Member Profile: Brad Butler, Liberty Property Trust

May 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Personal Summary
Brad Butler grew up on a hobby farm south of Rochester, MN, and this upbringing fostered his love of the outdoors.  He attended St. Olaf College where he earned a biology degree in an effort to continue to work and play outdoors.  Just after graduating he followed his passion for the outdoors and adventure and worked in Keystone, Colorado for a ski season, fought forest fires in Montana and then spent a season on a salmon boat in Alaska before returning to Minnesota.  Upon returning he began his career as a water biologist with a pond and lake restoration company.  His job with this company transformed into more of a sales and service role than the lab work he had envisioned, but he enjoyed the sales component more than he expected.  At the encouragement of a friend, Brad interviewed and was hired by Tom Shaver of Liberty Property Trust at the time.  He was immediately put to work leasing office and industrial properties and recently celebrated his 15th anniversary with Liberty Property Trust.

As the senior director of leasing and development at Liberty Property Trust, Brad oversees the leasing of 4.9 million square feet of office and industrial product in the Twin Cities.  Brad is currently involved with NAIOP national forums and is a past president of MNCAR.

Brad remains very active outdoors with interests including fishing, skiing and hunting.  He also enjoys traveling with his family.  He, along with his wife, Joni, and children Ali (6 years), Emma ( 4 years) and  William (6 months), stay very busy with kids activities outside of work.

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