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Kraus-Anderson Realty promotes Cindy MacDonald and Ken Vinje to Vice President of Properties

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August 21, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (August 2018) – Kraus-Anderson Realty Company has promoted Cindy MacDonald and Ken Vinje to vice president of properties.  Both have served as KA Realty’s director of properties and redevelopment.  

“In their leadership roles, Ken and Cindy will actively serve as a strategic part of the company’s senior management, responsible for the overall operations of KA's Real Estate portfolio and team of property managers,” said Mike Hille, executive vice president of Kraus-Anderson Realty & Development.  “We are grateful for their leadership and expertise, and look forward to their continued contributions to KA and our industry in their expanded roles.”

Each with 30 years of commercial real estate industry experience, MacDonald and Vinje will manage KA Realty’s planning, strategy, profitability, quality service and marketing of portfolios.  They also will oversee the daily operation of all property buildings, including repair and maintenance, tenant relations and lease administration, and will lead the company’s renovation and redevelopment opportunities, and assist in the acquisition and disposal of commercial real estate properties.

Cindy MacDonald
MacDonald joined KA Realty in 2004 in the property management department, where she oversaw a portfolio of more than 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, medical and assisted living properties.  Her professional affiliations include the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Minneapolis (BOMA), where she serves as vice president.  She is the past president of Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA) and was inducted into its Hall of Fame.  She also is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  MacDonald holds several certifications, including Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX), Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Real Property Administrator (RPA).

Ken Vinje
Vinje joined Kraus-Anderson Realty in 1998 and has managed over 2.3 million square feet of commercial properties. Vinje leads the company’s renovation and redevelopment projects, and assists in acquisition and disposal of commercial real estate properties. He received his BA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.  He holds certifications as a Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM). Vinje was inducted into the Minnesota Shopping Center Association’s (MSCA) Hall of Fame, served on the board of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce and is currently the board chair of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

About Kraus-Anderson Realty
Kraus-Anderson Realty Company leases and manages more than 5 million square feet of commercial property, including office, industrial and retail shopping centers; maintaining an occupancy level of more than 90 percent. Kraus-Anderson Realty is part of the Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson family of companies, including commercial, construction, insurance and real estate management and development.  
Contact:
Gail Shore
612-770-4106