MN Commercial Property Search Now Available at

MN Commercial Property Search Now Available at

Lakeville based, APPRO Development and CERRON Commercial Properties, are pleased to announce we now have an added feature on our website! You may now search not just CERRON’s active commercial property listings, but ALL commercial properties in MN (publically listed). CERRON has been working hard with our web developer to include this feature on the APPRO and CERRON website and are excited to unveil this added feature this week.

We have made it very easy to search commercial properties on our website. When you land on our home page, you will find a couple of search features on the left side of the page:

1. By clicking on the “Search Our Listings” tab, you are able to search all of CERRON’s active commercial listings posted to our website.

2. By clicking on the “CERRON Commercial Properties” tab, you will be able to search all commercial property listings (available to the public).

We have created an easy search form for you to use. Once you have entered your search criteria and click on the “Search” tab, you will see all active commercial listings meeting your search criteria.

Whether you are looking for industrial, warehouse, retail, office or land listings in Minnesota, for lease or for sale (or both!), you will be able to search these commercial property types quickly and easily with our new commercial listing search feature.

Once you find a property(-ies) meeting your criteria, feel free to contact us using the Contact Form on the listing page to schedule a showing or find out more information. You may also easily pull up the same listing by keeping the unique listing # handy to include for future reference or in the Contact Form.

APPRO and CERRON are pleased to be able to offer this added feature on our website!

Learn more about commercial and industrial building construction and properties process at the following LINK. 

Bruce Rydeen named a Top 2013 Power Broker for Minneapolis

Bruce Rydeen named a Top 2013 Power Broker

Bruce Rydeen - 2013 Top Power Broker - Industrial Sales - Minneapolis MNThe team at APPRO and CERRON is excited to share that Bruce Rydeen has been named a Top 2013 Power Broker! Bruce is a valued leader in our organization and works with clients in all commercial property types, including: industrial, manufacturing, office, retail and land. This particular award is presented to Top Deal Makers in Commercial Real Estate.

Bruce is honored to have received this award specifically for his work in the Industrial category for the Minneapolis market of Minnesota.

Additional information about the Top 2013 Power Broker Awards, can be found via the following links:

Top Commercial Real Estate Firms and Brokers article – Costar


List of 2013 Top Brokers (see Bruce under Top Industrial Leasing Brokers)

Our sincerest gratitude to the Costar Group for recognizing Bruce’s hard work and congratulations to Bruce from the entire team at APPRO & CERRON!

We would love to bring our award winning expertise to your next commercial real estate project. Give our team a call to get started today!

Learn more about the industrial construction process and how our team can help you navigate the process.

Top Five Property Solutions Backpack Tools

Top Five “Property Solutions Backpack” Must Have Tools

We would all agree that having the right tools can make a world of difference. We would like to share some “must haves” for your “Property Solutions Backpack”.

Over the years, what we keep in our property solutions backpack certainly has changed over time. As we transition from pencil and paper to desktop software to cloud-based solutions we take with us on the go. Our team is excited to share a variety of tools you may find helpful to your business as you consider your space needs.

Continue to read to learn more about:

  • Tools we use to get our job done
  • Tools we share with our clients
  • Tools you might want to use to keep your team organized and on track

Property Solutions Backpack by APPRO and CERRON

Whether you are the “freshman” just jumping in, or the “big guy” on campus, these Top Five Tools will be helpful for each of you:

  1. Notebook – new building owners who work with our team receive a 3-ring binder or “notebook” upon completion of a project. Inside, we include warranty information, copies of plans and other details about the building, and how to get in touch with our team. If we didn’t build your building, do you keep all of this information in an easily accessible location? If not, it 
  2. Data – if you are a tenant, owner or landlord, by understanding the details of your property location, you know more about your potential clients, neighbors, and possibly your competition. Did you know you may order a FREE demographics report on your location from our team? We typically pull this report when working on a new real estate listing, but we would be happy to pull a report at any time to help you understand more about your property’s location. Did you know you can also check out an area of interest with an app on your smart phone called “Sitegeist”? It isn’t as detailed as our demographics report, but could get you some of the details you need when exploring a new location.
  3. Checklists – we all make them, and some people live to make them just to see the items checked off. Did you know that we have a “Commercial Building Maintenance” checklist on our website? Also, if you REALLY love checklists, here is one more tip – if you don’t already have the Evernote app on your desktop and/or smartphone, you should! Having your checklists available in the palm of your hand, or accessible on any device, is a true time saver!!
  4. Calculator – Curious to know how to calculate how much space you need? Or, need to figure out just how much a change in rate would impact your purchase power? We offer a Space Calculator and a Mortgage Calculator (found on the main page – left side in tools) on our website to help answer these questions.
  5. Ruler – Every backpack needs a ruler. Do you know how to read a blueprint? Having an architect’s or engineer’s ruler helps to convert scale from say 1/8” or 1/4”. If you would like to request a free scale, email us and let us know if you prefer architectural or engineering style in the comments field.

