Our Expertise

Serving North Central Minnesota communities for decades, Close Converse focuses on land development, business opportunities, and the brokerage of commercial, industrial, land, and investment real estate.

Positioned as the knowledgeable and connected source for commercial real estate, the Close Converse team understands clients’ needs and desires. Whatever the objective, Close Converse brings the elements together for a successful transaction. Dedicated to making transactions a reality, Close Converse develops customized and comprehensive marketing materials, pro-actively communicates with buyers and sellers, and effectively represents clients from initial conversation to final closure.

We specialize in:

Whether you are interested in selling or investing in land, retail space, office space or industrial space, Close Converse has vast expertise in the area of commercial real estate. Our extensive knowledge of the area and current market makes locating possible properties a breeze.

Investment Properties

Our objective is to match your investment needs with real estate opportunities that provide the benefits desired. Extensive knowledge of our market makes locating appropriate investment property pleasant and profitable.

Commercial Buildings

Whether you are looking for retail, office, or manufacturing buildings, Close Converse can make the most of your real estate opportunities. From stand-alone buildings to strip centers, we will assist you in finding the right property for your portfolio.

Commercial Land

Looking to buy that perfect piece of commercial land to construct your new office? Perhaps you wish to build a new retail center. Whichever the case, Close Converse can assist you in finding the perfect piece of land that will suit your needs—whatever they may be!

Business Opportunities

Looking to buy a business? Our experienced Business Brokers will assist you in finding the best business to suit your needs.

Whether you are interested in leasing retail space, office space or industrial space, Close Converse has vast expertise in the area of commercial real estate. Some of these opportunities may also be for sale if you have an interest in owning your business property.

Retail

Looking for retail space to lease? Close Converse can help you make the most of your real estate opportunities. From stand-alone buildings to strip centers, we will assist you in finding the right space that fits your needs.

Industrial

Whether you’re looking to lease a warehouse for your growing company, or looking for an industrial building – we’ll help you find the right location at the right rate.

Office

Finding affordable, quality office buildings for you to lease is one of many services we can assist you with. From Class-A buildings to Turn-Key spaces, we are sure to locate the right property for you.

The process of selling or investing in businesses requires a great deal of financial analysis, including an overall understanding of a company’s financial structure, knowledge of appropriate pricing strategies, and complete research on various aspects of the business — marketing, management, products, and services — that make it successful. At Close Converse, we are committed to providing these details to our clientele on each business we represent.

Commercial Management Services

Our commercial management services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Tenant:

  • Leasing
  • Tenant relations

Rent:

  • Billing and rent collections
  • Applying all late fees
  • Paying all expenses

Facilities:

  • Clear communication between manager, owner, and tenants
  • Obtaining multiple vendor quotes
  • Maintenance coordination
  • Supplier and contractor relations
  • Scheduling routine servicing; weed abatement, backflow inspections, fire alarm testing

Financial:

  • Budgeting/asset management
  • Performing bank reconciliations
  • Maintaining a complete set of books – general ledger, balance sheet, and trial balance records
  • Maintaining client trust accounts

Reporting:

  • Compiling monthly owner reports
  • Compiling year-end reports
  • Full financial reporting
  • CAM reconciliation yearly

By understanding your needs and desires, we can present a multitude of development opportunities in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We not only know the territory, we know the path to getting the government approvals necessary for your particular use.

Purchasing land for development can be a difficult task. But with the Close Converse team, it can be a breeze! Knowing the process for approvals and working with an extensive network of related professionals, we can help create superb avenues for land ownership and assist you in locating that perfect spot to gain the most exposure and accessibility for your needs.

Our Mission:

To be the highest quality, full-service commercial real estate provider in Greater Minnesota.

Our Values:

Together we will serve every individual with passion, integrity and excellence—always delivering more than is expected.