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NAIOP Minnesota hosted sixth annual Tilt The Kilt

By Christopher Huntley, Huntley Law

As always, the Community Enhancement Committee for NAIOP Minnesota hosted a fantastic outing on this year. On Sept. 22, the sixth annual Tilt the Kilt competition attracted the fiercest ball rollers from around the land, or at least from the real estate community in the Twin Cities.

Competition was fierce and many teams showed true grit, but the ultimate ball rolling champion was Team High Rollers, made up of Nick Murnane from Opus, Erik Heltne from CBRE, Ted Gonsior from Colliers and Matt Rauenhorst from Opus.  Many good real estate professionals were lost during the battle, but there is no better way to go than on a beautiful fall day surrounded by deep-fried food and pints of glorious ale!

The ball rolling wasn’t the only competition out there that day. The Divas of Deboccery showed creative costume skills and brought home the Team Costume Award.  Congratulations to Christy Lewis of Opus, Skye Cook of Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq, Gretchen Camp of BKV and Susanne Miller of Loucks.  And, the creative minds of Spencer Finseth, David Rau, Mitch Weaver, and Hans Siefker, all from Greiner Construction, came away with the award for the best time name: Wobbly Balls.

October 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Tilt the Kilt 2014

By Chris O’Huntley

NAIOP Minnesota’s fifth annual Tilt The Kilt contest wis held oan September 22, 2014 ‘n’ wis wance again a huge success!  Wis thare much drinkin’ that day?  aye, juist a wee.  Dinna fash yersel!  Th’ day wis grand ‘n’ hundreds o’ scotsmen competed fur th’ glorious title o’ th’ winners o’ Tilt the Kilt.  Wi’ 28 kilt sportin’ teams competing th’ contest wis pure mental, ‘n’ efter mony roonds th’ bloody battle cam doon tae twa teams.  Althoogh baith did thair clans proud, Balls of Fury walked off th’ field in glory ‘n’ claimed thair victory!  Weel done goes oot tae Brad Butler, Dan Lofgren, Luke Appert ‘n’ Tim Olsen.

The tournament wisnae th’ only excitement that day.  Teams also competed fur best costume ‘n’ thare wur mony tae look at.  Ultimately, Maverick, Goose ‘n’ Team Danger Zone walked away wi’ th’ best costumes. Weel done tae Tate Krosschell, Nick Furia, Dan Mossey, ‘n’ Brent Webb!


October 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Recap | Day at the Slopes

DayAtSlopes_2013Both NAIOP members and a few non-members headed out to Afton Alps (aka “Vail, MN”) for a perfect day of skiing on March 7 for NAIOP’s Day at the Slopes. Temperatures were in the 30s and the conditions were great as ten inches of snow had fallen two days prior. Members met up for lunch and then skied together the whole day until the sun went down. Many great conversations were had on the chairlift rides up and many memories were made. Everyone who attended can’t wait until next year. Don’t miss out on the fun!

March 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Save the date: NAIOP’s Day on the Slopes

Day on the Slopes - March 7, 2013

Day on the Slopes is next Thursday, March 7 at Afton Alps!  Lift tickets will be available at 12:30 pm for a fun day of skiing and cocktails with your NAIOP Minnesota brethren.
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See you there!

February 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Recap | Developing Leaders Mentor Program Kick-Off Event

Developing Leaders 2013 Mentor Program Kick-off EventThe NAIOP Developing Leaders 2013 Mentor Program is off to another good start with approximately 45 of the 58 participants in the program attending the kick-off event on February 7th at Mozza Mia.  Amy Ciani opened the evening with a lively address to everyone in attendance, outlining expectations and planned events throughout the year including multiple roundtable discussions, joint attendance at NAIOP breakfast program events, and a year-end appreciation party. The mentor program has been incredibly successful matching up prominent figures from many of the major industry players in town with NAIOP’s Developing Leaders. Based on the enthusiasm shown at the kick-off event, the 2013 program will definitely continue to build on past successes.

The mentor program subcommittee consists of Amy Ciani, Boston Weir, and Mike Fitzpatrick.  Please contact Mike, Amy, or Boston if you have any questions or would like to get more involved.

February 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Recap | Rookies & Rock Stars

SONY DSCThe Developing Leaders Committee revamped their premier event for 2012, and the new event, Rookies & Rock Stars, was held in early November at The Guthrie’s Endless Bridge with great success.  R&R was an upscale networking event featuring past Dinner with a Winner icons and current NAIOP Minnesota board members as “Rock Stars” and Developing Leaders as “Rookies.” Over 20 Rock Stars attended, providing the 40 DLs in attendance with unmatched networking possibilities. The Developing Leaders Committee is very excited about the turnout and excellent feedback received from attendees. The event raised over $1,000 for our chapter’s charity partner, Catalyst Community Partners.

To learn more about the Developing Leaders, please contact Ben Bastian at (612) 336-4233 or
Thank You Rock Stars:SONY DSC
Stu Ackerberg – The Ackerberg Group
Mary Bujold – Maxfield Research
Rick Collins – Ryan Companies
Arne Cook – Anderson – KM Builders
Charlie Ferrell – Faegre Baker Daniels
Rich Forschler – Faegre Baker Daniels
Jim Freytag – CBRE
Casey Hankinson – Ryan Companies
Dave Jellison – Liberty Property Trust
Terry Kingston – Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq
David Kordonowy – Steiner Development, Inc.
Pat Mascia – Duke Realty
Dave Menke – The Opus Group
Clint Miller – Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq
Pat Minea – NorthMarq Capital
Tim Murnane – The Opus Group
Ed Padilla – NorthMarq Capital
Dennis Panzer – Cassidy Turley
Whit Peyton – CBRE
Kaye Rakow – NAIOP Minnesota
Mary Ranum – Fredrikson & Byron
Todd Rapp – Himle Rapp & Company
Scott Tankenoff – Hillcrest Development

December 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

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