Highlights from the Minnesota RE Journal’s Mid-Year Apartment Summit!

Yesterday was a remarkable day for the Minnesota real estate community, with an impressive turnout at the Minnesota RE Journal’s Mid-Year Apartment Summit! The event was a vibrant gathering of industry professionals, where insightful discussions on current trends and their impacts on the apartment real estate market took center stage.

Engaging Panel Discussions on Industry Trends

The summit featured several dynamic panel discussions, each focusing on crucial aspects of the apartment real estate market. Attendees gained valuable insights into the evolving landscape and had the opportunity to engage with leading experts in the field. The panels included:

  • Investment Market Update – Opportunities for Investors: This session explored the current investment climate, highlighting emerging opportunities and challenges for investors in the apartment sector. It provided a comprehensive overview of market conditions and strategies for maximizing returns in a competitive environment.
  • Operational Trends, Advancements & New Technology: This panel addressed the latest operational trends and technological advancements transforming the apartment industry. Topics ranged from smart building technologies to innovative property management practices, offering attendees a glimpse into the future of apartment operations.
  • Construction, Development & Design Trends: Moderated by Sambatek’s Erik Miller, P.E., this panel delved into the latest trends in construction, development, and design within the apartment sector. Erik skillfully guided the conversation, bringing out valuable perspectives from a distinguished lineup of speakers.

Insights from Expert Speakers

Erik Miller, P.E., from Sambatek, served as the moderator for the “Construction, Development & Design Trends” panel. His expertise helped steer the discussion toward the most pressing issues and emerging trends in the industry. The panel featured an impressive roster of speakers, each bringing unique insights and experiences to the table. Speakers included, Anna (Kubes) Bode, The Opus Group®; Chris Osmundson, Onward Investors; Evan Doran, The Doran Group; Joseph Peris, Ryan Companies US, Inc.; and Ryan Sailer, Timberland Partners.

Sambatek’s Presence at the Event

In addition to Erik Miller’s role as a moderator, Sambatek was well-represented at the summit. Joseph Bailey and Brady Busselman, though not pictured, were actively engaged at the Sambatek booth, connecting with attendees and sharing the company’s vision and expertise in apartment development and real estate consulting.


The Mid-Year Apartment Summit was a resounding success, bringing together thought leaders and professionals to discuss the ever-evolving apartment market. The engaging panels and expert speakers provided invaluable insights into investment opportunities, operational advancements, and design trends. As the industry continues to adapt to new challenges and opportunities, events like these play a crucial role in shaping the future of apartment real estate.

We look forward to the next summit and the continued growth and innovation in the apartment real estate market!