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Rob Brass | Colliers | Minneapolis - St. Paul

Rob Brass

Vice President

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Professional Summary

As a Vice President with Colliers, Rob Brass provides exceptional brokerage services throughout the entire Twin Cities metro area, specializing in the sale and leasing of industrial properties and land in the western suburbs. He represents a variety of institutional and entrepreneurial clients with a current portfolio that includes approximately 2.0 million square feet of commercial space.

To date, Rob has completed 800 transactions resulting in nearly 8,500,000 square feet and 75 acres leased or sold, totaling over $350 million in consideration. He began his career with  Colliers in 2004 and throughout the last 18 years has provided clients with a  highly customized view of the real estate market in order to help them make more informed decisions. 

Rob’s understanding of the complexities within the lease and sale process helps him efficiently guide his clients with an advisory role from the beginning of the transaction to the very end. He is highly motivated and brings a disciplined and strong work ethic to his business. Rob takes pride in his efforts to always find the best possible outcomes for his clients based on their specific needs. These skills assure his  clients he will provide them with the best options to reach their real estate goals.

Rob genuinely appreciates the real estate profession and its ever-changing landscape. Outside of brokerage he currently serves as chairman on the City of Chaska Planning Commission, enjoys oil painting, playing chess, and spending time with his wife and two young sons.


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Memberships & Involvements

MNCAR, NAIOP, City of Chaska Planning Commission


Atlas Partners, Carlson Real Estate, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors, Altus Properties, Master Collision, Process Displays, Rainbow Treecare, Schmitty & Sons, Washington Capital Mgmt Inc.


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office

Featured Research

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Q2 2022 Industrial Market Report Minneapolis-St. Paul

Despite Amazon publicly announcing they’d contract by 40 million square feet across the US, the industrial market, including 3PL’s, remained robust. Absorption during the first half of the year totaled roughly 4 million square feet -- almost exactly in line with construction deliveries of the same amount. The pace of construction is still picking up with 5 million square feet being built right now.
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Q1 2022 Industrial Market Report Minneapolis-St. Paul

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Industrial market remains hot, although evidence of a cool down has begun to emerge. Positive trends include net absorption reaching 2.2 million SF further reducing vacancy to new historic lows.
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Q4 2021 Industrial Market Report Minneapolis-St. Paul

The 4th quarter of 2021 saw continued growth of the industrial sector. With over 3 million square feet of positive absorption, vacancy rates continue to push to a new low as developers struggle to keep up with demand.
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