After a national search by CohenTaylor, the University of Minnesota Foundation has announced that Patrick Mascia will fill the position of managing director of the University of Minnesota Foundation Real Estate Advisors (UMFREA).

Pat brings extensive experience in both real estate law and development to the role, leading real estate development for five years at Opus and ten years at Duke Realty Corporation, and most recently as the real estate practice leader at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister law firm (formerly known as Briggs and Morgan). While at Taft, Pat was also the executive director of Visus, UMFREA’s joint venture with the Pohlad family, and led the master planning work for the East Gateway Project, a real estate development project in the district adjacent to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.