Development of Be The Match® Coordinating Center to Begin in Minneapolis’ North Loop

For Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

WHAT: One of Minnesota’s largest nonprofits, Be The Match®, will break ground on a new and expanded headquarters in Minneapolis’ North Loop Neighborhood. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8.

Be The Match is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on delivering cures through bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplantation. Over the past 25 years, the demand for transplant services has grown dramatically—the number of patients with diseases for which a bone marrow transplant can be a cure has increased, along with the types of diseases that the procedure is used treat.

The new Coordinating Center will help Be The Match meet this growing need while better serving patients, donors and health care professionals around the world.

Be The Match staff will be brought together in a single, seven-story building with approximately 240,000-square-feet. The project is the largest build-to-suit office to be undertaken in the North Loop, with Target Field, Target Field Station and Ford Center serving as major catalysts for the expansion of the area. The project team includes developer United Properties, building architect RSP Architects, interior architect Perkins + Will and general contractor RJM Construction.

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Groundbreaking ceremony at approximately 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments to follow.

WHERE: 500 N. Fifth St., Minneapolis

The site is located at the southeast corner of 5th Avenue North and 5th Street North. Parking is available on street or at the Target Field Station public parking ramp (across 5th street from the site).


  • Dr. Jeffrey Chell, Chief Executive Officer, Be The Match
  • Christine Fleming, President, Be The Match Foundation
  • Bill Katter, Executive Vice President, United Properties
  • Dave St. Peter, President, Minnesota Twins
  • Council Member Jacob Frey, Ward 3

For people with life-threatening blood cancers – like leukemia and lymphoma – or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. People can be someone’s cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry, financial contributor or volunteer. Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant. Be The Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that matches patients with donors, educates health care professionals and conducts research so more lives can be saved. To learn more about the cure, visit or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.

Media Contacts
Jessie Timmerman
United Properties
952-837-8516 direct / 612-419-7389 cell

Catherine Scott
on behalf of Be The Match
612-455-1719 direct / 651-983-4312 cell

About United Properties

United Properties has been creating deep roots in the commercial real estate industry for more than 100 years. The company imagines new possibilities in real estate to help enrich communities and create lasting legacies. United Properties provides market expertise for ground-up development, redevelopment and acquisitions of value-add and stable investments. The company invests in and develops office, industrial, retail, mixed-use and senior housing properties. United Properties is owned by the Pohlad Companies and is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Denver and Austin, Texas.



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