Posted by carlson on August 12, 2019 in New Hire/Promotion

We’re excited to introduce Alec Sievers, our newest associate. A born salesman, Alec has been preparing to make deals his whole life — his family owns Poquet Auto Sales and he’s had a chance to watch experts in action. He’ll be focused on office space in suburban areas, building expertise to help clients find space in this sought-after market.

Alec grew up in the Twin Cities suburb of Eden Prairie, went to Eden Prairie High School, and graduated from Augsburg University in Minneapolis with a bachelor of business administration degree. Most recently, he worked at Social Indoor to generate business and establish relationships with clients.

When he’s not working, he loves to travel, with a special focus on appreciating architecture and homes in other parts of the world. And as a native Minnesotan, golfing and boating are in his skill set. Fun fact: Alec has an identical twin brother who also lives in the Twin Cities.

“Alec brings a lot of energy to the team, as well as a natural ability to negotiate,” said Ted Carlson. “As Carlson Partners continues to grow, we’re excited to bring new talent like Alec’s on board.”


Posted by carlson on July 24, 2019 in New Hire/Promotion

We can’t wait for you to talk with our new associate Lucas Long. “Lucas is a great communicator who is able to make connections with just about anyone he meets,” said Tim Olsen. “We are excited for him to join our growing team. Lucas joins us as an associate and will be an integral part of our growing company.”

Lucas has been a baseball player ever since he was big enough to pick up a bat, and recently completed his professional career with the Baltimore Orioles Organization. He’s eager to apply his ability to stay cool under pressure to negotiating commercial real estate deals. If it seems like Lucas is a natural, it may be because his father is also in real estate, and Lucas himself acquired his first Real Estate investment in 2015.

Lucas grew up in Minnesota and went to the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, and attended both the University of Arizona (on a baseball scholarship where he helped win the 2012 national championship) and the University of San Diego.

Like many of our team, he loves the outdoors and takes the chance to golf and spend time fishing when he can. He joins our growing contingent of dog-owners at Carlson Partners, with his puppy Jimmy joining the pack. Lucas lives in Richfield, and currently is busy planning a November wedding with fiancée Libby Jacoby.


Posted by carlson on February 25, 2019 in New Hire/Promotion

We’re excited to welcome a new member to our growing team. Tim Tysk is joining Carlson Partners as an associate specializing in office and industrial real estate.

Tim brings a data-driven understanding of the commercial real estate market to Carlson Partners. As a researcher at CRBE he delved into current market information, gathering data on properties, transactions, tenants and new developments in order to develop insights into market conditions.

“We’re devoted to bringing truly strategic consultation to our clients. As Carlson Partners grows, expertise such as Tim’s will be valuable in helping us understand the trends in the Twin Cites commercial real estate market. The right information at the right time will help us create the best solutions,” said Ted Carlson.

When Tim isn’t crunching numbers or making deals, he’s playing softball, training for power lifting, or hanging out with his German shepherd mix rescue pup. “Tim’s energy and enthusiasm will be a real asset to the team,” said Carlson.



Posted by carlson on February 7, 2019 in New Hire/Promotion

We’re expanding our team to meet the growing demand for expertise in downtown Minneapolis real estate. Adam Barrett is joining Carlson Partners as a director, and brings with him considerable experience and a passion for helping companies find spaces that meet more than just square footage requirements. He’s tapped into the rapidly changing dynamics of the downtown market, and he knows how to find a “home” that fits your company’s culture.

Early in his career, Adam helped launch the concept of high-end, full-service packages for downtown Minneapolis tenants, incorporating conference centers, fitness centers, on-site medical clinics, and more into corporate spaces. Seven years in IT staffing and consulting have given him even more insight into the importance of well-defined corporate culture for successful teams. He’s eager to bring his expertise back to the commercial real estate world, and to work with clients to find spaces that support and enrich their companies’ cultures.

“Adam brings a passion for the community to his work with real estate clients. He helps companies look beyond the brick-and-mortar aspects of a lease to the impact a space will have on the people who work there,” said Ted Carlson. “We’re excited to bring Adam on board to work closely with clients to define and find solutions that will meet their unique needs.”

