Our Leadership Team
Dan Regan, Principal
Dan was born and raised in North St. Paul, attending both Hill-Murray and St. Thomas. He spent most of his early professional career in the golf industry, though his connection to commercial real estate was always present. As a kid, he distinctly remembers cleaning out office and industrial buildings for his Dad, who among other things, invested in commercial real estate.
From Dan’s point of view, Launch Properties is the direct result of partnership. Partnering with another like-minded, goal-oriented individual on development and investment projects. The opportunity presented itself at nearly the exact right time in both the economic cycle and real estate cycle, and together, Dan and Mark put their names to Launch Properties.
Dan and his wife Korie have four daughters and one son, ranging in ages from one to seven. Their family is busy – there are hockey games, lacrosse, football, baseball; and Dan’s hobbies include golf, and one big family vacation a year. Dan credits his own big family; he’s the youngest of seven, for being influential through every stage of his life. One of Dan’s secrets? He doesn’t watch TV, unless it’s old Miami Vice episodes.
Mark Nordland, Principal
Mark grew up in Chaska, MN before heading east after high school to attend Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Initially interested in law, Mark was exposed to real estate development by a college friend whose family was in the business. After graduation, he came home to the Twin Cities to start his commercial real estate career as a broker at Welsh Companies (Colliers). From the beginning, his career was about building relationships and sustaining them.
With three years of brokerage experience, Mark had the opportunity to take a development position at CSM Corporation leading projects for eight years before becoming the youngest ever Vice President at Ryan Companies. For the following five years, Mark and a partner lead the development business unit at Ryan before he left to start Launch. Combined, Mark’s teams have developed projects totaling more than $850 million.
Mark says Launch Properties was established as he and Dan realized that they were both entering the prime of their careers and chasing the same ideas and goals. Rather than two identical people overlapping, Mark and Dan have an accretive relationship that benefits from their diverse backgrounds. Together, they formed the company in 2011.
Mark is married to Lisa, and they have a son and a daughter who are both school-aged. They too are a busy family involved in kid’s activities, and spend time together on the lake Mark grew up on in Chaska. Mark enjoys golf, skiing, water sports, fishing, and hunting birds. He also is involved with NAIOP – the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, recently serving as President of the Minnesota Chapter and is currently on both the National and Local Boards of Directors.
Scott Moe, Senior Vice President
Scott was raised in Lake City, MN where he also attended Lincoln High School. Scott is a graduate of Winona State University, where he received his Bachelors of Science degree. He spent 18 years as a broker, the last 12 as a VP in the industrial group at United Properties (now Cushman &Wakefield). Following UP he was VP of Leasing and Development for 8 years in the Twin Cities office of the national developer, Duke Realty Corporation. Just prior to joining Launch Scott was the VP Leasing & Development for the TC’s largest landlord & prominent developer, CSM Properties. His tenure at brokerage and development companies brings a unique perspective to Launch Properties; he intimately understands both sides of a real estate transaction.
Scott has 30 years of industry experience and has “seen it all.” Commercial real estate development is about relationships and building trust, two prime aspects of business Scott believes makes Launch Properties the company it is. Being genuine and doing what you say you’ll do when you say you’ll do it has served Scott well throughout his career.
During his tenure his perspective on the commercial industry has been sought by many; 3 times being a presenter and twice a moderator of the NAIOP’s annual Industrial Update, in addition to being a speaker/panelist at numerous industry events. In addition, Scott also lends significant time to various charitable organizations.
Scott and his wife Carrie have four kids, ages ranging from 15 to 28. Scott spends time with his kids and their activities and sports, and like Dan and Mark is a “golfaholic.” Two of his greatest passions are downhill skiing in the mountains & chasing roosters in the Dakotas.