Brian Ertel
Minneapolis, MN
  Work: 952-405-2900 Cell: 763-228-2800  
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Expertise: Investment Sales/1031 Exchanges, Construction Management and Development, Industrial, Land Development and Brokerage, General Brokerage, Multi-Family, Office, Property Management, Retail, Tenant Representation

Areas: Plymouth, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Medina, St. Cloud, Albertville, Anoka, Becker, Big Lake, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Corcoran, Elk River, Maple Grove, Rogers, Monticello, Ramsey, New Hope, Saint Paul, Otsego, St. Micheal



Brian specializes in relocating companies through property acquisition, leasing and development, as well as the subsequent disposition of property through sales and leasing. As a real estate professional, he takes a Big Picture view of his role in your business – being responsible to create complete real estate solutions for business or  real estate owners. Finding a new property is the easy part which any broker can do for you. Using his experience and contacts to bring investors, partners, creative entity structuring, unique financing and other ‘outside the box’ ideas is where Brian goes the extra mile making sure that the transaction is consistent with business or investor objectives and managing all elements of the transaction to ensure a smooth close.


An entrepreneur at heart, he founded a manufacturers’ representatives firm upon graduation from college and operated the business for 16 years. He also owns and has managed commercial and multi-family residential property. His experience as a property owner / manager combined with his background in sales and business ownership give him a unique ability to understand the needs of principals on both sides of a Real Estate transaction. His experience in manufacturing has given him a unique ability to help manufacturing clients develop and implement successful relocation and/or expansion strategy. Integrity is the cornerstone of Brian’s business philosophy. A solid marketing plan, attention to detail, and frequent communication equates to an effective campaign with minimal surprises on all sides. 


Brian has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration. He is an active member of the

Elk River Chamber of Commerce, a member of the National Association of Realtors, Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors, the MNCAR Exchange,  is a graduate of Leadership Elk River and sits on the Elk River Chamber’s Grow Minnesota task force. He also volunteers to help with several church and youth functions. Brian is an Instrument Rated pilot who is always looking for a reason to get in the clouds. Call him at 763-228-2800 if you’d like a bird’s eye view of your property.