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 $200 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.  Since co-founding NRRE in 2012, Mike has executed several premier housing and commercial developments throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, handling all aspects of each project from start to finish.   Mike also leads the firms brokerage efforts and provides strategic real estate advisory for multiple companies throughout the region.  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.   Since co-founding NRRE in 2012, Jeff has jointly lead a team which has completed over $200MM in ground up developments as well as over 400,000sf of brokerage transactions.   Jeff also leads all of the firms property and asset management operations.   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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