St. Thomas' Herb Tousley talks real estate

Sunday, September 4, 2011

After real estate veteran Herb Tousley was tapped in December 2009 to head the real estate education programs for the University of St. Thomas, he became the go-to guy for unbiased information on local commercial real estate.

Before entering academia full time at the university's Opus College of Business, he worked in multifamily and affordable housing and office, mixed-use and retail properties with particular expertise in investments, financing, acquisition and operations, most recently for Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Cos.

He also bears a famous name -- in 1956 his father, also named Herb Tousley, founded an auto dealership on Hwy. 61 south of White Bear Lake that television viewers of a certain age will no doubt remember.

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Originally published: 09/04/2011, Star Tribune