Principal / Director of Tenant Representation
Mike Sims has 30 years of experience in the areas of retail tenant representation, shopping center development, excess property disposition, project leasing, land sales and assemblage. Over the course of his career, Sims has completed over 900 transactions totaling more than 20 million square feet of space.
Prior to founding Mid-America Real Estate - Minnesota, LLC in 2008, Mr. Sims worked for United Properties in Bloomington, Minnesota, as a vice president and consistent top producer, where he focused on tenant representation, new business development, leasing and land sales throughout the upper Midwest.
Mr. Sims embarked on his real estate career in the mid-eighties in Arizona, working for a land brokerage company. Upon his return to Minneapolis, he worked with a local real estate company as a preferred developer for a national retailer.
Mr. Sims has provided commercial real estate services to a variety of local and national tenants. A partial list of retail clients he has worked with include: Walmart, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Nordstrom Rack, Giordano's, Michael’s, Aspen Dental, CVS and Sprint. Development clients include Ryan Companies, Opus and Gatlin Development Company.
Mr. Sims earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. He is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Minnesota Shopping Center Association, where he served as president from 2004 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2014. In addition, he has received the MNCAR Retail Transaction of the Year Award in 2012, 2013 and 2016. Mr. Sims also served as president of The Caring Tree, a non-profit organization that provides school supplies for kids in need, from 2007 to 2009.