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James DePietro

Senior Vice President

James DePietro

Senior Vice President
Meet the Team
+1 952 9244614
+1 952 8318023

Minneapolis-St. Paul

800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
+1 952 924 4600
+1 952 831 8023

Professional Experience

Mr. DePietro joined CBRE in 2002 and in 2006, he achieved Senior Vice President designation. He has 28 years of real estate experience in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. His peers and customers continually rate Mr. DePietro highly as one of the leading professionals in the market.

Mr. DePietro specializes in all aspects of industrial properties. He has experience in site selection, build-to-suit assignments, sales and leasing, corporate representation/new business park development and investment sales. In 2008, Jim received the coveted CBRE Cornerstone Award to the CBRE broker who best exemplifies the company’s core values: Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence

Achievements



  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)
  • CBRE Minneapolis “Top 8” Sales professionals award: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • CBRE Chairman’s Club member: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012
  • Grubb & Ellis Circle of Excellence Designation: 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Grubb & Ellis Co. “Salesperson of the Year”, 1998
  • 2005 – Co-brokered Cabela’s sale in Rogers in 2005
  • 2005 and 2006 - Leased and sold 500,000 square feet of new space in Rogers, Minnesota
  • 2006 - Sale of 350 acre land site in suburban Minneapolis. MNCAR land transaction of the year for 2001.
  • 2007 – Represented clients for corporate headquarters for: Stratasys Communication Systems, Sebesta Blomberg and Creek Litho.
  • 2008 - Executed 850,000 SF sale/sublease for Werner Ladder, Erlanger Kentucky to U.S. Playing Cards
  • 2008 - CBRE Cornerstone award winner
  • 2009 - Hutchinson Technologies – sale of 300,000 SF high tech manufacturing facility, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the disposition assignments in 2013 for Hutchinson and Eau Claire facilities.
  • 2010 - Stratasys, Inc. – Sale of manufacturing and HQ
  • 2010 – 100% leasing of new Opus NW development – Opus Park West – NAIOP’s light industrial building of the year.
  • 2010 – NAIOP Finalist for MNCAR Industrial “Transaction of the Year” award - 865 Xenium to Auer Steel.

Education

  • MBA Degree in Finance, University of Minnesota
  • MA Degree in Communications, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. Degree in English, University of Oregon

Significant Assignments


SF​
​Diamond Lake Industrial Center I, II & III – Rogers – 2002 to 2012
Currently responsible for Diamond Lake II & III – 100% leased - UBS
​776,000 SF
​Baker Technology Plaza - MBY
​250,000 SF
​Rowland Park - MBY
​120,000 SF
​Bass Creek Business Center – INVESCO – 100% leased
​200,000 SF
​865 Xenium – INVESCO – 100% leased to Auer Steel
​112,00 0SF
​Opus Park West – Opus – 100% leased
​100,000 SF
​Aveda Distribution Center, Blaine, MN
​126,000 SF
​Plymouth West – CBRE Investors – 100% leased
​81,000 SF
​Biotest Laboratories HQ, a 75,000 SF acquisition for $3.6 million in 2009;
resold to Steris Corporation in 2012 for $8.0 million
​75,000 SF
​Sales of major Corporate Manufacturing Facility to Stratasys 2007 –
2011 and North American sales headquarters in 2013
​240,000 SF



Clients

  • Biotest Laboratories HQ
  • Aveda Corporation
  • Estee Lauder
  • Stratasys
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Hutchinson Technologies
  • INVESCO
  • AKF
  • AMB
  • First Industrial
  • CBRE Investors
  • Opus Corporation
  • Alan Ritchey, Inc.
  • Metro Mold, Inc.

 

Client References

  • Jeffrey Berg
    President
    Communication Systems, Inc

 

  • Samual S. Marfield
    Belgarde Enterprises

 

  • Edmund Velten
    Director
    Estee Lauder

 

  • Scott Crump
    CEO
    Stratasys

 

  • John Wich
    Land Owner

 

  • Roger Anderson
    Anderson Engineering of Minnesota

 

  • James J. Sebesta

 

  • Thomas Shaver
    President
    Opus NW

 

  • William Brom
    Director
    Invesco

 

  • William Priesmeyer
    CEO
    Cym Bet Corp.

 

  • John Larson
    Director
    Hutchinson Technologies




James DePietro

Senior Vice President
Meet the Team
+1 952 9244614
+1 952 8318023

Minneapolis-St. Paul

800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
+1 952 924 4600
+1 952 831 8023

Available Properties