We are a team of commercial real estate advisors who offer development consulting and leasing services for owners and entrepreneurs in walkable urban areas, with deep experience in the North Loop, Warehouse District, Uptown and Northeast neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill, Lowertown, Mac/Groveland and Highland Park neighborhoods. We currently represent over 500,000 SF of office and retail space in the Twin Cities. Our team members have completed hundreds of leasing and sale transactions for dozens of businesses and led more than $150 Million in development projects.
Element was founded by JoAnna Hicks and Kevin Kuppe in 2015 on the belief that the best solutions arise out of collaborations between people with different ideas, perspectives, and skills. Our experienced team has a deep breadth of knowledge rooted in history, economics, landscape architecture, market research, affordable housing, business administration and urban planning. We have worked for some of the state’s largest developers and for boutique commercial real estate firms. We came together because we are united by a passion to transform the world around us by embracing the idea of possibility.
In the importance of authenticity.
In the value of collaboration.
In the positive energy that springs from fun.
That to drive towards a vision, you need grit.
Who We Are