Steve Schwanke

As a Partner with Inland Development Partners, Steve provides land development, redevelopment and site selection for clients. With more than 30 years of experience, Steve adds particular value in advising on large-scale development and redevelopment opportunities and in assisting with commercial real estate and land decisions. In addition, he specializes in land planning, entitlements, zoning and master planning projects for commercial and mixed-use projects. Steve is active in a number of professional associations and frequently speaks on land development, redevelopment and economic development topics.


  • 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)