Remembering the Unsinkable Jon Hempel

by Clare Kennedy, Minneapolis St. Paul Market Reporter, CoStar Group When Josh Krsnak met the late Jon Hempel, he had some modest hopes of owning a duplex. Little did he know that Hempel would draw him into a real estate investment empire with $750 million in...

Developer Jon Hempel remembered for his tenacity

by Brian Johnson, Finance and Commerce Jon Hempel, a prolific real estate developer who acquired and developed scores of properties in the Twin Cities and beyond, was remembered by his longtime business partner Monday as a tenacious visionary with a great mind for...

Jon Hempel, founder of Hempel Cos. real estate firm, dies

by Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune Jon Hempel, founder of Minneapolis development company Hempel Cos., has died. Hempel, 47, passed away Thursday, after a three-year battle with brain cancer. In 2001, Hempel started the real estate company, which has grown to acquire...