ideas under discussion are likely to include lowering corporate tax rates, changing the ways that carried interest is taxed, and reducing the burden on pass-through entities.

However, any federal tax reform would carry the risk of increasing the budget deficit, which may impact access to capital for many businesses. Because of the complexity of federal tax reform, it is likely that any action in 2017 or early 2018 would be a first step, with additional reform after next November’s elections.

On the state level, tax reform is benefiting the commercial real estate industry through the repeal of the automatic inflator on the statewide general property tax. Commercial-industrial real estate accounts for nearly all of the revenue from the statewide general property tax, so this change reflects an important step in managing rising tax burdens on commercial real estate.

However, Governor Dayton’s line-item veto of biennial funding for the Minnesota Legislature was accompanied by a demand that the legislature reinstate the automatic inflator. A court case on the constitutionality of the line-item veto remains before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Regardless of the outcome of that court case, it is likely that the repeal of the inflator will be discussed during the 2018 legislative session.

Finally, several court cases limiting the ability of cities to assess fees separate from the property tax system are having an impact on 2018 tax proposals. In St. Paul, Mayor Chris Coleman has proposed a 23.9% increase in the city’s property tax levy, primarily to fill a hole in the budget caused by a reduction in right-of-way maintenance fees.

For NAIOP members, the mayor’s proposal is a both a step forward and backwards. Increased simplicity and transparency in local property taxes are important goals for all local governments – the mayor’s proposal meets these goals. However, since any property tax increase disproportionately impacts commercial real estate, it will be important for NAIOP members to hold St. Paul city council members accountable and look for ways to reduce the cost of city services.

October 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm

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