Principal / Director of Tenant Representation
Mid-America Real Estate – Minnesota
Mike Sims founded Mid-America Real Estate - Minnesota, LLC in 2008, he is a Principal and Director of Tenant Representation. Mike has over 30 years industry experience in the areas of retail tenant representation, shopping center development, excess property disposition, project leasing, land sales and assemblage.
Mike provides commercial real estate services to a variety of local and national tenants. A partial list of retail clients he represents are: Walmart, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Nordstrom Rack, Giordano’s, Aspen Dental, Kirkland’s and Roti Modern Mediterranean. He also represents owners/developer clients such as Ryan Companies and Launch Properties.
Mike 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 at United Properties as a consistent top producer in retail brokerage. Over the course of his career, Mike has been fortunate enough to participate in several million square feet of retail real estate transactions.
AFFILIATIONS & EDUCATION
He is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Minnesota Shopping Center Association, where he served as president in 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, 2016 and 2017. 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. Mike attended the University of Minnesota.