About Us

The Hexum name is known for "Real Estate" and is the oldest independent full service commercial real estate firm in Minnesota. Our corporate office is based in Rochester, Minnesota and is one of the most respected companies in our community with a reputation for service and integrity.

The Hexum family of companies has provided a complete array of commercial real estate services for both sophisticated investors and those in need of brokerage, development and corporate services. Our mission is to offer exemplary service to our clients through a team of highly skilled, educated and motivated professionals.

Our success has been measured by the quality and longevity of our client relationships. At Hexum it is our belief that through our people, management philosophy and ownership mentality we consistently exceed our clients' and business partners' objectives and needs.

The Firm provides a complete array of commercial real estate consulting services to a variety of institutions. A team of advisory specialists work to completely understand your objectives and real estate needs in order to develop the most effective short and long term real estate strategy for your assets.

Our Services

Office Services

The Hexum Companies Office Division offers the best of traditional office tenant representation and investment brokerage while fundamentally redefining the role of real estate service provider. We have learned to focus on both the short and long term goals of our clients before implementing a plan to resolve their space requirement needs. We also have formed alliances with local industry experts such as architect, construction contractors, telecommunication providers, attorneys, etc. to assist clients in obtaining their objectives in a seamless manner. Our services include:

​■ Tenant Representation
■ Market Research & Analysis
■ Building Analysis
■ Financial Analysis
■ Transaction Management
■ Lease Negotiations (including Renewals)
■ Construction Management
■ Acquisitions & Dispositions (including Subleasing)
■ Subleasing Lease Renewals & Negotiations
■ Tax Abatement & Incentive Negotiation
■ Build to Suits
■ Sale/Leasebacks

Service to us simply means getting the absolute best results for our client. We have represented hundreds of companies, both small and large and know how to be both a trusted resource and an ally. We will provide the best in market knowledge, experience, negotiation skills and dedication to make each transaction a success.

Retail Services

For many decades our Retail Division has been providing execeptional brokerage services across the City of Rochester, and sourrounding communities in representing both tenants and landlords to achieve their real estate objectives. Whether for a start-up company, a restaurant, a national retailer an individual property owner, or an institutional investor, the Retail Division is experienced and dedicated to work with our clients. We skillfully navigate clients through each step of the process, be it site selection, state-of-the-art market studies and research reports, contract negotiations, or vendor referrals for legal, construction, architecture, signage and more.

Our retail Tenant Representation specialist provide state of the art market research, demographics and implementation of proven processes to insure that tenants get the best terms and conditions either in the leasing or acquisition of retail facilities. And, oddly enough, their dual experience as both owner and landlord representatives, make them uniquely qualified to leverage that perspective in providing tenant representation services. In short, they have “read the owners book” and know how to skillfully negotiate through the complexities of a retail transaction.

Our retail Project Leasing assignments include a wide range property types and we understand that each transaction is as unique and distinctive as the retail commercial real estate market itself. The retail team understands that each owner has individual needs and goals that are specific to their project and must be adhered to in order to attract and retain the right clientele. Our team works with ownership to identify and implement the best strategies and market approach to get space leased. The retail team also offers a comprehensive array of services including marketing, design, demographics and market research for leasing properties whether it is a prominent power center or a “one off” retail strip. Our Project Leasing specialists are supported by an innovative and state-of-the-art research and marketing team. Our Retail Services include:

​■ Retail Acquisitions
■ Retail Dispositions (including Subleasing or Excess Property Sales)
■ Project Leasing
■ Tenant Representation
■ Development
■ Consulting
■ State-of-the-art Demographic Mapping & Analysis
■ Trade Area Analysis & Ranking
■ Market Penetration Studies
■ MSA Ranking & Analysis
■ Transaction Management
■ Competition Analysis

Industrial Services

Our Industrial Division offers a broad range of services customized to achieve our clients’ business objectives. We are seasoned professionals analyze needs, implement strategies that fit the corporate culture as well as negotiate terms that improve our client’s bottom line. In addition, we work with an array of third party providers that complement our services and insure delivery of value added synergistic processes and procedures.

For many years we have been providing exemplary services to our clients. Services such as trends analysis, site selection, asset management, infrastructure and economic analysis are a few of the crucial services that we provide. Each of these services, and more, combine to give our clients in-depth market knowledge allowing them to achieve their desired outcomes.

Our professionals can assist in the following categories:

■ Building Acquisitions & Dispositions (including Subleasing)
■ Tenant Representation
■ Project Leasing/Landlord Representation
■ Project Management
■ Financial Modeling
■ Logistics Modeling
■ Site Selection
■ Demographics
■ Build to Suits

Land Services

Our Land Division specializes in the disposition or acquisition of raw land.

Whether the client’s goal is sell their property or to acquire property for development or investment / speculation purposes, we approach each assignment with a very systematic and well organized process from the initial market research, comparable analysis and recommendations.

One of the biggest strengths of our Land Division is the specialization of our associates. We have carefully divided each major land market in Our region into smaller submarkets and then assigned at least one land broker specialist to each area. That individual has the responsibility to specialize in that particular submarket and know everything that is “happening”. That includes attending city council meetings, planning and zoning meetings, maintaining up-to-date property owner inventories and constantly surveying recent market sales activities. As a result, our land brokers offer unmatched specific geographic and property knowledge. In addition to these submarket specialists, we also have brokers who deal strictly with the user side of the market. Land Division services include:

​■ Land Sales – Representation of either Sellers or Buyers
■ Development Planning
■ Site Assemblage
■ Consulting

Investment Services

The Investment team at The Hexum Companies, uses a sophisticated and well organized professional approach in insure successful results for our clients. Services include:

Investment Analysis - We know the marketplace. With sophisticated computer software, we can present a thorough analysis of any income property. By using accurate income and expense proformas, future and discounted cash flows and appropriate internal rates of return, we can determine the viability of any investment opportunity.

