MINNEAPOLIS (May 9, 2023) — United Properties, one of the largest real estate investment and development companies in the Midwest, is pleased to announce the promotion of Laura Rogers to general counsel, senior vice president.

In her new role, Rogers will join the Strategic Leadership Team and provide legal guidance to management and transactional oversight. She and her team will focus on improving the efficiency of legal services provided by outside firms and streamlining internal processes. Rogers will also continue to manage the company’s insurance portfolio and claims, as well as the company’s dispute resolution needs.

“Laura is very insightful and provides a wealth of legal and industry knowledge,” says Matt Van Slooten, chief executive officer, United Properties. “I am pleased to recognize her talents and leadership with this well-deserved promotion.”

Rogers joined United Properties four years ago as the organization’s first in-house legal counsel, where she established a strong legal team and implemented strategies to effectively manage risk. During her tenure, Rogers has successfully helped navigate major legal milestones, such as the closing of the RBC Gateway loan and the licensing of the Four Seasons Hotel, the company’s expansion to the Austin, Texas, market and more.

“Laura has become a key member of our United Properties team, and I am excited to see her expand her role in our organization,” Van Slooten adds.

Rogers previously served as senior counsel at Empire State Development, where she worked on complex multi-party real estate development projects in the New York City metro area. She also served as in-house counsel to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation for the post-9/11 redevelopment of the World Trade Center and revitalization of Lower Manhattan.

Additionally, Rogers worked as an assistant general counsel for the New York City Department of Transportation and legislative counsel for the New York City Council.

Rogers holds a bachelor of arts and a juris doctor degree from Indiana University Bloomington.

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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