Chris Ekern, Asset Manager
Chris Ekern started at Bluewater Properties as Asset Manager in July 2012. He serves as Property Manager and Leasing Agent for a mixed portfolio of office, residential, industrial and retail properties in and around Northfield. Chris is the main point of contact for all property management functions.
Prior to joining Bluewater, Chris spent twelve years at CB Richard Ellis in Minneapolis, which included five years in property accounting and seven years in real estate management. As Real Estate Manager, he maintained a portfolio that totaled approximately 2M square feet of industrial, office and manufacturing facilities. His responsibilities included tenant and owner relations, rent collections, financial analysis, budgeting, and overall property operations.
Chris earned his Bachelor’s of Finance at St. Cloud State University in 2000. Chris and his wife enjoy living and working in the Northfield community. He prides himself on building strong working relationships with local owners, tenants and vendors. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, as well as golfing and fishing. Chris is an active member of the Northfield community. Currently he spends his time serving:
- Board Member, Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce
- Volunteer Hockey Coach, Northfield Youth Hockey Association
- Volunteer, Sogn Valley Art Fair