Developing relationships. Creating deals. Enriching clients. That’s Kurt Krumenauer’s professional mission and the foundation of his business. As President/Broker of Midwest Apartment Brokers, a Commercial Real Estate brokerage firm specializing in the acquisition and disposition of multi-family apartments properties, Kurt has upheld a ‘customer-first, customer only’ focus that has not wavered since starting the company in 2008.
A commercial real estate specialist since 2001, Kurt has always been known as a take-charge, no-fluff professional who thinks outside the box to find clients inventive solutions. He specializes in ‘quiet’ sales of apartment buildings and land that are not technically on the market, and is unstoppable in his tenacity and dedication to making deals happen. “I love chasing and creating deals. Whether it be scouting for Grade A properties or parcels of land and determining their best use, or consulting property owners who originally had no intention to sell, I really enjoy going after deals that aren’t there, then getting them done.”
In providing full-service, results-driven real estate assistance to his clients, Kurt does everything possible to make sure they walk away with the best possible outcome and least amount of stress. When it comes to handling large real estate deals, he knows there are many issues that arise, so takes the pressure off by being completely hands on. “I’ll interact with renters for my sellers, even meet with the city for my buyers to make sure the property can be developed in the way that they envision.” No matter what needs to be done or what information must be secured, Kurt is always on it.
Having spent 10 years in construction, general contracting and construction management, Kurt has a distinct understanding of the quality of a building or building site, and what it takes to erect, remodel or maintain a property. This expertise gives him an edge in giving clients an accurate assessment of the inherent steps, blockages and value involved. It also enables him to envision the potential of a property better than others in his field. One example was a large building he recently sold. Kurt knew it was a diamond in the rough, and by looking at the lot saw it could fit in extra units. Working with the city of Minneapolis, he confirmed this for his client, convinced the owner to sell, and made the deal. His client, a major investor who owns thousands of units and is now in the process of developing the extra land, told Kurt repeatedly this is the best deal he’s ever done. “That makes it all worth it,” Kurt says.
Claypool specializes in the acquisition and disposition of multi-family apartments properties in and around the Twin Cities area. Highly knowledgeable, detail-oriented and analytical, she helps clients identify both suitable properties and sound financial opportunities.
Casey's extensive background in client service previously spanned from her role as marketing consultant for Wells Fargo Bank, Private client Services division, to working in sales and design for the custom home remodeler and new home builder, Vujovich. Her proven experience as an innovative marketer and keen understanding of the construction process enables her to expertly position properties for sale, plus spot value and potential in buildings available for purchase.
A world traveler, Casey grew up living throughout the northeast and Midwest, and previously lived in San Francisco. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Having moved so much in her life, real estate seemed a natural fit for Casey, who began her career in the residential market. After seven successful years as an award-winning agent, she transitioned to the commercial end of the business where she provides clients with the same full-service excellence for which she has always been known.
Highly motivated, dedicated and personable, Casey does whatever it takes to get the cutting-edge information her clients need and get the best deals done on their behalf. She conducts business with utmost integrity and resourcefulness, earning her ongoing repeat and referral clients that she considers the greatest compliment.
Casey is married to Gabe Claypool, CEO of Dakota Plains oil company in North Dakota, with whom she shares two young daughters. Outside of work and family, she enjoys skiing, running, golf, cooking and travel.