Assistant vice president of development for United Properties
As a development manager for Bloomington-based United Properties, Brandon Champeau leads teams in land acquisition, municipal approvals, design/construction and development of commercial properties. He also leases or sells the projects upon completion. The Green Bay, Wis., native was recently named chairman of the public policy committee for NAIOP Minnesota, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Champeau, 32, will lead NAIOP’s legislative affairs group into the 2014 legislative session.
Q: What developments are you working on?
A: We’re going to be constructing a new headquarters building for the National Marrow Donor Program in downtown Minneapolis. We’re evaluating the purchase of the Days Hotel property on the University of Minnesota campus. This will be the first hotel purchase our company has ever made, but it’s an exciting piece of property with a lot of redevelopment potential. We’re looking to buy the building, run the hotel for a short period of time, and hopefully do a big project there. We’re also gearing up on the industrial side and will be pretty busy over the next few years.
Q: What’s the purpose of NAIOP’s public policy committee?
A: To advocate on behalf of our members and the tenants and businesses in our buildings and make our policymakers aware of things that they’re doing or not doing that are making it more difficult or expensive for businesses to run in our state.
Q: What are committee goals for 2014?