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Name: McRoberts, Ian

Company: Element, Inc

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Street Address:
117 Washington Ave N, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN, 55401

Primary Phone: (612) 208-2010

Secondary/Cell Phone: (612) 396-7933

Specialty: Industrial, Office, Land, Retail, Investment, Developer, Tenant Rep

Area: Twin Cities

Ian McRoberts joined Element Commercial Real Estate in 2018.  Element provides development consulting and leasing services for owners and entrepreneurs in walkable, urban neighborhoods in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area.

Ian began his real estate career in 1997 with McComb Group, Ltd. as a consultant/analyst. After completing the MBA program at the University of Minnesota Carlson School he became Director of Leasing for Anxon Inc., managing a 400,000 square foot portfolio of retail and office space. In 2005 Ian started McRoberts Real Estate as a boutique Commercial Real Estate firm focusing on Tenant and Buyer representation in the Medical Real Estate space.  Ian joined forces with Element Commercial Real Estate in 2018 to better service existing McRoberts Real Estate clients as well as to assist Element with its growth strategy in the primary service lines of real estate consulting, development, investment.  

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management (2004)
Masters of Business Administration (full-time program)
Concentrations: Finance, Entrepreneurship – Secondary: Strategic Management
Honors: Recipient of Stuart Nolan Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, Award of Distinction - Carlson Ventures Enterprise, Finalist for Kidwell Distinguished Leadership Award
Macalester College (1996)
B.A. Degree - Majors: Economics, Geography

CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
Minnesota Licensed Real Estate Broker
Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors
Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors

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