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Jean Kane

CEO | Minneapolis-St. Paul

4350 Baker Road, Suite 400
Minnetonka, MN 55343
United States

Office: +1 952 897 7711


Being the CEO and controlling owner of one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the Twin Cities is not something that Jean Kane takes lightly. As an industry leader and integral member of the commercial real estate sector, Jean has a reputation for listening, providing straightforward counsel, and executing and delivering results. A key contributor to Welsh (the parent company of Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul) since 1987, Jean embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and core values upon which our company was built: integrity, excellence, teamwork, and innovation.

Through hands-on leadership, she actively oversees and influences the operations of the company’s real estate services, including; Brokerage and Real Estate Management, Construction, Architecture, Capital, and Facility Services. Jean leads the team in achieving the objectives of the company and our clients by fostering a results-orientated culture that encourages creative thinking. She has been vigilant about upholding the commitment to excellence that made our company what it is today.

Refusing to sit behind a desk all day, Jean actively engages with employees to determine company-wide initiatives that will increase Welsh and Colliers’ success for years to come. During her tenure, Welsh and Colliers has earned certification as a woman-owned business by WBENC, which helps clients fulfill their supplier diversity programs with targeted group businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises.  Under her leadership, Welsh thrives and has grown to a 300-employee firm, recognized as a top service provider throughout the Midwest. Jean has been instrumental in supporting company initiatives to create best-in-class services, not only for our clients, but also for the company’s employees and brokers. As a result, Welsh has been named a top workplace in the Twin Cities by both the Star Tribune and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Active in the business community for over twenty six years, Jean’s local influence extends to a national level. She is a member of NAIOP’s distinguished National Executive Committee, has recently been honored in Midwest Real Estate News’ Hall of Fame, and has been named among the ‘200 Minnesotans You Should Know’ by Twin Cities Business Magazine. Jean currently serves on several executive committees for various local and national business associations and is committed to working with other corporate and community leaders to cultivate economic growth in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.


  • Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame, Midwest Real Estate News, 2011
  • 200 Minnesotans You Chould Know, Twin Cities Business Magazine, 2010
  • Women of Influence, Real Estate Forum, 2009
  • President's Award, NAIOP MN, 2008
  • Women to Watch, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2002


Valuation and Advisory Services, Corporate Solutions, Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Real Estate Management Services, Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Asset Management, Asset Resolution Services, Construction Management, Development Consulting, Mortgage Brokerage, Property and Facilities Management, Receivership, Sustainability Services

Affiliations & Memberships

Board Member and Executive Director National NAIOP, Board Member NAIOP MN, Advisory Board Member ULI MN, Advisory Board Member University of St. Thomas Real Estate, Member and Past Chapter Chair Young President's Organization (YPO), Member LAMBDA Alpha International and ICSC, Former Board Member Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member US Bank Twin Cities Advisory Board

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