Current Responsibilities

As Asset Manager, Jacqui is responsible for overseeing operations of a select 1.2M SF medical, office, and industrial portfolio in the Twin Cities. She is responsible for third-party property management and leasing teams, and capital improvement facilitation. She manages tenant relations, budgeting, and financial analysis and assists in the disposition of strategic assets.

Past Experience

Jacqui joined United Properties in May 2022. She has 14 years of real estate experience, with six years in affordable housing and the subsequent eight years in commercial real estate. Prior to joining United Properties, Jacqui served as an Asset Manager for the Corporate Real Estate Group at U.S. Bank. She also held Investment Analyst roles for CSM Corporation and Provident Real Estate Ventures.

Professional and Community Involvement

Jacqui is an active member of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association and a former member of Urban Land Institute and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers.

Education

Jacqui earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate from the University of San Diego and her Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree with a concentration in Affordable Housing from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Current Responsibilities

Chris Pohlad serves as Chief of Staff, a key member of the Strategic Leadership Team and Executive Leadership Council. He is also responsible for oversight of the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis asset and all hotel operations.

Past Experience

Chris joined United Properties in 2017 and since has worked as an Asset Manager, led marketing and rebranding efforts for Amira, the company’s senior living brand, and played a role in the establishment of the Four Seasons Hotel in Minneapolis, the first five-star luxury hotel in the state. Prior to that, he was at Northmarq for 6 years as an analyst and loan originator in Boston and Seattle.

Professional and Community Involvement

He serves as a trustee on the board of the University of Puget Sound, his alma mater.

Education

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Politics & Government with a concentration in International Relations from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Current Responsibilities

Julie is responsible for overseeing asset management services for both existing and developing retail assets. She is highly knowledgeable in due diligence and provides a valuable contribution to our acquisition and disposition processes. Additionally, Julie is responsible for supervising the property management and leasing teams.

Past Experience

In 1998, Julie began her tenure with United Properties as a senior property accountant, where her duties included overseeing a multitude of externally managed assets. In 2004, she joined the Investment Analyst team to provide financial analysis, historic tax credit underwriting, research, and administrative and tactical project support. Additionally, she has been a fundamental element of the property disposition sales team spanning the last 18 years. Prior to her role with United Properties, Julie served as an accounting manager for Totally Organized.

Professional and Community Involvement

Julie is an active member of MSCA and ICSC, where she serves on the legislative committee. She has also been involved with MNCREW, acting as a race co-director and other committee roles. Furthermore, Julie has volunteered for a variety of organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs, Gilda’s Club, the American Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. Additionally, she was secretary for the Home & School Association for a number of years. Julie’s commitment to her faith community, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, MN, has been so great that she was chosen as one of the two delegates from her parish to participate in the 2022 Archdiocesan Synod for St. Paul/Minneapolis.

Education

Julie attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the Academy of Accountancy. She has completed Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) classes and is currently pursuing a Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) designation through the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Current Responsibilities

As vice president of asset management, Chris is responsible for setting and executing the strategic work plan for a portfolio of properties. He is responsible for the asset management for more than 20 properties, including Ford Center, Loose Wiles, The Nordic, Kickernick, Nilfisk, Perbix, Staring Lake Corporate Center and Superior Office Center. Chris also participates on the acquisition, disposition and financing teams.

Past Experience

Chris has worked within The Pohlad Companies since 2003. He began his career as a loan officer with Builders Mortgage Company, which later became Meridian Construction Capital Group. In 2011, Chris worked as a property manager with Meridian Land Company.  In 2015, he joined United Properties as a senior investment analyst before being promoted to his current role.

Education

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in financial economics from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Current Responsibilities


As executive vice president, Richard leads all United Properties’ financing and lender relationships. In addition, he is responsible for managing the company’s joint venture with State Farm in ownership of Centennial Lakes Office Park. Richard is a member of the company’s capital markets team which is responsible for raising equity and arranging debt for joint venture developments and acquisitions.

Past Experience

Prior to joining United Properties, Richard held financing positions at Allstate Life Insurance Company in its commercial mortgage lending group and in finance and acquisitions at The Balcor Company and The Griffin Companies. He began his career as a staff accountant in the tax department of Arthur Andersen & Company.

Professional and Community Involvement

Richard has sat on the corporate board of directors of NAIOP as a local liaison to the national organization, impacting its overall strategies and initiatives. He has also served on a NAIOP national capital markets forum, as well as the board of directors for the Minnesota Chapter, and a 2-year term as NAIOP Minnesota chapter treasurer.

Education

Richard received his bachelor‚Äôs degree in business administration from Washington University and his master‚Äôs degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin ‚Äď Madison and obtained his Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license in November of 1980.

Matt Van Slooten is the chief executive officer of United Properties.

Current Responsibilities

As chief executive officer, Van Slooten oversees all aspects of the business.

Past Experience

Matt joined United Properties in 2018 as President and Portfolio CIO and was promoted to CEO in 2022. Matt has been a long-time real estate industry leader, with 25 years at Carlson Real Estate Company, advancing through all critical company roles leading ultimately to becoming president of the organization, a post he held for 13 years. Matt also served as the president of commercial properties for CSM Corporation for 4 years, overseeing a 10 million sq. ft. portfolio of industrial, office, and retail properties.

Professional and Community Involvement

Matt is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and a past Chapter President of NAIOP Minnesota. He is also a recipient of the NAIOP President’s Award (2009). He is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and served on the Minnesota Chapter board as the membership chair. While at Carlson Companies, he was the recipient of the Carlson Fellow Award for Leadership Achievement, the company’s highest honor.

Education

Matt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.