Cushman & Wakefield Ranked #1 Best of the NLJ

For the fourth year in a row, Cushman & Wakefield has been ranked #1 in Commercial Real Estate Firm: Tenant Representation as part of The Best of the National Law Journal 2017. Cushman & Wakefield was also ranked #1 in Property Management and Brokerage, sweeping the real estate categories in this prestigious survey.

ASG Represents Crescent Cove in Acquisition

As featured in a recent Finance & Commerce article, the Advisory Services Group represented Crescent Cove in the purchase of a property in Brooklyn Center for use as a hospice center for children.

View the full article.

Tenant’s Place Newsletter – Spring 2017

The Advisory Services Group published its Spring 2017 newsletter, “Tenant’s Place” which offers insights on the Twin Cities office market and trends in the workplace. View the newsletter.

New Buddhist Temple in St. Louis Park

The Advisory Services Group represented Wat Thai of Minnesota, the first of three Thai Buddhist sects in and around the metro area, in the purchase of the former Lutheran Church of the Reformation in St. Louis Park, MN. Wat Thai converted the old church into a temple and much of the renovation work was completed by the monks between their morning and evening chanting.

View the recent Star Tribune article highlighting Wat Thai’s new temple.

Jaclyn May Named Women in Business Award Winner

Jaclyn joins a list of top executives and innovators throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, which annually recognizes females for their professional achievements, leadership and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community.

“Jaclyn exemplifies everything you want out of a leader: passion, generosity, intellect and professionalism,” said Paul Donovan, Executive Director, in Jaclyn’s nomination to the Business Journal. “She strives to influence positive change in our community, particularly on issues facing women today, through her professional and volunteer work.”

The Women in Business honorees will be recognized at a luncheon May 25 at The Depot in Minneapolis.

Jaclyn joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2008. Since then, she has risen all the way to Executive Director, the top brokerage title possible at the company. As part of the Advisory Services Group along with Paul, Jeremy Striffler and Leah Battin, she specializes in tenant representation for all types of clients, from law firms to top corporations, educational organizations and nonprofits. Recent clients include Winthrop & Weinstine, Lindquist & Vennum and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Jaclyn is also a leader in the Twin Cities business world, serving as a committee member with the Association for Corporate Growth, World Savvy, Financial Executives International and the Minneapolis Downtown Council. Her engagement in this area was recently recognized, with her named a finalist for the 2017 TeamWomenMN Wavemaker Community Impact Award.

Within the Cushman & Wakefield network, Jaclyn serves as co-chair of the Women’s Integrated Network (WIN), and is also a member of the CW Transaction Advisory Group (TAG), the Legal Sector Advisory Services Group and the Education Practice Group.

Click here to view the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal announcement.

LHB Inc. Has Cool Office Space

The Advisory Services Group represented the architecture and engineering firm of LHB Inc. in their lease of office space at the Loose-Wiles Building in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood. View the recent “Cool Offices” article featuring LHB’s office space.

Long Term Care Group Completes Lease Extension

Cushman & Wakefield’s Advisory Services Group represented Long Term Care Group in a lease extension of 55,560 SF of office space on the 1st, 3rd and 6th floors of Prairie Lakes Corporate Center, 11010 Prairie Lakes Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Kraus-Anderson Incorporated was the Landlord.

Long Term Care Group is a leading provider of business process outsourcing for the insurance industry. The nation’s largest insurers rely on Long Term Care Group’s unparalleled expertise to help manage their complex long term care portfolios and maximize their financial performance. They provide advanced risk management insight built upon their unique and proprietary long term care underwriting and claims databases. They also offer a full spectrum of support services ranging from application processing and underwriting to care management and in-home assessments.

Cushman & Wakefield Hired to Sell Former Saint Paul Public Schools Building

Saint Paul Public Schools has hired Cushman & Wakefield to facilitate a sale of the former Riverside Elementary school building at 900 Albion Avenue in St. Paul.

The team of Paul Donovan, Jaclyn May and Jeremy Striffler will list the property for sale, with the most likely outcome a thoughtful redevelopment of the 5.4-acre site. The site is guided for mixed-use, as part of the West Seventh Street transit corridor, and is also part of the popular Highland neighborhood and a short drive from the St. Paul Central Business District.

“There are a lot of great things happening on West Seventh,” said Tom Parent, Director of Facilities for Saint Paul Public Schools. “But this property isn’t part of the school district’s strategic needs for the next decade, and the resources that go into it are better utilized in supporting our 71 other sites.

The West Seventh Street and Highland Park areas have been magnets for new multifamily, hospitality and retail development and redevelopment during the past decade. Nearby Shepard Road and West Seventh are popular corridors for mixed-use multifamily housing. Positioned on the southwest quadrant of Seventh Street and Interstate 35E, the location provides easy access to the downtown St. Paul core, as well as the Mall of America and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

For more information on the Saint Paul Public Schools site, visit spps.org/900albion.

ASG Leads Site Selection Process for Crescent Cove

After years of planning and fundraising, Crescent Cove, a nonprofit Lindenfelser founded in 2009, is in the process of buying a facility in Brooklyn Center that will one day house the state’s first community children’s hospice and respite home — and one of only a few such facilities in the country. The nonprofit expects to welcome its first families in October.

The Advisory Services Group is leading the site search/selection process with other volunteers for Crescent Cove on a pro-bono basis.

View Star Tribune article.

View Real Estate Journal article.