On behalf of our client, the University of Minnesota Foundation, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its Managing Director of University of Minnesota Foundation Real Estate Advisors (UMFREA).

May 19, 2020    

The University of Minnesota Foundation Real Estate Advisors (UMFREA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of MN Foundation which supports the outstanding achievements and success of students, faculty, and researchers through prudent management of the Foundation’s real estate assets. UMFREA also provides expert advising to University and Foundation leaders on real estate strategies and gifts and makes strategic investments that enhance the surrounding campus communities. It focuses on a “double bottom line” – balancing return on investment with contribution to a vibrant and thriving environment for the University and its adjacent communities.

The University of Minnesota Foundation is seeking its next Managing Director of UMFREA. This person will be a dynamic and visionary real estate leader who will guide the development, management, and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for all Foundation real estate holdings. This leader will be part of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a place that leverages private enterprise, investment, and partnership to fulfill the University’s vision for an integrated community that brings learning, culture, employment, vitality, economic activity, and residential spaces together to create a stronger, safer, more vibrant, and inviting campus.

The ideal candidate will bring experience managing a team, leading large-scale complex projects, and building strong relationships across sectors. The successful candidate will have an ability to engage and collaborate with a complex set of stakeholders and a proven track record of building and maintaining collaborative relationships.