Headquartered in Minneapolis, Founders Properties is a privately held company formed by two highly regarded industry veterans, Best Buy Founder Richard M. Schulze and the estate of Opus Founder Gerald Rauenhorst.
The company provides a full range of acquisition, financing, asset management and investment services for high-net-worth investors, continuing the legacy of sponsoring private real estate investments first started in 1997. Through broad national relationships, Founders is able to source a variety of real estate investment opportunities. The company underwrites these opportunities, secures favorable financing alternatives through strategic lending relationships and completes appropriate due diligence before closing on the investments. Founders also enhances the economic value of owned properties through sound underwriting, asset management and opportunistic execution of business plans for each asset. Founders Properties leverages a wide array of long standing relationships to oversee investment management, property management, leasing, construction, and risk management on a national basis.
The current portfolio of approximately 100 institutional grade properties includes office, industrial, retail and mixed use projects located throughout the United States.