Blanks USA – 96,000 sf HQ purchase

Posted by carlson on July 15, 2015 in Case Study, Manufacturing, Tenant Rep

Blanks USA was founded over 30 years ago selling door hangers and raffle tickets. Since its inception, Blanks has evolved into an industry-leading supplier of security paper and die cut paper products. Blanks experienced healthy growth and that growth was projected to continue, which created a real estate issue. Blanks had reached capacity in their single […]


Want to sell your building? Call…Mike!

Posted by carlson on April 16, 2015 in Case Study, Facility Sale

In late 2014 a longtime Carlson Commercial client, APA Medical, reached out to Ted to inquire about a Minneapolis flex building they owned.  In 2004, Ted represented APA Medical to acquire the flex building to accommodate growth.  APA Medical was not fully utilizing the 5,600 sf space off Hiawatha, and was interested in selling if the right offer came along.  Enter Mike […]


Like saving CASH? 10.4% net rent reduction + $1 million TI package

Posted by carlson on March 30, 2015 in Case Study, Tenant Rep

Established over 120 years ago, with sales reaching $10 billion, Core-Mark (NASDAQ: CORE) is a leading distributor and marketer of consumer packaged goods to the convenience retail industry. A California-based firm representing Core-Mark hired Carlson Commercial to lead negotiations for their Minneapolis location. We conducted a thorough market survey, interviewed developers, analyzed move vs. renew, and ultimately decided […]


More Space + Less Rent + Awesome Building = #WINNING!!!

Posted by carlson on March 12, 2015 in Case Study, Manufacturing, Tenant Rep

E-TECH, A LEADER IN COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY AUTOMATION In 2012, E-Tech engaged Tim Olsen to develop a strategic plan to help with their long-term real estate needs.  An extensive analysis revealed a short-term lease renewal was the optimal solution. In 2014, 18 months prior to lease expiration, E-Tech hired Carlson Commercial to assist with a potential corporate expansion/relocation in […]


AudaExplore – 21,400 sf HQ Relocation

Posted by carlson on February 25, 2015 in Case Study, Tenant Rep

By delivering global data, easy-to-use technology and deeper insights into the ownership lifecycle, AudaExplore is leading the automotive industry in making insurance carriers, repairers, dealerships and fleet owners more competitive and profitable.  Headquartered in Eagan, MN, and operating as part of the Solera (NYSE: SLH) group of worldwide companies, AudaExplore has grown rapidly.  Carlson Commercial […]