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Email: jminea@lee-associates.com

Jeff Minea, Principal with Lee & Associates, got his start in the commercial real estate business at Welsh Companies, where he worked for 22 years. He initially managed a large portfolio of office, industrial and retail properties and eventually transitioned to brokerage, where he quickly earned the position of vice president. Jeff has represented landlords in marketing industrial space for lease throughout the Twin Cities and played the leading role on several major business park listing assignments with square footage from 250,000 to 1,000,000+ of industrial space. Jeff also successfully lead the development and marketing of a 2-building multi-tenant industrial property (124,000 SF), managing all aspects of hiring, budgeting and design, all municipal approvals, construction, and progress payments. Jeff went on to serve as senior director with Cushman & Wakefield for five years, exclusively representing industrial, med-tech and office companies in their search and selection of property for lease and sale. With an emphasis on measurable results, Jeff reduced base rent for five clients in 2009 by 19.95% up to as much as 46.15%. He was a member of the team hired to market the former Delta Airlines headquarters office building, along with the development of the land.

Some of his notable transactions include:

  • Plymouth Business Center 900,000 SF Business Park Lead role
  • Plymouth Business Center 124,000 SF Lead Developer/Leasing
  • Lund Industries, Anoka 331,000 SF/Sale
  • Graybow Daniels 210,000 SF/Lease
  • International Paper 128,000 SF/Lease
  • Gyrus Medical 115,000 SF/Lease
  • Schneiderman’s Furniture 106,000 SF/Lease
  • Northcross Partners 38 Acre/Sale

Notable awards include:

  • Voted Top 5– Twin Cities Industrial Brokers award, 2007
  • Voted Top 5– Minneapolis Cushman & Wakefield producer, 2010
  • 2 Years– Minnesota Commercial Assoc. of Realtors, Board of Directors
  • 2x Expert Speaker– NAIOP Twin Cities Annual Industrial update