Adam is a lifelong Minneapolis resident and graduate of Gustavus Adolphus with connections to communities across the Twin Cities. He’s excited to work in downtown Minneapolis, but it’s Lake Harriet that is his “place of zen.” He makes the most of this urban oasis, running, kayaking, swimming, and enjoying popcorn as only the Lake Harriet bandshell snack bar can make it.


Posted by Camille on January 31, 2017 in New Hire/Promotion


Leadership, Expertise, Tenant-Focused Model Fuels 80 Percent Year-Over-Year Top Line Revenue Growth for Carlson Commercial

Our rapidly growing commercial real estate firm has promoted three employees to senior-level positions.  Mike Hartman was promoted to senior associate. Tim Olsen and Eddie Rymer were each promoted to senior vice presidents. With more than 25 years of collective experience, they have amassed exceptional client service and deep industry knowledge that benefits Carlson’s growing tenant roster.

“These three people are masters at making strategic real estate decisions that put client interests first,” said Amy Carlson. “They understand the importance of guiding clients to smart spaces that fit their financial goals and their unique cultures, with maximum features and amenities to meet customer needs and retain employees.”

The promotions support Carlson Commercial’s strategic business approach of assigning each client a collaborative team of strategic real estate experts. The model has resonated extremely well within the marketplace. In 2016, Carlson Commercial achieved an impressive 80 percent year-over-year top line revenue growth and added 27 new clients.

Mike Hartman joined Carlson Commercial in 2013. He is passionate about helping nonprofits and small-to-medium companies. He earned a J.D. degree in 2009 before becoming a licensed real estate broker in MN. Hartman is an active member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR).

Tim Olsen has been with Carlson Commercial for three years and has practiced real estate since 2005. He is an expert in tenant representation, specializing in industrial, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Olsen has earned many accolades for his tenacious work on behalf of clients.

Eddie Rymer is a five-year veteran with the firm, specializing in office and office/warehouse spaces. He has closed deals throughout the U.S. for numerous corporate clients. Rymer is a member of MNCAR, NAIOP, CoreNET and ACG, and has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.


Posted by Christine Lund on August 4, 2016 in New Hire/Promotion

Nick headshotWelcome Nick Scarrella to our strategic team at Carlson Commercial. After working with City Center Real Estate Services in commercial property management, Nick is looking forward to bringing his knowledge of the Minneapolis market and a relentless work ethic to help Carlson Commercial continue to grow and assist their clients.

Nick graduated in 2013 from Winona State University with a BA in Business Administration and Human Resources. From there, Nick participated in the redevelopment and record breaking sale of the TractorWorks building in 2014. Soon after, Nick was promoted and moved to the Plaza Seven Office Tower in downtown Minneapolis. Once again, he was an integral part of the redevelopment and sale of the Class A office tower in 2016.  Both buildings were under 60% occupied prior to being redeveloped and just over 95% occupied at the time of sale.

“I’m excited to join Carlson Commercial and bring my property management experience to the company,” said Scarrella, “I feel that my entrepreneurial spirit aligns directly with their team’s focus on strategically assisting tenants with their real estate needs.  I couldn’t have asked for a better company to work for in this next phase of my real estate career.”

Having worked directly with multiple landlord’s, Nick is able to bring a wealth of knowledge to his clients and provide them with a strategic approach to best fit their needs.


Carlson Commercial Deepens Corporate Experience with New Hire

Posted by Christine Lund on January 18, 2016 in New Hire/Promotion

Lee_SWe’re excited to welcome Stephanie Lee to Carlson Commercial. She comes to us with 15 years of experience inside corporate America, as well as personal experience in asset acquisition and property management as an investor. Stephanie also has several years of commercial real estate experience and she brings with her vast knowledge of how corporations work and make decisions gained from her years as a corporate consultant and broker.

Stephanie not only understands the local and national markets, but also has experience in international real estate. She’s fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.  Stephanie graduated from Monash University in Australia with both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree.

