Cushman & Wakefield’s Minneapolis-St. Paul office celebrated a strong start to 2019, taking home two big honors at the Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s 2019 Awards.
The firm was named the Property Manager of the Year, and Director Hudson Brothen was honored as the 2019 Emerging Leader of the Year.
The firm’s Asset Services operation in Minneapolis-St. Paul has been the largest in the Twin Cities for 16 of the past 17 years, managing more than 28 million square feet (msf).
The company’s portfolio includes some of the most prominent properties in the Twin Cities, such as Normandale Lake Office Park, Centennial Lakes Office Park, Campbell Mithun Tower and Ford Center.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Asset Services team continued to assert itself as a major force in the world of sustainability in 2018, managing the process that led to 8200 Normandale Tower winning an international TOBY (Outstanding Building of the Year) as the best building in the Americas in the 250,000-499,999-square-foot category. The award, which is given based on a property’s performance as a sustainable building, was the Minneapolis-St. Paul’s fifth TOBY in the past decade, a feat that is unmatched by any other local office of any commercial property manager in the U.S. The office’s run also includes four International TOBY awards dating back to 2016.
Brothen is part of a six-person industrial team that completed a whopping 140 commercial lease and sale transactions in 2018, totaling 3.54 million square feet. The team is among the most prominent in the Minneapolis-St. Paul industrial market, and Hudson has taken on increasing responsibility year after year, both in terms of identifying and pursuing business and fully executing transactions on behalf of clients.