About the Real Estate Office

The University of Minnesota’s Real Estate Office provides services including leasing, licensing, purchase and sale of real estate, and permits for University property.

Mission Statement

The Real Estate Office provides real estate leadership for the University of Minnesota system.  Its threefold mission is to:

  • Provide exceptional real estate services in support of the University’s mission of changing lives through research, education and outreach.
  • Create strategic value by integrating the management of the University’s real estate assets into its decision-making processes.
  • Generate the highest return over the long term in the strategic management of the University’s investment real estate, surplus real estate and properties not assigned to a collegiate unit or the responsibility of Facilities Management or comparable unit, including:  Trust Lands, Salt Spring Lands, Severed Minerals and Mineral Rights, Rosemount Research Center, former Murphy Warehouse Property; and oversight of Permanent University Fund (PUF) Lands.

Vision Statement

Creating opportunities for the future by delivering significant added value to the University’s strategic real estate decisions, well beyond the conventional considerations of cost and square footage.


  • Leslie Krueger
    Assistant Vice President for Planning, Space, and Real Estate
  • Jon Dostal
    Director - Leasing and Property Management
  • Kelley Brandt, CCIM
    Director - Transactions and Operations

Real Estate Office Organizational Chart (PDF)

Office Location/Contacts

Real Estate Office
451 Donhowe Building
319 15th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0199
Tel: (612) 625-5345 
Fax: (612) 624-6345


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UMore Park 

A vision for a sustainable, modern, University-founded community developed over 25 to 30 years.