MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 10, 2023) — United Properties, one of the largest real estate investment and development companies in the Midwest, is pleased to announce the hiring of Phil Cattanach as executive vice president of commercial development and the promotion of Karla Carlson to executive vice president of Amira, the company’s senior living brand.

Cattanach has an extensive background in development and market knowledge, having spent the last 13 years at Opus as a senior vice president and general manager, leading and managing the Minneapolis and Des Moines development offices. In this role, he will be responsible for pursuing development opportunities in all product types, helping United Properties grow and succeed in new areas, and preparing the next generation of development leaders. He will also be a part of the executive team, helping to shape and implement the company’s strategies and expansion plans.

“I am excited to welcome Phil to the United Properties team,” said Matt Van Slooten, chief executive officer, United Properties. “His breadth and depth of experience in the commercial real estate industry will be instrumental in identifying key growth opportunities as we continue to execute on our long-term vision for the company.”

Cattanach, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holder of a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas, served seven years in the U.S. Army before joining Opus.

Carlson is being promoted to executive vice president, having previously served as vice president of capital markets. She will lead United Properties’ senior living team, strategizing, raising capital, and overseeing execution of the strategic plan to create outstanding senior living communities and meet investor requirements, supporting the company’s growth objectives. Carlson had a 14-year tenure at Capital Real Estate Inc., where she was a partner/vice president of development, before joining United Properties last year.

“Karla has had a tremendous impact at United Properties since joining the team a year ago, and I am pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion,” said Van Slooten. “She formed strong relationships internally and externally, and demonstrated strategic collaboration to create efficiencies. I am confident that Phil and Karla will excel in these new roles, build on United Properties’ established success, and lead us into a new phase of growth and innovation.”

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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