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Brad Schafer

Principal, Schafer Richardson

Brad Schafer co-founded Schafer Richardson Inc. in 1995 and has over 30 years experience in commercial and high-density residential real estate finance and development.

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Kit Richardson

Principal, Schafer Richardson

Kit co-founded Schafer Richardson, Inc. in 1995 and has over 33 years experience in commercial and high-density residential real estate, architecture and construction.

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Steve Norcutt

Principal, Schafer Richardson

Steve Norcutt has over 25 years of experience in financial management, portfolio management and mortgage origination.

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Mark W. Reiling, CRE, SIOR

Partner, Schafer Richardson

Mark has over 35 years of commercial estate investing, finance, development, sales, leasing, management and consultation experience.  He oversees SR Realty Trust, Schafer Richardson’s private REIT and is a principal Read More

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Cynthia Schultz

Director of Asset Management & Leasing, Schafer Richardson

Cynthia has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and is designated as a Certified Commercial Investment Member with the CCIM Institute.

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Maureen Michalski

Director of Development, Schafer Richardson

As Director of Development, Maureen works with the Company’s Principals to source new development opportunities, negotiate and structure joint-venture partnerships and initiate new developments.

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Evan Richardson

Vice President of SR Realty Trust, Schafer Richardson

Evan Richardson joined Schafer Richardson in 2013 and works with the Company’s Principals to structure and capitalize new initiatives, investment funds, single-asset partnerships and joint venture activities.

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Sam Riesgraf

President, Synergy Builders

As President of Synergy Builders, Sam leads and delivers pre-construction and construction services. His experience allows him to positively affect the outcome of every project.

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Greg Springer

Chief Financial Officer, Schafer Richardson

Greg joined Schafer Richardson in 2014 and oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the business.

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Katie Anthony

Project Manager, Schafer Richardson

As a Project Manager, Katie approaches real estate development and operations from a practical standpoint and is committed to creating projects and programs that make sense for the long term.

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Jeannie Collins

Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Jeannie joined the Schafer Richardson Property Management team in 2014.

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Mitchell H. Cox

General Counsel, Schafer Richardson and SR Realty Trust

Mitchell H. Cox joined SR Realty Trust, Inc. and Schafer Richardson, Inc. in 2017 as their General Counsel.  Mitch brings to us over 33 years of general corporate, business, real Read More

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Kim Erickson

Office Coordinator, Schafer Richardson

Kim joined the Schafer Richardson team in 2015. She comes to the team with over 30 years of administrative and office management experience.

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Tami Haight

HR Specialist

Tami has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll, and Project Management working for a large financial services company.

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Randy Hoversten

Controller, Schafer Richardson

Randy has over 30 years of experience in accounting and management in real estate related fields including real estate franchise systems, senior and affordable housing development, project management and property management in both profit and non-profit sectors.

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Erin Larson (Houge)

Marketing and Leasing Coordinator, Schafer Richardson

Erin joined Schafer Richardson in February 2016 as Marketing and Leasing Coordinator for Schafer Richardson Management Services. She focuses on property and new development marketing initiatives and retail leasing and Read More

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Brandon Lyles

Property Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Brandon joined Schafer Richardson’s Property Accounting team in February 2016. He assists in the accounting of the company’s properties owned and managed, throughout multiple states. Some responsibilities include entering accounts receivable/payables Read More

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Amanda Janzen

Project Manager, Schafer Richardson

Amanda joined the Schafer Richardson development team in late 2013. As a project manager, she is responsible for all aspects of project management including pre-development due diligence and visioning, developing and managing budgets, guiding design, overseeing construction, and managing project lease-up and close out.

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John Klatt

Project Manager, Synergy Builders

John has been in the construction industry for more than 25 years and is a proven leader in tenant improvement.

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Debbie MacKenzie

Accountant, Schafer Richardson

After working with Kit Richardson and Brad Schafer for many years at Griffin Real Estate Company Debbie joined them at Schafer Richardson in 1998 and now has over 30 years Read More

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Heather Mayer

Project Assistant, Synergy Builders

Heather joined Synergy Builders with 10 years of experience in construction drafting, estimating and project management.

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Laura McMahon

Project Coordinator, Synergy Builders

Starting out as a job site assistant has given Laura McMahon valuable knowledge about the workings of a busy job site. She works well with the project management and site Read More

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Jeff Merriam

Analyst, Schafer Richardson

Jeff Merriam joined Schafer Richardson in 2015 and serves as an Analyst on the Capital Markets team. He is responsible for many aspects of the underwriting, due diligence and reporting functions.

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Mike Olson

Leasing Associate, Schafer Richardson

Mike joined Schafer Richardson in 1997, and is primarily focused on leasing Schafer Richardson’s Minneapolis portfolio of over 500,000 square feet.

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Angie Opstad

Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Angie brings over 13 years of industry experience to the Schafer Richardson leasing and management team and excels in building collaborative and trusting relationships with owners, management, vendors, staff and tenants in an ever-changing, fast paced commercial real estate environment.

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Lori Parks

Property Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Lori has 20 years of experience in accounting and has focused on property management accounting for the past 7 years.

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Sara Joy Proppe

Project Manager, Schafer Richardson

Sara Joy joined the Schafer Richardson development team in 2013.

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Dan Schaffan

Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Daniel brings 27 years of experience in commercial real estate to the Schafer Richardson team. He has held a real estate license since 1985 and an insurance license since 2007. Read More

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Don Schwartz

Controller, Schafer Richardson

Don joined Schafer Richardson in 2017 and is responsible for the financial management of the Construction (Synergy Builders) and Development groups.  With over 25 years of construction and real estate Read More

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Ryan Voorhies

Senior Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Ryan has over 10 years of experience accounting in real estate related fields including property management, mezzanine lending, construction, real estate investment funds & trusts. As a Senior Accountant, Ryan Read More

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