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Janelle MacLean

  • Corporate ESG Manager

Current Responsibilities

Janelle MacLean leads the growth and development of United Properties’ Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies, collaborating closely with business leaders to identify, measure, and enhance ESG practices, risks, and opportunities within the organization. She works in close partnership with executive and functional leaders to craft and implement the company’s comprehensive ESG strategy.

Janelle chairs United Properties’ ESG Advisory Group and UNITED Together, the company’s DEI Committee. She also leads six working groups focused on ESG.

Past Experience

Janelle joined United Properties in 2018 as a Senior Investment Analyst, bringing over a decade of commercial real estate experience. In this role, she conducted investment analyses and collaborated closely with asset management teams for both the Operating and Development portfolios.

Previously, she served as an Asset Manager at CSM and Welltower, where she managed a medical office portfolio valued at $750 million and made strategic decisions in Joint Venture partnerships. Janelle also has extensive experience in Property Management and Operations.

Professional and Community Involvement

Janelle is a dedicated advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the commercial real estate industry. She actively contributes to various organizations and initiatives focused on driving positive change such as the Real Estate Racial Justice Committee, Racial Equity in Real Estate Stakeholders, Downtown Minneapolis DEI Executive Round Table, and the Commercial Real Estate Diversity Collaborative (CREDC).

Additionally, Janelle serves on the board for ROHO Collective and is a member of the planning committee for the annual Avant Garden event, working in collaboration with the Walker Art Center.


Janelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota РTwin Cities and her Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of St. Thomas. She also holds the professional designation of Real Property Administrator (RPA) from the Building Owners and Managers Institute.