President and Chief Executive Officer
Email Josh 612-355-2602 – Direct
As President, Josh Krsnak oversees all facets of the company. Specifically, he is intimately involved with the company’s acquisitions, capital raises, and investor and lender relations. Josh joined Hempel Companies as employee #1 and three years later bought an ownership stake in the firm. During his 15 year tenure, he has overseen the purchase and development of more than $500 million in commercial real estate. Josh was named one of the 2016 recipients of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award. Josh is active in his community and serves on the board of advisors for RESOURCE (a chemical dependency nonprofit) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Prior to entering the commercial real estate development industry, Josh was a financial analyst at Honeywell and a business consultant for Accenture.
Email Randy 612-355-2652 – Direct
As Principal, Randy McKay is engaged in asset acquisition and development for Hempel. Randy joined Hempel in 2014 having previously been a principal (owner) for 23 years at Frauenshuh Companies, another national developer/investor based in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to Commercial Real Estate, Randy was a CPA with KPMG in Houston, TX and Minneapolis, MN. In more than 30 years in real estate, Randy has either developed or acquired over five million square feet of property, including major transactions with Lawson Software, Ecolab, Farm Credit Services, Minnesota Mutual (now Securian), HealthEast, Ellerbe Beckett (now AECOM), National Car Rental, BNSF, Park Nicollet/Methodist/Health Partners, Catholic Health Initiatives, Allina, Century Health, Adventist Health System and the Franciscan Health System. He was also part of the development team that developed LaSalle Plaza, a $130 million redevelopment in downtown Minneapolis and the Lawson Software Building, a $56 million re-development in downtown St. Paul. Randy is from Hibbing, MN and is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
Senior Vice President of Sales & Leasing
Email Brent 612-355-2609 – Direct
Brent Jacobson is Vice President of Sales & Leasing at Hempel, where he is responsible for brokerage services at the firm. Brent specializes in leasing and sales in the Twin Cities Metro Area and oversees the marketing of the Hempel portfolio and representation for his clients. With more than 15 years of experience in tenant and landlord representation, Brent effectively shares his in-depth real estate expertise and market knowledge with clients. Prior to joining Hempel, Brent was responsible for more than three million square feet of real estate transactions as a Senior Associate at Colliers International. He has also occupied a role as a research director at a real estate consulting and valuation firm. Brent is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate in the Minnesota – Dakotas CCIM Chapter. He’s a member of both the Minnesota and National Association of Realtors (MAR and NAR respectively) and the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR).
Email Ben 612-355-2608 – Direct
Ben Krsnak is a Vice President at Hempel, where he is instrumental in developing strategy and coordinating leasing efforts. Since joining Hempel, Ben has been involved in leasing more than one million square feet of real estate properties throughout the Twin Cities. His portfolio includes Class A CBD office, suburban office, retail, industrial, and undeveloped land. Ben is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with majors in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Ben also earned his MBA from the Carlson School of Management. He is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); the Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA) where he serves on the Program and Membership Committees; the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) where he sits on the Special Events committee; and the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR). Ben is currently pursuing his CCIM designation.
Chief Financial Officer
Email Jesse 612-355-2626 – Direct
Jesse joined Hempel in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer. He manages and oversees the financial risks, planning, and reporting of the company. He graduated from the University of Saint Thomas (MN) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Management and Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Jesse has spent the majority of his career in public accounting at local and regional firms working primarily with real estate developers and investors on strategic planning and compliance.
Email Michael 612-355-2604 – Direct
Michael Klisanich is the Senior Analyst at Hempel. He underwrites and analyzes new acquisition and development opportunities, existing assets within the company portfolio, and both debt and equity for current and future investments. He also serves as the team leader on all acquisitions, spearheading and managing Hempel’s due diligence on targeted investments. Before joining Hempel, Michael was an investment analyst at a Twin Cities-based commercial real estate investment company and also coordinated, authored, and executed numerous capital-raising efforts for start-up and growth companies. Michael has worked on the identification and acquisition of more than $250 million in commercial real estate assets located across the United States including office, retail, industrial and multi-family investments.
Director of Accounting
Email Sheri 612-355-2616 – Direct
Sheri Boyland is the Director of Accounting at Hempel. She manages the property accounting system as well as the monthly financial reporting process. A crucial part of her involvement includes cash management, accounts payable and receivable, and she works closely with the executive and property management staff at Hempel. Sheri also directs the annual budgeting process, ensuring accurate and timely planning to increase the value of each property in Hempel’s portfolio. Sheri brings more than 30 years of experience to her role. Prior to joining Hempel in 2001, Sheri was the regional financial manager for a national commercial real estate firm. She oversaw the accounting staff, budget and reporting process of a territory spanning five states.
Email David 612-355-2615 – Direct
David joined Hempel in 2016 as a Staff Accountant. He assists with accounts payable and receivable, cash management and financial reporting, and tax preparation. David has 6 years of experience in real estate accounting, having previously worked in default servicing, property management, and property accounting.
Email Beth 612-355-2614 – Direct
Beth joined Hempel in 2017 to support accounting operations, particularly accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash management. Her varied background includes accounting support, business operations support, and over ten years within medical private practice. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Brokerage and Marketing Coordinator
Email Doug 612-355-2607 – Direct
Doug is the Brokerage and Marketing Coordinator at Hempel and is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson. He is responsible for creating and coordinating all of the marketing collateral for the leasing department. Prior to joining Hempel in 2014, Doug worked at a political consulting and public affairs firm in St. Paul. Doug is a graduate of Saint John’s University (MN).
Email Connie 612-355-2613 – Direct
Connie joined Hempel in 2017, having previously worked as a Corporate Receptionist for a local commercial real estate and property management firm. Connie attended the University of Wisconsin – Marshfield.