Steve Nilsson

Steve Nilsson


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Professional Summary

Steve specializes in sales and leasing in the Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul market. He represents a variety of major developers, institutional owners and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). By sharing his extensive market knowledge with clients, he has successfully secured repeat business from many of the industry’s top companies.
Steve has earned top honors in the Colliers Minneapolis office, beginning with Rookie of the Year and continuing to rank as a top performer.


Significant Listing Assignments

  • Link Industrial Properties MN Portfolio, 2.4 Million SF
  • 7600 - 49th Avenue, New Hope, 115,000 SF
  • 7105 Northland Terrace, Brooklyn Park, 63,000 SF
  • Interstate North Distribution Center I & II, 122,000 SF
  • Midway Center Westgate, 51,000 SF
  • Boone Avenue Business Center I, 164,000 SF

Awards and Recognition

  • Recently named Team Lead for leasing assignment of largest industrial real estate transaction to ever change hands in Minnesota: 34 building, 2.4 million SF portfolio 
  • Best in Real Estate’s Lease Transaction of the Year, Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal, 2010
  • Industrial Transaction of the Year, MNCAR, 2006 & 2008

Community Service/Volunteering

  • Volunteer - Tee It Up for the Troops  (Sponsorhip Co-Chair, Mendakota Country Club Event 2015 - 2019)
  • St. Thomas Academy / Fort Snelling Cemetery clean-up crew - Annually
  • St. Thomas Academy - CadetWorks Internship  Program - Annually 
  • Baseball Coach - St. Paul (Highland Ball) Association  - 5th Grade Program


  • Highland Catholic
  • St. Thomas Academy
  • University of St. Thomas

Memberships & Involvements

  • SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types
Industrial, Office


Featured Research

Featured Research
Oct 9, 2018
2018 Q3 Minneapolis-St. Paul Industrial Market Report
The third quarter of 2018 marked the ninth consecutive quarter of positive absorption in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro multi-tenant industrial market.
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Apr 30, 2018
2018 Q1 industrial market report
Solid Quarter One Creates Momentum for Active Industrial Market in 2018. The first quarter of 2018 brought a continuation of Q4 vacancy and absorption trends, as once again, positive absorption has led to an improving vacancy rate.
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