Doran RE Partners breaks ground on a new multifamily development in the Western suburbs of Tonka Bay

The Doran Companies design-build community will include 86 one-of-a-kind townhomes and apartments in a prime location along the southern edge of Lake Minnetonka.

Bloomington, MN – Doran RE Partners, a trio of executives from Doran Companies, today announced they have broken ground on an 86-unit luxury apartment community in Tonka Bay.  This newest venture by the Partners, when finished, will be the first multi-family community in Tonka Bay – a community known for its quiet, historic charm located on the southern shores of Lake Minnetonka.

“We are thrilled to break ground in this incredible community of Tonka Bay,” said Doran Companies CEO and Doran RE Partner Anne Behrendt. “We understand the community here and are excited to contribute to its vitality while preserving its historic charm.”

The 86-unit community will be comprised of two adjacent buildings and will include two-story townhomes and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Generous amenities will ensure every convenience is considered.

“We designed the building, as we always do, with our future residents in mind,” said Tony Kuechle, president of development for Doran Companies. “We wanted to create spacious apartments and townhomes that account for how people live today. Fitness, entertainment, socializing even at a distance, pets, outdoors, working from home – all of these values we know exist in Tonka Bay and neighboring communities and they are accounted for in the community’s design.”

Located within walking distance of Lake Minnetonka, the amenity-rich residential community will include an indoor bike repair area, heated garage, a pub, business center, coffee bar, lounge, pet spa and dog run, full fitness center, entertainment suite, outdoor lounge areas with fire pits and grill stations and on-site management and leasing services.

“Our residents will enjoy easy access to the lake as well as to miles of pedestrian and bike pathways,” said Behrendt, discussing the early interest already received in the project. “We simply can’t build it quickly enough.”

Of note, a second RE Partners luxury multifamily community in Minnetonka, called Birke, opens the doors to its first residents later this year.


About Doran Companies

Doran Companies is a trusted leader in development, architecture, construction and property management. With offices in Colorado and Minnesota, Doran’s strong team of industry professionals are responsible for an impressive portfolio of premier properties. Over the past decade, Doran Companies has developed, designed or built more than 35 luxury multi-family and mixed-use projects in Minnesota, North Dakota and Colorado. Receiving numerous industry awards – from “Best Place to Work” to “Best of Business” to “Best Large Contractor” – Doran’s partners and peers recognize its commitment to quality and its trusted position in the marketplace. For more information about Doran Companies visit

About Doran RE Partners, LLC

Doran RE Partners, LLC, founded in 2018, is comprised of Doran Companies President and CEO Anne Behrendt, Doran Companies Chief Financial Officer Ryan Johnson and Doran Companies President of Development Tony Kuechle. The three own and lead the independent development organization. Together, they pursue joint venture deals and partnerships with a primary focus on high-end multi-family housing. The partnership has two projects currently under construction, including in Tonka Bay and Minnetonka.