Cushman & Wakefield Offers TIES Properties For Sale

Rare Investment, Adaptive Re-Use Properties Available For Offers Starting June 1

Paul Donovan, Jaclyn May, Jeremy Striffler of Cushman & Wakefield’s Minneapolis-St. Paul office are accepting offers for the properties at 1667 Snelling Ave. N. in Falcon Heights, a rare investment, redevelopment or adaptive re-use opportunity, beginning immediately.

The Cushman & Wakefield team is representing TIES, a Minnesota-based educational technology solutions collaborative owned by 48 member districts, in the disposition of the properties in Falcon Heights, on the southwest corner of Snelling Avenue and Larpenteur Avenue West.

“1667 Snelling represents a quality investment or redevelopment opportunity for the right buyer,” said May. “The property is in an exciting location and presents a multitude of possibilities for its next owner.”

The site is rich with history and unique character.  The property served as an office for the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association and opened in January of 1947.  The GTA was an outgrowth of earlier organizations, including the Equity Cooperative Exchange (former 1908), the St. Paul Grain Exchange (1914), the Farmers Union Terminal Association (1926), and the Farmers National Grain Corporation (1930s).

The properties are set across three-parcels and include a four-story former office building and data center, and a skyway attached conference/event center. The 106,404-square-foot (sf) main office building was constructed in 1946/1957 and the 55,084-sf conference center was built in 2015. The site totals 6.4 acres, including some undeveloped land to the west of the buildings.

The TIES campus is mere blocks north of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and Como Regional Park, and are within miles of the future site of Allianz Field, the booming Prospect Park neighborhood and the University of Minnesota.

Offers for the TIES properties are due to Cushman & Wakefield by July 31.  Requests for the Offering Memorandum can be made to Jeremy Striffler at 612-305-2108 or Jeremy.Striffler@cushwake.com.

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Jaclyn May, a senior member of Cushman & Wakefield’s MSP Advisory Services Team, discussed Twin Cities office market conditions in an article recently published by Twin Cities Business. Click here to read the article, entitled “Office Vacancies on the Rise”, which addresses the challenges associated with finding quality office space in today’s market despite higher vacancy levels in some submarkets.

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Cushman & Wakefield MSP Advisory Services Team represented Collabera Inc. in a five year lease of 4,251 square feet at Fifth Street Towers, 100 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Fifth Street Towers Properties LLC was the Landlord.  The new office location allowed Collabera to expand its Minneapolis footprint to accommodate its growth and future plans in the Twin Cities.

Collabera is ranked among the top 10 Information Technology (IT) and professional staffing firms in the U.S., with more than $600 million in sales revenue and a global presence that represents approximately 15,000+ professionals across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. They support their clients with a strong recruitment model and a sincere commitment to their success, which is why more than 90% of their enterprise clients rank them amongst their top three staffing suppliers by performance.

DONOVAN AND MAY DISCUSS TRENDS IN LEGAL OFFICE SPACE

Paul Donovan and Jaclyn May, senior members of Cushman & Wakefield’s MSP Advisory Services Team, co-authored an article recently featured in Bench & Bar of Minnesota, the official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Click here to read the article, entitled “Rethinking the Law Office: Trends in legal office space”, which offers insights on office space utilization trends by law firms.

C&W Makes Reader Rankings 2017

Cushman & Wakefield was recognized as the BEST in several categories in the Finance & Commerce Reader Rankings 2017.   The MSP Advisory Services Team was a big part of the BEST Tenant Representation rating vs. some very formidable competitors.   Click here to view the full Reader Rankings 2017.

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The MSP Advisory Services Team published its December 2017 “Energizing Education” newsletter, which offers current news and events impacting the education community. View the newsletter.

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The MSP Advisory Services Team received the Broker² Award at the 2017 NAIOP Awards of Excellence for their work representing Lindquist & Vennum in a relocation within IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. Among other things, the group considered law firm trends and created a thoughtful direction for the project, ultimately achieving a 10 percent cost savings for their client. Jennifer Stumm of Cushman & Wakefield also provided project management services throughout the lengthy buildout of the new 81,000-square-foot (sf) office, which is now open.

The Broker² Award recognizes outstanding value created by a brokerage team, and is exclusively available to brokers associated with projects nominated for the Awards of Excellence. NAIOP understands that all successful commercial real estate projects are backed by a skilled team of professionals—a group that becomes more than the sum of its parts to accomplish the job—and the Broker² Award acknowledges the invaluable contribution made by a brokerage team. The NAIOP awards, which recognize top new developments and redevelopments in their categories, were doled out in a ceremony at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in downtown Minneapolis Sept. 28.

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises more than 15,000 members in North America and advocates responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy.