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Tom DeSautel

Vice President

Tom DeSautel

Vice President
Meet the Team
+1 952 9244604
+1 612 3864570
+1 952 8318023

Minneapolis-St. Paul

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

Professional Experience

Tom DeSautel is a Vice President in the Minneapolis Office of CBRE, where he focuses exclusively on providing real estate solutions to tenants with locations in the Twin Cities and across the globe. Recognized industry wide as a Western Suburban expert, Tom is valued for his strategic thinking, financial modeling, problem solving, and client centered focus. Throughout his 9+ years at CBRE, Tom has distinguished himself by tailoring real estate initiatives to align with business objectives. Tom works with those initiatives to develop a strategic real estate plan with his clients to maximize value and output for both his local and national corporate clients.

Tom’s core strength is analyzing occupancy scenarios through in-depth financial modeling where he describes the cost benefit analysis between a lease renewal, relocation and expansion. Tom uses a straightforward, factual approach while working with clients.

Tom's specialties include:
  • Financial Analysis
  • Tenant Representation
  • Complex Corporate Solutions
  • Portfolio Optimization
  • Multi-Million Dollar Negotiations
  • Occupancy Cost Reduction Strategies

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Emerging Brokers Committee Member
  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate (MNCAR)
  • Quantum Learning Certification


  • CBRE Rookie of the Year, 2014
  • Personal and Professional Growth Award, 2012

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Program
  • NFL Alumni MN Chapter “Caring for Kids” Committee Member
  • Co-Founder of Hastings Football Alumni Golf Classic
  • Founding Board Member of Young Professionals Network (University of North Dakota)


  • The University of North Dakota, Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • The University of North Dakota, Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A), Marketing


  • Rookie of the Year

Significant Assignments

​Company / Locations

Square Feet
​Cargill, Inc.
Blair, NE
Houston, TX

30,000 SF
23,000 SF
Bluestem Brands, Inc.
Eden Prairie, MN
​345,000 SF
​The Mosaic Company
Tampa, FL
Plymouth, MN

110,000 SF
75,000 SF
MEDRAD Interventional/Possis
Coon Rapids, MN

130,000 SF
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Wayzata, MN
Bloomington, MN

20,000 SF
19,000 SF
​Rasmussen College
Bloomington, MN

48,000 SF
Bloomington, MN

36,000 SF
​Emerson Process Management
Bloomington, MN

35,000 SF
​Rust Consulting
Minneapolis, MN
Fairbault, MN

60,000 SF
35,000 SF
​Dell Compellent
Edina, MN

41,000 SF
​Padilla CRT
Minneapolis, MN

43,000 SF
​ConAgra Foods
Bloomington, MN

​17,000 SF


  • Cargill, Inc.
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Emerson Process Management
  • Gander Mountain
  • MEDRAD Interventional / Possis
  • MicroEdge
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Pulte Homes
  • Rasmussen College
  • Rust Consulting
  • The Mosaic Company
  • NEWSCYCLE Solutions
  • PadillaCRT
  • PrairieCare
  • Bluestem
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Savigent Software

Tom DeSautel

Vice President
Meet the Team
+1 952 9244604
+1 612 3864570
+1 952 8318023

Minneapolis-St. Paul

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