Michael R. Zirbes
Mike co-founded North Rock Real Estate in 2012. Since then, he has led all of the firm's brokerage and development efforts, which have included over $500MM in new development projects and the direct representation of institutional clients in a variety of brokerage capacities. Mike began his career in commercial real estate sourcing equity and debt for one of the nation's largest healthcare developers, assisting in the completion of several hundred million dollars’ worth of projects across the United States. He leads North Rocks debt and equity sourcing, maintaining a wide network of lenders, investors, and joint venture partners who have built strong relationships with the firm. Mike heads the Minneapolis office of North Rock and is the company’s broker of record. 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.
Office – 507-516-7131 | Cell – 952-607-7886
Jeff co-founded North Rock Real Estate in 2012 and has since completed over 500,000sf of brokerage transactions, $250MM in new development, and expanded the firm's property management operations to roughly 25 properties. His experience includes landlord and tenant representation, development of office, retail, sr. housing and multifamily, and full-service property management of all commercial property types. Jeff opened the firm's Rochester, MN office in 2015 and leads that office, which has become a local market leader for commercial real estate services. Jeff graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s where he received a Bachelor of Science from the Peter T. Paul School of Business & Economics.
Collin has spent his career representing the real estate interests of organizations with national and international portfolios. His real estate pedigree includes accounting and consulting advisory roles working with mid-market firms as well as investment, asset management, and development roles with institutional clients. A CPA by background, Collin began his career with RSM, consulting with developers, owners, and CFO’s on a wide range of real estate investments, including retail, office, industrial, multifamily, and hospitality. Prior to joining North Rock, Collin spent six years as a Vice President at CarVal Investors, Cargill’s investment management arm which manages over $10 billion of institutional capital. At CarVal, Collin was responsible for the oversight, asset management, and strategic repositioning of over $500 million of investments, including a substantial portfolio of resort and residential investments in Latin America. Collin holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Office – 507-516-7132 | Cell – 507-226-5303
Paul began his career in commercial real estate by co-founding a property management company. After developing a portfolio of management contracts, he merged with North Rock Real Estate where today he co-leads the firm’s property and asset management operations made up of over 25 commercial assets. Paul was responsible for implementing the firm's propriety property management system which provides North Rock industry-leading accounting capabilities, building maintenance systems, reporting tools, and other services which are heavily utilized by our portfolio Tenants and Landlords. Paul is currently on track to receive his Certified Property Manager (CPM®), and (CCIM®) designation before the end of 2021.
Office – 507-516-7133 | Cell – 507-259-6556
AJ began his career in commercial real estate in 2015, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Since then, he has represented a wide variety of clients in brokerage transactions, gaining experience in industrial, office, retail, and multi-family asset classes. AJ also co-founded a property management company which he eventually merged into North Rock Real Estate, and where he is a contributor to growing the firm’s management portfolio. AJ represents his clientele using a wide range of industry-leading technology platforms, proprietary in-house analytics, and state-of-the-art marketing tools. In addition to brokerage and management activities, AJ has completed the development of multiple commercial properties where he lead all aspects of design, construction, debt & equity sourcing, and overall asset management. AJ focuses on new development, brokerage, and management opportunities with the firm.