Downtown Resource Group will be the most recognized residential brand in the condo and loft market of urban Minneapolis.
Downtown Resource Group serves people looking to buy, sell, lease or manage condos and lofts in the urban Minneapolis market while providing an incomparable experience for each client by being:
- Focused solely on the Minneapolis condo and loft market
- Uniquely informed about the Minneapolis areas
- Consistently professional throughout the relationship
- Thoroughly trained and educated in services and sales
DRG understands that real estate is more than a financial investment—it’s personal. We treat all of our clients like family, leveraging our extensive knowledge of urban Minneapolis to find the one place that is perfect for you.
Whether you’re buying, selling, or leasing DRG can help. With some of the most comprehensive market knowledge in Minneapolis, you can trust our team to put your best interests first, guiding you through the process and ensuring that you get the most value for your investment.
Our full service model means that we are here for you from beginning to end. Even after the contract is signed, we will continue to be your advocate and advisors through the entire process.
How can DRG help you? Contact Info@DRGMpls.com or 612.777.8005 today for more information.
Meet Our Downtown Minneapolis Experts
Condo & Loft Expert / Founder
Perhaps it was his background in the fitness industry, but Downtown Resource Group founder Joe Grunnet felt the Twin Cities urban real estate experience could use some shaping up. The Chicago-area native felt immediately at home in downtown Minneapolis due to its electrifying spirit and the stylish condos and lofts indigenous to the area. Joe started Downtown Resource Group in 2007 to show others what he had found: The perfect setting to live, work, play and build meaningful relationships.
While there seemed to be no shortage of real estate agents who were generalists in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, Joe noted a distinct lack of focus on this particular residential niche and it’s amenities and nuances. Joe’s passion for the urban market coupled with his desire to be a true resource for those seeking the ultimate metropolitan lifestyle were the basis for his mission provide expert guidance to buyers, sellers, landlords and renters. Joe has assembled a team of genuine specialists who truly understand all facets of making the most of living – and owning – the downtown dream.
Joe Grunnet is Your Downtown Resource. He and his team are here to lead your way to success and help you realize your real estate goals. Joe, his wife Stacy and their children reside in the North Loop neighborhood. He’d love to tell you all about it!
Contact Joe Grunnet
612.244.6613 • Joe@DRGMpls.com
Administrative Assistant / Transaction Coordinator
After moving from Montana to St. Paul to acquire her degree in Intercultural Studies, Katrina quickly fell in love with the spirit of Minneapolis and continues to move closer to the heart of the city. While living in the Loring Park neighborhood she is able to truly be connected with this vibrant city and all it has to offer.
Before her transition to Downtown Resource Group, Katrina excelled as a project manager in the marketing and advertising sector where her attention to detail, bright smile, strong communication skills, and “can-do” attitude bought success to each of her clients’ events. Katrina has displayed many talented skills such as attention to detail, attentive follow up, and most of all her great attitude. She brings an amazing, fun attitude to work each and every day while continuing to work hard. We look forward to having Katrina continue this energetic approach as she assists the Grunnet team.
Katrina fills her free time with worldwide traveling, continued learning, delicious food, and talented writing.
Contact Katrina DeWit612-643-1521 • Katrina@DRGMpls.com
Lead Controller / Showing Assistant
Aleksa was destined to be in real estate. As a 3rd generation realtor born and raised in Minneapolis, she comes from a family with a long history in real estate & development in the area. She knows the in and outs of the city & can put her insider knowledge to work for you to find that special property in the neighborhood best suited for your needs. Aleksa is proud to work in the area she lives and loves. An astute listener, dedicated to matching a clients criteria to their dream home, Aleksa ensures personal attention to every buyer. Her love of real estate is evident in her ability to make the home buying process fun. She understands everyone is looking for the perfect place and considers herself the ultimate personal shopper.
Prior to being in real estate, Aleksa graduated from the University of St Thomas with a BA in Marketing and then went on to work in merchandising at Target Corp. After putting her career on hold to raise two daughters, she is now following her passion. Joining the Grunnet Team in 2012, and with Joe’s guidance, Aleksa has gained both the knowledge and experience to deliver the highest level of service to her clients. Aleksa’s energy extends to her personal interests as well, which include travel, yoga, fashion, music and spending time with friends and family.
Contact Aleksa Monpetit
612-387-1499 • Aleksa@DRGMpls.com
Buyers Agent / Urban Realtor
Beth Lutgen graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2001 with a BS degree in Finance. She has lived in the Twin Cities since graduating from college and currently resides in a condo in Northeast Minneapolis. When she’s not busy with real estate, Beth loves to travel, attend concerts and spend time with friends and family.
Beth is detail oriented and is not just in it to “get the deal done”. Every sale is well-researched and methodical; leaving little room for “buyer’s remorse”. Patience, persistence, and a positive attitude are all qualities Beth brings to her practice of real estate. To her, a key element of real estate is developing relationships and building trust with her clients. She knows how to listen and always puts the needs and wants of her clients first. Beth truly enjoys working with her clients and helping them through the process of buying or selling a home.
Beth believes that “customer service” means telling people the truth – not just what they might want to hear. It also means following through and following up. With Beth on your side, no stone goes unturned to get you the answers and the results you seek.
