Barb Schuba, CFO/COO, Principal

Barb Schuba, CFO/COO, Principal

About Us

Suntide Commercial Realty, Inc. was founded in the early 1980s. The founders were commercial real estate investors who were dedicated to providing third-party services to a growing a portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties throughout the Twin Cities.

Barb Schuba joined Suntide in September 2000. She was hired as a part-time accounting assistant and quickly moved her way up to a full-time accountant, then added property manager to her skillset. Barb founded the Property Management division and fostered a growing relationship with vendors, employees and new clients, growing the third-party sector of the company to what it is today.

With a background in both accounting and property management, Barb became instrumental in Suntide’s operations and is now CFO and COO of the company.

In 2017, the founders were ready to retire. Barb teamed up with Max Currie, head of the Construction and Maintenance teams, and the duo bought the company.

Max Currie, President & Chief Engineer

Max Currie, President & Chief Engineer

Max’s technical background drove him to pursue energy efficiency upgrades for the company’s managed properties. Max hired, trained and developed what would become Suntide’s in-house Construction team. The construction team was a combination of professional carpenters and tradesmen who were able to offer tenant improvement projects and repairs to Suntide’s clients.

The construction team grew to become an important part of Suntide’s repertoire, tackling large scale projects like warehouse conversions, redevelopments and renovations. Their services are utilized by clients all over the Twin Cities: investors, business owners and commercial real estate brokers.

Jeff Hart, CCIM, Senior Vice President, Principal

Jeff Hart, CCIM, Senior Vice President, Principal

In 2020, two additional principals, Jeff Hart and Kevin Peck, joined the team in order to expand the Leasing side of the business.

Jeff Hart, CCIM brought an extensive background in commercial real estate, specializing in building owner and tenant representation and completing over 8 million square feet of transactions. He is well known as an industry expert and is often asked to be a panelist and contributor in the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors.

Kevin Peck has over 15+ years of experience in landlord and tenant representation as well as a unique skillset with lease and sales for nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations. His expertise with non-traditional leases and sales makes him one of the most sought-after brokers for unique transactions and special-purpose properties throughout the Twin Cities metro.

Kevin Peck, Senior Vice President, Principal

Kevin Peck, Senior Vice President, Principal

Jeff and Kevin’s experience, professionalism and down-to-earth personalities provide a recipe for successful sales and leasing of commercial real estate throughout the Twin Cities area. Since each of our principals specialize in different aspects of the business, we are able to provide our clients with topnotch, hands-on service for all their real estate needs.

Today Suntide is one of the top 25 commercial property management firms in the Twin Cities. Suntide’s commitment to safety, innovation, and professionalism will continue to be an integral part of the company’s mission and stewardship to the Minnesota community.

Our Mission

Our knowledgeable team of commercial real estate experts are committed to providing creative solutions for property owners and investors through delivering cost-effective property management, quality construction and responsive brokerage service.

Efficient

In-depth market and building recommendations, highly responsive property managers and energy reduction building upgrades are standard practice at Suntide. From the top down, building efficiencies are in place reducing the bottom line and elevating the ROI.

Forward Thinking

Building on their professional experience of asset management, Suntide is well-versed in industry trends and future investment opportunities. We are building owners. We understand the importance of being ahead of the market and focused on growth.

Problem Solvers

Suntide is reinventing the way commercial construction is delivered. We are experts in energy saving initiatives and breathing life into old, tired assets. Our construction crew will transform your office space and deliver unparalleled results that inspire creativity and production.

CUSTOMER COMPLIMENTS

“I have a couple of people I work with that are just excellent and don’t ever complicate my life – they always make it simpler – and Barb Schuba is top on the list.”  Jackie

“Thank you for all your help. The leasing team has been really helpful and great to work with.” Michael 

“John is a terrific asset to your team.  I have been extremely satisfied with his professionalism and continued follow-up on items.” Jason

“Barb, Lindsey, Tay and Taylor have done an amazing job in a very short time.  I can’t think of another team that could have pulled this all together.  Thanks to you all. ” Denise

“Really big thanks for making my job so much easier.  Trust me – there aren’t many like you out there.” Jacquelin

“I just wanted to thank you for the great work with Livio.  You represented us very well, much appreciated.” Matt

“Max and team at Suntide construction were outstanding! Quality of service and response was excellent, everything was done with the best of quality and in a timely manner.  Suntide construction team was creative and had great solutions for all our requests.  They were flexible and accommodating with all our requests.  We love the space we occupy at 1000 University and we would absolutely work with Suntide construction in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone considering working with them”. -Alia team

I had a great experience working with the Suntide team.   They were always willing to answer my questions and pitch in on all tasks needed. They are also great to work with, making the project enjoyable and productive.  Everyone likes the space and it’s fun to show it off. – Mark S

CUSTOMER COMPLIMENTS

Thank you for all your help. The leasing team has been really helpful and great to work with. 

 

Michael

John is a terrific asset to your team.  I have been extremely satisfied with his professionalism and continued follow-up on items. 

Jason

I have a couple of people I work with that are just excellent and don’t ever complicate my life – they always make it simpler – and Barb Schuba is tops on the list.

Jackie

Really big thanks for making my job so much easier.  Trust me – there aren’t many like you out there.

Jacquelin

Barb, Lindsey, Tay and Taylor have done an amazing job in a very short time.  I can’t think of another team that could have pulled this all together.  Thanks to you all. 

Denise

I just wanted to thank you for the great work with Livio.  You represented us very well, much appreciated.

 

Matt