Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal: 2020 Fast 50 No. 21 Doran Cos.

Commercial real estate developer Doran Cos. lands on the 2020 Fast 50 list at No. 21. Its revenue was nearly $260 million last year, an increase of over 107% from 2017.

For more insight into this fast-growing company, we asked CEO Anne Behrendt …

What are some business decisions your executive team made that were critical to your company’s growth from 2017 to 2019? One of the biggest decisions was the sale of the company. Chief Financial Officer Ryan Johnson and I now collectively own just over 75% of Doran Cos. This solidified a clear path forward for the company and led to us being certified as a woman-owned business. During this time, with the addition of Traci Tomas (chief operating officer), Matt Dekkers (president of construction), and John Ferrier (president of architecture), we also focused on building a solid executive leadership team that is managing the business units.