United Properties selects JLL Project & Development Services for Gateway Project

Work has been under way for over a year with JLL supporting United Properties development team in the design, planning and procurement of services for this transformational project.

July 09, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, July 9, 2019– JLL Project & Development Services will support all aspects of the RBC Gateway Project, including consultant management and construction oversight for the Gateway Tower core and shell, the Four Seasons Hotel, and subsequent tenant fit outs.

United Properties broke ground in mid-June on the RBC Gateway Project, a 37-floor, 1.2 million-square-foot building which will serve as the U.S. Headquarters for RBC Wealth Management and anchor the north end of Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. In addition to the office space, the Gateway Project will include a 222-room hotel, operated by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and 31 Four Seasons-luxury branded residences. The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Minneapolis will be the first 5-Star hotel in Minneapolis.

“Our relationship with United Properties is more than 10 years strong due to our successful track record with large scale renovation and new construction projects, such as the Gateway Tower,” said Nick Mazzocco, Senior Vice President and Market Lead, JLL Project & Development Services. “Our clients enjoy working with our Project & Development Services team because they know costs are controlled and risks are minimized by our nationally consistent policies, procedures and processes. We are grateful and excited to be a part of this landmark project.”

JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Project & Development Services practice brings an industry-leading platform to the Minneapolis-St. Paul market. The team specializes in managing complex hotel renovations, expansions, adaptive reuse, and ground-up developments for clients throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

“JLL has successfully managed some of the most iconic and complex hotel projects for owners and brands over the last fifteen years. We are honored and delighted to be supporting United Properties in bringing a Four Seasons Hotel to Minneapolis,” said David A. Black, Managing Director & Americas Practice Lead.

“We’re excited that United Properties, RBC Wealth Management and The City of Minneapolis were able to ‘green light’ a world-class project like this on such an important corner of Downtown Minneapolis,” said Chris Rohrer, Managing Director – Market Lead of JLL Minneapolis.

JLL’s Minneapolis-based Project & Development Services team provides its clients throughout the Upper Midwest with a large platform of services available for outsourcing including project management, development management, move management, program management, strategic planning and advisory services. The team focuses on office, hospitality, industrial and specialty projects, such as urban, mixed-use facilities, parking facilities and residential developments.

JLL Project and Development Services is a leader in the development, design, construction and branding of commercial real estate projects for the world’s most prominent corporations, educational institutions, public jurisdictions, healthcare organizations, industrial facilities, retailers, hotels, sports facilities and real estate owners. Ranked No. 2 in Building Design + Construction’s 2018 Construction Management Giants survey and No. 4 on Engineering News-Record’s 2019 list of Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms, JLL’s project management team comprises 6,500 project managers across 56 countries and is actively managing $85 billion under construction.

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 90,000 as of December 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com