Entries by Ashley Groves

A ROOM WITH A VIEW: Doran Companies, CSM Corporation break ground on “The Expo,” with full views of the Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis skyline

368 unit apartment community includes more than 60,000 square feet of amenity spaces for residents to enjoy Bloomington, MN – Doran Companies and CSM Corporation today announced that they have broken ground on The Expo, a more than $100 million luxury apartment community in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District in downtown Minneapolis. The multi-family […]

Minneapolis Planning Commission unanimously approves “The Expo” luxury apartment development in downtown Minneapolis

The 372-unit multi-family project on the former General Mills site – near St. Anthony Main – is a joint venture between Twin Cities-based developers Doran Companies and CSM Corporation Bloomington, MN – After nearly a year-long community engagement process, Doran Companies today announced that the City of Minneapolis Planning Commission unanimously approved its proposal to […]

New luxury apartment community at 66th and York in Edina

THIS WEEK: Site of one of the first Best Buy stores in the country gives way tonew luxury apartment community at 66th and York in Edina ENVi boasts eco-friendly design and amenity-rich living (Bloomington, MN) — Prior to its closing in 2012, the Best Buy store across from Southdale Shopping Center at 66th & York […]

Doran Expands to offer Tenant Improvement Services

(Bloomington, MN) Doran Construction and Architecture CEO, Scott Stenman, announced today the creation of a new Doran entity organized to specialize in tenant improvement and retail build-outs in the Twin Cities Market. Stenman said Doran has hired former Engelsma Construction V. P. Brent Lindstrom to lead the new Special Projects unit. “We think there is […]

First Colorado Construction Project

(Bloomington, MN) Doran Companies, the Bloomington, Minnesota-based development, construction and design-build services company that recently expanded to the Denver, Colorado area, announced today that they have started construction on a 255-unit multi-family apartment project for Sherman Associates in the Denver suburb of Westminster. Anne Behrendt, COO of Doran Companies said Doran has leased office space […]

Doran Sells off Remaining Student Housing Properties at U of M

(Bloomington, MN) Doran Companies’ Kelly Doran announced today the sale of The Bridges and The Knoll, the two remaining student housing properties of the six his company originally built, owned and managed at the University of Minnesota. The value of the transaction was $93 million. The buyer, TH Real Estate, is one of the largest […]

Denver Business Journal: Why one of Minnesota’s biggest developers chose Denver

Tony Kuechle‘s real estate development company, one of the largest in Minnesota, considered expanding last year. The company looked at Nashville, Tampa and Des Moines. In the end, Doran Cos. chose Denver for its first office outside its home base in the Minneapolis market. Kuechle, vice president of development at Doran, cited one overriding factor. “Purely […]

Doran & CSM Partner to Develop General Mills RTC Property

(Minneapolis, MN) Twin City real estate developers Kelly Doran and Gary Holmes have joined forces to purchase the General Mills Riverside Technical Center property located at 330 University Avenue, a prime location within the rapidly-growing Northeast retail sector of Minneapolis, and just one block off of Main Street, the Stone Arch Bridge and the St. […]

Doran Construction Repeats as MCA’s General Contractor of the Year

At its Awards of Excellence gala on January 25, the Minnesota Construction Association (MCA), for the second consecutive year, honored Bloomington-based Doran Construction as General Contractor of the Year. In presenting the award, the MCA recognized Doran Construction’s rapid growth in the industry and its stellar reputation for excellence in building large multi-family residential and […]