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Beyond the Skyline

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Beyond the Skyline is a podcast from Finance & Commerce newspaper about economic development, commercial real estate and construction in Minnesota. Above all, it’s a show about what’s next, creativity and the innovation in technology that are changing how we work and shaping the future of business throughout Minnesota.

Beyond the Skyline is a podcast from Finance & Commerce newspaper about economic development, commercial real estate and construction in Minnesota. Above all, it’s a show about what’s next, creativity and the innovation in technology that are changing how we work and shaping the future of business throughout Minnesota.

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United States

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Beyond the Skyline is a podcast from Finance & Commerce newspaper about economic development, commercial real estate and construction in Minnesota. Above all, it’s a show about what’s next, creativity and the innovation in technology that are changing how we work and shaping the future of business throughout Minnesota.

Twitter:

@businessmn

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview: Jason Haugen, vice president of real estate, Canterbury Park Development LLC

11/22/2022
In this episode, Jason Haugen, vice president of real estate at Canterbury Park Development, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson. Under Haugen’s watch, about $200 million of development has been completed or announced by Canterbury. Haugen talks about ongoing development at Canterbury Commons, the impact of COVID on development, and how his undergraduate geology studies morphed into a career in commercial real estate.

Duration:00:26:07

Interview: Deanne Erpelding, managing director, Gensler

11/17/2022
In this episode Deanne Erpelding, managing director at Gensler’s Minneapolis office, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson. With 25 years of experience, Erpelding has her finger on the pulse of the design industry in Minnesota and beyond. She also shares her perspective on workplace designs, the challenge of bringing more young people into the design profession, and more.

Duration:00:24:37

Interview, Kit Bennett, director of development, Inland Development Partners

11/9/2022
In this episode, Kit Bennett, director of development at Inland Development Partners, talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan. Bennett discusses the recent challenges in the industrial market and what he sees in its future.

Duration:00:20:05

Interview: Brent Webb, development executive, Mortenson

11/3/2022
In this episode, Brent Webb, development executive at Mortenson, talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan. Webb talks about creating buildings in Rochester, Minnesota, with the mindset that what they create there could help researchers on their path to save lives.

Duration:00:19:27

Interview: Dorothy Bridges, interim CEO and president, Metropolitan Economic Development Association

10/27/2022
In this episode Dorothy Bridges, interim CEO and president of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association, talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan. Bridges discusses Meda’s mission and the growing focus on building wealth for communities of color.

Duration:00:20:28

Interview: Lynn Littlejohn, Mortenson, on Construction Inclusion Week

10/18/2022
In this episode, Lynn Littlejohn, vice president of community affairs and development for Mortenson, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson about Construction Inclusion Week, an Oct. 17-21 event that aims to improve diversity and inclusion in the construction industry.

Duration:00:18:04

Zee Evans, facilities maintenance supervisor, Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula

10/13/2022
In this episode, Zee Evans, the facilities maintenance supervisor at Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson. Evans discusses life in Antarctica, her job duties there and how her career journey led her from Minnesota to a desolate, wind-swept location south of Chile.

Duration:00:29:45

Interview: Lynette Dumalag, board chair, Urban Land Institute Minnesota

10/6/2022
In this episode, F&C reporter J.D. Duggan talks to Lynette Dumalag, who’s a senior vice president at JLL’s Minneapolis office, a St. Louis Park City Council member and chair of the board for the Urban Land Institute Minnesota. Dumalag discusses her path to board chair of ULI, her experience with real estate as a first-generation immigrant and ULI’s role in bringing social issues forward.

Duration:00:20:53

Interview: Tim Maag, vice president and general manager, Mortenson’s wind energy team

9/29/2022
Tim Maag, vice president and general manager of Mortenson’s wind energy team, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson. Maag discusses his wind power experience, the impact of federal investments in renewable energy development, and the outlook for wind energy as a whole.

Duration:00:18:44

Interview: Jacqueline Dompe, CEO, Cuningham

9/21/2022
Jacqueline Dompe, CEO of the architecture firm Cuningham, talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan. Dompe discusses stepping into her new role as CEO, the culture at Cuningham, and some of the big projects under the firm’s purview

Duration:00:16:28

Interview: Aaron Brossoit, CEO, Golden Shovel Agency

9/14/2022
In this episode, Aaron Brossoit, CEO of the Little Falls-based Golden Shovel Agency, talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan. Brossoit discusses the future of remote work and how virtual reality plays a role in his company’s economic development projects.

Duration:00:18:51

Interview: Trevor Bullen, dean, Dunwoody College of Technology’s School of Design

9/7/2022
In this episode, Trever Bullen, the dean of Dunwoody College of Technology’s School of Design, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson. Bullen discusses his early interest in architecture, his role at Dunwoody, and diversity and inclusion efforts at the school.

Duration:00:19:01

Interview: Kyle Palzer, project architect, Alliiance

9/1/2022
In this episode Kyle Palzer, one of AIA Minnesota's 2022 Young Architects award winners, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson. Palzer discusses how he became interested in architecture, his career journey, his work in community-focused design, and the upcoming 2130 Summit.

Duration:00:22:09

Interview: John Pacheco Jr., Metropolitan Council

8/25/2022
In this episode, Metropolitan Council Member John Pacheco Jr. talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan about equity, transportation, economic development and his emphasis on public service.

Duration:00:23:14

Interview: Eric Pasi, business development director, Impact Power Solutions

8/18/2022
In this episode, Eric Pasi, business development director at Impact Power Solutions, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson about what the Inflation Reduction Act will mean for local building developers and owners with an interest in solar power and the future of solar power in Minnesota.

Duration:00:22:53

Interview: Todd Hurley, president, St. Paul Port Authority

8/11/2022
In this episode, St. Paul Port Authority President Todd Hurley talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan about his longtime relationship with the economic development agency and his plans for leading the organization.

Duration:00:16:42

Interview: Christine Beckwith, project manager, Blue Line Light Rail Extension

8/4/2022
In this episode, Christine Beckwith, the project manager of Metro Transit’s Blue Line Light Rail Extension, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson. Beckwith discusses how she got into engineering, her passion for transportation projects, and the next steps for the Blue Line Extension.

Duration:00:20:33

Interview: Karen Barton, community development director, St. Louis Park

7/28/2022
In this episode, St. Louis Park Community Development Director Karen Barton talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan. With an incoming light rail train, St. Louis Park is expecting a massive influx of development — and city leaders are aiming to stay ahead of it. The city has prioritized sustainability, inclusion and accessibility with its approvals — utilizing tax increment financing to make sure the right kinds of projects go through.

Duration:00:18:38

Interview: John Curry, CEO, Knutson Construction

7/21/2022
In this episode, Knutson Construction CEO John Curry talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson. Curry discusses his journey with Knutson, how the company fared during the height of pandemic, his days as a professional hockey goalie, and the outlook for the industry during a time of high inflation and supply chain backlogs.

Duration:00:25:14

Interview: Deb Rose, chief operating officer, Prelude Homes and Services

7/17/2022
Prelude Homes and Services COO Deb Rose talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan about the booming senior housing market and Prelude’s approach to creating homes that accommodate various lifestyles of aging people.

Duration:00:15:25