As senior vice president, Brandon leads project teams in the development and acquisition of commercial properties in the Twin Cities and select markets nationwide.
Brandon joined the United Properties Retail Brokerage group (now Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq) in 2004, working on tenant representation and landlord listing services. During this time he represented such retailers as Hollywood Video, T-Mobile, Fidelity Investments, FedEx Kinko’s and Pier1 Imports on site selection and lease negotiations.
From 2002-2004, prior to joining United Properties, Brandon worked with Island Def Jam Records in Hollywood, CA and Minneapolis, MN. He developed the Def Jam Records college representative program in the Twin Cities, providing opportunities for volunteer college students to work with the record label on event planning and grassroots marketing campaigns. During this time he was directly involved in coordinating local marketing and public relations efforts for artists such as Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, DMX, Ja Rule and Ashanti, among others.
Professional and Community Involvement
Brandon served as the 2019 president of NAIOP’s Minnesota Chapter. As an active member of NAIOP, Brandon also served as chair of the Minnesota Chapter’s Public Policy Committee from 2013-2016. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and actively participates in ULI’s Urban Plan initiative. A part member of the ULI Young Leaders executive board, and past chair of the Commercial Real Estate Diversity Challenge.
Brandon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in entrepreneurial studies and finance, with a minor in marketing from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management.