WE CONNECT THE
RIGHT PEOPLE TO THE
RIGHT PROJECTS

Our experience and industry insight in these markets allows us to assemble teams that are the best in class, the best fit for a project, and provide the best chance of success. Our nimbleness and flexibility gives us the advantage of pursuing projects that offer only the most compelling value propositions.

Bulding
Something
Special

With our knowledge of vendors and brokers in the market, we’re proud of our track record getting results for our investors.

10.5B

of historical marketing activity

130

Industrial
transactions

25YRS

Years of real estate experience

44M

Square feet of transactions

Our Leadership

Steven L. Buss

Likewise Founder & CEO

Steve is the Founder and CEO of Likewise Partners, bringing a 25-year real estate background including over $10.5 billion of acquisition, disposition, and development activity in commercial and multifamily properties as both a principal and intermediary. Prior to forming Likewise Partners in 2020, Steve led Capital Markets teams at CBRE and JLL focused on commercial and multifamily dispositions, equity placement, financing, and acquisitions. Steve has completed over 130 industrial transactions totaling 44 million square feet.

Mark Nordland

Likewise Development Partner

Mark is a Principal Development Partner with Likewise and founder of Nordland Partners. His 25 years in real estate include over $1 billion of development activity in a variety of industrial, retail, healthcare and multifamily properties. Before joining Likewise, Mark served as Sr. VP of Mixed Use Development for Life Time, an operator of athletic resort facilities. Leading all aspects of development, design and construction for Life Time Villages, he built and initiated a pipeline of over $1.5 billion. Previously, Mark was a founder of Launch Properties and lead the Minnesota development team for Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Paul Koch

Likewise Fund Advisor

Paul Koch is an advisor to Likewise Partners Industrial Fund I, LLC. He has 31 years of investment and portfolio management experience serving as the Wealth Advisor for high-net-worth families. Paul is a retired Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager. He is a former Vice Chair of the Board and a past Chair of the investment committee for the school’s endowment. In addition, Paul is a former Chair of the Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners Board of Directors and served on the Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest and Economic Club of Minnesota Board of Directors.

What We
Believe In

WISDOM, ENERGY & ACCOUNTABILITY

There’s no substitute for wisdom gained through the experience of a core investment team and carefully chosen service providers. Couple that successful track record with energetic and accountable execution and you have a potent partnership.

WE HAVE
THE SAME GOAL

Real estate transactions can create unnecessary friction as participants lose sight of the fact they desire the same outcome. We believe better results come from treating each other as partners, clearly communicating on expectations, objectives, and problem solving.

CARING IS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Real estate revolves around both people and assets. Maintaining a connection with customers and working with stakeholders to show we care through actions results in tangible competitive advantages.

What We Do

We provide a range of services centered on the investment and development of industrial properties. With over 25 years in the Midwest we know the markets, the properties, and the people to maintain and create value.

Acquisitions

  • Market Research
  • Broker relationships
  • Deal Flow
  • Valuation
  • Due Diligence
  • Joint ventures

Vendors

  • Physical inspection
  • Environmental
  • Title and survey
  • Legal

Asset Management

  • Tenant relationships
  • Renovations
  • Leasing
  • Investor reporting
  • Hold / sell
  • Refinancing
  • Disposition

Vendors

  • Property managers
  • Tax accounting
  • Contractors
  • Leasing
  • Legal

Development

  • Market Research
  • Land acquisition
  • Development strategy
  • Government relations
  • Construction financing
  • Leasing and marketing
  • Disposition

Vendors

  • Civil engineers
  • Architects
  • General contractors
  • Geotech
  • Environmental
  • Leasing
  • Legal

CALL, TEXT, EMAIL,
OR LUNCH

Likewise Partners
hi@likewise.partners.com
(612) 207-4618

1600 Utica Avenue South, 9th Floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55416