“Stephanie’s experience providing real estate solutions for both landlords and tenants will bring new strategic insight to our corporate deals,” said Amy Carlson. “She understands the corporate property landscape with extra insight into asset acquisition and management. In addition, she brings with her knowledge of the local, national, and international markets, helping us serve our clients with a global perspective.”

Stephanie will round out our team of strategic professionals who work together to provide the best possible service to every client. “I’m excited to join Carlson Commercial and bring my corporate and international business experience to the table. I believe in their approach and focus on tenant representation, and I’m eager to collaborate with an amazing team,” said Lee.


Gannett Peak Partners Merges into Carlson Commercial

Posted by carlson on March 4, 2015 in New Hire/Promotion


Strategic Alliance Adds Experience and Clients to Tenant-Focused Carlson Commercial

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (MARCH 3, 2015) – Carlson Commercial, an Eagan-based commercial real estate firm has completed its merger with Gannett Peak Partners of Edina. Philip J. Kluesner, who founded Gannett in 2004 and is a respected 30-year veteran of the Twin Cities’ commercial real estate scene, will join Carlson as senior vice president. Gannett’s clients, who include Behavior Health Services, Crane Worldwide Logistics and Robert W. Baird, will now be served under the Carlson Commercial name.

Ted Carlson, founder and president of Carlson Commercial, says the addition of Kluesner – the firm’s second significant hire of 2015 – adds extraordinary depth to the firm’s tenant-focused business model.

“Phil is a seasoned commercial real estate expert, and we’re excited to add him to our team. His singular focus on aggressively representing tenant interests aligns perfectly with what our clients want.” Kluesner, 54, said merging with like-minded Carlson Commercial was a natural next step for him and his clients. It will allow him to navigate larger and more complex real estate transactions with skilled team support.

During his near 30-year career in commercial real estate, Kluesner has represented more than 500 businesses in transactions totaling over one million square feet. Prior to starting his own firm, he climbed the ranks at Duke Realty Corporation, R. L. Johnson Company, and Colliers International (formerly Welsh). Currently, he holds a Minnesota brokers license, and is a member of MNCAR. Kluesner is a graduate of St. Mary’s University.

Carlson Commercial is a growing, privately held commercial real estate firm founded in 2011 and focusing solely on tenant representation. Based in Eagan, MN, the firm’s forte is strategically finding right-space solutions throughout the country for office, industrial and retail tenants of all sizes, from small-shops to Fortune 500 companies. Learn more at carlson-commercial.com.




Carlson Commercial Hires Retail Expert

Posted by carlson on January 9, 2015 in New Hire/Promotion

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Carlson Commercial Hires Retail Expert

Strategic Addition Will Help Tenants Solve Retail Needs

Carlson Commercial, an Eagan-based commercial real estate firm, has hired retail expert Amy Carlson as a principal. The addition strengthens the firm’s retail knowledge and supports its unique business approach of assigning each client a collaborative team of strategic real estate experts. Amy has worked in the Twin Cities real estate market for nine years, most recently as an associate with Colliers International. She will bring key clients to the Carlson Commercial portfolio, including a fortune 500 company.
“Amy has a very strategic approach and extensive experience matching retail tenants with spaces that maximize value,” said Ted Carlson, the firm’s founder and president. “She gives our firm added perspective and knowledge in helping retail tenants meet their space needs. We will also apply Amy’s retail skill set to develop specialized omni-channel and ecommerce solutions.” According to Mr. Carlson, this expertise is growing in importance as more companies use omni-channel platforms (a seamless approach to the customer experience through all shopping channels – online, mobile, TV, radio, bricks and mortar, direct mail, catalog) to drive distribution.
Amy is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and has been in the real estate industry since 1998. She entered commercial real estate when she joined Colliers International (formerly Welsh) in 2006. Currently, she is a licensed realtor in the state of Minnesota and a member of ICSC, MNCAR and MSCA.
Carlson Commercial is a growing, privately held commercial real estate firm founded in 2011 and focusing solely on tenant representation. Based in Eagan, MN, the firm’s forte is strategically finding right-space solutions throughout the country for office, industrial and retail tenants of all sizes, from small-shops to Fortune 500 companies.