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Kristin Myhre – President & Principal

Kristin Myhre is the President of Eagle Ridge Partners and oversees the firm’s operations and works closely with its internal and third-party resources to maximize portfolio returns. Kristin joined Eagle Ridge in 2012 and brings fifteen years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. She plays an integral role in the acquisitions, financial analysis, development of scope and budget for value-add investment as well as the preparation of investor and lender reporting. In her time with Eagle Ridge Partners, she has completed 2.6 million SF of acquisitions and 1.3 million SF of dispositions.

Prior to joining Eagle Ridge Partners, Kristin spent ten years with Carlson Real Estate where she functioned in a number of key capacities including acquisitions, ground-up development, asset management, dispositions and leasing of office, flex and build-to-suit products. Kristin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a double major in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and Finance, Investment and Banking and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota.

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Shannon Van Gemert – Managing Director & Principal

Shannon Van Gemert is a Managing Director & Principal with Eagle Ridge Partners and oversees investor relations as well as lender compliance. Shannon joined Eagle Ridge in 2016 and brings fifteen years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.

Prior to joining Eagle Ridge Partners, Shannon spent four years as a Director at CarVal Investors, where she was responsible for fund-level portfolio management and performance reporting. While at CarVal, Shannon also played an instrumental role in creating marketing and capital formation materials related to the North American real estate funds. Previously, Shannon was a member of the real estate capital markets group at CBRE Minneapolis for nine years. During this time, she assisted in the sourcing of over $1.0 billion of debt and equity capital.

Shannon received both her Master of Science in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Investment, and Banking from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and continues to be actively involved in the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association.

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Lisa Peterson – Director

Lisa Peterson is a Director at Eagle Ridge Partners. Lisa assists with investment performance and investor and lender reporting. Lisa joined Eagle Ridge in 2019 and brings six years of client service experience to the team.

Prior to joining Eagle Ridge, Lisa was a Senior Investor Relations Specialist with Pine River Capital Management where she was responsible for investor onboarding and offboarding, managing the investor due diligence process, development of internal and external reporting and marketing materials. Lisa started her career in public accounting, spending time at Deloitte and KPMG in the Audit and Tax practices; she passed the CPA exam in 2009 but is currently inactive. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota with a double major in Accounting and Entrepreneurship.

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Caroline Gagne – Director

Caroline Gagne is Director with Eagle Ridge Partners and assists in overseeing property management, construction management, financial, and leasing functions of a 775,000 SF portfolio in Minneapolis. She oversees the dispositions properties in her portfolio and plays an integral role in the due diligence of new acquisitions.

Before joining Eagle Ridge, Caroline worked for Zeller Realty Group, managing a over 1.0 million SF Class A office building in Minneapolis, MN. In this role, Caroline developed and oversaw all budget and financial aspects of the property. Caroline started her career with Golub & Company. Caroline is actively involved in the Building Owners and Managers Association of Minneapolis and was a 2016 Emerging Leader nominee. She is also in the process of pursuing her CCIM designation. Caroline received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College, Connecticut.

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John Marshall – General Manager

John Marshall is a General Manager with Eagle Ridge Partners. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations and all leasing activity at International Market Square. Prior to joining Eagle Ridge Partners, he was with CBRE from 2018-2019 in the Advisory & Transaction services department. During this time, he focused on properties owned by Eagle Ridge Partners.

John has over 25 years of demonstrated leadership experience and is an accomplished marketing and business development professional known for building teams and processes that drive revenue. He was also a partner/founder of Element Consulting Group, an IT consulting business specializing in human resources and finance software, and previously spent 14 years with Carlson Marketing Group.

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Cullen Bergh – Director, Asset Management

Cullen Bergh is a Director, Asset Management, with Eagle Ridge Partners and assists in overseeing property management, construction management, financial, and leasing functions of International Market Square.

Prior to joining Eagle Ridge Partners, Cullen was an Asset Manager with Biynah Industrial Partners, LLC, where he was responsible for portfolio management of 28 commercial/industrial buildings and associated tenants, ,managing capital and tenant improvement projects and producing operational and capital budgets. Cullen received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison

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Max Minea – Property Manager

Max Minea is a Property Manager with Eagle Ridge Partners. Max previously focused on building management and oversight of a multi-million dollar renovation at International Market Square in downtown Minneapolis. Currently, he manages several buildings within Eagle Ridge’s portfolio, where he provides services including property management, construction management, and financial and leasing assistance. Max received his Bachelor of Finance degree from Miami University, Ohio.

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Bill Waterhouse – Chief Engineer

Bill Waterhouse is Chief Engineer with Eagle Ridge Partners. Bill joined the Eagle Ridge team in April 2020 and is directly responsible for facility operations at International Market Square as well as oversight of several additional buildings in the portfolio. He comes to Eagle Ridge with 30+ years of HVAC experience.

Prior to Eagle Ridge, Bill worked for Trane Corporation, Frauenshuh Companies, Ryan Companies and DiaSorin. Over his career, Bill has successfully managed a variety of building types and brings a vast background in energy saving and project management, for both new construction and TI buildouts. Bill graduated from Control Data Institute, a technical college, attended Lakewood Community College and received two years of trade school education.

John Scholz – Founder & Principal

John Scholz is the Founder of Eagle Ridge Partners. In this capacity, he is directly involved in acquisitions, development, and asset management functions of the firm. John’s accomplishments over Eagle Ridge Partners’ twenty-year history include the speculative development and leasing of over 2.0 million SF, ground-up development and re-development totaling 2.0 million SF, and acquisitions in excess of 5.0 million SF. Combined, these transactions were over $1 billion.

Prior to founding Eagle Ridge Partners, John worked at the public accounting firm Ernst & Young, and spent 10 years at The Keewaydin Group, LaSalle Partners, and The Galbreath Company. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and became a CPA in 1984, but no longer maintains his license.

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