The Advisory Board at PVN currently consists of six advisors. Current advisors include:
Anthony Gleekel, Siegel Brill, has 25 years of experience as an attorney practicing in the area of real estate development, land use and real estate finance. Mr. Gleekel has been a partner at Siegel Brill for 18 years. Siegel Brill has been representing clients in real estate and land use matters in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area since the 1940s. Mr. Gleekel has represented clients in land use and zoning matters throughout the Twin Cities, including commercial, retail, housing and industrial developments. His work has included many projects in the City of Minneapolis, including redevelopment and reuse. He also provides counsel on general real estate development and the organizational structure of development entities.
Kathleen Kolbeck, PE, LEED AP, has over 30 years of experience as an electrical engineer, project manager, and engineering principal. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dunham Associates for nearly 15 years, providing the leadership which transitioned the consulting engineering firm from the founding ownership to an employee-owned practice, focused on client service and known for forward-thinking engineering design. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Works, a hands‐on engineering museum for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, and provides ongoing mentoring to young and emerging business professionals. She is a graduate of Marquette University, and the inaugural class of the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Senior Executives Institute.
Daniel Murphy, PE, CEO and Senior Principal, Meyer Borgman Johnson, has 37 years of experience as a structural engineer and has been a principal of MBJ since 1982. He is a member of the Structural Advisory Committee for Building Codes and Standards for the state of Minnesota. He is also on the board of directors of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota and ACE Mentor Program of America. In 2006, he was the American Institute of Architects - Minnesota Special Award honoree for his “significant contribution to the built environment” as a structural engineer.
Dick Strassburg, Partner, TEGRA Group, a registered architect, provides highly-specialized project leadership for expansion, new construction or adaptive reuse of a property. His focus ranges from board-level advisory, strategic project leadership, selecting and directing the construction/design team, managing the budget and schedule, and delivering a successful project with “no surprises.” Mr. Strassburg holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from North Dakota State University.
Jeremy Mayberg, AIA is a former Principal of RSP Architects, whose 45-year practice focused on retail, cultural and corporate design. Mr. Mayberg retired in 2016 after 26 years at RSP Architects. His book of work includes Calhoun Square in Uptown; expansion and remodeling of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Children’s Theatre; and The Musical Instrument Museum and Theater in Phoenix, AZ. Mr. Mayberg sits on the boards of MN Chapter Lambda Alpha International and the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) representing 650 artists with studios in Northeast Minneapolis.
John Woodhead, CEO/President, JFW, Inc., has served in the roles of Chairman, CEO, President, CFO, COO, and Consultant while being an investor, owner, director, and consultant to numerous companies within various industries, including certain Fortune 1000 companies. He has extensive entrepreneurial and general management experience with companies engaged in service, distribution, manufacturing and buy/sell operations. He has focused his attention on companies with revenues from $1 million to in excess of $500 million with single and multiple points of operation. His experience includes turning around troubled enterprises within various industries, including banking. He earned an MBA from Harvard University. He has served as President and Director of national associations and as an advisor to certain franchise, consumer goods, service, and banking enterprises.
Former Board Members include:
Scott Tankenoff, Managing Partner, Hillcrest Development, LLLP, has brought creativity and innovation to the profession during his 22-year commercial real estate career. He is directly responsible for leasing, redevelopment, management, construction and acquisition for all Hillcrest properties, as well as the daily operations of the company. Since 1948, Hillcrest Development, LLLP, has specialized in creating spaces for companies to evolve, mature and succeed. Mr. Tankenoff has led the company to complete more than 85 successful projects, from biotech labs to commercial artist’s studios, from large to small industrial properties. He has developed a reputation for transforming and revitalizing polluted, obsolete or otherwise challenged properties into outstanding commercial spaces, transforming blighted buildings and neighborhoods, and significantly impacting the tax base and creating jobs. He also provides counsel and expertise to other real estate owners and developers on complicated real estate matters.