Q: Congratulations on your recognition! What made you decide to work in commercial real estate?
A: I developed my passion for real estate in high school. I’m from Watertown, S.D., and when I was in high school, my dad and older brothers developed, constructed and leased a strip mall in our hometown. Being the youngest brother, I tagged along to many meetings – mostly because I wanted to hang out with my older brothers.
It didn’t take long for me to quickly become intrigued with the entire commercial real estate development and leasing process, though. When I got to be part of meetings and discussions, I tried to observe as much as I could. From there, I wanted to go to college to learn more about the real estate industry. I ended up graduating from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in real estate and really haven’t looked back since.
Q: What's your favorite part of working at Lloyd Companies?
A: My colleagues. I am truly blessed to work for such a great company that has even better people. My wife, who also works for Lloyd Companies, and I always say that the people we work with at Lloyd are like our second family. Aside from that, I get to work on some significant projects with amazing clients every day that shape and provide services to our community.
Q: You help manage the commercial real estate team, which is a busy group! Any tricks for keeping up with all their deals?
A: Honestly, the team of agents we have in place make it pretty easy for me. We have a very talented group of real estate agents on our commercial team that do a great job servicing their client’s needs and getting deals across the finish line. Beyond that, we have excellent resources within our own office. As real estate agents, we don’t always know every answer to our clients’ questions, but we have an office full of real estate professionals at Lloyd with years of experience in development, construction, property management, finance and all other aspects of real estate that we can turn to.
Q: How did this year go for your team? Was there a lot of activity?
A: This has been an exceptional year for our commercial real estate team. 2016 will be a record year for our commercial division in terms of sales volume and our number of transactions completed. Lloyd Companies has a great team in place to handle all the activity, and we are blessed to be in a community like Sioux Falls.
Q: Do you have a favorite project or deal?
A: It seems like whatever project or deal I am currently working on is my favorite. So it’s hard to pick. But I am really enjoying two current projects: Dakota Crossing at 85th Street and Minnesota Avenue and Dawley Farm Village at Highway 100 and Arrowhead Parkway. At Dakota Crossing, working with the Homan family and being part of their vision has been a pleasure. At Dawley Farms, we are seeing the vision of the Dawley family materialize more and more every year. Looking into 2017, seeing all of the construction that will take place in both developments and around town from the transactions that we have worked on this year will be fun.
More About Jordan:
: Jordan Rieffenberger
: Watertown, S.D.
: Director of Commercial Real Estate at Lloyd Companies
St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Commercial Real Estate with an emphasis in both Real Estate Finance & Investments and Real Estate Appraisal.
: Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network, St. Cloud State University Real Estate Alumni Association and mentoring program, International Council of Shopping Centers, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Spending time with family and friends and going to the lake in Watertown, S.D.
Wife, Elizabeth and daughter, Everly
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