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Brad Schafer

Principal, Schafer Richardson

Brad Schafer co-founded Schafer Richardson Inc. in 1995 and has over 25 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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Cynthia Clark

Cynthia Clark

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

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

Evan Richardson

Director of Capital Markets, 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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Tom Acker

Project Manager, Synergy Builders

As project manager, Tom leads the Synergy Builders residential construction services initiative. Tom has a background as a finish carpenter and consistently exceeds expectations with his expert quality work.

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Tami Adams

Project Assistant, Synergy Builders

As Project Assistant, Tami works side-by-side with Project Managers in all facets 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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Andy Basara

Project Manager, Synergy Builders

Andy brings a wealth of experience to Synergy Builders, including four years in commercial and retail remodeling as well as seven years in water, fire and storm damage restoration both as a Carpenter and Project Manager.

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Ron Basara

Superintendent, Synergy Builders

Ron is a valuable asset to Synergy Builders and provides a great deal of leadership on construction job sites.

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Scott Carlson

Personnel Supervisor, Synergy Builders

Scott serves as the Field Personnel Coordinator and brings a breadth of experience to Schafer Richardson.

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Jeannie Collins

Jeannie Collins

Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Jeannie joined the Schafer Richardson Property Management team in 2014.

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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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Dennis Govednik

Business Manager, Schafer Richardson

Dennis has over 45 years of experience in accounting, operations and management in real estate development, single and multi family construction, general contracting, general business and asset management.

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Tami Haight

Accounting Manager, Synergy Builders

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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Craig Hoppe

Project Manager, Synergy Builders

Craig Hoppe brings extensive operations and project management leadership experience to the Schafer Richardson team. He has a natural passion for managing large projects through team collaboration in order to 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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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

EMAIL: dmackenzie@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612-359-5846 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 Read More

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Rachel Markley

Property Management Administrator, Schafer Richardson

Rachel joined the Schafer Richardson Property Management team in 2015 as the Property Management Administrator.

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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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Ryan Mellema

Ryan Mellema

Staff Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Ryan brings 5 years of accounting experience to the Schafer Richardson team.

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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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Owen Norcutt

Project Manager, Synergy Builders

Owen Norcutt has 35 years of experience in the construction industry with an extensive background in commercial construction administration and project management.

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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

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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