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Leslie (Lee) J. Racine

Leslie (Lee) J. Racine

KW Commercial
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KW Commercial

About Me

B A C K G R O U N D - E D U C A T I O N - A C H I E V E M E N T S Lee is a licensed sales agent in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Lee is also a licensed Federal General Real Estate Appraiser in both these states. Lee's 35 years of experience has always been in the real estate arena. Unlike agents that were many hats, Lee has solely focused on Commercial Real Estate and the most effective way to market or search to serve his clients. Focusing on Commercial Real Estate allows Lee to choice the best market area to advertise or search. Lee's costs to be able to service his Commercial Real Estate clients far exceeds in a month compared to other agents. What this means is Lee's Fiduciary responsibility is to represent his clients in their market areas as well as outside. If you are looking for the most professional Broker to represent you in, and only in the Commercial Market, then I am that Broker. Background Milwaukee School of Engineering-Architecture; St. Paul Technical College-Construction Engineering, Student/Instructor; Inver Hills College-Real Estate and Appraisals, Student/Instructor; Appraisal Institute, Student/Instructor; University of Minnesota, Continuing Education Instructor Education Licensed Sales Agent-Minnesota and Wisconsin— Federal General Licensed Real Estate Appraiser-Minnesota and Wisconsin—Previous Business Partner/Manager of Two Major Real Estate Appraisal Co.—Real Estate Tax Consultant Achievements Real Estate Instructor, Expert Real Estate Witness, SRA past designated, CCIM candidate; Member of MNCAR, Loop- Net, NAR, CoStar, Minnesota RESTAURANT Association S U M M A R Y Leslie (Lee) J. Racine has focused his entire career in Real Estate. Mr. Racine started his career in real estate, working with the Taxation Department for the County of Ramsey in Minnesota. Mr. Racine’s backgrounds led him to the request by the Cities of Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park, Minnesota to be their Department Head in Tax Valuation. Mr. Racine was in charge of an excess of 12,000 real estate parcels for valuation. Mr. Racine’s staff handled the residential properties, while his responsibility was in the Commercial and Vacant Land Development areas. Following this, Mr. Racine started a successful Real Estate Appraisal Company and later merged with a larger Appraisal Company in Minneapolis. Besides training and managing within the company, Mr. Racine led the Commercial Valuation Division. During this time Mr. Racine also taught Real Estate classes for Inver Hills College, University of Minnesota, Appraisal Institute, and Taxation Departments of Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington Counties. Mr. Racine’s Mission Statement consists of bringing to his clients, in today’s ever-changing volatile market, the due diligence to assist them in reaching their goals. Mr. Racine’s passion is to assist and represent his clients in the most supportable real estate transactions, whether the involvement is in acquisition or disposition of real property. Many complex obstacles during a real estate transaction can leave one feeling disheartened. Throughout the process, Mr. Racine’s knowledge of real estate, economics, accounting & finance, and management helps the transaction to be successfully accomplished. Mr. Racine acts as a mediator and liaison between both parties in case of disputes and helps to sorts out the issues. Mr. Racine’s mission is driven by his gift of helping to assist non-profits in leasing, acquisitions, or dispositions of their properties. This may involve creative financing, consulting in seeking one-time givers, fund raisers, capital campaigns, etc. Mr. Racine also has a passion for Restaurants and Hospitality Facilities, which again offer a challenge in the market for financing and operations. This area involves many major facets, from real estate, personal property, equipment, fixtures, inventory, and on-going business concerns such as signage, recipes, and even employee retention as well as negotiating a transition period from seller to buyer. Mr. Racine accepts these challenges and is motivated in assisting each of his clients in their needs and educating each party to successfully achieve their goal. Lee lives in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife, Karen and their Brady Bunch children, where he is actively involved in church and community. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy spending time at their cabin, traveling, cooking, and enjoying their grandchildren and family times.


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