MINNEAPOLIS (June 13, 2013) – Melissa Duce has been promoted to senior associate in the value-add group at United Properties. Effective July 1, Duce will support the development and acquisition activities in both the company’s Minnesota and Colorado offices.

Duce brings a wealth of investment analysis experience to the team, most recently serving as a market analyst for the retail portfolio, as well as assisting in leasing opportunities and strategies. She has been with United Properties since 2005.

“We’re very pleased to have Melissa join the value-add group at United Properties,” said Bill Katter, executive vice president. “She brings a very collaborative approach to her work both within United Properties and with other organizations.”

Duce’s investment career dates back to 1997, working for Allina Health System and Sit Investment Associates. She is a member of the Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA), and is a board member for Children’s Hospital Association. Duce received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Hamline University.

About United Properties
United Properties, based in Minneapolis, Minn., 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 and Colorado. For more information, visit

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