Faculty & Research

Michael R. Hoffman

Adjunct Faculty : Marketing Department

Michael Hoffman's professional career includes executive positions in the trade publishing, commercial and residential real estate sales and brokerage management industries. He is a sales and business development trainer, and he conducts an entrepreneurial strategic planning program for independent sales consultants and small business owners.

In the classroom, he combines academic instruction with his applied business leadership and managerial experience. He has served the real estate industry as the president of the Minnesota Association of Realtors, and was selected 2010 Realtor of the Year by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.


Academic Background

B.A., sociology, Cornell University

Professional Experience

  • Towle Real Estate Company (now Cassidy Turley)
  • Coldwell Banker Burnet
  • FlightPlan (business strategies/executive coaching program)

Teaching Specialties

  • Marketing principals
  • Marketing management
  • Professional selling
  • Strategic planning

Professional Designations / Highlights

  • Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS (MAAR) REALTOR of the Year in recognition of his commitment to MAAR, the community and values of organized real estate, 2010.
  • CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager)
  • President, Minnesota Association of Realtors - 2010