MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 2, 2014) – Brandon Champeau has been promoted to vice president at United Properties. In his expanded role, Champeau leads the company’s industrial development and investment initiatives, pursuing projects in the Twin Cities. He also works with the company’s asset management group on strategies for the properties within its investment portfolio.

Champeau has been instrumental in United Properties’ recent efforts, including: the acquisition and development of Bielenberg Gardens in Woodbury as well as Penn & American in Bloomington; the development of CH Robinson’s third campus building in Eden Prairie; the development of Northcross Business Park in Brooklyn Park; and the acquisition of the Days Inn on the University of Minnesota campus.

Besides his role at United Properties, Champeau is deeply involved in the commercial real estate industry. He is the chair of NAIOP Minnesota’s Public Policy Committee, which he is leading through the next legislative session. In addition, earlier this year Champeau began serving as tri-chairman of the leadership committee for the Commercial Real Estate Diversity Collaborative, which was formed to promote and expand diversity within the industry. He is also on the executive board for Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Young Leaders Group.

“Brandon’s involvement in our industry and his approach to new opportunities is an outstanding reflection of our company’s underlying entrepreneurial spirit, core values and our commitment to develop our own talent to the highest level,” said Bill Katter, executive vice president, United Properties.

Champeau has been with United Properties since 2006. Prior to that, he was in the retail brokerage group that is now Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq, working on tenant representation and landlord listing services. Champeau earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in entrepreneurial studies and finance, with a minor in marketing, from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management.

About United Properties
United Properties, based in Minneapolis, specializes in commercial real estate development and investment. Since 1975, United Properties has provided development services for the retail, residential, office, medical and industrial sectors. In addition to a large presence in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, United Properties’ Colorado division develops retail, office and industrial buildings. Formed in 1916, the United Properties investments group acquires, manages, finances and disposes of the company’s real estate investments, which includes nearly 60 office, medical, industrial and retail assets in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Colorado. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @UPDeepRoots.

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