MNCAR Focus/Get to know your Board of Directors: Duane Poppe

Get to know your Board of Directors: Duane Poppe

MNCAR:  What advice would you give to someone starting out in this career?

Poppe:  Protect your time and your reputation because that is the only thing you can control.   


MNCAR:  If you won the lottery—what would you do first?

Poppe:  Make sure family member are set for life then maybe open up a bar in the Caribbean.


MNCAR:  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Poppe:  Osseo, MN (I have to say that because I’m the Mayor).


MNCAR:  What is your proudest moment?

Poppe:  It would be my three my kids.


MNCAR:  Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Poppe:  Doing the same thing and still having fun.

MNCAR:  What piece of technology couldn’t you live without?

Poppe:  IPhone.

MNCAR:  What would you rather do than go to work Monday morning?

Poppe:  Travel the world to do mission trips to help less fortunate people or run that bar in the Caribbean.



President’s Message


I’m looking forward to being your MNCAR President for 2013.  Our organization is not too dissimilar to the general economy, filled with uncertainty. Our main goal is to determine the direction of the organization because of all the changes that are occurring.  The organization’s executive director has left to start her own company and we are looking at a new technology partner for our exchange.  Because of these opportunities it allows the board to look at the organization as a whole and determine and shape the direction of it for the future.  All while as our Vision states, serving as the flagship model to other real estate associations by continuing to provide high-quality education, accurate market information, and networking opportunities for building relationships within our industry.  We look forward to a successful 2013.  



Read the MPLS/St. Paul Business Journal article featuring Duane!