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.
Managing Director/Market Leader
Minneapolis - St. Paul
I began my career as on Active Duty in the United States Army (2006-2011). I spent nearly five years as a Judge Advocate General (attorney), an experience that was highlighted by a deployment to Iraq in 2008. I also spent time practicing as a Tax Attorney, Contract & Fiscal Law Attorney, Administrative Attorney and completed my tenure in the Army as a prosecutor.
Over the past 8 years, while with Ryan Companies (2011 - 2015) followed by Mortenson Development, Inc. (2015 - 2019), I supported and then led a number of developments across the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. The seminal achievement of my development career was leading the development of One Discovery Square, the first phase of a Life Science district in Rochester, Minnesota, which was done in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota Rochester, Epic Medical Records, and a variety of other commercial partners. The District is described as the economic engine of the Destination Medical Center, a $585M public-private partnership -- the largest such partnership in Minnesota's history.
I employ a people-first, servant-leader approach. I believe in the value of collaboration and strong teams, in peer accountability, and in the power of leveraging insight to the benefit of our client's businesses.