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High Quality Space, Hands On Service

As the largest Minnesota-owned commercial property owner, we offer decades of experience in commercial development and real estate management — and a long history of success.

Our strength lies in our team of experts ready to assist you through each step.

Contact us to learn more.

We invest for the long-term

At CSM, we believe that the greatest benefits for all parties come from long-term investments in the communities and businesses we serve. We manage our properties with the quality of care only a seasoned commercial ownership perspective provides.

We offer broad expertise

As long-term owners and managers, we have developed an unparalleled level of expertise in various business sectors. Our commercial portfolio includes retail, office, and industrial spaces.

We’ve built strength in numbers

CSM’s long-hold philosophy has resulted in tremendous financial strength. Our nationwide portfolio of properties provides purchasing power for goods and services, and a diversified stability that benefits our customers.

We manage the building so you can manage your business

From manufacturing facilities to corporate offices and distribution centers, different businesses have different needs. CSM thrives on the challenge of meeting unusual demands and creating new ways to solve old problems. The quality workmanship and service that go into the award-winning retail, office, and industrial properties provide a professional image and smooth-running daily operations for CSM tenants nationwide.

The breadth and depth of CSM’s real estate portfolio ensures that you will find the ideal location or building in which to build or relocate your business. During the development process, CSM creates the architectural design, manages the construction, and takes care of the legal work. As property owners, CSM offers full property management services so each client can concentrate on running their business.

Benefit from in-house property management and building services

Avoid the expense and complexity of working with a long list of consultants and vendors. From acquisition to commercial property management and site assembly, our in-house team of experts at CSM Corporation can help you negotiate the nuances of even the most complicated project.

Among other specialties, we offer dedicated expertise in:

Architecture
Our LEED-certified architects can create custom environments to fit your work styles and personalities, all within your budget. Your specific structural and design needs drive our team’s passion to create.

Construction services
When you partner with CSM our construction services are there whether you need build-to-suit customization or simply some quick improvements to your space. Our attention to detail means we complete your work according to spec, on time, and within your budget.

Development
We’re experts in commercial real estate, so we can quickly assemble the right team of development experts to meet your project’s specific needs and goals.

Leasing
Whether you need office, warehouse, showroom, retail or even yard space, CSM Corporation will find you the right space in our portfolio, or prepare a build-to-suit plan for one of our land sites— and we’ll do it within your timeline and budget. We also offer temporary leases as short at 30 days, available in as little as 24 hours.

Legal
From buying a commercial property to negotiating a lease every step of your project will be easier when you work with CSM Corporation’s in-house legal team. We offer efficient response times and counsel you can trust to help you navigate the nuances and make smart decisions.

Property Management
CSM Corporation’s property management team ensures the upkeep of your space. Our mission to provide “High quality space, hands on service,” consistently has tenants rating us as responsive and knowledgeable for regular maintenance and when they need us most—a must so you can get back to business. Each of our property managers has more than 10 years of property manager experience with CSM.

Property Maintenance
Once in your space, choose ProTech our in-house maintenance team to handle repairs and upkeep. As a shared service, ProTech keeps maintenance costs down and allows you to stay focused on your business. ProTech maintains all CSM commercial properties providing superior service and upkeep.

ProTech is also available to maintain non-CSM properties. Contact us to learn more.

In-house expertise. Exceptional results.

You deserve a reliable partner to keep your best interests in mind. CSM is that partner.

Our customers tell us the way we work is what sets us apart. Functioning as an integrated project team provides the agility needed to respond to opportunities and keep your project on track. When each functional area of a complex project has quick access to the right resources, we can maintain momentum throughout the project lifecycle.

Our integrated approach creates successful projects like these:

  • CSM designed a 25,000 square foot property for office and adult daycare use with the option to convert to a multi-tenant office/warehouse building.
  • Our strategic approach to site analysis, water and energy conservation, indoor environmental quality, material selection, and management of waste created an award-winning facility with limited impact on the environment.
  • The vision for a mixed-use hotel and retail complex required CSM to find a solution for maximizing density while minimizing environmental impact.

We keep building on successful projects because we know a single lease or ribbon cutting is only the first step toward long-term success. Our leasehold improvement results speak for themselves through high tenant retention rates, long-term clients and industry recognition. All of this builds long-term value.

Commercial team

Matt van Slooten

Matt Van Slooten

President of Commercial Properties

Matt Van Slooten oversees the management and strategy for CSM’s diversified portfolio of industrial, office and retail properties… Read More

Brad Kittleson

Brad Kittleson

Vice President of Commercial Properties

As Vice President of Commercial Properties, Brad brings his insight and expertise to a wide variety of company initiatives… Read More

John Ferrier

John Ferrier

Vice President of Architecture

John oversees the design of all CSM architectural projects. He specializes in the design of new buildings, renovations and additions throughout CSM’s business lines, including… Read More

Bruce Carland

Bruce Carland

Director of Commercial Leasing

Bruce manages a leasing portfolio of 30 Twin Cities-based commercial properties. His exceptional customer service to clients, including… Read More

Brian Averbeck

Brian Averbeck

Senior Director of Commercial Properties

Brian leads the Commercial Property Management division responsible for over 11 million square feet of retail, office and industrial properties around the nation… Read More

Joel Rietz

Joel Rietz

General Counsel

Joel oversees all legal aspects of CSM’s real estate and corporate activities. His comprehensive legal expertise includes… Read More

Shanna Strowbridge

Shanna Strowbridge

Associate General Counsel

Shanna is responsible for providing legal review and coordination of all aspects of commercial leasing for CSM… Read More

Justin Wing

Justin Wing

Director-Commercial

Justin manages all aspects of lease negotiations for CSM’s growing retail portfolio, including more than 1.9 million square feet of retail space in six states… Read More

Ryan Bartley

Ryan Bartley

Director-Commercial Development and Investments

Ryan is responsible for sourcing and coordinating development and investment activities within our Commercial group… Read More

Dan Ullom

Dan Ullom

Director-Construction

As Director-Construction, Dan oversees all construction projects for CSM’s Commercial Properties, Lodging and Residential divisions… Read More

Testimonials

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