For the past 37 years, Hawthorne Group Inc.’s primary focus has been Brokerage, specializing in Multi-Family Investment Real Estate sales.

Our Brokerage is supported by our MultiFacts Database, which consists of multi family property owners in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas in Minnesota.  Through it we are in a unique position for exposing properties to the market through personal contact methods. The flexibility of the database easily makes available to us numerous factors relevant to the market, such as:

        • Who has been active in buying and selling
        • Extensive sales comparisons based upon a variety of considerations

Current pricing based upon a variety of considerations such as demographic, location and size parameters. This information puts important appraisal and lender information crucial to supporting pricing and financing considerations at our fingertips. Marketing is the key!   If the owner’s objectives are not met in the marketing process, everything else is insignificant.  To assure full and comprehensive exposure to the markets, a process, as outlined below, is utilized:

Personalized advertising:

      • Personal contact through email blasts
      • Private Buyer Lists
      • Marketing mailers/postcards
      • Targeted telephone outreach

Public advertising:

      • Co-Star/LoopNet
      • MNCAR
      • Hawthorne Group Website
      • Targeted mailings
      • Any other public advertising outlet deemed essential to the target project

Government-Assisted Housing:
Although all brokerage ultimately is about marketing, exposing government assisted housing to the market can be a very different process. From special notification requirements, agency regulations and unique transfer/closing procedures, it can be a very challenging project.   In addition, the parties in this market may be totally different from those participating in the market-rate housing market. Hawthorne Group Inc. can help guide you through the process.

      • Rental Housing
      • Government Assisted
      • Rural Development Building
      • HUD

1031 Exchange
Hawthorne Group Inc. assists in 1031 Tax Exchanges from helping find the right property and guiding you through the process.

Buyer Representation
Hawthorne Group Inc. has focused in this area and has an ongoing presence in this market.


We have assisted projects in numerous areas, such as: valuations, buy-sell decision making, value-added projects, financial restructuring, property searches, property comparisons, explore disposition options, holding period with exit strategy options, and/or agency representation.

Our consulting assignments are very specific in nature with well-described parameters.  We are compensated on a negotiated fee basis.