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Name: Thompson, John

Company: Transwestern

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Street Address:
3775 Dunlap St N
Arden Hills, MN, 55112

Primary Phone: (612) 359-1645

Secondary/Cell Phone: (612) 802-9427

Fax: (651) 481-0830

Specialty: Industrial

John is a 28 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry. He is a Partner in the Minneapolis office of Transwestern and continues to be a dominant force in the Northeast Industrial market. In 2008 alone, John successfully negotiated 34 transactions totaling over 485,000 square feet.

Throughout his career, John has experienced the corporate real estate industry from a variety of perspectives, strengthening his ability to effectively accommodate a variety of client needs. Over the past 20 years John has overseen a 2.1 million square foot portfolio for St. Paul Properties, Inc. (an investment division of Travelers Insurance) and specializes in tenant representation, land acquisition, and facility management and disposition. Simply Put, if you have a need in the commercial real estate arena, whether it is looking for a new facility to lease, selling an existing building, acquiring land for new development, investment, or corporate counseling, John would like the opportunity to earn your business.

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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