ASSEMBLY MN is fueled by some of the most experienced and talented commercial real estate professionals in our market. The ASSEMBLY team includes advisors with expertise in market analysis, finance, development, project management and more. And at ASSEMBLY, there’s no hierarchy. We’re all experts here.
Merrie Sjogren - Co-founder
Trained in market research and urban planning, Merrie was drawn to real estate development out of graduate school. Over the last 15 years, Merrie has had the privilege to learn from some of the best local development companies in our market, gaining experience in project management, entitlement work, and finance. Today she specializes in off-market site selection, feasibility and financial analysis focused on business strategy. Merrie is adept at negotiating on her clients’ behalf to align their real estate investments with their business goals. She is a co-founder of WIRED UP (Women in Real Estate Development) and participates in projects with the Urban Land Institute- Real Estate Diversity Initiative and Next10.
Eddie Landenberger - Co-founder
A Minnesota native, Eddie Landenberger began his career in marine engineering and intermodal container terminal design at Parsons Brinckerhoff in New York City. Since 2005, he has developed a commercial real estate practice focused primarily on industrial, office, retail, business incubator, and multi-family projects in the Twin Cities market. In addition to real estate, Eddie spent several years in business brokering and economic development. Eddie also serves as vice president of the Land Bank Twin Cities, where he provides strategy, develops business plans, and manages a strategic acquisition portfolio.
Educated as an architect, Beth has been fascinated with design and real estate development since she was a little girl dreaming of rehabbing beautiful old homes in Duluth, MN. Beth brings a wealth of experience to ASSEMBLY, having spent 20 years in architecture, private development, and the public sector. Beth specializes in the management and development of multi-family housing, mixed-use, and commercial properties. Her ability to think strategically through all aspects of the development process—from acquisition through design, entitlements, financing, construction, and occupancy—make her an asset to any business considering a development project. Beth is the former board chair of Transit for Livable Communities & St. Paul Smart Trips, and a former board member of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota. She participates in WIRED UP, the Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha International, and LEED AP.
Scott Anderson combines a background in nonprofit management with real estate development consulting. Scott specializes in strategic site selection and mixed-use development projects. Scott recently completed the mixed-use Commons at Penn project with former NBA player Devean George in North Minneapolis. Scott is adept at advising nonprofits and businesses in their site search, acquisitions and lease negotiations. Scott is a strong advocate for his clients and supports their project needs from start to finish.