At HJ Development we strive to maintain our goal of superb performance in real estate development, ownership and management.
HJ Development was founded in 1983, by Jerry Hertel and Gary Janisch, and has since grown to one of the largest locally owned and managed real estate firms in Minnesota. Our Twin Cities portfolio is currently in excess of 1,800,000 square feet, and is comprised of retail, office and industrial properties.
Our company's uniqueness is defined in each property we own and manage. Our due diligence process begins with a through evaluation of the fundamentals attributable to each site and continues through the site planning and construction process. We take pride in paying the utmost attention to detail from the conceptual stages of a project up to its completion.
Each and every physical attribute of our properties is chosen with care, from meticulously maintained common areas and attractive building exteriors, to efficient parking lot layout and design.
Years after initial develolpment our properties remain well occupied due to quality building design and proactive property management.
HJ Development has experienced significant, yet balanced, growth since its founding. We look forward to continuing this trend with the help of our clients and business partners.
Whether your commercial real estate needs consist of leasing 1,000 square feet in a multi-tenant retail property or 50,000 square feet in a free-standing building, in which you look to be involved in the design and construction process, we can help.
For additional information please contact our office directly.
1983: Hertel and Janisch joined together and built their first retail project; a 7,000 square foot, Tom Thumb, anchored center in Savage, Minnesota. The completion of this project
marked the beginning of HJ Development. (Over the next decade, Hertel and Janisch developed other Tom Thumb anchored sites in Burnsville, Shakopee, Eden Prairie,
Coon Rapids and Anoka. Their projects were successful and while the partners had found a niche, they felt it was time to expand.)
1997: HJ Development acquired Rice Lake Plaza, an existing retail/office development located in Maple Grove, MN. From there they began remodeling and developing other
retail projects around the area.
2001: HJ Development broke ground on O'Connell Square, a 54,000 square foot, multi-building development located in Savage, MN.
2001: HJ Development broke ground on Elk River Crossing, a 14,000 square foot retail strip located in Elk River, MN.
2002: HJ Development purchased Albertville Crossing from Oppidan Investment Co.
2002: HJ Development broke ground on Gateway Center, a 13,000 square foot retail strip located in Cottage Grove, MN.
2003: HJ Development purchased Crossroads of Lakeville, a multi-building, Cub Foods anchored development from Opus Northwest.
2004: HJ Development broke ground on Concord Crossroads, a 13,000 square foot retail strip located in Inver Grove Heights, MN.
2005: HJ Development purchased Nicollet Plaza, a Cub Foods anchored retail/office development from Opus Northwest.
2005: HJ Development purchased Riverdale Crossing, a Cub Foods & Walmart anchored, multi-building, retail development from Invesco Real Estate Advisors.
2005: HJ Development purchased Park Place Promenade, a 74,163 square foot, multi-building development from Solomon Real Estate Group.
2006: HJ Development sold Albertville Crossing to a Kansas City development firm.
2007: HJ Development broke ground on Carson Street Station, a 24,393 square foot, multi-building development located in Elk River, MN.
2007: HJ Development redeveloped Meadow Creek Plaza to include Walgreens.
2007: HJ Development purchased Maplewood Town Center, a Best Buy anchored, multi-building, retail development from Kimco Realty Corporation.
2008: HJ Development broke ground on Crossroads East, an 11,880 square foot 2-tenant development located in Lakeville, MN.
2009: HJ Development purchased Southbridge Crossing, an 87,500 square foot, multi-building retail development located in Shakopee, MN.
2009: HJ Development purchased the former Eagan, MN Blockbuster Video and redeveloped the building creating a 3-tenant retail strip.
2010: HJ Development broke ground on a 20,600 square foot Goodwill located in Blaine, MN.
2012: HJ Development redeveloped Maplewood Town Center to include DSW and Office Max.
2013: HJ Development broke ground on Shoppes on 101, a 14,000 square foot retail strip located in Minnetonka, MN.
2013: HJ Development broke ground on a 2-Tenant addition to Southbridge Crossing and welcomed AT&T and Petsmart to Shakopee, MN.
2014: HJ Development broke ground on Woodbury Plaza, a 38,000 square foot retail/medical-office development located in Woodbury, MN.
2015: HJ Development welcomed Culvers to Woodbury Plaza.
2016: HJ Development completed construction on the 3rd phase of Woodbury Plaza, a 6,954 square foot retail strip.
2016: HJ Development purchased 494 Business Park, formerly known as the VOLP industrial building, which is located in Plymouth, MN.
2016: HJ Development purchased Delano Crossings from United Properties.
2016: HJ Development purchased Andover Station from United Properties.
2017: HJ Development completed construction on the 17,975 square foot PetSmart located in Lakeville, MN.
2017: HJ Development completed construction on Central Lakes Crossing - Phase I, an 89,130 square foot power center located in Baxter, MN.
2018: HJ Development purchased the Hamel Warehouse Complex from Newvesco, LLC.
2018: HJ Development sold Lakeville PetSmart to Safe Harbor Exchange, Inc.
2019: HJ Development completed construction on the 16,224 square foot Harbor Freight Tools located in Blaine, MN.
2019: HJ Development broke ground on a 2,560 square foot Caribou Coffee that will be part of the Harvest Ridge development in Delano, MN.
2019: HJ Development sold Harbor Freight Tools to Campbell Properties.
2019: HJ Development sold the Nicollet Plaza Office Building to Amsden, LLC.
2019: HJ Development purchased Jefferson Business Park from Jefferson Properties, Inc.
2019: HJ Development purchased Big Lake Town Square from IRC Retail Centers/DRA Advisors.
2020: HJ Development purchased Woodbury Commons from IRC Retail Centers/DRA Advisors.
2020: HJ Development sold the stand-alone Delano Caribou Coffee to SSI Properties, Inc.
2020: HJ Development purchased the Minnetonka Bremer Bank site from Bremer Bank, N/A
2020: HJ Development purchased the Golden Valley & Roseville Perkins Restaruant sites from Lebdeoff Family LLLP