Urban Realtor - Listing Communication Specialist
As the daughter of a real estate developer and a wife and mother of three, Minnesota native Marissa Skaja knows the importance of both structure and sensibility. Whether building homes or lasting relationships, each is essential for a strong foundation that stands the test of time. Truly listening to her clients’ personal concerns and interests as well as their real estate needs has garnered Marissa the privilege of having the vast majority of her business come from referrals. She sincerely values each client, and is proud of the fact that many of them have become her friends outside of the business arena.
In addition to holding a Business Degree in Marketing Management from the University of St. Thomas, Marissa is also a licensed Broker and General Contractor. Her knowledge of new construction coupled with nearly a decade of industry experience in the urban market make her uniquely qualified to assess properties from the perspective of both a builder and an agent. As a bona fide specialist in Twin Cities living, Marissa is passionate about helping people find a real home in the heart of downtown.
Patrick moved to Minneapolis shortly after graduating from the University of Iowa in 2001. Patrick has worked in sales/client services with companies specifically in the urban market throughout his years in Minneapolis. These years of experience has given him intimate knowledge of the heart of the city, invaluable contacts throughout the business world, and a great understanding of the downtown market. At the inception of Downtown Resource Group, Patrick made a career change and joined Joe Grunnet as the Director of Leasing Services. Patrick’s focus has been to create and grow the Leasing Division of DRG, which has enjoyed great success and a dominant market share in the downtown urban condo and loft leasing market.
Patrick’s specialties include working with investor clients, and matching high end/one of a kind properties with customers who oftentimes require a high level of professionalism, discretion and expertise. Patrick is tireless, dedicated and evenhanded in his efforts to ensure all parties are part of a fair deal. Matching the most appealing properties with the most particular clientele is what Patrick does best!
Office Manager / Leasing Coordinator
Elly was born in St.Cloud and raised in the Minneapolis area. Elly attended Minnesota School of Business and has 7 years of office management experience. Elly has been known to demonstrate results in high degrees of multi-functioning tasks. Elly has been able to handle several different responsibilities with in the office admin side. Elly is great at problem solving and getting projects accomplished on time. She is always willing and eager to help anyone she can, if you have a question or concern she will try her best to help or direct you to the best person that will be able to help, she is very resourceful and loves to help.
Elly will be working with the day to day office duties that help make our office run smoothly; she is also our Leasing Coordinator. She helps coordinate the leasing process from beginning to end. On her spare time Elly enjoys reading, hanging out with close friends, helping others and making a difference, she is also very goal oriented. Elly is also big about family and enjoys spending quality time with them.
Contact Elly Singvong
612-777-8005 • Elly@DRGMpls.com
Dylan Garrison knows the value of neighborhood specialization. He has spent over four years helping clients achieve their real estate objectives in Uptown and Downtown Minneapolis. Over the past ten years, he has also lived in both of these areas and understands their distinctive culture and characteristics. Dylan knows that a condo or loft buyer is looking for more than four walls and a door; she or he is looking for a home that complements their unique personality and lifestyle.
A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Dylan is an innovator in web-based marketing. Dylan’s self-constructed web sites and inventive marketing strategies expose his clients’ condos and lofts to more buyers in the Minneapolis market.
When Dylan steps out of the office, he enjoys stepping into his kitchen to try new recipes with his fiance Allison, the Grand Rounds walking paths around the city lakes, and Minneapolis nightlife. Let Dylan be your resource!
Minnesota grown, Kent Pitlick’s specialty is the leasing division for Downtown Resource Group and is focused on the needs and wants of downtown renters. After Graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato and earning a degree in Business Management with double minors in Marketing and Administrations, Kent gained years of experience in the auto dealership industry, but decided to go back to his original passion of real estate, which stemmed from his early years of managing a small portfolio for his family business.
Kent has since leased and managed residential properties throughout the twin cities for over six years. After living downtown for years, Kent wanted to find and focus on a single area of leasing, the Minneapolis condo market. DRG provided to be that great niche real estate office which shared his passions of the downtown Minneapolis living and the condo market. When not in the office, Kent enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, beagle, and lifelong friends.
Make Kent your resource for downtown rentals!
Erin was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. Upon high school graduation she chose to venture off to Minneapolis to attend the University of St. Thomas. After earning her degree in Marketing and studying abroad in Italy, she merged into a corporate sales job. While in this position she gained valuable experience and excelled. However; Erin saw that the downtown housing market was developing in a new and exciting way which prompted her to change career path.
Erin was introduced to Downtown Resource Group as a referral and loved the idea of what DRG brings to the Downtown Market and the overall feel of the culture within this boutique real estate office. Erin lives in Golden Valley with her fiance’ and their black lab, Lucy. In her spare time, Erin enjoys cooking, running, and trying new restaurants.
Marketing Assistant / Data Entry
Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Matt has a unique fascination and appreciation for the history of Minnesota. He is currently finishing his degree at Bethel University, where he is studying Communications & Leadership. Some of the strengths and skills Matt brings to a team are; positivity, creativity, authentic customer service, problem solving, & marketing development.
After a successful run as an independent sales representative, Matt is looking forward to transferring those skills to an industry that he is much more interested in! Matt is excited to be learning about the real estate market in such an energetic, forward thinking company. Being that he has a creative eye; Matt has always enjoyed interior design & is especially inspired by warehouse condos & lofts.
Some of Matt’s passions are music, traveling, good coffee, art, photography, red wine, & graphic design. On the weekend, you will probably find Matt playing gigs around Minneapolis, having coffee with friends, or listening to records at his apartment in Northeast.
Contact Matt Decker
612-777-8005 • Matt@DRGMpls.com