Andy Finn

MINNEAPOLIS—Founders Properties, LLC, a Minneapolis-based firm, has just hired Andy Finn as its new vice president of acquisitions and investments.

“Andy is a great addition to our team and brings fresh energy and extensive real estate capital markets experience,” says Wade Lau, president and chief executive officer of the privately-held company. “With his addition we are delighted to have more resources to proactively pursue new acquisition opportunities.”

Founders Properties was formed by industry veterans Richard M. Schulze, the founder of Best Buy, and Gerald A. Rauenhorst, the founding chairman of the Opus Group. As reported in, Rauenhorst died on April 24 at age 86. Founders Properties’ current portfolio of roughly 100 institutional grade properties includes office, industrial, retail and mixed use projects located throughout the US.

Finn will seek out new acquisitions and investments for Founders Properties. He will also focus on potential joint venture and new development opportunities.

Most recently, Finn was vice president of capital markets at Ryan Companies US, Inc., which he joined in 2008. Prior to that, Finn worked at L&L Holding Company, L.L.C. in New York where he was an assistant vice president of acquisitions. His experience also includes investment management and real estate acquisitions and leasing.

Finn graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration and currently serves on the board of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis.