Paul Donovan Speaks at MREJ Nonprofit Real Estate Summit

Paul Donovan from the MSP Advisory Services Team was a featured panelist at the Charitable, Nonprofit & Religious Facilities Real Estate Summit hosted by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal on August 11th at the Golden Valley Country Club. Donovan spoke about how and when nonprofits evaluate and strategize around their real estate needs. The audience was comprised of both real estate professionals and leaders in the nonprofit community.

Paul Donovan Talks Tech Cities with Minnesota Business

Minneapolis-St. Paul is on the cusp of the Top 10 Tech Cities in the United States. Why is that? Paul Donovan from the MSP Advisory Services Team weighs in on the ranking in Minnesota Business Magazine here:

Cushman & Wakefield’s Sherry Cushman brings national legal findings to Minneapolis

Cushman & Wakefield’s Sherry Cushman and members of the Legal Sector Advisory Group brought together some of the leading minds in the Twin Cities legal community June 12 for a symposium on what issues are facing firms all over the globe.

Sherry, Executive Managing Director of the Legal Sector Advisory Group for Cushman & Wakefield Americas, shared findings from CW’s annual Bright Insight survey, which seeks responses from law firms (large and small, coast to coast) and associates on what issues are facing the legal sector, both in the present and future.

Among the major findings, Sherry told the group, firms identified fixed fee structures as their top concern. Also, firms continue to evolve their real estate for the future, using more hoteling and planning to implement single-size offices within the next decade. Overall, a fifth of all firms say they plan to make dramatic changes to their overall structure within five years.

The study also found that more than a quarter of all firms do not have a succession plan in place, nearly three-quarters say technology and IT security needs are greater than ever, and associates’ top priority is a work/life balance.

To learn more about the Bright Insight study and the 2017 results firsthand, contact us to schedule a meeting.

MSP Advisory Services Team Helps Alliance Game Distributors Open Sales Office

Cushman & Wakefield’s MSP Advisory Services Team represented Alliance Game Distributors in leasing 2,837 SF of office space at Winsor Office Plaza, 1935 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN. 724 Associates, LLLP was the Landlord. This will be their first sales office in the Twin Cities.

Alliance Game Distributors is a recognized leader in the gaming industry, offering an exceptional range of services and programs to our customers. They specialize in the distribution of board games, card games, miniatures, role playing games and thousands of gaming tools and accessories. With 5 warehouses across the country, they work with over 250 vendors to provide a large variety of games to retailers around the world.

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.

MSP Advisory Services Team Represents Crescent Cove in Acquisition

As featured in a recent Finance & Commerce article, the MSP Advisory Services Team 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 MSP Advisory Services Team 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.

Lindquist & Vennum Has Cool Office Space

New Buddhist Temple in St. Louis Park

The MSP Advisory Services Team 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 MSP Advisory Services Team 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.