The Minnesota Real Estate Foundation (MREF), which was formed in 2003, is centrally located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We work with organizations and individuals throughout Minnesota and beyond.
We are governed by a board of directors from around the state who have extensive knowledge and skills in the areas of banking, real estate development, law, financial planning, accounting, fundraising and nonprofit management. The MREF is a supporting organization of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.
Our current board members are:James Beste
, Beste, Ward & Associates
Allen Bright, Re/Max Results
Kevin Close, Close-Converse Properties
Dennis Gregory, Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.
Chris Hauck, Prudential Pladson Realty
Jennifer Lammers, Briggs and Morgan
Leigh Lenzmeier, Lenzmeier Real Estate Services
Steven Mooney, Treasurer, St. Cloud State University
Andrew Steil, Gray Plant Mooty
David Werschay, Chair, Werschay Homes
Brian Zimny, RBC Wealth Management
In addition we have an outstanding staff:Steve Joul
, President of the Minnesota Real Estate Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (Ex Officio member of the Board)Glen Tautges
, Director of Philanthropic Services for Central Minnesota Community FoundationPatty Kennedy
Director of Finance & Investments for Central Minnesota Community Foundation