A Retail Investment Specialist, Skip Melin is a well-rounded and knowledgeable real estate professional with more than 15 years of dedicated commercial real estate experience. He is accomplished in all areas of the industry, including investment sales, landlord and tenant representation.
As a Senior Director for Cushman & Wakefield, Skip is focused on providing retail investment sales services on behalf of institutional and private investors. He has completed transactions ranging from a single-tenant net lease with the Mayo Clinic and Walgreens to a retail/multifamily/office mixed-use sale involving a reverse 1031 exchange.
Skip has also provided landlord and tenant representation for many of the area’s and nation’s most recognized names throughout his career. His clientele includes retailers such as SpartanNash grocery stores, Toys R Us and Babies R Us, Foss Swim Schools, Panera Bread, Medifast, BP Amoco, UPS stores, H & R Block, Snap Fitness, Planet Fitness, Edward Jones, Massage Retreat and Spa, The Joint, and Yogurt Lab. He has also represented institutional and private landlord clients, such as Safeway Group, Merchants National Properties, Innercity Investment Properties, PNL Group, Copaken Brooks, Greywolf Partners and New Liberty Investments.
Through his affiliation with Cushman & Wakefield and CCIM, Skip relies on the most up-to-date and comprehensive market information available to guide his clients in making critical real estate decisions. A trusted advisor, Skip averages more than 50 transactions annually and has closed deals in no less than 40 states across the U.S.
Skip previously held the position of Second Vice President at Colliers Turley Martin Tucker and served as Operational and Real Estate Manager for Kenny’s Markets, a multi-million-dollar retail and real estate holding company. Throughout his career, he has frequently been recognized for his award-winning performance.
Skip is an active member of numerous industry organizations, including the CCIM Institute through which he holds the prestigious CCIM designation. He is also a member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA), and volunteers at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.