You might also have interest in these links:

Property Improvement Opportunities

Property Improvements – Tax Savings

Financing Commercial Real Estate 

Financing Checklist

We hope you enjoyed learning about these tools. If you are in need of additional Property Solutions assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our team – we are here to help!


Lakeville Community Events – APPRO & CERRON Sponsors

Lakeville Community Events – 2014 Lakeville Chamber Golf Tournament & 2014 Taste of Lakeville

By Paige Thompson Recent Lakeville Community Events gave the team at APPRO Development and CERRON Commercial Properties the opportunity to support our local community and have a lot of fun in the process!

2014 Lakeville Chamber Golf Tournament

APPRO-CERRON_Sponsor-2nd_Hole_at_Wilds-1.jpgAPPRO and CERRON were bronze sponsors of this year’s golf tournament, which allowed us to be a sponsor on hole #2 at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake, MN. Kathy Morse, Andrea Kaderlik and I had the opportunity to be at the sponsor table where we offered golfers a chance to enter a drawing to win a pair of MN Gopher Hockey tickets. By playing our “Sledgehammer/Mega Golf” game – a combination of bowling, croquet and putting – players had fun trying to knock a bowling ball with a wedge/sledgehammer under a wicket/sign. We witnessed some unique styles, as you will see from the following pics taken. Our team had a great time meeting or re-connecting with members of our community at this annual event. Later in the day, a few of our team members, Jim Connelly with guests Norm Oberto and Mark Becker from Imperial Plastics, Andrea Kaderlik and I attended the dinner and drew the names of Kevin Jenn, a manager with Target Technology Services, and Mark Priore, an attorney with Priore Law Offices, as winners of the two pairs of Gopher Hockey tickets. 


2014 Taste of Lakeville

Taste_of_Lakeville_2014.jpgAPPRO and CERRON also had the opportunity to be one of many community sponsors for the 2014 Taste of Lakeville. This Lakeville Rotary Club event has become an annual tradition for many (12 years running). A few of our team members (myself included), were able to make it out to this event on May 15, 2014. There was a silent and live auction with proceeds benefiting the Lakeville Heritage Center and Miracle (Baseball) Field, live bands as part of the entertainment, a wall of wine raffle and wine tasting, and of course…the food tasting. For $35 ahead of time (or $45 at the door) – this is an incredible deal!! Not to mention – A LOT OF FUN!! If you were not able to make it out to this event this year, I strongly encourage you to do so next year! Not only is it a lot of fun, you are helping our local Lakeville community at the same time. See more information about the Taste of Lakeville HERE.

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Who is a Good Commercial Remodel Company in MN?

Who is a good great commercial remodel company, you may ask? We are! At APPRO Development, a south metro, MN, commercial general contractor, we have been hard at work to help our clients with some innovative remodel projects around the Twin Cities over the past couple of weeks.

Erik's Bike Shop - Remodel by APPROWe have been working with Erik’s Bike Shop to renovate the former St. Paul Union Hall, St. Paul, MN.

This commercial renovation project includes demo to the existing Union Hall interior, replacing all existing with new rooftop units, frame out of two (2) restrooms, and renovating the exterior of the existing building for the shell of this project. Future tenant improvement work will follow for this retail end user. As a design build general contractor, we work directly with our client every step along the way to obtain the necessary permits, track costs, work with subcontractors, and bring the project in on time and on budget.


04052013 (7)We have also been working on a project for BTD in Lakeville, Minnesota.

This project includes the renovation of the interior of this industrial facility focusing on office space remodel by stripping existing finishes and providing new painting, flooring, doors, and ceilings to create a more modern space for this end user.

You can track the progress of either of these projects by clicking on the project names which will link you directly to their individual project pages.


If you have a commercial remodel, renovation, addition or expansion project in the Twin Cities, we are your commercial general contractor, working hard to provide property solutions for you…with you, across MN and ND. Contact us today for more information on our commercial building remodeling process.


For additional information on the project for Erik’s Bike Shop in St. Paul, read this article: Erik’s Bike Shop in the News.

APPRO and CERRON Website Under Construction

APPRO and CERRON is Getting a New Look

appro and cerron new websiteThe APPRO and CERRON website located at both and is getting a new look! Over the past week we have transitioned from our original website to a newly designed platform, which will be faster and easier to navigate, with the goal of saving you time while you are searching for a property solution.

Our new site will still include all the property solutions tools we have had on our website in the past:

  • Search Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Listings in MN and ND
  • Search Current Commercial Construction Projects in MN and ND
  • Search Completed Commercial Construction Projects in MN and ND
  • Find Commercial Property Solutions and Tools (e.g. Space Calculators, Financing Tools and Checklists, Maintenance Checklist, and more!)

