about us

Brokers, Developers, Entrepreneurs

With offices in Minneapolis and Rochester, MN, North Rock Real Estate provides brokerage, development and investment services throughout the upper midwest.

We are an entrepreneurial commercial real estate firm who takes an innovative approach to all project processes.  With our expertise, clients can expect real estate strategies of all types, sizes and objectives to be delivered with confidence and results. 

Since 2012:

  • Over $160 Million of ground up development
  • Over 400,000 square feet of brokerage transactions
  • Retail, Office and Industrial Property Management Portfolio with properties throughout the upper Midwest

Our Team

Michael R. Zirbes
Office – 952-467-8601 | Cell – 651-303-6893

Mike began his career in commercial real estate sourcing equity and debt for one of the nations largest healthcare developers, assisting in the completion of several hundred million dollars worth of projects across the United States.  Eventually he transitioned into leading front end deal activities, representing Minneapolis area based corporations in their real estate objectives, as well as locating new development and investment opportunities within the upper Midwest.  At NRRE, Mike continues to build relationships with corporate clientele, landlords, investors and developers.  Mike is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where he earned a BA in Business with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship

Jeffrey R. Brown
Office – 507-218-8588 | Cell – 952-607-7886

Jeff began his career in commercial real estate providing marketing and leasing support for office and retail developments in Rochester, MN.  He later joined a Minneapolis/St. Paul brokerage and development firm where he provided corporate real estate services to a variety of Minneapolis/St. Paul based corporations and investors.  He was also responsible for all financial modeling, analysis and deal-underwriting for acquisition, disposition and new development projects.  At NRRE, Jeff focuses on the Rochester, MN market and continues to build relationships with corporate clientele, landlords and investors, while also pursuing development opportunities.  Jeff is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire where he earned a BS in Business and Entrepreneurial Venture Creation with a Minor in English. 

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