Brad Bohlman


SIOR

Senior Vice President | Minneapolis-St. Paul

About

Professional Summary

As a member of Colliers International’s Advisory and Brokerage Services Division, I work on behalf of clients in the purchase, sale, and leasing of industrial and office properties.  As a 32 year veteran of the company, I have completed over 1,000 transactions with an aggregate lease/sale consideration in excess of $1 billion and consistently ranks among the top performers with Colliers.

 

I use my experience and extensive market knowledge to provide strategic real estate solutions to warehouse/distribution/logistics and office clients including corporate relocation, client representation, build to suit advisory services, acquisition, disposition, and leasing services.

 

Everything I do is centered around gaining and keeping the client’s trust. The goal of the real estate process is to accomplish the client’s objectives financially, operationally, and qualitatively and to structure a solution the makes real estate a contributor to long term corporate success.
 

Accomplishments

I worked on behalf of COKeM International in the leasing of their 160,000 square foot headquarters and distribution center and recently represented them for an additional 162,000 square feet of warehouse/distribution space.

 

I completed lease negotiations for MVP Logistics 214,000 square foot warehouse/distribution space to serve as a base for their Minneapolis/St. Paul operations. Subsequently, I represented MVP in the leasing of 110,000 square feet in Houston, Texas which has since been expanded by an additional 27,000 square feet.

 

Additionally, I worked on behalf of Murphy Warehouse Company in their purchase of a 350,000 square foot distribution property in Eagan, MN. This property will serve as a full-scale logistics campus to serve the south Twin Cities metro area and southern Minnesota.  I also worked on behalf of Murphy to lease 50,000 square feet in north Kansas City to serve existing and potential clients in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.  Murphy has since leased an additional 550,000 square feet in Kansas City to bring their total square footage to 600,000 square feet.

Services:

  • Brokerage: Landlord Representation
  • Brokerage: Tenant Representation
  • Occupier Services

Property Type:

  • Industrial

Skills:

  • Distribution
  • Warehouses

Testimonials:

Brad Bohlman has been our primary broker for over 20 years because he listens, understands our unique business model, is creative in developing win-win solutions, and does all of this in an enthusiastic, professional and high integrity manner. It continues to be a pleasure and honor working, as a partner, with Brad.”
- Richard Murphy | President/CEO , Murphy Logistics


“I have known and worked with Brad Bohlman for over 20 years. We chose Brad to lead our efforts in relocating our business to a new 75,000 square foot leased facility. Brad’s willingness and ability to gain an in-depth knowledge of our business served us well in the process of search and negotiation, resulting in a favorable outcome that meet all of our strict criteria for facility, schedules and costs. Since that time Brad has been instrumental in several successful renegotiations and also an additional facility search. A key to me is even though the search was not an assured move Brad employed the same effort and enthusiasm as he did in the more defined projects. In today’s business environment Brad is that rare person who takes the long term view to relationships and does it with integrity and commitment.”
- Gregory Tschida | Former President, Accraply, Inc.


“Brad has a high level of professionalism and integrity, along with an unprecedented concern for his client’s best interest.”
- Jim Haglund | President/Owner, Central Container Corporation


“Brad worked with us to resolve the warehouse lease and space issues we were having at our Mendota Heights Distribution Center. We are extremely pleased with the end result of his negotiations, which have allowed us to right-size our space and achieve a favorable term, aiding us in managing our business. We are thankful for the professional, timely, and rapid responses he afforded us during the negotiations on this project. It’s very refreshing to work with a true professional.”
- Mark Swanson | Executive Director- Support Operations, Bachman’s


“I have worked with Brad Bohlman for over 20 years to assist both Creative Carton and Rapid Packaging with their real estate requirements. Brad has worked on our behalf to help sell buildings we have owned, as well as representing our companies in the leasing of space. Brad is a trusted advisor who listens, understands how we do business, works diligently to create a favorable outcome, and does it with a high level of integrity and customer committment. It is a pleasure to continue to work with Brad as our strategic real estate partner.”
- Mike Sime | President, Rapid Packaging 
 

Clients:

Bachman's, Central Container Corporation, Cokem International,  Murphy Warehouse Co., MVP Logistics, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Rapid Packaging, Schwan's Consumer Brands North America, Tennant Company

Education:

B.S., Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

 

Memberships & Involvements:

SIOR, CSCMP, MNCAR, NAIOP

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