Nilfisk takes remaining 182,000 sq. ft. building at United Properties’ Northcross Business Park

Brooklyn Park development now home of three US headquarters

MINNEAPOLIS (April 6, 2015) – United Properties announces that Nilfisk, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment, has signed a lease for the remaining building at Northcross Business Park, bringing the development to 100 percent occupancy. The 36-acre site at the intersection of Minnesota State Highway 610 and U.S. Highway 169 in Brooklyn Park will include the US headquarters for Nilfisk as well as already-signed Wurth Adams Nut & Bolt Co., Perbix Machine Co. Inc.

Nilfisk is moving from Plymouth, Minnesota, which has been its Americas headquarters for the past 28 years. The new location will include all current Plymouth-based employees, approximately 300, and all operations as they exist today, including manufacturing and production, sales and marketing, R&D and product management, and corporate services.

The move will begin in the fourth quarter of 2015 and be complete by the first quarter of 2016. The completed park will include:

  • The 182,000-sq.-ft. industrial building for Nilfisk
  • The 165,000-sq.-ft. office/warehouse building for fastener and assembly component distributor Wurth Adams
  • The 70,000-sq.-ft. office/warehouse building for machine manufacturer Perbix

United Properties’ project partners on the Nilfisk building include Pope Architects, engineer EVS, Inc., general contractor R.J. Ryan. United Properties was represented by Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq and Nilfisk was represented by Colliers.

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 50 office, medical, industrial and retail assets in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Colorado. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @UPDeepRoots.

About Nilfisk
Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment with around 5,250 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 881M. Based on a century of cleaning expertise, we develop and manufacture high quality products that represent the latest technology and innovation and offer the broadest product portfolio in the industry. Nilfisk has sales companies in 45 countries around the world and with an additional strong distributor network Nilfisk markets and sells its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Nilfisk is a part of the NKT Group.

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