Steven Schwanke

With more than 30 years of experience, Steve adds particular value in advising clients and cities on large-scale development and redevelopment opportunities and in assisting with commercial real estate and land decisions.


  • Land development and redevelopment
  • Site selection
  • Commercial, multi-family and mixed-use
  • Land planning, entitlements, zoning and master planning
  • Frequent guest speaker on development, redevelopment and economic development issues


  • Gander Mountain, St. Paul, MN (2010 to present) Assisted with the site selection and entitlement process for 29 new store locations in 12 states
  • Assisted Gander Mountain with the entitlement and permit process for 14 remodeled stores in 12 states
  • Whiskey Creek Restaurants Brookings, SD (2013) As part of a five-acre development, secured Whiskey Creek as an anchor user for new real estate development on the east side of town
  • 60-unit Multi-family Luxury Apartments Brookings, SD (2009) Developed, designed and oversaw construction of one of the more recent luxury apartment projects in Brookings, SD
  • Hy-Vee 92,000 SF, Retail Grocery Store New Hope, MN (2015)


  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate (MNCAR)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)