Motley and 2407: Transforming Stadium Village for Business and Technology
The Stadium Village area is the gateway to the University of Minnesota from the east, but its current design limits the ability of industry and startups to connect with University expertise. The in-progress master plan for this area has come to be known as the Motley Vision and outlines a new kind of complete, mixed-use district where the University of Minnesota and community collide in serendipitous ways.
Project leaders and partners from the University and industry will paint the picture of the emerging 2407 Healthcare Innovation Hub and Motley development plan for the Stadium Village area. The workshop phase will ask audience members to provide feedback on the principles, buildings, and culture that will bring these ideas to reality.
Brandon graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in 2004. He has deep passion for bringing University ideas into the public eye and supporting entrepreneurship.
Brandon’s primary responsibility for United Properties includes the development of commercial properties in the Twin Cities. In this role, he leads project teams through
land acquisition, design, entitlements, construction and leasing of the project. He also works closely with the company’s asset management group on leasing efforts and strategies for properties within the investment portfolio.
Since 2006, Brandon has developed retail, mixed-use, office, medical and industrial properties. He worked on the team responsible for acquiring and converting the historic Ford Center car assembly plant into an office building and the former Nieman Marcus department store into an office building on Nicollet Mall.
Since 2014, Brandon constructed over 2 million square feet of industrial product in the Twin Cities. This year, Brandon was named president of NAIOP’s Minnesota chapter.
“There are few places in the world like Minnesota, where entrepreneurs, doctors, business leaders, government officials, professors, and others have done so much together to advance mankind’s ability to take care of itself. This comes from a rare willingness on the part of our scientists and hospital directors to work with industrial leaders and entrepreneurs to innovate and launch new medical products and systems that result in healthcare cost reduction for the world.
"If one wishes to get help to launch, develop, or test a new medical product, Minnesota’s Medical Alley is the place to be. In Minnesota, success in the medical field is rarely a surprise, it’s an expectation – an expectation which has been fulfilled for a lot of people.” 1984 Dedication statement of Lee Berlin, Founding Chairman of Medical Alley
I keep a copy on my desk every day to remind me of the commitment this community has made.
My work is dedicated to the fulfillment of Mr. Berlin's vision.