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Aaron Barnard,


A Proactive Leasing Professional
Creating Value Every Step of the Way

Optimizing Your Real Estate
Through a Comprehensive Suite of Services

Marketing and Leasing Programs

A customized marketing process is utilized to position the asset as the superior choice in that market to attract and retain the right tenants.

The objective is to  help landlord clients achieve full, long-term occupancy, a creditworthy tenant base, and maximum rental rates in an effort to enhance investment value.

Investment Analysis

Strategic investment analysis is critical in order to gain more control over fluctuation in property value resulting from expirations and tenant issues.

Minimizing risk requires strategically staggering expirations so that not all leases will roll over at the same time, as well as rigorous review of tenants’ credit and ability to contribute to asset value.

Corporate Real Estate Solutions

Comprehensive strategic planning addresses operating and financial considerations to develop the optimum real estate solution aligned with the client’s business objectives.

Occupancy strategies are designed to minimize costs, maximize value, and optimize the financial, accounting, and tax implications associated with complex real estate transactions.

A results-oriented approach

“Aaron Barnard is a valued real estate partner, working with the AtWater Group to provide strategic guidance and leasing services that really maximize the rent rolls for buildings throughout our portfolio.”

Marva Beckman

Vice President | Asset Manager

A little bit about me

Professional Background

  • A 24-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • A strategic advisor to investment and corporate clients, providing real estate solutions locally and nationally
  • As a landlord rep, leased 7.0+ million square feet of office/medical and mixed-use product
  • Completed transactions involving 5.0+ million square feet with total consideration of $400 million
  • B.A. in Business Management from the University of St. Thomas

Industry Leadership

  • SIOR Designee; Fundraising Committee Co-chair and Education Committee Breakout Session Chairperson; Member of Office Working Group and Conference Committees; President of SIOR Foundation 2019; 2012 Minnesota Chapter President
  • CCIM Designee; Vice Chair of Nat’l Member Services Committee; 2008 President Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter; graduate of Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy
  • Member, St. Paul BOMA; Marketing Committee; prior Market Update Presenter
  • Member, Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors