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Steve Lysen

First Vice President

Steve Lysen First Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Professional Experience

Steve Lysen joined CBRE in 1991 and is a First Vice President with CBRE’s Investment Properties Group. He and his team specialize in retail/commercial, industrial and office investment property sales and value creation in Minnesota and beyond. The team has completed over $2 billion of transactions since its inception. The Minnesota Investment Properties team is part of the national platform of 90+ teams cooperating to identify the most motivated capital available at any given point in time and thus maximizing value for clients.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate (MNCAR)
  • Minneapolis Board of Realtors


Steve was the Bob Jackson Award winner for CBRE in 2009. The Bob Jackson award is given to a commissioned salesperson in Minneapolis or Chicago who exemplifies the qualities for which Bob was famous including integrity, fairness and ethics in business, loyalty, pride in the organization, friendliness, good humor and enjoyment of life. Steve was also the Bill McAdam Cup recipient in 1995 which is given to the CBRE national rookie salesperson of the year.

  • Bob Jackson Award, 2009
  • McAdam Cup Recipient, 1995 - National Rookie of the Year
  • CBRE Chairman's Club
  • Director of Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate, 2001-2004
  • NAIOP Forecast Speaker - West and Northwest Market, 1998


  • CCIM Designation, 2003
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business, BSB Degree


  • AMB Property Corporation
  • Real Estate Recycling
  • Crawford Merz Development
  • Atlas Properties
  • Apex Asset Management
  • Honeywell
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • Wallingford Properties
  • Ryan Companies
  • Opus Northwest
  • LNR Partners
  • Anchor Bank, NA
  • McShane Development
  • Reliance Development
  • Platinum Properties
  • Duke
  • First Industrial
  • Carlson Real Estate
  • Best Buy
  • Supervalu

Steve Lysen First Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402