Community Updates

Strengthening Communities: The Impact of Repurposed Materials

AUTHORED BY COLE STERR Innovation has always been at the forefront of UP’s agenda. Whether we’re developing a new property or giving back to the community, strengthening communities and exercising a forward-thinking dynamic to the industry sets us apart. One unique example of channeling innovation is UP’s interest in repurposing materials when developing or repositioning Read more…

Creating Deep Roots: Nusrat Chowdhury’s International Student Experience in Minneapolis, MN

AUTHORED BY COLE STERR Asset Management and Analyst Intern Nusrat Chowdhury came to Minnesota in the fall of 2016. Her mother, who disapproved of her moving across the world from Bangladesh, told her not to tell anyone that she was a practicing Muslim. Never feeling uncomfortable to disclose her religion, Chowdhury embraced her new life Read more…

Leaving Lasting Legacies: How CFO Eric Skalland Started Beads of Courage Program at North Memorial Health Hospital

AUTHORED BY COLE STERR United Properties’ CFO Eric Skalland and his wife Amanda spent 80 days in the NICU at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN after their daughter, Elin, was born 12 weeks premature. Those 80 days spent in the hospital were filled with uncertainty, worry, and apprehension. “The whole time you’re in Read more…

Strengthening Communities: Meet Teri, a Thrifty Karaoke Singer with Deep Roots in Mounds View

AUTHORED BY COLE STERR On Thursday, May 24, United Properties employees volunteered for Habitat for Humanity’s Age in Place Program – a program designed to support older low-income homeowners who wish to age peacefully in the comfort of their own homes. The Age in Place program provides services such as seasonal chores, yardwork, and other Read more…

United Properties renovates historic Kickernick building in Warehouse District of Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, (May 31, 2018)  – Renovation work on the historic Kickernick building in the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis kicked into full gear this spring with an extensive lobby renovation plan. The overall renovation of the 150,000-sq.-ft. building calls for a historic renovation to enhance its existing brick and timber construction and return its historic charm. Read more…

United Properties finds success with mixed-use retail, industrial projects in Denver area

Retail pad sites round out industrial developments, creating new “next gen mixed-use” projects DENVER, (May 29, 2018)  – United Properties is finding success with single-tenant build-to-suit projects, making it one of the most active retail developers in the Denver area. Over the past 18 months, United Properties has built a pipeline of 20 acres of retail, Read more…