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Kurt L. Knoff

Executive Vice President

Kurt L. Knoff Executive Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Professional Experience

Kurt Knoff provides comprehensive corporate representation to major firms both locally and nationally.  Kurt specializes in satisfying the real estate objectives of corporations by tailoring real estate strategies to achieve specific occupancy and management objectives of his clients. His 33 years of extensive experience provides vision and strong leadership for his team.  His passion for his work can be seen through his team's commitment to providing only the highest level of service to clients.

Before joining CBRE in 1983, Kurt played in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, Houston Oilers and the Denver Broncos from 1976-1982.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • President of the Minnesota Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association


  • Recipient of the 1998-2014 CBRE Chairman’s Club 
  • Recipient of the 2011 Community Star Award
  • Recipient of the 2001-2003,2005-2009 and 2011 CBRE Top 225 Club
  • Recipient of the 2002 Transaction of the Year Award by the Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate
  • Member of CBRE’s Minneapolis Top Five 1986-2014
  • Number 1 Salesperson in Minneapolis Office 1987,1990-2000, 2003 and 2005
  • Recipient of the 2001 Bob Jackson Award for Leadership, Integrity and Loyalty
  • Colbert Coldwell Circle in 1987-1989, and 1993-2000, which recognizes the top 3% of CBRE Salespeople Nationally
  • North Central Region “Rookie of the Year” in 1985


  • University of Kansas
    Masters of Business Administration (1978)
  • University of Kansas
    Bachelor of Arts; Business Administration (1976)

 Significant Assignments


  • Archway Marketing Services
    Rogers, MN
    275,000 SF
  • Bluestem Brands, Inc.
    Eden Prairie, MN
    345,000 SF
  • Cargill, Inc.
    Hopkins, MN
    750,000 SF
    92 acres - Land Sale
    Eden Prairie, MN
    190,000 SF
  • Fairview Health Services
    Minneapolis, MN
    204,173 SF
  • NCS Pearson
    400,000 SF nationwide
  • Select Comfort
    Plymouth, MN
    122,000 SF
  • The Mosaic Company
    Lithia, FL
    109,000 SF
  • Plymouth, MN
    81,378 SF
  • Universal Hospital Systems
    72 Location Portfolio


  • Archway Marketing Services
    Valencia, CA
    93,519 SF
    Baltimore, MD
    157,000 SF
    Detroit, MI
    250,000 SF
    136,209 SF - Sale
    Romulus, MI
    146,733 SF
    Rogers, MN
    400,000 SF
    285,000 SF
    Greenfield, MN
    217,000 SF
  • Bluestem Brands, Inc.
    (formerly Fingerhut Direct Marketing)
    St. Cloud, MN
    1,200,000 SF
  • Cargill, Inc.
    Memphis, TN
    983,791 SF
    Frostproof, FL
    562,867 SF - Land Sale
    Chicago, IL
    334,534 SF
  • Select Comfort
    Plymouth, MN
    159,500 SF
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    108,000 SF


  • Archway Marketing Services
  • Black Box Network Systems
  • Bluestem Brands
  • Cargill, Inc
  • CBRE.
  • CDW Corporation
  • ConAgra Food Sales
  • Dell 
  • EMPI, Inc.
  • Emerson Process Management
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Principal Life Insurance Company
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLC
  • Rasmussen College
  • Regis, Inc.
  • Sedgewick Claims Mgmt.
  • Select Comfort
  • Gander Mountain
  • Great Clips
  • Highjump Software
  • Hartford Fire Insurance Co.
  • IKON Office Solutions
  • LarsonAllen, LLP
  • MEDCO Health Solution, Inc.
  • MMIC Group 
  • Money Gram International
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • Pulte Homes
  • Siemens Real Estate
  • Sirva Relocation
  • Teacher's Insurance
  • The Mosaic Company
  • Universal Hospital Services
Kurt L. Knoff Executive Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402