NAIOP Minnesota Announces New President – Brandon Champeau Serving as New Board President for 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, (February 4, 2019)  – NAIOP Minnesota announced today that Brandon Champeau of United Properties is serving as the organization’s 2019 president. Champeau began his one-year term January 1, succeeding 2018 President Steve Schwanke of Inland Development Partners.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to build and deliver fresh solutions and programming for our more than 750 members that make up Minnesota’s commercial real estate sector,” said Champeau. “I am confident in the association’s ability to strengthen and enrich the careers of Minnesota’s commercial real estate owners, developers and managers through the three pillars of NAIOP – networking, education and advocacy.”

For more than a decade, Champeau has been a leader in Twin Cities commercial real estate development and currently holds the title of Senior Vice President at United Properties.

Before becoming president, Champeau served as chair of the NAIOP Public Policy Committee from 2013-2016. Champeau has held numerous other leadership positions including service at the Urban Land Institute and as a committee member for the Commercial Real Estate Diversity Collaborative. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

About NAIOP Minnesota
NAIOP Minnesota is the local chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises more than 19,000 members in North America and advocates responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy.

About United Properties
United Properties has been creating deep roots in the commercial real estate industry for 100 years. The company imagines new possibilities in real estate to help strengthen 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 an office in Denver. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @UPDeepRoots.