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Abe Appert

Executive Vice President

Abe Appert Executive Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Professional Experience

Abe Appert joined CBRE’s Minneapolis Multifamily Investment Properties in 2008 after 13 years at Fransen Appert Real Estate Group, where he exclusively brokered multifamily properties. His client advisor approach to the sale of apartment assets has led to strong long-term relationships in the local, regional and national multifamily community. Since teaming with Keith and Laura, the team has completed more than $3 billion in multifamily transactions.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) Member (2004-2005 Board Member)
  • MHA Economic Task Force Chair
  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors
  • ASL Scholarship Foundation Founder and Board Member 
  • Treasurer and Board Member, WBYC


  • Abe has been recognized as a leader in the Twin Cities apartment market for his knowledge of overall trends, current operational conditions, vacancy and leasing activity.
  • He was the Chair of the Economic Task Force at MHA since its inception in 2004 until 2010 and is often asked to present at seminars for MHA, NAIOP, CCIM, Appraisal Institute ULI and the Minneapolis OCR.
  • Recognized in the Top 20 CBRE Investment Properties producers nationally in 2014 and 2016
  • Honored by CBRE as a Top 225 producer nationally in 2014 and 2016
  • Abe has been honored as one of the top sales professionals in the Minneapolis office, receiving either the Chairman’s Club or Millennium Club award each year.


  • Carroll School of Management, Boston College, Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing


  • Ackerberg
  • Alecta
  • ASB Capital
  • Belgarde Enterprises
  • Bigos Investments
  • BlackRock
  • Carlyle
  • Condor Corporation
  • Equus
  • Freddie Mac
  • Healey Ramme
  • Henderson Global
  • Invesco
  • L & B Realty
  • LaSalle Investment Management
  • Levin Realty Advisors
  • Oak Grove Capital
  • Pinnacle
  • Praedium
  • Prudential
  • Reacor, Ltd.
  • Sterling Property Trust
  • The Excelsior Group
  • The Laramar Group
  • Timberland Partners Apartment Fund
  • US Bank
  • Village Green
  • Walton Street Capital
  • Waterton Residential
  • Weidner Apartment Homes

 Development Clients

  • Alatus
  • CPM Companies
  • DLC Residential
  • Greco Real Estate Development
  • Opus
  • Ryan Companies
  • Trammell Crow Company
Abe Appert Executive Vice President

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