After 21 years managing the IDS Center, a Twin Cities landmark, Jim Durda is joining Zeller Realty Group as Executive Vice President of the Minneapolis office.

Durda is well-known in the local commercial real estate community with more than 30 years experience. He most recently served as vice president, asset manager and general manager at Accesso, a Florida-based real estate firm that owns IDS -- the sixth owner under Durda's watch.

He will oversee the Twin Cities portfolio of Chicago-based Zeller, which includes a number of downtown and suburban office buildings, like the recently sold Fifth Street Towers and LaSalle Plaza in Minneapolis' central business district, as well as Wells Fargo Plaza in Bloomington, Edina Corporate Center and Wells Fargo Place downtown St. Paul. 

Jim Durda

“Jim is very well respected in the industry and we are confident his experience and expertise will benefit our clients as well as our team,” said Paul M. Zeller, Managing Principal and CEO of Zeller Realty Group, in a prepared statement. “Jim’s understanding of the market, depth of relationships, as well as his focus on providing first class service to tenants makes him an excellent addition to our organization.”

Durda has been a Minneapolis Downtown Council board member for nine years, and served as president of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in 2008, has been a member of the commercial real estate development association, NAIOP, since 1984.

“It is an exciting time in the commercial real estate industry in Minneapolis and I am looking forward to joining the Zeller team to enhance our current offerings and also grow our portfolio,” Durda said, in a prepared statement.

Before his post at IDS, Durda worked for United Properties, Woodbridge Properties and the Xerox Crop. 

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