Liquidation Experience - We have a substantial record of providing services to financial institutions and their regulatory agencies. Our historical ability to liquidate commercial real estate is unmatched by other companies in Rochester We handle all aspects of the liquidation transaction including client contact, contract compliance and any and all reporting requirements.

Market Segmentation - As in our Land Division, one of our greatest strengths is the specialization of our associates. We have carefully divided each major land market in Minnesota into smaller submarkets and then assigned at least one land broker specialist to each area. That individual has the responsibility to specialize in that particular submarket and know everything that is “happening”. That includes attending city council meetings, planning and zoning meetings, maintaining up-to-date property owner inventories and constantly surveying recent market sales activities. As a result, our land brokers offer unmatched specific geographic and property knowledge. In addition to these submarket specialists, we also have brokers who deal strictly with the user side of the market.

Planning Services

Strategic Planning Group serves a diverse group of clientele and provides a wide range of strategy related advisory services benefiting individual, institutional, public, private and non-profit clients. Our team advises clients in the following areas:

​■ Commercial and investment property acquisitions and dispositions as well as due diligence, research and valuations related to those transactions
■ Strategic decisions related to property management, financing, and cycle analysis
■ Consulting with cities and municipal government entities in real estate asset management, economic development, and community revitalization strategies
■ Adding value to commercial and investment properties by obtaining regulatory and zoning approvals and forming strategic public-private partnerships for property owners and investors

Corporate Services

The Corporate Services Division utilizes the full range and diversity of the specializations within The Hexum Companies to provide strategic, value-added solutions to often complex commercial real estate problems. On a national and international scale we provide creative solutions, customized analyses, effective strategies and efficient transaction process management. Our focus is to team with individuals and corporations to maximize their real estate, achieve their objectives and add real measurable value to their bottom line. Each assignment is headed by a senior level, experienced professional who assembles a team of associate but always remains as the single source of contact and the “Accountability Manager” to the client. We offer the following Value Added Services:

■ Tenant Representation
■ Acquisitions
■ Dispositions
■ Construction Management
■ Consulting & Appraisal
■ Site Selection
■ Market Studies
■ Financial Analysis
■ Economic Incentive Procurement
■ Lease Portfolio Administration
■ Development/Build to Suit
■ Sale/Leasebacks

A Team Approach is used by carefully assembling only experienced professionals whose specializations best match the needs of each assignment. Customized methods and reporting deliverables are leveraged among team members to provide an efficient process management approach. Benchmarking of services are continually evaluated to insure goals are met and to improve both the scope and quality of services provided.

We know that long term strategic alliances are built on trust, mutual respect and performance. As an independent, family owned company, The Hexum Companies is committed to provide each client, each transaction and each individual with whatever resources are required to earn, service and keep clients for the long term. Although we are technologically proficient in substance, we are methodical in our approach and flexible to meet the objectives of our clients. We want your business and will work to earn it.

Our Brokers

Tom Hexum



Ron Schultz



Kenneth L. Bush

Real Estate Administration
Sales | Marketing | Leasing


Our Properties

for lease

18,600 Sq Ft

Eagle Holdings, LLC

Can be subdivided to 2400 square feet to 18,600. Excellent location close to downtown and DMC district


for lease

17,600 Sq Ft

RMS1 Property

Warehouse has many drive in doors and dock can be added. Excellent location with 3.89 acres of land.


for lease

3,643 Sq Ft

Special Purpose Property

Beautiful space that would be used for a special purpose. Has been previously used for a church.

for lease

2,944 Sq Ft

High Traffic Retail Space

This open space is 2300 ft. retail, storage, parking and has been painted and remodeled.


for lease

4,000 Sq Ft

Mixed Use Building

Centrally located in the downtown DMC district with open spaces, high ceilings and private bathrooms.


for lease

4,285 Sq Ft

BER Property

Present restaurant fit up in place. Excellent visible location.

for lease

1,554 Sq Ft


Ideal location for retail, office, restaurant. Very visible off of Highway 52 and 41st St.


for lease

1,000 Sq Ft

113 South Broadway

Private office/retail studios or can be removed to be an open area.

for lease

5,280 Sq Ft

3233 Marion Road

Open building with high ceilings and has an upper level mezzanine plus lower level private offices.

for lease

6,000 Sq Ft

Shoppes on Maine

New Strip Center on visible corner perfect for restaurant, office, retail with large parking field.

for sale

.61 Acres

Shoppes on Maine

Two lots that are side by side and the same size. Located by the north entrance of Maine Street.


for sale

.94 Acres

Gardens North Lot

Gardens North Lot .94 acres adjacent to the Preserve Apartments that are currently being constructed.


for sale

.84-.85 Acres

Shoppes on Maine

2 Lots Available. Pad ready and zoned M-1. Beautiful location overlooks Maine Streets water fall & pond.


for sale

1.09 Acres

Shoppes on Maine

In Rochester's newest growing development. Shares a parking lot with Wehrenberg Theatres.

for sale

1.24 Acres

Shoppes on Maine

1.24 acre lot that is zoned M-1 and is pad ready with blacktop, parking lot lights and curb in.

for sale

1.64 Acres

Shoppes on Maine

Visible corner property with easy access. North entrance to Shoppes on Maine

for sale

72.16 Acres

4325 Garden Court

The Gardens has 129 lots and 40 are availale for purchase as a whole or individually.

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