Over the next few days, we will continue to bring in all of our property listing and project records. We apologize for any inconvenience during this time and sincerely appreciate your patience. Our team is working quickly to provide more property solutions for you!

In the meantime, if you should have any questions, or are looking for a specific property, please do not hesitate to contact our team. You may email our team at: or, or feel free to call us at either (952) 469-2171 or (952) 469-9444.


Property Improvements: Are You Missing an Opportunity for Potential Tax Savings?

Property Improvements: Are You Missing an Opportunity for Potential Tax Savings?

By Jack Matasosky
Property Improvement - Potential Tax SavingsIf property improvements are on your mind, you might want to check out this recent article by Mark Colvin. According to his recent article, “Don’t Miss the Potential Tax Savings on Property Improvements,” “businesses that have made recent improvements to their property may be eligible for tax savings.” A recent IRS ruling is the source of this article commentary clarifying when an expenditure qualifies as a deductible repair and when it should be treated as a capital expenditure. […Continue Reading the Full Article]
As with all tax related topics, please consult with a tax and/or accounting professional for advice on your unique business.

If you are considering property improvements for your business, please feel free to with any questions you may have.

MN Office Space Lease Opportunities


Office Space for Sale, Savage Business Lofts (8694) Savage-1 Click here to launch slide show of available office lease spaces by CERRON



MN Office Space Lease Opportunities Available Now

MN Office Space Lease Opportunities are now available throughout the south metro region of Minnesota. As the new year begins, this may be the ideal time to find your next office space! The team at CERRON Commercial Properties has been hard at work with office owners to bring new availabilities to the commercial real estate (CRE) market. We currently have the following new listings located throughout the south metro area of MN:

Apple Valley

  • 5920 148th Street West (Professional Office Suite)
  • 5885 149th Street West (Multiple single office space options available)


  • 11990 Portland Avenue (Single Main Level Suite in Office Condo)
  • 3000 County Road 42W (Professional Office Bank Building)


  • 3340 Sherman Court, Suite #100 (Professional Building – Easy freeway access)


  • 16372 Kenrick Avenue, Suite #100 (Medical Office)
  • 21017 Heron Way, Suite 103 (Office Warehouse w-dock)
  • 18466 Kenyon Avenue (Professional Lower Level Office Suite – w-walkout)
  • 17645 Juniper Path, Suites 135 & 145 (Lower Level Office w-interior office)
  • 7303 161st Street (Professional Office Bank Building – Main Floor Suite)

Prior Lake

  • 16154 Main Avenue (Mixed Use building – Professional Class A Finished Offices – (2) suites available)


These examples are a mixture of office, office/retail, office/warehouse, and medical office spaces. If there is a specific MN office space lease opportunity you are in search of, please contact our team to set up a search for you. We are your south metro experts and are ready to help you identify the ideal location for your business.

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Paige Thompson

Meet the APPRO & CERRON Team: Paige Thompson


APPRO and CERRON - Paige Thompson Paige Thompson, 2015

As we start 2015, we would like to introduce you to our team. At least once per month, (and we hope more often), we will share a little about the members of our team.

We drew straws and Paige ended up with the honor of being interviewed first. We hope you have fun learning more about our fabulous expert team at APPRO & CERRON.


Name: Paige Thompson

Role: Bookkeeper, APPRO Development


  • Together, APPRO and CERRON help businesses find and/or create great spaces – what about that do you love?

We make sure that during this exciting time for you and your business, everything runs smoothly. It is fun seeing the whole process, from beginning to end, and to see everyone’s hard work pay off.

  • Describe your role with APPRO in ten words or less.

I take your money – ha, ha just kidding. I make sure everyone is paid timely.

  • Why should someone who doesn’t know APPRO and CERRON, choose our companies?

We share our expertise to help you achieve your goals.

  • What inspires and/or motivates you in what you do with APPRO and CERRON?

Knowing that I’m helping our clients put their business’ dreams into action!

  • What do you do outside of the office for fun?

Sand Volleyball –2014 Prior Lake Beach Champions!

  • What is your favorite quote?

“Do you wanna build a snowman?” Anna from Frozen

  • What is your favorite sport (to cheer on, or to play)?

Wii Volleyball

  • Where is one place you have not been, but would really like to go?

Norway and the Grecian Islands


Paige has been a part of the APPRO and CERRON team since May, 2013. She is a team player, quite the “Excel guru”, and greets each day with a knowledgeable, delightful, and calm demeanor. As a property owner, you will meet Paige most often over the phone, or see her work through change orders or sworn construction statements. As a subcontractor, you will work with Paige on lien waivers, and billings. Paige is APPRO’s “go-to gal” for bookkeeping. If you happen to be in our office, be sure to stop by to say hello.