Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Founders is a privately held Real Estate Investment company formed by two highly regarded industry veterans, Best Buy Founder Richard M. Schulze and Opus Founder Gerald Rauenhorst.
The Company is focused on providing risk adjusted returns to its investors. This is done by providing a full range of acquisition, financing, asset and investment management services for institutions, family offices and high-net-worth investors. Since 1998 we have been involved in raising and managing 13 commercial real estate investment funds with a purchase value of $3.3 Billion covering more than 28.4 million square feet. Through deep national relationships, Founders is able to source a variety of real estate investment opportunities. The Company underwrites these opportunities, secures favorable financing through strategic lending relationships and completes appropriate due diligence before closing on the investments. Founders also enhances the economic value of owned assets through thoughtful underwriting, asset management and sound 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 60 institutional grade properties includes office, industrial, retail and mixed use projects located throughout the United States.