Shenehon Center for Real Estate

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Category: 2013

2013 Inductee: Kenneth Stensby

Ken Stensby’s passion for adventure was a trait that influenced him both personally and professionally. Through strategic leadership, Stensby helped build United Properties, once a small of company of four employees, to a booming enterprise with more than $100 million net worth. Stensby was raised… Continue reading

2013 Inductee: M.A. Mortenson, Sr.

After nearly 60 years in the business, Mortenson Construction, which started from humble beginnings around a Richfield kitchen table, has grown to an international enterprise with revenues of more than $2 billion dollars per year. M.A. “Mort” Mortenson, Sr.’s entrée into the construction business occurred… Continue reading

2013 Inductee: Thomas Crowley

Described by his peers as the preeminent mortgage broker in the Twin Cities, Tom Crowley has directed countless financing projects in the real estate community. A graduate of St. Benedict’s College in Kansas, Crowley has more than 43 years’ experience in the mortgage banking industry.… Continue reading

2013 Inductee: Helen Brooks

As one of the first female leaders in the Twin Cities real estate community, Helen Brooks paved the way for women in commercial real estate. When she first embarked on a career in commercial real estate, finding a company that would take a chance on… Continue reading

2013 Inductee: Leonard Bisanz

As president of Bisanz Brothers Construction Company, Leonard Bisanz was responsible for developing many of the homes in St. Paul’s Highland Park. His impact can still be seen today in the community. Bisanz was born in 1918 and attended Cretin High School. A gifted baseball… Continue reading