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Jacob E. Gerads
  Partner

  Minneapolis – St. Paul

651.895.3217

Jacob@OperationFort.com

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  Jake is a partner and commercial real estate broker at Fort Inc.  He specializes in investment transactions in single and multi-tenant retail, office and industrial properties.  With over 10 years of commercial real estate experience Jake is well versed in the sales, leasing, and development of commercial real estate properties.  Jake represents buyers, sellers and tenants in Commercial Real Estate transactions throughout the greater Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota markets.
   
  Prior to founding Fort Inc. Jake worked for Langer Real Estate Services (a boutique commercial real estate firm headquartered in the SE Twin Cities market) from 2005 to 2012.  Jake’s role was multidisciplinary providing experience in both the marketing and sales/leasing departments.  As marketing director Jake’s role ranged from overseeing the broad company marketing and communication plan down to specific property advertising campaigns.  His skill set naturally translated into the sales and leasing department where he negotiated and closed transactions ranging from small office leases to large complex build-to-suit developments.
   
  Jake graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2004 with a bachelor of science in business administration and a major in marketing.
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Seller & Landlord Representation         (Click any link below for a detailed case study)
Jake Gerads has worked with over 50 different building ownership groups to market more than 75 different properties representing over 1.5 million square feet of commercial real estate.
bullet 20 Wide Created and successfully executed marketing plans for 3 different build-to-suit industrial condo developments totaling 33 units and 132,000 square feet.
 
bullet 20 Wide Utilized aggressive marketing strategies to fill the Thompson Business Center with 14 new tenants who absorbed a combined 60,000 square feet throughout the time period encompassing the great recession.
 
bullet 20 Wide Unlocked value when selling an 80,000 square foot multi-building portfolio by dividing the buildings into separate properties to better align with market demand.
 
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Buyer & Tenant Representation        (Click any link below for a detailed case study)
Having worked both sides of the real estate transaction Jake provides insights into each deal with more depth than a typical broker participating exclusively in tenant and buyer representation.
 
bullet 20 Wide Maximized leverage throughout negotiations resulting in a Landlord incentive package including 11 months of free rent, over $100,000.00 improvements allowance, and a lease termination clause.
 
bullet 20 Wide Successfully represented a publicly traded company with worldwide operations in its search to secure a long term lease by utilizing an extensive set of research tools to quickly identify a subset of properties containing unique building amenities that fit its highly specialized use.
 
bullet 20 Wide Minimized unnecessary rent expenses while representing Netsource in a complex building transition plan by leveraging a vast professional network to simultaneously secure a sub-tenant and identify a replacement property.
 
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Jacob E. Gerads
Jacob@OperationFort.com
651.895.3217