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Aaron J. Barnard, SIOR, CCIM

MN License: 20214693

WI License: 83244

Aaron J. Barnard
SIOR, CCIM

Senior Director

Cushman & Wakefield

80 S 8th St Ste 1400, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2136

Market
Minneapolis
Specialty
Office Specialist
Member Since
2009
Chapter
SIOR Minnesota Chapter
Areas of Practice
Investments, Tenant Representation, Landlord, Sale/Leasing, Corporate Services, Consulting
Accreditations
CCIM Designation
28 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry with a practice involving investment analysis, project feasibility, leasing/marketing programs, and development pre-leasing in a variety of US markets.

Practice includes tenant representation and landlord representation. Involved in leasing of over 7.0 million square feet of office/medical and mixed-use product, completing transactions involving more than 4.75 million square feet for a gross total consideration of $400 million dollars.

Recognition:

-Robert P. Boblett Award (Minnesota Chapter Award) 2017

-Offshore Club (top producer group) Cushman & Wakefield Northmarq 2012

-Top 5 Broker Cushman & Wakefield of Minnesota 2008

-Cushman & Wakefield Branch Transaction of the Year award 2008

-Top 10 Office Broker 2007 Minneapolis Business Journal

Industry Involvement:

-Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Designee

-Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designee

-2019/2020 SIOR Foundation President

-2019/2020 SIOR Communications & Branding Committee Co-Chair

-2013- present SIOR Foundation Trustee

-2012 SIOR Minnesota Chapter President

-2012/2013 SIOR Education Council Committee Member

-2008 President Minnesota/Dakotas CCIM Chapter

-2007/2008 CCIM National Strategic Planning Committee

-2009 CCIM Jay Levine Leadership Academy Graduate

-Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR) member

Sample Client list:

Atwater Properties, Concorde Properties, Colonnade Properties, Ryan Companies, GE Money, GE Finance, IRET, Kraus Anderson, Cargill, WP Carey, Fairfield Financial Services, Nightingale Realty, Sears/K-Mart, Jimmy John’s, Fresenius Biomedical, Konica Minolta

Specialties: Office/Medical Office Leasing and Sales -- Retail Leasing and Investment Sales, Asset repositioning strategy and execution
Aaron Barnard is a 28 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry. His proven track record in landlord representation services includes the leasing and disposition of numerous office/medical and retail properties. He is known as a strategic adviser to investment and corporate clients, providing real estate solutions on a local and national level. Aaron’s practice involves specific areas of expertise including investment analysis, project feasibility, leasing and marketing programs, and strategic corporate real estate services in a variety of markets. Throughout

his career, he has been involved in landlord representation assignments totaling more than 5 million square feet of office/medical and mixed-use product and has completed transactions involving more than 4 million square feet. Institutional clients such as Cargill, Colonnade Properties, Fairfield Financial Services, GE Investment Corp., IRET, Kraus Anderson, Opus, Ryan, Sentinel Real Estate Corp. and WP Carey have all benefited from his expertise. Aaron’s service platform also includes a strong following of local and national tenant representation clients, such as Fresenius Biomedical, GE Capital, Kimberly Clark, Sears/K-Mart, The State of Minnesota and Wells Fargo.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefi eld/NorthMarq, Aaron was Vice President for Grubb & Ellis|Northco Real

Estate Services where he was responsible for serving a variety of national fi rms with their retail estate needs.

Aaron joined Cushman & Wakefi eld in 2007 through the fi rm’s acquisition of Northstar Partners where he was

frequently tapped for his strategic approach to client development.

