Suntide Commercial Realty was founded in the 1980s. The founders were commercial real estate investors and were dedicated to growing a portfolio of office, retail, and industrial properties throughout the Twin Cities.
Barb Schuba joined Suntide in 2000. She was hired as a bookkeeper and quickly became an accountant and human resource specialist. With a background in both accounting and management, Barb became instrumental in Suntide’s daily operations. She founded the Property Management division and fostered a growing relationship with vendors, employees and new clients.
In 2017, the founders were ready to retire. Barb teamed up with Max Currie, manager of the Maintenance team, and the duo bought the company.
Max’s advanced 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, redevelopment and renovations. Their services are utilized by clients all over the Twin Cities: investors, business owners and commercial real estate brokers.
With Suntide’s two principals at the helm, the Suntide team was able to offer clients a full service, property management package: rigorous, personalized Accounting & Financial Analysis combined with leasing, maintenance and construction. The company saw unprecedented growth, winning both Minneapolis Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Company in and Best Places to work in 2019.
Today Suntide is one of the top 50 commercial property management firms in the Twin Cities. The company continues to look for new investment opportunities; Christy Lewis was added to oversee Business Development, as well as two additional principals, Jeff Hart, CCIM and Kevin Peck, were added to expand the Brokerage department.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.