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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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.


Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event 2014

Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event 2014 Attended by APPRO Development & CERRON Properties Team

The recent Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event was attended by the team at APPRO and CERRON, on the evening of Tuesday, September 16, 2014. It was as great evening of fun, food, bowling and fundraising. Representing Team APPRO & CERRON were (in alphabetical order): Andrea, Casie, Kathy, Kris, Paige, and Sandra

While we didn’t take a trophy home, we did have a lot of fun participating in this worthy cause. The Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation exists to benefit our local community with an emphasis on education in our community. According to Foundation member Karen Wentworth, funds are used toward teacher appreciation and student focused events promoting learning activities and making positive choices.

Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event - Andrea from APPRO & CERRON meets "Einstein" (Steve with Lakeville Area Public Schools) Andrea from APPRO & CERRON meets “Einstein” (Steve with Lakeville Area Public Schools)

APPRO and CERRON were one of the many sponsors of this event, having participated in the “Spare Sponsorship” of this event. In addition to the team bowling competition and the opportunity to enjoy some great food, there were also opportunities to get in on some raffle drawings for a wall of beer, a Timberwolves jersey, a Ninja blender, and many other prize giveaways. Roz Peterson did a fabulous job announcing the awards and helping to promote the Foundation on this fun evening.

More information about this event and the Foundation may be found at the Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling web page.

Pan-O-Prog – Lakeville, MN: Flashback Thursday!

Pan-O-Prog is going on in Lakeville, MN – Check Out our Flashback Thursday pics!

Pan-O-Prog Time - Flashback to Airlake Industrial Park - Maynard JohnsonPan-o-Prog is an annual community event in Lakeville, Minnesota – starting way back in 1967! APPRO has been around for more than 27 years, with ties to the Airlake Industrial Park, dating back to the mid-1960’s. We have a few great flashback photos for you to enjoy from that era, just about the time Pan-O-Prog got its start!

Jack Matasosky, our fearless leader at APPRO Development & CERRON Commercial Properties, started working with Hitchcock Industries back in 1978. Hitchcock Industries started the Airlake Industrial Park (originally located in what is now the Aircraft Resource Center (ARC) building). We thought it would be fun to share a few of the many pictures we have from around that time, including the parade float, ribbon cutting at the Airlake Airport (be sure to get out there this weekend to see the WWII military aircraft), and a couple of pics of Maynard Johnson, original co-founder of Hitchcock Industries. Most of these pictures are circa 1966-1967.

Be sure to check out the festivities going on now through Sunday, July 13th to celebrate the Panorama of Progress – “Pan-O-Prog” – happening all around Lakeville, MN. If you get the chance, be sure to stop out the Airlake Airport to see the planes. Our company had the good fortune to be there from the start, and has helped to build some of the original hangars you will see there, as well as the buildings in the Airlake Industrial Park you will pass on your way to the airport.

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We hope you enjoy the flashback as much as we did!

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Lakeville Chamber Food & Fund Drive

Lakeville Chamber Food & Fund Drive – APPRO & CERRON Office a drop site

Lakeville Food Shelf Now Accepting Donations - APPRO & CERRON offices are drop site until 8-8-2014Lakeville Chamber Food & Fund Drive is going on now through August 8th. As, APPRO Development and CERRON Commercial Properties cares a lot about our local kids, we have joined the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce Food Drive to put child-friendly foods on the shelves of our 2 local food shelves – 360 Communities and The Open Door (formerly the Eagan & Lakeville Resources Center). Roz Peterson, Commercial Real Estate Agent with CERRON, put it this way, “When kids are in school the only meal they may have is the lunch provided for them. Now that kids are home for the summer, the need is even greater to fill our food shelves. That is why we are partnering with the chamber and we need your donations”.


You may drop off your donations at our office between June 27 and August 8 @ 21476 Grenada Avenue, Lakeville – Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cash and grocery gift cards will gladly be accepted as well (please see reception desk for these types of donations – please do not leave in the collection container)

Suggested foods:

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Whole grain cereal
  • 100% fruit juice boxes
  • Cereal, granola or fruit bars
  • Single serving applesauce or fruit cups
  • Microwave Mac & Cheese
  • Hearty canned soup
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Tuna or canned chicken

Other items in need:

  • Diapers, wipes and ointment
  • Infant cereal
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper and paper towels

Please join us in ending hunger for local children this summer. Your donations are GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!

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ICSC Hosts Four Members of Congress at RECon

ICSC Hosts Four Members of Congress at RECon – to Learn More about the Retail Real Estate Industry

ICSC – (International Council of Shopping Centers) mission is “to advance the shopping center industry and to promote its role in the commercial distribution of consumer goods and services.” ICSCLogo_Member_1

ICSC’s annual RECon event in Las Vegas, welcomed four members of Congress, who attended to learn more about the retail real estate industry and share their insight on the tax reform debate currently underway on Capitol Hill. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Congressmen Richard Neal (D-MA), Jim Renacci (R-OH) and Steve Womack (R-AR) each took a tour of the show floor and met with ICSC members to hear about issues impacting their businesses. All were impressed with the size of the show and level of business activity taking place.

On May 18, Reps. Neal, Renacci and Womack participated in a panel discussion on tax reform. They explained that while ideas are still being discussed within each party, now is a critical time for ICSC members to talk to members of Congress about provisions that are central to the retail real estate industry, such as capital gains treatment, the ability to deduct the interest on commercial debt or the like-kind exchange rules. During the Q&A session, ICSC members expressed their concern about having a repeat of the 1986 Tax Reform Act that devastated the retail real estate industry. The congressmen encouraged ICSC members to meet with both their legislators and staff to share examples of how different components of the tax code are used in actual projects and how the elimination of certain incentives would have impacted those projects. Such efforts will make those tax provisions more tangible to legislative offices.

Roz Peterson is a retail real estate professional who is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and a licensed commercial real estate sales person with CERRON Commercial Properties. Roz has been in the commercial real estate business since 1990 and worked as an agent since 2006. She specializes in the south metro Twin Cities market across all product types, conducting Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Sales, Lease and Broker Price Opinions. Roz is a member of MSCA, ICSC, CCIM Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter, MNCAR, MNAR, NAR, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Dakota County Regional and Lakeville Area Chambers of Commerce, and is a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member).

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