Aaron is an active member of numerous professional real estate organizations, including the Society of

Industrial and Office Realtors and the CCIM Institute, from which he holds the SIOR and CCIM designations,

respectively. Additionally, Aaron served as the 2012 SIOR Minnesota Chapter President and 2008 President of the Minnesota/Dakotas CCIM Chapter. Aaron serves on both the SIOR Foundation as a Trustee and the SIOR Young Professionals Committee. Aaron is also a graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership

Development Academy (CCIM), a select group of members chosen to further develop their leadership skills through

CCIM. He is a member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR), Minnesota

Association of Realtors (MAR), and the Saint Paul Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). In

2008, Barnard achieved status as one of the “Top 5 Brokers” by Cushman & Wakefield of Minnesota and also

received the firm’s “Transaction of the Year” award. In 2007, Barnard was recognized as a “Top 10 Office

Broker” by The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
  • SIOR Keynote Speaker Committee Member 2015 - present
  • SIOR Conference Breakout Committee Chair 2015 to 2018
  • SIOR Foundation President 2018-2019
  • Robert P. Boblett Award 2017
  • SIOR Foundation Trustee 2012 - present
  • CWNM Offshore Club 2012
  • SIOR Minnesota Chapter President 2012
  • CCIM Minnesota Dakotas Chapter President 2018
  • Top 5 Sales Profressional C&W Minnesota - 2008
  • Branch Deal of the Year 2008
  • Top Office Broker 2007
  • CCIM Jay Levine Leadership Academy Graduate class of 2009
  • University Of St Thomas - St Paul, MN
Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Steve Shepherd, SIOR
Newmark
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark
Minneapolis, MN
Office Sale
$1,300,000
15,304 Sq. Ft. / 7 Acres
December 24, 2020 Edina, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Redevelopment Sale
$2,850,000
13,500 Sq. Ft. / 62,726 Sq. Ft. Space
September 18, 2020 Minneapolis, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Michael Salmen, SIOR
Transwestern
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$4,250,700
10,000 Sq. Ft.
June 5, 2020 Maplewood, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Sale
$5,700,000
68,000 Sq. Ft. / 4 Acres
March 9, 2020 Bloomington, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Ted Carlson, SIOR, CCIM
Carlson Partners
Edina, MN
Office Sale
7,345,000
48,816 Sq. Ft.
February 3, 2020 St. Louis Park, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Industrial Sale
$2,270,531
73,000 Sq. Ft.
October 30, 2019 Superior, WI

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$758,784
7,525 Sq. Ft.
October 1, 2019 New Brighton, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$968,398
9,042 Sq. Ft.
September 23, 2019 St Louis Park, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$258,623
6,714 Sq. Ft.
September 11, 2019 New Brighton, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Sale
$19,000,000
139,622 Sq. Ft.
March 7, 2019 Minnetonka, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Sale
$13,000,000
82,017 Sq. Ft.
December 6, 2018 Bloomington, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Sale
$5,200,000
104,000 Sq. Ft.
October 19, 2018 Brooklyn Center, MN

Michael Gelfman, SIOR
Colliers | Minneapolis – St. Paul
Minnetonka, MN
Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$1,216,587
6,441 Sq. Ft.
October 3, 2018 Plymouth, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Sale
$8,150,000
38,000 Sq. Ft.
July 24, 2018 Burnsville, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Industrial Sale
$940,000
28,000 Sq. Ft.
April 30, 2018 St Paul, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Sale
$11,750,000
81,832 Sq. Ft.
October 5, 2017 Minneapolis, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Other Sale
$1,645,000
15,123 Sq. Ft.
October 4, 2017 Eau Claire, WI

Aaron represented Seller

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$510,000
5,100 Sq. Ft.
August 15, 2017 St. Paul, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Land Sale
$250,000
25 Acres
August 2, 2017 Victoria, MN

Aaron represented Seller

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$439,000
3,151 Sq. Ft.
July 12, 2017 Brooklyn Center, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Sale
$675,000
1,792 Sq. Ft.
July 12, 2017 Edina, MN

Aaron represented Seller

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Land Sale
$1,168,000
3 Acres
May 23, 2017 Maplewood, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$315,000
2,135 Sq. Ft.
May 1, 2017 Brooklyn Center, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$1,549,000
11,971 Sq. Ft.
March 17, 2017 Minneapolis, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$2,243,000
18,464 Sq. Ft.
January 3, 2017 New Brighton, MN

