United Properties’ Eva Stevens promoted to chief operating officer

Eric Skalland assumes role of vice president and chief accounting officer

MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 15, 2015) – United Properties has promoted Eva Stevens, executive vice president of asset management, to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. In her new role, Stevens, a 14-year veteran of the firm, will oversee all aspects of accounting, operations and administration of the company, financial and capital planning and asset management. She also will work with the president and senior leadership of the company to develop corporate financial strategy and identification of financial and business risk.

Eric Skalland also has been promoted to vice president and chief accounting officer. Both promotions are part of the transition of responsibilities from Paul Hawkins, executive vice president and chief financial officer, who will retire from United Properties in June 2015.

“Eva and Eric have been important leaders in the continuing evolution of United Properties,” said Frank Dutke, president, United Properties. “We are very pleased to recognize their contributions and look forward to their continued leadership.”

In her new role, Stevens assumes responsibilities for accounting, insurance, information technology, governance, administration and human resources, in addition to her current role providing strategy and direction for the company’s operating portfolio.

Stevens joined United Properties in 2001 as vice president of asset management, and was named to the executive team in 2005. Prior to United Properties, Stevens worked in asset management as well as property and operations management at Colonnade Properties and Northco. Before entering the commercial real estate industry, Stevens was a financial manager of Ellerbe, Inc. She began her career as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand.

Stevens is active in the commercial real estate industry and has served in several leadership roles within NAIOP, including serving on the national NAIOP board of directors and executive team. She is the recipient of NAIOP Minnesota’s 2014 President’s Award and, after serving for many years on the NAIOP Minnesota education committee, has transferred to the membership committee. She was instrumental in the 2014 opening of Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, and continues to serve the nonprofit cancer support center as vice chair of the board of directors and as a member of the ESAT (executive support and appraisal team).

With his promotion, Skalland will work with United Properties’ senior leadership to develop and implement corporate financial strategy and provide oversight of accounting and internal controls, cash management, budgeting, reporting and tax planning. He joined United Properties in 2007 as an assistant controller and was promoted to controller in 2010. Prior to joining United Properties, Skalland served as a senior financial analyst at CBS Radio, Inc. and as a senior associate with the accounting firm of Grant Thornton.

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

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