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Minnesota Community Living 2013-09-10 Committee and Member Updates
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Sharper Management Expands Property Management Business with the Acquisition of Rockford

Sharper Management, LLC announced that it has acquired Rockford, Inc. The acquisition is aimed at expanding Sharper Management’s presence in Minnesota’s property management market. Following the closing, Rockford’s full portfolio of clients and talent was transferred under the Sharper Management umbrella.

"We are excited to bring Rockford into the Sharper Management family,” said Dan Cunningham, managing broker at Sharper Management. "As a locally-owned property management company, our team is fully dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the Minnesota marketplace. This strategic transaction provides us with a great way to address the growing market opportunity and while providing expanded resources for our customers.”

Pete Rocheford, president of Rockford, Inc., will join the Sharper Management team alongside his entire staff. 

"We’re delighted to be a part of the Sharper Management organization,” said Pete Rocheford.  "By joining the Sharper Management team, we have the unique opportunity to leverage the company’s vast resources for our clients while continuing to provide them with the local leadership, market expertise and helpful service they have come to expect. With this move we believe we’re well-positioned to provide an even greater level of service for our collective customers. ”

The transaction closed on August 1. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Education Committee Update

We have made significant progress on the committee since the Annual Meeting.  We are pleased to have 12 members now with vast backgrounds in our industry:  Managers, Vendors, Board Members and management company executives.  Our luncheons are planned through February 2014 with some exciting speakers.  The August manager luncheon was a huge success with more than 70 managers in attendance!

Overall the board is excited about the direction we are heading, we look forward to partnering with the board of directors in the future.

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