Aaron represented Atwater Group

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$134,000
1,798 Sq. Ft.
November 21, 2016 Bloomington, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Industrial Lease
$499,500
28,000 Sq. Ft.
November 21, 2016 Shakopee, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$218,428
9,415 Sq. Ft.
November 15, 2016 Brooklyn Center, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Industrial Sale
$3,822,000
48,795 Sq. Ft.
November 9, 2016 Duluth, MN

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$1,551,048
6,000 Sq. Ft.
September 13, 2016 Minneapolis, MN

Aaron represented Atwater Group

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Sale
$3,217,500
31,472 Sq. Ft.
August 31, 2016 Golden Valley, MN

Aaron represented Connexus Credit Union

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Jill Rasmussen, SIOR, CCIM
Davis
Minneapolis, MN
Land Sale
$3,757,942
9 Acres
July 29, 2016 Maplewood, MN

Aaron represented Azure Properties

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Other Sale
$10,500,000
88,000 Sq. Ft. / 11 Acres
July 26, 2016 Duluth, MN

Aaron represented Duluth Shopping Center Associates

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$1,823,774
9,834 Sq. Ft.
July 25, 2016 Brooklyn Center, MN

Aaron represented Concorde Ventures

Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$1,013,208
5,937 Sq. Ft.
May 16, 2016 Bloomington, MN

Aaron represented Concorde Ventures

SIOR Foundation Fundraising
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/21/2020
  • End Date : 10/22/2021
SIOR Foundation Past Presidents Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/24/2019
  • End Date : 10/21/2021
SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/11/2019
  • End Date : 10/17/2021
Investment Member Group Steering Committee
  • Role :
  • Begin Date : 5/25/2017
  • End Date : 10/1/2021
Communications and Branding Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2020
  • End Date : 9/30/2021
Member Coalition Council
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2019
  • End Date : 10/31/2020
SIOR Foundation Executive Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/17/2019
  • End Date : 10/21/2020
Conference Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/17/2019
  • End Date : 10/21/2020
Communications and Branding Committee
  • Role : Chair
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2019
  • End Date : 9/30/2020
SIOR Foundation Executive Committee
  • Role : President
  • Begin Date : 10/4/2018
  • End Date : 10/17/2019
SIOR Foundation Fundraising
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/11/2018
  • End Date : 10/17/2019
SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Role : President
  • Begin Date : 10/10/2018
  • End Date : 10/17/2019
Office Member Oversight Group
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2016
  • End Date : 10/1/2019
Communications and Branding Committee
  • Role : Vice Chair
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2018
  • End Date : 9/30/2019
Conference Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 11/1/2017
  • End Date : 10/31/2018
SIOR Foundation Fundraising
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/26/2017
  • End Date : 10/11/2018
SIOR Foundation Executive Committee
  • Role : President-Elect
  • Begin Date : 10/25/2017
  • End Date : 10/10/2018
SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Role : President-Elect
  • Begin Date : 10/25/2017
  • End Date : 10/10/2018
SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/8/2015
  • End Date : 10/10/2018
Communications and Branding Committee
  • Role : Vice Chair
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2016
  • End Date : 9/30/2018
Conference Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 11/1/2015
  • End Date : 10/31/2017
SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Role : Vice President
  • Begin Date : 10/20/2016
  • End Date : 10/25/2017
SIOR Foundation Executive Committee
  • Role : Vice President
  • Begin Date : 10/20/2016
  • End Date : 10/25/2017
SIOR Foundation Fundraising
  • Role : Member
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  • End Date : 10/25/2017
SIOR Foundation Executive Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/8/2015
  • End Date : 10/20/2016
SIOR Foundation Fundraising
  • Role : Chair
  • Begin Date : 10/8/2015
  • End Date : 10/20/2016
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