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Valbridge Office Spotlight: Insight Realty Advisors + Valbridge | Minneapolis-St. Paul
January 25, 2019

Valbridge Property Advisors would like to welcome Insight Realty Advisors as they acquired the Valbridge | Minneapolis-St. Paul office.

Meet the team:

Tony Lesicka, MAI

Tony Lesicka has been an active commercial real estate industry professional since 2003. Prior to joining Valbridge, he co-founded Insight Realty Advisors, a commercial real estate appraisal and regulatory consulting firm based in St. Paul, MN. Before that, Mr. Lesicka was the Chief Appraiser for Stillwater, MN-based Central Bank, a bank that grew from roughly $350 million in size to $1.2 billion over the 2008-2011 time period through the acquisition of several failed banks. Prior to joining Central Bank, he set up and managed the appraisal review department for another bank in the Twin Cities. Mr. Lesicka began his appraisal career as a fee appraiser. He has also worked as an in-house valuation expert for a major commercial property developer and as an underwriter for a lender specializing in multi-family and seniors housing loans.

Rick Nordquist, MAI

Rick Nordquist has 15 years of real estate appraisal experience. He co-founded Insight Realty Advisors in 2013, where he served as a Principal before joining Valbridge. Prior to co-founding Insight, Rick worked as an Associate Director at the Minneapolis office of Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory group. He is experienced in valuing a variety of property types throughout the Upper Midwest, specializing in valuation of auto dealerships, residential subdivisions, restaurants, and urban mixed-use properties. Rick holds the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation.

Josh Folland, MAI, CCIM

Josh Folland has been active in the real estate industry since 2002. Before joining Valbridge he was a Principal at Insight Realty Advisors. In addition, he has wide-ranging experience in the commercial real estate industry, including working in asset management, as well as leading the property tax appeal function for a commercial real estate portfolio. Josh also led the Real Estate Due Diligence function at Anchor Bank, which involved performing appraisals, ordering and reviewing appraisals, and developing and implementing the bank’s environmental policy. His experience includes completing assignments for eminent domain, property tax appeal, financing, and estate. Josh holds the MAI and CCIM designations and is an active volunteer for the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, currently serving as Chapter President in 2019.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been active in the real estate industry since 2002. Prior to joining Valbridge, he was a Principal at Insight Realty Advisors, a commercial real estate appraisal firm founded in 2013. Appraisal/valuation and consulting assignments include: mortgage financing, condemnation, investment counseling, potential sale or purchase, lease and rental analysis. Property types appraised include all types of commercial real estate, including industrial, retail, office, multi-family, hotel/motel, vacant land, and residential subdivisions. Specialty property types include religious facilities, golf courses, resorts, restaurants, and self-storage. Assignments also include eminent domain, rent comparability studies, and consulting assignments. Court experience involves testifying in real estate commissioner hearings. In addition to real estate, Nathan has appraised personal property and furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E), including restaurant equipment, grocery store equipment, trade fixtures, and breweries.

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