You are invited to attend the
2010 Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business has established the Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of real estate leaders who have made a significant contribution in real estate and demonstrated care and concern for improving their community as a business leader.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres
6:30 – 8 p.m. Awards Ceremony featuring keynote speaker Tony Downs
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus
During this inaugural year, the Shenehon Center for Real Estate will grant six Lifetime Achievement Awards and induct recipients into the Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame.
Mr. Bernardi has been involved in property management and development in residential, multi-family, retail, commercial, office and medical facilities. This entrepreneur and family business owner has contributed to the Minnesota real estate community as a mentor, leader, benefactor and fair business partner.
Lloyd Engelsma (1913-1997)
Building Kraus-Anderson from a company with little more than a truck and shovel, Mr. Englesma’s influence can be seen throughout the 5.3 million square feet of commercial properties that help form the skylines of the Twin Cities. He was known for his honesty and integrity – traits that helped Kraus-Anderson become the strong company it is today – and his willingness to give back to the community.
Opus Corporation projects such as the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas, Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota and corporate headquarters for Best Buy, Medtronic and Toro all stem from Mr. Rauenhorst’s strong leadership. He continues to serve the Minnesota real estate community as a role model, leader and philanthropist.
By building Towle Real Estate Company into a multi-faceted real estate appraisal, brokerage, property management, consulting, research and mortgage banking business, Mr. Reiling made significant contributions to the Minnesota real estate industry. Today, his work with Sunrise Community Banks is helping to develop businesses and financial well-being in underserved areas of the community.
Jim Ryan (1942-2009)
With a focus on building character in his employees, building confidence in customers and building better communities, Mr. Ryan was also instrumental in building Ryan Companies to be one of the nation’s leading real estate design-build development firms. His work included establishing the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in South Minneapolis, as well as helping to secure $300 million to modernize Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Sam Thorpe Sr. (1864-1936)
Best known for establishing one of the nation’s finest residential communities, the Edina Country Club area, Mr. Thorpe also accomplished some of the largest real estate transactions in that era. He was a highly valued citizen and was always ready to help with his time, money and personal services for philanthropic and humanitarian enterprises.