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Name: Christianson, Lisa

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Street Address:
3800 American Blvd. W., #1500
Bloomington, MN, 55431

Primary Phone: (952) 393-1212

Secondary/Cell Phone: 952.921.5844

Fax: (952) 314-9646

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

Area: Twin Cities, St Cloud, Rochester, Duluth, Mankato

Lisa Christianson is the President and Owner of Christianson & Company Commercial Real Estate Services.  A serial entrepreneur, she started her first company, an event planning and children’s entertainment company, in high school.  She went on to found The Retail Marketing Group in 1991, a company focused on marketing shopping malls and neighborhood strip centers. She grew the company and sold it in 1996. From there she worked as an investment broker at Griffin Companies, a Minneapolis-based commercial real estate firm. In 2001 Lisa founded Christianson & Company.

In 2019, Lisa was awarded Broker of the Year by the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR). She has been active in several small business ventures as the owner and marketing specialist. She has managed investment properties, including her own portfolio, since 1993 providing accounting, leasing, management, acquisition and disposition services. The experience gained and the relationships she has developed over the past 25+ years have proven to be great assets in ensuring smooth transactions for her clients.

Lisa quarterbacks Christianson & Company’s listings, emphasizing superior communication with property owners and maximizing marketing exposure for their properties. She works with a great team to identify acquisition opportunities for investors and advises on strategies for deferring taxes. Lisa is also passionate about tenant representation as it is the perfect opportunity to work with other business owners to lease or buy space. She excels at helping clients make sure that their commercial real estate aligns with their brand, employees, clients, strategic plan, budget, investment objectives and goals.

Lisa is a licensed real estate broker in both Minnesota and Florida. In 2015, she expanded by co-founding Christianson & Company’s sister company, The Greystone Christianson Group based in Naples, FL.  Lisa is a member and past President of MNCAR and the MNCAR Exchange.  She is active in the Minnesota Shopping Center Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). Lisa also serves on the Commercial Committee for the National Association of Realtors. In 2013 the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal named her one of the 51 most influential Women in Business.

Giving back is a core value for Lisa.  She is a strong supporter and past Chairman of the Board for Connections to Independence, an organization that provides support to youth in foster care. She served as a Guardian ad Litem in Hennepin County and is devoted to helping others both personally and professionally. Lisa is a proud mom of two amazing adult children. She enjoys adventures with her husband, family and friends.

REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers:

  1. Ethical treatment. Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®’s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. The first obligation is to you, the client.
  2. An expert guide. Buying a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Also, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.
  3. Objective information and opinions. REALTORS® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. REALTORs® can use that data to help you determine if the property has what you need. By understanding both your needs and search area, they can also point out neighborhoods you don’t know much about but that might suit your needs better than you’d thought.
  4. Expanded search power. Sometimes properties are available but not actively advertised. A REALTOR® can help you find opportunities not listed on home search sites and can help you avoid out-of-date listings that might be showing up as available online but are no longer on the market.
  5. Negotiation knowledge. There are many factors up for discussion in a deal. A REALTOR® will look at every angle from your perspective, including crafting a purchase agreement that allows enough time for you to complete inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase.
  6. Up-to-date experience. Most people buy only a few homes in their lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. Even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS® handle hundreds of transactions over the course of their career.
  7. Your rock during emotional moments. A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. And for most people, property represents the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.

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