Leadership Team

DAN REGAN

Dan Regan is the founder and President of Launch Properties, a Minneapolis, MN based real estate development company. He is recognized in the industry as a creative and persistent development professional. It’s hard to see opportunity in today’s competitive environment unless you have the right perspective. Launch Properties has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. We look at the full picture to uncover opportunities, eliminate hidden risks, and craft investment plans that bring the stories behind our projects to life.

Dan has played a lead role in developing numerous corporate, healthcare, financial, housing, and retail projects and growing the Airlake Industrial Park in Lakeville, MN, into the second largest industrial park in the Twin Cities. Activities include the City of North St. Paul Economic Development Authority Committee, multiple NAIOP committees, St. John’s Hospital Community Advisory Committee, and ICSC. Dan is an active shareholder of Premier Banks, a family-owned, MN based, 20 branch community bank with $1.25 billion in assets. Lastly, Dan is a partner in the managing owner group at The Wilds Golf Club, an upscale daily fee golf course in Shakopee, MN.

Dan Regan
MIKE SIMS

Mike services retailers throughout the United States with their expansion and relocation requirements. He maintains close relationships with service, medical, financial, restaurants, and mid-large box retailers. Mike also specializes in the development of build-to-suit projects for multi-location retail tenants.

Prior to joining Launch Properties, Mike founded Mid-America Real Estate - Minnesota, LLC in 2008, a full-service retail commercial real estate firm with five affiliated offices throughout the Midwest. Mike has over 35 years industry experience in the areas of retail tenant representation, shopping center development, excess property disposition, project leasing, land sales and assemblage. Before founding Mid-America, Mike worked at United Properties as a consistent top producer in retail brokerage. Over the course of his career, Mike has participated in over seven million square feet of retail real estate transactions.

Mike is currently active in the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Minnesota Shopping Center Association, where he served as president and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. In addition, he has received four MNCAR Retail Transaction of the Year Awards. Mike also served as president of The Caring Tree, a non-profit organization that provides school supplies for kids in need.

Mike Sims
BRUCE CARLSON

Bruce is responsible for construction, development, and project management. He is accomplished and knowledgeable in the municipal development process, community and neighborhood support meetings, general commercial real estate development processes, retail, multifamily, healthcare, corporate office, civil engineering disciplines, architecture theory, and site planning. He has proven track record leading complex real estate developments throughout the U.S. totaling over five million square feet of development.

His career began in 1984 as VP of Real Estate for Video Update where he developed over 600 units across the U.S. and Canada. From there he spent the next 11 years as VP of Development with United Properties. Prior to joining Launch Properties, Bruce developed numerous projects as VP for Doran Companies.

Bruce has an impressive portfolio of work and his projects have won numerous awards, including: MSCA Best Development Process for Whole Foods in Edina, MN; for Argonne Village in Lakeville, MN; and for Andover Station, Andover, MN; and Best Redevelopment for The Shoppes at Lyndale Green. He is a past president and has been inducted into the Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA) Hall of Fame.

Bruce Carlson
MICHAEL LUND

Michael Lund joined Launch Properties at the beginning of 2019. Michael brings with him both development and brokerage expertise to help Launch execute a national build-to-suit development platform.

Prior to Launch Properties, Michael worked as a broker at Mid-America Real Estate-Minnesota, LLC working with a team to represent over 30 retail and development clients. Michael was primarily focused on tenant representation, but also enjoyed project leasing, and land sales.

Before his time as a broker, Michael worked at Frauenshuh Commercial Real Estate Group working in retail, office, healthcare and industrial markets. Michael specialized in corporate services for Frauenshuh clients and the portfolio, including a wide array of duties such as: strategic planning, development, and project management, in addition to leasing and brokerage services on a local and national level. Michael also worked as a Real Estate Development Associate at Alatus, a Minneapolis based boutique development company. Michael’s responsibilities included: financial analysis and proforma development, private equity partner and lender due diligence support, consultant and subcontractor coordination, property closing management and pre-construction organization.

Michael has a Finance degree from The University of St. Thomas.

Michael Lund
DAN TERWILLIGER

Dan Joined Launch Properties at the start of 2019. At Launch, Dan assists in project leasing and marketing, managing broker relations, and analyzing new site selection and acquisition opportunities. While Dan’s background is in retail, he now works on a wide array of product types including industrial, medical office, and multifamily.

Prior to his time at Launch, Dan worked as a real estate broker for Mid-America Real Estate. He balanced his time as a tenant representation specialist, where he worked with such as GENT, Viverant, and Verizon along with project leasing, where he worked for merchant-build developers leasing new product throughout the state of Minnesota. Before his time in the real estate world, he worked as a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual in Minneapolis. He has also worked as a freelance designer and has proficient skills in many Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) in which he continues to utilize for marketing needs at Launch Properties.

Dan Terwilliger