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What if you had access to the wisdom gained by seasoned veterans in the field of development? Veterans that are at a point in their careers and life, where they can speak openly, honestly and maybe unfiltered. Sound good? Join the Sensible Land Use Coalition and a panel of seasoned veterans in the field of development representing both the public and private sectors, who will answer the questions we really want to know.

When: October 23rd 2019
Where: Brookview Golden Valley
316 Brookview Parkway South
Golden Valley, Brookview Golden Valley  55426
United States
Contact: Natalie Webster

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Wisdom Panel


Luncheon    Continuing Education   Valuable Networking   Relevant Content


October 23rd 11:30am-1:30pm

Brookview Golden Valley 


A few of the questions the panelist will cover:


·      What notable failure did you have in your career and what did you learn from it? What did you learn that could help others?

·      When you started your career what predictions of the future came true by the end of your career, what have never come true, what something truly          

       surprised you?

·      How has the evolution of technology made your work/business better?  Are there examples where you think technology is impeding business?

·      What concerns or excites you about the future of development? 


Bring your own questions for the open Q & A at the end 



Meet Our Panelist



  • John Shardlow – Currently senior principal for Stantec Consulting, John has had a long career working with both public and private sectors on numerous land development and planning projects.  John spent significant part of his career as President of the DSU planning firm. 


  • Tim Murnane – Currently Tim oversees all operations of the operating companies collectively known as The Opus Group. He is a 39-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and has developed more than 30 million square feet of office, industrial and retail projects.Notable Some example include 435-acre mixed-use Arbor Lakes project in Maple Grove, MN, and the 1.6 million-square-foot Best Buy corporate campus.


  • Colleen Carey – Colleen is the founder and president of The Cornerstone Group, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Cornerstone Group, started in 1993, is a full service, real estate development company whose mission is to transform the ordinary spaces that surround us to the extraordinary places that inspire us.


  • Curt Johnson – Curt is currently retired however he had a wide range of experience over his career; He was the presidents of the Minnesota Community Colleges, executive director of the Citizens League, policy adviser and chief of staff to Arne Carlson, and chairman of the Metropolitan Council. He’s authored or co-authored more than a 100 feature articles for over 50 newspapers and four books, the most recent, the 2008 award-winning Disrupting Class.


  • Hans Hagen – Owner of the Fridley based Hans Hagen Properties for 50 years, one of the top 10 home builders in the market. During his career Hans was a Council Member, on the board of the Builders Association, President of the St. Paul Builder’s Association…..and more. Hans Hagen Homes was acquired by M/I Homes in large part due to their reputation for quality developments and homes. 



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