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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, Interim President, Synergy Builders

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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Kelsey Gregory

Director of Asset Management, Schafer Richardson

Kelsey R. Gregory joined Schafer Richardson as Director of Asset Management in 2017.  She is responsible for investment management and operational oversight to support the financial and strategic goals of Read More

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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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Jen Renkly, RPA

Director of Property Management and Leasing

Jen Renkly joined Schafer Richardson in 2017 and is the Director of Property Management and Leasing.  With over 14 years of experience, Jen brings knowledge and expertise in the management field Read More

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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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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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Christine Alberts

Senior Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Christine has over 20 years of accounting experience in a broad array of industries including Child Care, Hearing Aids and Produce. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Christine served as an Accounting Read More

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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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Justin Harvey

Property Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Justin joined the Schafer Richardson team in 2017. His primary role includes assisting in the accounting of the company’s owned and managed properties throughout multiple states. Additional responsibilities include entering Read More

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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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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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Charles Patterson

Lead Building Engineer, Schafer Richardson

Charles Patterson joined Schafer Richardson in 2017 as the Lead Building Engineer overseeing operations for the Osborn370 Building in Downtown St. Paul. Charles has 20 years of experience in facility operations, Read More

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Dean Porter-Nelson

Assistant Project Manager, Schafer Richardson

Dean joined the Schafer Richardson development team in 2017. As Assistant Project Manager, he assists the Director of Development and the development team with all aspects of project management including Read More

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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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Karley Smith

Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Karley joined the Corporate Accounting team in August 2017.  Her responsibilities include managing corporate payables, as well as monitoring intercompany billings amongst Schafer Richardson’s legal entities and its properties.  She 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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