The Siedenburg Group is a catalyst to move real estate projects forward working with corporations, municipalities and individuals. The Company provides assistance to clients in the strategic planning process, site acquisition, development and implementation of real estate projects.
The Siedenburg Group will represent ownership with architects and contractors in the construction process. While traditional brokerage services are provided, the company strives to earn a long term consulting relationship responsible for creating and implementing corporate real estate strategy. This relational approach serves clients well in that The Siedenburg Group learns to anticipate client needs by understanding the underlying motivations and goals of the client.
Whether the need is for short-term space, real estate investment problem solving, or a build-to-suit project, The Siedenburg Group brings the knowledge and experience necessary to coordinate and move a project to completion.
The Siedenburg Group was retained as a consultant to assist Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in its site selection for the development and construction of an office campus, retaining and or creating 4,300 jobs in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area. Phase I of the project had 960,000 sq. ft. of office space on 160 acres creating one of the Region’s finest corporate office communities. Represented Wells Fargo in negotiations with the State of Iowa and negotiations with four area cities including West Des Moines, Iowa where the project finally located. Upon completion of the project it was recognized by Site Selection Magazine as one of the 10 largest economic development transactions in the United States and is considered the largest job generating transaction in Iowa’s economic development history.
University Center was developed by The Siedenburg Group. A 30,000 sq. ft. mixed-use property, RBC Wealth Management is the anchor office tenant located on the upper level. The ground level space is zoned retail.
Retained as a consultant to assist the company in quantifying its space problems. The organization consisted of multiple companies and multiple boards and was quickly outgrowing its 65,000 sq. ft. facility. Led the company through an architect and programming process to quantify space growth requirements. Assisted with Board presentations and analysis of market and economic data. The Company eventually purchased an 86,000 sq. ft. building in suburban Des Moines, Iowa for $8.5 million.
Initiated as a consulting assignment working with top management. Helped in the development of the strategic plan to move Central Iowa’s sole blood source provider from 21,000 s.f. into a 54,000 s.f. facility. Assisted in the coordination of the remodel project. Total project ended up at $4.5 million. Also assisted in the sale of the prior facility.
Initiated as a consulting assignment, The Siedenburg Group represented the City of Ankeny, Iowa in the acquisition of 26.77 acres for the City’s planned new maintenance facility complex. The Ankeny school system will participate in the use of a portion of the ground for their maintenance facility.
Represented Ryan Companies U.S., Inc. in the acquisition of approximately 19.4 acres located in the heart of Central Iowa’s finest business park, West Lakes Office Park, West Des Moines, Iowa. At the time of acquisition, the property was the last large office parcel in suburban West Des Moines. Acquired from Carmike Cinema’s, Inc., the acquisition was the most significant land acquisition in the metropolitan Des Moines suburban office market at that time.
Developed the “Urbandale Community Development and Engineering Building”. Located at City Centre, the building is believed to be the first Lease-Purchase financing transaction under state law. The building houses the City Planning and Engineering Departments.
Consulting and brokerage work including acquisition of 60 acres adjoining Farm Bureau’s corporate campus and the negotiation of the joint venture agreement resulting in West Lakes Office Park, a 400-acre, Class A Office Park at Interstate 80/35 interchanges in Des Moines, Iowa. Represented West Lakes in the sale of office land and the development and representation of 120,000 sq. ft. Class A speculative office building.
Retained Mid-America Group and specifically, Mr. Siedenburg, to acquire on behalf of Gaylord Container, a manufacturing site of approximately 35 acres in Tampa, Florida to develop a 330,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant. Mr. Siedenburg provided analysis of the industrial/manufacturing market and selected the site. He was responsible for negotiating and legally acquiring the subject site handling all negotiations with the seller, engineering, and state natural resource regulators, environmental and city contacts. With the assistance of the architect, he was also responsible for bidding and negotiating with four national contractors and arriving at a final contractor selection.
Tenant Representative in four lease transactions within a four-year period. Two were build-to-suit transactions; one negotiated with AEGON Realty U.S.A. Advisors, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a new office building. Additionally, successful negotiation of a 15,000 sq. ft. lease in Des Moines, Iowa and a second 18,000 sq. ft. lease transaction in Des Moines, Iowa.
Negotiated a $32,000,000 sale/lease back transaction for Younkers including seven stores (six in Wisconsin and one in Illinois), to a Miami, Florida purchaser. Represented Younkers in the transaction.
Represented USF&G in a tenant representation capacity. Negotiated a build-to-suit lease on their behalf, which resulted in the construction of a 30,000 sq. ft. office building of which they occupied 18,000 sq. ft. initially. Represented them subsequently in expansion negotiations.
Retained Mid-America Group and specifically, Mr. Siedenburg, to analyze Gaylord Container’s position in a lease with Boise Cascade on a 150,000 sq. ft. industrial/manufacturing property in Sunnyvale, California. Boise Cascade was interested in selling the property and Gaylord had a ten- month cancellation notice within the lease. Mr. Siedenburg’s charge was to analyze the marketplace and advise Gaylord whether to purchase the property or immediately begin to look for other accommodations for the manufacturing facility. Mr. Siedenburg’s advice was to purchase the property. He was then engaged to negotiate the purchase on Gaylord’s behalf. The property was successfully purchased for $6,500,000.
Mr. Siedenburg was retained and consulted with the Iowa Pharmacy Association by meeting with their Board of Directors to develop real estate strategy for the association. The association was out of space in their current location and had a division among the board members as to whether to build a new building or expand at the current location. Mr. Siedenburg acted as a catalyst to stimulate discussion, focus on goals and develop the real estate strategy. The board subsequently voted unanimously to expand at the current location.
Retained to analyze the industrial market and locate 150,000 sq. ft. of industrial manufacturing space in Indianapolis, Indiana. A 220,000 sq. ft. facility was located in Tipton, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis, and a 10- year lease with options to extend and purchase were negotiated. Economic incentives were negotiated with the city and county.
Developed a 22,000 square foot speculative office building just south of the Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, Iowa.