Our leadership team has reached out to leading industry experts to form an Executive Advisory Committee who collectively strategize on addressing the current and future real estate challenges that we all face.
Former President of Frerichs Construction and owner of Everwood Development and Construction, Mr. Kotek is a principal and financial/business partner with Premier Housing Management LLC.
With over 40 years of experience in the construction industry, starting as a carpenter and for the past 16 years as president and principal of a regional construction firm, Mr. Kotek brings a big picture view that
ensures the highest level of success for his clients. He has overseen the construction or rehab of thousands of units and has created a reputation for quality in new construction, occupied unit-to-unit rehabilitation and
historic preservation. Mr. Kotek believes in giving back and is active in several area non-profits as well as being highly involved in other real estate-related organizations.
Mr. Baack is the lead Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgewater Bank.
A Denovo bank committed to serving the unique financial needs of seasoned real estate and small business entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities. His experience includes over 20 years of commercial banking and regulatory experience. As the President of
the Bank, Mr. Baack overseas all functions of the Bank and is still very much involved in managing an extensive loan portfolio. As the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Baack employs his experience with risk management, investment analysis and asset-liability
management to strategically position the Bank for continued profitability and success.
Project partner at Premier Management & Development, concentrating on new business development
opportunities. Previously, Mr. Huckleby served as a Senior Consultant at Galvan and Associates in Chicago, Illinois. He was the Vice President of the Twin Cities Community Land Bank, Director of the Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative,
and Deputy Director of the Minneapolis Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has also served as the Acting Director of the HUD offices in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Springfield, Illinois. He is currently serving on the
Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Connections. Previously, he served on the boards of the Local Initiative Support Corporation, Hallie Q. Brown Center, the Family Housing Fund, Minnesota Rural Partners, and Support Our Schools.