Here’s an excuse to get an afternoon latte…

It’s the afternoon and you’ve hit a point you feel just about done for the day.  Instead of calling your next prospect you just sit at your computer, staring at your screen in an energy-less daze.  Blaring some music, doing some jumping jacks, and taking a quick nap at your desk aren’t things that would make you the most popular person in the office.  So what shall you do? Eat something!

Here is an article from TODAY on 5 sure-fire energy boosters…and all things you can entertain your taste buds with:

Afternoon Slump? Try these 5 sure-fire energy boosters


Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies Announces $850,000, 12,694 SF Transaction

(Minneapolis, MN, 5/19/2015) –   The Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Special Assets & Retail Team of Dale Severson and Bob Bayer successfully completed the sale and closing of 1208 East 66th Street Strip Shopping Center in Richfield that included a nationally recognized Vet Clinic as a tenant.  The property is located within the highly visible re-development corridor on 66th Street in Richfield.  This was a 12,694 SF retail shopping strip center with significant opportunity for the investor/buyer to increase its value by leasing up to full vacancy with new tenants. By working with the CBC Griffin Special Assets & Retail Team’s vast investor/buyer relationships, they diligently represented their bank client through the management and ultimate sale of the property that maximized the sale price for their client while providing a sound investment property for the buyer.  Most importantly, the CBC Team of Severson and Bayer achieved a multiple offer opportunity for the seller/owner to select the final buyer/offer and terms that matched their requirements best.

**NOTE: Both Mr. Severson and Mr. Bayer achieved National Award level recognition with CBC Worldwide for their closing revenues success in 2014 and are on track to surpass their 2014 performance in 2015.  Their dedication and accountability to their respective clients is second to none in the industry while representing banks, attorneys, cities, property owners and investors throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their contact information is and for further information and further inquiry for their services for you or your clients.


Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies Announces $1,725,000, 1.6 Acre Transaction


(Minneapolis, MN 2/4/2015) – Dale Severson and Bob Bayer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies represented Spire Credit Union in the signing of a $1,725,000, 1.6 acre parcel of land for its new site in Woodbury.

Spire Credit Union purchased the land from City Place, LLC Development.  Formerly the State Farm site, Spire Credit Union will join other major retailers in this exciting new development.

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Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies Announces $1,300,000, 10,584 sq. ft. Transaction

(Minneapolis, MN, 12/17/2014) – Bob Bayer and Dale Severson of Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies represented the seller in the sale of Otsego Retail Center located at 15704 90th Street NE, Otsego, MN. The value of the transaction was $1,300,000.

Over the last two years, Bayer and Severson leased-up the once vacantOtsegoRetailCenterbuilding with 10 year leases beginning at $12 per square foot net rents, and then facilitated the sale of the property for the seller.  The property was sold to an investor.

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Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies Welcomes Five New Members To Its Team

(Minneapolis, MN, 12/9/2014) – Father/son team Dick & Jason Tollette, Paul Lotzer, Lee Olson and Royce Pavelka have recently joined the team of Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies.

Father/Son team, Dick and Jason, will be leading the new Golf & Hospitality Brokerage Group.  Both have spent decades in the golf, hospitality and commercial real estate industries.  Jason was the head golf professional and general manager for the Izatys Resort, Blackbrook Golf Course and Sanctuary Golf Course in Minnesota and currently owns and operates The Tavern at Wild Marsh (public golf course) in Buffalo, MN.  Dick has spent the last 43 years as Golf Director at Bunker Hills Golf Course and has 30 years of consulting success on numerous projects throughout the Unites States.

Paul Lotzer has joined the new Banking Services Brokerage Group of CBC Griffin.  He has an extensive background in the commercial real estate, finance and banking industry.  He has extensive experience in teaching real estate courses and is an author and contributing writer for trade publications.  His achievements have included $150 million in total projects developed, over $3 billion in commercial lending transactions throughout theUnited States, over $150 million in development transactions, and $33 million in project profits.

Lee Olson has joined the CBC Griffin team to market Property Management, Facility Management and Building Maintenance Sales and also support the maintenance staff as needed. Lee has been in sales his entire career of over 48 years.  He first pioneered a new sales territory in Industrial Chemicals in the Missouri/Kansas for 18 years. During this time he acquired and managed his rental property for over 10 years and has experience in many facets of income property management and maintenance. He then pioneered a new territory in computer software-hardware sales to Medical Clinics in Greater Kansas City for 5 years and then pioneered a new territory in Surgery Management software/hardware based inMinneapolisto theMidweststates for nearly 10 years.  In 1995 he founded Interlink Concepts, a World Wide Web Presence Provider designing and hosting web sites until 2009.

Royce Pavelka has joined the Advisory Services Team of CBC Griffin as an Advisor. Royce began his work in real estate as an Association Manager with FirstService Residential, then Gittleman Management in 2011.  For three years he worked closely with financial growth/stability, community development, project coordination and strengthened client relations with the associations in his portfolio.  Royce focuses his efforts on building investment opportunities, coordinating/achieving goals with clients and investors, and Corporate Advisory.

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Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Represents OSI Physical Therapy in Relocation of Clinic

(Minneapolis, MN 11/24/2014) – Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies has represented OSI Physical Therapy into their new 3,500 SF Maplewood location. The new location in Mapleridge Shopping Center will be a relocation of their existing clinic. Jeff LaFavre acted as the Advisor to OSI.


Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies Announces $1,100,000, 16,919 sq. ft. Transaction

(Minneapolis, MN, 10/21/2014) – Dale Severson and Bob Bayer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies represented Spire Credit Union in the closing of a $1,100,000, 16,919 sq. ft., Spire Credit Union office building in Woodbury with Buyer, S Squared Capital, LLC.

 Plans for the property include office investment with current and future tenants.


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