MINNEAPOLIS, (November 27, 2018)  – United Properties has promoted Chief Financial Officer Eric Skalland to chief financial and administration officer, and Janelle Hielscher has joined the firm as the new vice president of accounting, it was announced today.

“Eric’s promotion recognizes his many talents and contributions to United Properties over the years,” said Bill Katter, president of United Properties Development. “Eric has consistently excelled at every assignment since he joined United Properties, and we are pleased that he will add these significant responsibilities to his leadership role. He is a trusted advisor with a deep understanding of both the investment and development businesses.”

Skalland will assume responsibility for managing the internal shared services teams that support both the development and investment groups of United Properties, including human resources, operations and administration, accounting, IT and risk management. In this role he will report to Bert Colianni, chief executive officer, Marquette Companies.

Skalland began his career with United Properties in 2007 as assistant controller, advancing to controller, chief accounting officer and most recently, chief financial officer. Prior to joining United Properties, he served as a senior financial analyst at CBS Radio, Inc., and as a senior associate with accounting firm Grant Thornton. Skalland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He lives Maple Grove with his wife and daughter.

Janelle Hielscher named VP, accounting
Janelle Hielscher has joined United Properties as its new vice president of accounting, reporting to Skalland.

Hielscher began her career at RSM, spending nine years in the assurance services group. After leaving RSM, she spent a year as the director of corporate accounting at Walser Holding Company and most recently served for two years as the vice president of accounting at Sherman Associates. In her new role for United Properties, she will oversee accounting functions for the firm, and report to Skalland.

“Janelle brings a strong background in accounting and leadership,” said Skalland. “We are excited to have her join the United Properties team.”

Hielscher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Winona State University and is also a CPA. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband and two dogs.

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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