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Nov 27, 2019

Have not worked with them, but their HQ is in my hometown and they have done a lot of projects there in Minneapolis. You are right as they do a bit of everything, but I think their main focus is construction/development, along with architecture/design. You should check out their website and see their completed projects. They essentially revitalized the east side section of downtown Minneapolis, built the Oracle campus in Austin, TX, and a class A warehouse for Amazon south of the twin cities, plus a ton others.

Being based in the midwest, I assume their culture is typical of the region. Smart, hardworking people who will treat you more kindly as opposed to say Related in NYC. They are very well-respected in the midwest region and they have additional offices in the south and west. Given that, I still think they are a notable construction firm and developer with a semi-national presence.

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Nov 27, 2019

To me they've always felt like a construction company first, developer second. I'll caveat that in the sense that I know people on their construction side, but have only had very limited interaction with their development team.

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Nov 27, 2019

They have a great culture, and good sized industrial, senior housing and medical office development arms, plus do cool mixed use deals versus pre-recession when they did a lot more Target anchored shopping centers.

They also are the master developer for the 100+ acre Ford site in St Paul, which will be a cool development when it is built out.

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Nov 28, 2019

Used to work there. PM for detail. GC first, developer second culture. Good people for the most part. Focused on design built given their in house GC arm.

Nov 30, 2019

PM'd, thanks.

Nov 29, 2019

I'm familiar with Ryan Companies in Austin, TX. They have historically been a corporate build-to-suit group, in-line with the comments above, but are looking to do some standalone commercial developments. Their Austin team is lean and full of a bunch of great people.

Dec 2, 2019
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