MREJ Real Estate Awards 2022 Finalists

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

The Minnesota RE Journal is hosting its annual Real Estate Awards, showcasing the top achievements and developments in the state of the past year.

Congratulations to all of the finalists in this year’s program, including some near and dear to our team. The winners will be announced at the April 21, 2022 event so stay tuned for more to come! Learn more about all of this year’s finalists at the Minnesota RE Journal event website, linked here.

Here is some information on some of the select nominees:

Cassia Haven Homes Senior Health & Living

Category: Senior Assisted Living

Cassia is a provider of senior housing and healthcare, and an affiliation of long-standing organizations Augustana and Elim Care. Haven Homes Senior Health & Living is the first community under Cassia’s brand and is the largest single development in the community of Maple Plain, Minnesota. Haven Homes replaces an outdated 1960s care center with a full continuum community designed with transitions in mind. The design blends elegance and simplicity, creating a modern lifestyle for residents. The community is part of a rapidly growing area known as the “Gateway to Maple Plain” with convenient connections to nature, retail and transit.

Mille Lacs Health System Expansion

Category: Greater Minnesota & Medical Property

Mille Lacs Health System (MLHS) is a community-owned, non-profit hospital and clinic in Onamia, Minnesota, situated between Highway 169 and the shores of Lake Mille Lacs. Originally constructed in 1956 and funded fully by community donations, MLHS embarked on a $30 million two-phased development designed to greatly improve patient experience and modernize healthcare delivery. This includes a new emergency department, acute care, dining, main entrance, and updates to outpatient clinic, same day surgery, lab, therapy and sleep clinic. The project fills the need for critical healthcare services, allowing MLHS to continue to serve its community within central Minnesota’s lakes region.  

Summit Orthopedics Lakeville Clinic

Category: Medical Property

Summit Orthopedics new 25,000 sq. ft., two-story clinic is designed for a hospitality-based patient experience, and combines advanced subspecialty orthopedic, sports, and spine care, and OrthoQUICK walk-in orthopedic urgent care. It also includes a procedure suite for therapeutic joint injections, regenerative medicine, imaging services, and physical and hand therapy. MSP Commercial, Summit Orthopedics and The Excelsior Group partnered on the new state-of-the-art orthopedic care clinic to serve Lakeville, MN and the surrounding communities. 

The Linden

Categories: Mixed-Use & Senior Housing 55+

The Linden is a new luxury rental building for adults 55 and older, located in the heart of Mendota Heights, and it fills the last piece of The Village development. The Linden features 48 units of apartments and amenities on three levels, along with a new family-friendly restaurant, The Copperfield, owned by local restaurateur Paul Dzubnar with Hightop Hospitality. Developed and owned by Grand Real Estate Advisors, The Linden fulfills the city’s goals of adding housing and dining opportunities, complementing the neighborhood aesthetic, connecting to pedestrian trails, and minimizing impact on adjacent sites.

Ward Isaacson

Category: Architect/Engineer of the Year

Ward is the President and CEO of Pope Architects and has over 30 years of experience as an Architect, Project Manager and Designer. In his role he focuses on leading transformative design work, empowering our employees, strengthening our core values, supporting our company culture, and maintaining our commitment to each of our clients. Ward has been instrumental in establishing Pope Architects as a nationally-recognized leader in senior living design. Nurturing relationships are key to Ward’s approach. His deep-rooted understanding, and ability to actively listen allows him to collaboratively achieve outcomes that his clients love.