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Boyd Stofer- CEO of Marquette Real Estate Group 1949-2011 « CGC Commercial
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Boyd Stofer- CEO of Marquette Real Estate Group 1949-2011

by Chris Garcia, 11:01 PM on November 29th, 2011, No Comments

When I started at United Properties in 2002, Boyd Stofer was CEO of United Properties Real Estate Group which was focused on development, brokerage, property management, construction, and real estate ownership for UP. Through the last 9 years the company grew significantly with Boyd’s leadership.  He then become CEO over all of the Pohlad owned real estate companies which included United Properties, RJM Construction, Northmarq Capital, and now Cushman and Wakefield.  Currently those companies are under the Marquette Real Estate Group (MREG) umbrella.

The development that gained Boyd and United Properties national recognition was the Centennial Lakes Development in Edina which featured multiple Class A office buildings.  Boyd was instrumental in this development which eventually helped in winning National Developer of the Year in 2004.  This was proudly shown to all visitors that year with a banner in the reception area.

From my point of view, Boyd was our very soft spoken, extremely friendly, and intellectual leader.  My biggest experience with him was in pursuit of a large industrial portfolio in the Plymouth area.  After winning that portfolio, he would frequently stop by my cube to discuss the market, lease rates, and state of that portfolio.  He genuinely cared about the performance of the portfolio, it was important to him to perform at a high level for the Client we won together.

Boyd was very well respected and liked among the employees at MREG.    The company was frequently named “Best Places to Work” by the Business Journal, which he was proud of.  Here are some comments from past employees:

Tom Sampair- Leasing Agent at MREG from 2002-2011 “It’s very sad and shocking news and unfortunate that he was so young.  Boyd was extremely smart, was a great leader, and is a legend in the commercial real estate industry and his passing is definitely a loss to all of the MREG companies and our industry.”

Matt Sonntag- Asset Manager at MREG from 2000-2011 “Boyd was an extremely intelligent leader and great role model.  He truly was a class act and was instrumental in leading us through this last recession.  He will be missed.”

Funeral will be held in Mpls on 12/3/11 here is the obituary: http://bit.ly/srNxWE

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