We are commercial real estate advisors who provide development consulting and leasing services for owners and entrepreneurs in walkable urban neighborhoods in the Minneapolis /St. Paul metro.

Element strives to be a different kind of real estate firm. For too long there has been a quiet acceptance of the bland and uninspiring in commercial real estate.

At Element, our goal is to create amazing spaces that make people’s lives better. This means working to better know and understand our clients’ needs and wants. It means not being satisfied with the status quo. It means bringing vision, drive and creativity to all that we do. 

Element means something better. Element means possibility…


Our experience with complex development has taught us that successful projects don’t happen unless you embrace the idea of possibility. Across the range of our services, we explore options and consider angles that typically go ignored. The result? Projects that reach their true potential and satisfied clients who receive tremendous value.

How do we do that?

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VISION is working with our client to come up with what the desired future state looks like….and then most importantly, charting a path of how to achieve it.

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CREATIVITY is intentionally doing something different and better…for our clients and for the community.

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DRIVE is simply tenacity…you’re not going to find a firm that works harder, regardless of the project.


Our business model is based on having an intentional balance of development consulting and brokerage.  We believe that considering projects from different perspectives stimulates growth and learning, creating opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise exist.  The dual perspective we gain by being both brokers and developers allows us to provide greater value to all our clients.

By bringing our blend of vision, creativity and drive to each project, we’re able to push beyond what might ordinarily be possible.  Those boring and uninspiring projects suddenly become interesting and transformative.  And they leave a real impact on both our client and the community.


We actively seek a mixture of development consulting and brokerage because it gives us a deeper understanding of the motivations of all parties. Having a balanced perspective can create opportunities to get to yes.

Our development consulting follows a rigorous approach based on  exploring, evaluating and executing our client’s vision.  We can complete  feasibility studies, due diligence, financing, project management and asset management for office, retail and residential projects.

We will work tirelessly to help our clients improve their asset value. We create leasing strategies for each property that are informed by our experience in landlord and tenant leasing transactions. Our goal is to create a successful long term relationship with each client.

The depth of our development experience means we can guide tenants through the entire process, from leasing through construction. We have experience working with office, retail, restaurant, medical and industrial users.






We are looking for clients who are passionate about their business and community.

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