MINNEAPOLIS (June 22, 2022) — United Properties announced today the appointment of Sonja Dusil to senior vice president of commercial development and national sales leader, effective May 1.
In her new role, Dusil focuses primarily on development of built-to-suit and pre-leased office buildings in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas. She also handles dispositions for all company assets including sales strategies, timing, selection of investment sales teams and all negotiations through to closings.
“We’re excited to welcome back a proven leader with a tremendous amount of industry knowledge and experience to the United Properties team,” said United Properties President Bill Katter. “Sonja has excellent relationships in the office leasing and investor marketplace, both locally and nationally, and will be instrumental in advancing our growth strategy.”
Dusil returns to United Properties having most recently served as senior vice president with CBRE in the Capital Markets Institutional Properties Group, where she and her team focused on the sales of office and industrial assets for institutional clients across the U.S. Most recently, Sonja and her CBRE team partnered with United Properties on the RBC Gateway sale.
Prior to CBRE, Dusil was an executive director at United Properties and was involved in brokerage services at Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq for over 18 years.
Dusil’s success with institutional asset sales, equity raises and joint venture efforts provides an excellent experience base for her development role at United Properties. In addition, she has extensive knowledge regarding the successful lease-up of office projects. Her past work includes the leasing of the Ford Center, the Loose-Wiles Building and the National Marrow Donor Program/Be the Match projects, along with leading many renovation and repositioning projects during her time at Cushman & Wakefield.
Dusil earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising from the University of Northern Iowa. She was the 2015 NAIOP Minnesota chapter president and served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Minnesota Real Estate Journal named her Woman of the Year – Brokerage in 2021 and she was one of GlobeSt.’s 2021 Women of Influence.
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. For more information, visit www.uproperties.com and follow on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.