Imperial Plastics - Mankato Exterior Elevation

Mankato New Production Facility for Imperial Plastics

Mankato New Production Facility for Imperial Plastics The Imperial Plastics Production Facility located in Eastwood Energy Center, Mankato, MN is a new building for a growing MN based plastics manufacturer. The project includes a total building size of 124,368 square feet on a new industrial park lot, including warehouse, office and mezzanine space. APPRO Development, Inc., as design-builder of this project, worked …

Commercial Real Estate Activity: South Metro, MN

Commercial Real Estate Activity: South Metro, Minnesota – CERRON Commercial Properties


commercial real estate activity by CERRON Commercial PropertiesCERRON Commercial Properties summarizes commercial real estate activity in the south metro area. The team at CERRON has been very busy lately with commercial lease and sale activity. Here are just a few of the properties we have recently helped property owners to lease or sell (click on any address or phase to link to more information on that particular property):

  • Industrial Building at 8860-70 Wentworth Avenue, Bloomington with outdoor storage and on rail – CONTRACT PENDING
  • Industrial Building in Farmington located at 22098 Canton Court with outdoor storage – CONTRACT PENDING
  • Clean Industrial Manufacturing Building located at 21860 Hamburg Avenue, Lakeville – on rail with silos, skylights & much more – LEASED
  • Office Warehouse space located at 5708 Upper 147th is FULLY LEASED
  • New Construction Office Warehouse Spaces located at the Apple Valley Business Campus – Phase I and IIFULLY LEASED
  • New Construction Office Warehouse Spaces located at the Apple Valley Business Campus – Phase III Partially LEASED

We have many new listings coming on to the market each week as well. These can be found on the main page of our website, or by clicking HERE.



Are you a property owner and need to lease or sell your property? Contact our expert team, by filling out the form below. Our team will assist you with ALL the necessary steps to get you the results listed above.

Commercial Project Updates: Lakeville, MN

Commercial Project Updates by APPRO Development, Inc. – Lakeville, MN

APPRO Development, Inc. has launched a variety of new projects in Lakeville, MN over the past month. Two projects I am currently managing, include: Recycle Minnesota (a subsidiary of Dick’s Sanitation) and ProRail AMVAC II.

Recycle Minnesota (an expansion project for Dick’s Sanitation): The project consists of a 34,170 SF renovation of an existing office warehouse building into a recycle facility. The scope of this project will include new dock and doors and conveyor pits. Additional components of this project to include: excavation, sawcutting, HVAC, and sprinkler systems. Dick’s Sanitation and its new Recycling Center are located in Lakeville’s Airlake Industrial Park. This is one of the largest industrial parks in the state of Minnesota. You may see details and follow the progress of this project HERE.



ProRail AMVAC II: This project consists of remodel and expansion work to increase the existing 8 – 10,000 gallon tanks by adding another 8 tanks for a total of 16 tanks on this site. Additional work on this site to include: concrete, process piping, caulking and electrical among others. You may learn more about this project or see more details HERE.

If you have a question about the maintenance of your existing building, or are considering a building project and need a quote, please consider calling or emailing us. We are happy to help you with your building needs!

Real Estate Leads Economic Improvement through 2015

Real Estate Leads Economic Improvement through 2015 according to NAR

By Jack Matasosky

real estate market trends improvement to 2015 article by APPROA recent news release by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), summarizes findings by NAR chief economist, Lawrence Yun, indicating economic improvement through 2015.

You may read the full article, “Forecast for Housing and the Economy Suggests Gradual Improvement through 2015”, HERE.

As the residential real estate market tends to lead the industrial/commercial real estate market, this is good news to our ears here at APPRO and CERRON!

Are you considering making a space change for your business? By contacting our team early on in the process, you will find a knowledgeable partner to expertly walk you through all possible options and scenarios, resulting in the best possible solution for your business. To get started, call our team today!

Lakeville MN Housing is Booming – More Commercial Need

Lakeville MN Housing – New Development Approved

Lakeville’s Largest housing development since 2005 has been approved! Cedar Avenue Properties will add just shy of 1,000 new home sites to Lakeville MN. This massive addition of new homes will result in an increased commercial need in the area. CERRON Commercial Properties is currently marketing a property on the NWC of Cedar Avenue and Dodd Road which is easily able to accommodate a variety of commercial uses: apartments, memory care facilities, schools, places of worship, as well as retail or office opportunity. Now is the time to begin planning a large scale project to create opportunities to meet the needs of these new Lakeville residents.

You may read more about this new development in the Star Tribune or in the Sun Thisweek newspapers.

For additional information on the 15.5 acre commercial listing just off of Cedar and Dodd, visit the CERRON listing page and contact our team for more information on starting a commercial project near this new Lakeville MN housing development.

Lakeville MN Housing Development Planned at Cedar and Dodd Lakeville MN Housing Development Planned at Cedar and Dodd – concept plan by Mattamy Homes via Star Tribune


Cedar & Dodd - area commerce 15.5 acre parcel located just to the north of new housing development (majority of housing development to be located immediately south of the Parks Maintenance building on west side of Cedar)

Manufacturing Trends to be Thankful For in MN

Manufacturing Trends

2014 Predictions in the Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing Trends to be Thankful For is an article we read this morning in the online publication of Industry Week. All of us, in MN or the Midwest for that matter, who are either in the manufacturing industry or have close ties to the manufacturing industry, are eager to see what the days of 2014 will bring. According to this article, “Favorable Forecast: Five Manufacturing Trends to Be Thankful For” by John Mills as published in Industry Week (online), 2014 might just prove to be year for which to be thankful!

According to the article, the following are the top five trends to watch this year:

  1. Improvements in 3-D printers
  2. Business returning from China
  3. More ‘real-time’ enterprises
  4. The rise of the project economy
  5. More access to data

As Mills states, “no one has perfect foresight” and it certainly would be nice if we did! However, in the meantime, by measuring trends and current data available, we are optimistic for our colleagues in the manufacturing industry. We hope 2014 results in the optimistic forecast, as it benefits not only MN, ND, WI, IA, SD, MT in the Midwest, but our great nation as well!

APPRO Development is a general contractor specializing in property solutions for manufacturers across the Midwest for more than 27 years. APPRO assists business owners find optimal property solutions that may result in renovations, expansions, additions or new commercial buildings to meet the ever changing needs of the manufacturing industry in Lakeville (55044), Apple Valley(55124), Burnsville(55337), Eagan(55123), Hastings(55033), and all of Dakota, Scott, Rice, Carver, Ramsey and Hennepin counties as well as Mankato and surrounding communities of Blue Earth in Minnesota. If your commercial or industrial space needs are changing as the result of a great 2014, contact our team today to help you minimize impacts to your manufacturing schedule, meet your budget requirements, and assist you in making 2014 a great year!