Dave Hammargren and Jake Steen Speak at Bisnow Events in the Twin Cities


Dave Hammargren Leads Discussion on Twin Cities Construction and Development

Dave Hammargren led a panel discussion on the new developments happening in the Twin Cities Construction Market at Bisnow’s recent “Twin Cities Construction and Development” event held at the Barrel House in Minneapolis. His panelists included Paul Hyde of Hyde Development, Chris Velasco of PLACE and Todd Mohagen of Mohagen Hansen. The event covered planning and permitting topics as well as the

impact of building material costs on construction around the Cities.

Dave has been representing contractors, sureties, subcontractors, design professionals, owners and lenders in all types of construction and surety litigation and arbitration for more than 30 years.  He is active in the industry, having served on the Board of the Minnesota Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America and the Board of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota. 

“The projects discussed were some of the most interesting in the region,” Dave noted. “I was particularly impressed by how the developers are controlling cost with creative land acquisition strategies and are focusing the design of projects on desired amenities instead of wasteful, unwanted extras. It is always a pleasure to get the insights of professionals who really know this business.”

Jake Steen Leads Discussion on Multifamily Housing

Jake Steen led a panel discussion on the creation of communities through thoughtful design and development at Bisnow’s “Twin Cities Multifamily Boom” event in Minneapolis. The panel was part of a larger program that included insights on the strategies developers are taking as they build for a rapidly growing Twin Cities market.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke about things that worked well in 2018, his hopes for 2019 and about feedback the city is receiving about the newly revised Minneapolis 2040 plan.  The plan seeks to increase density throughout the city of Minneapolis but has stoked debate over density, traffic and racial inclusivity. As Jake observed, “This is an exciting time to be involved in city planning and land use as historic changes are remaking the landscape in the Twin Cities.”

Jake advises and represents businesses, developers, and property owners seeking favorable government approvals including liquor licensing, business licensing, zoning, environmental review, and other ‎regulatory matters. Additionally, Jake has represented clients and industry groups on environmental matters seeking favorable determinations from governmental agencies.