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About Us

At Hamilton Real Estate we specialize in the sale, leasing, management and development of investment real estate and industrial/office user real estate. Since its inception Hamilton Real Estate has gained a reputation as innovative, dependable and trustworthy, providing all the requisite skills to successfully meet our client’s needs and desires.

The principals, associates and staff understand the unique opportunities and challenges that permeate the commercial market. From large green field developments to 1,000 square foot office leases, our staff has the knowledge and experience to accurately navigate the course of your business or investment needs.

Our commitment to the professional representation of the client’s interests is enhanced by individual memberships held by our principals in professional organizations such as the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of the National Association of Realtors (CCIM) and the Institute of Real Estate Management (CPM). These designations provide expertise and an informal international network of brokerage contacts benefiting our clients, and enable us to cooperate with national firms representing clients in southeastern Minnesota.

Our Team

Mac Hamilton, CCIM, SIOR, CPM

Office: 507.281.1002 ext. 106

Mac Hamilton’s real estate career began in Chicago in 1970 with Real Estate Research Corporation. In 1975 Mac assumed management of Mayo Clinic’s investment real estate portfolio in Rochester and opened Hamilton Real Estate, Inc. in 1979 with Mayo Clinic as our first client. In addition to brokerage of commercial and investment property, Mac has developed office and warehouse properties, office and industrial parks, and numerous multi-family properties in Rochester Byron, Faribault, and Owatonna. Most recently Mac worked closely with the City of Owatonna to help revitalize downtown with two apartment developments and a new 106 room Courtyard Hotel by Marriott.

Real estate credentials include:

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)
  • Minnesota Licensed Real Estate Broker

Jamey Shandley, CPM

President/Executive Property Manager
Office: 507.281.1002 ext. 104​ | Cell: 507.254.4058

A native of Rochester, Minnesota Jamey Shandley has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate. Throughout her career Jamey has been involved in all facets of the industry focusing primarily on industrial and office properties. She has successfully represented a number of large corporate clients including the Mayo Clinic and IBM and currently represents Industrial Realty Group in marketing the Rochester Technology Campus (formerly IBM Rochester). Jamey’s volunteer involvements have included the site selection committee for Rochester’s newest public high school, the Olmsted County Zoning Board of Appeals, the Olmsted County Community Housing Partnership and as a pet therapy team volunteer at Mayo Clinic.

Jamey’s real estate credentials include:

  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)
  • Minnesota Licensed Real Estate Broker

Chad Behnken, CCIM

Vice President
Office: 507.281.1002 ext. 107 | Cell: 507.251.7667

Chad is a Vice President and Principal of Hamilton Real Estate and Partner at Hamilton INH Property Management.  Before joining Hamilton Real Estate Group in 2016, Chad spent 16 years specializing in commercial banking.  Chad holds the CCIM designation which is one of the most respected designations in the industry and is held by less than 10% of commercial real estate professionals.  Chad works with all aspects of commercial real estate, with specialties in multifamily development and management, investment sales, and land sales.  Chad’s banking and real estate experience, commitment to excellence, and his extensive business network add significant value to his client relationships.  Being a lifelong resident of Rochester, Chad is a deeply rooted member of the community.  In addition to raising his family, he is an active community member and has served or is currently serving as a board member with several organizations including Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, Rochester Area Builders, Rochester Sports Foundation and Leadership Greater Rochester.  Chad and his wife Amy have two children.  When they are not found on the sidelines of soccer fields or on the softball field, they are enjoying time traveling and enjoying life’s experiences. 

Real estate credentials include:

  • Minnesota Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

George O. Bayrd

Senior Associate
Office: 507.281.1002 ext. 105 | Cell: 507.261.4516

A Dartmouth graduate and Rochester, Minnesota native George joined Hamilton Real Estate in 1979. This began a four-decade career in the commercial real estate industry that would take him to the Settlers Real Estate Company and Elcor Realty Company. For 15 of those years George focused on management of Miracle Mile Shopping Center in Rochester gaining valuable experience working with a variety of national and local retail tenants while restoring the historic property to its retail prominence. George’s commercial career came full circle in 2010 when he returned to Hamilton Real Estate as a Senior Associate.

Real estate credentials include:

  • Minnesota Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Ari Kolas

Office: 507.281.1002 ext. 103 | Cell: 507.271.5553

Ari is a graduate from the University of Minnesota with a BA economics and an MBA (Marketing Concentration) from the University of St. Thomas. Ari’s experience includes the startup of several businesses including the local chain of Apollo Liquor Stores and Convenience stores, which he grew to a chain of 6 liquor stores and 3 convenience stores. Ari joined Hamilton Real Estate Group in 2018 and joined the ownership as a principal in 2021. In addition to an active career in commercial sales and development, he also continues to manage various real estate ventures for his family including hotels in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa; office and retail buildings; and other real estate development projects. He is active in Rotary International and is a chair on the executive committee of the annual Greek Festival in Rochester, MN.

Real estate credentials include:

  • Minnesota Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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Ryan Nolander

Office: 507.281.1002 ext. 111 | Cell: 507.383.1820

Ryan Nolander joined the Hamilton Real Estate Group in 2020 and prior to that he spent 15 years in the economic development sector.  Ryan’s time in community economic development allowed him to gain extensive knowledge of the commercial/industrial real estate world where he was involved with building industrial spec buildings, developing commercial/industrial land, and participating in the buying, selling, and leasing of both land and buildings.  Ryan has a degree in finance from the University of St. Thomas, is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council, is a graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership Program, and has past board experience in the childcare, community foundation, and comprehensive planning sectors.

Real estate credentials include:

  • Minnesota Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Chris Terry

Office: 507.281.1002 | Cell: 507.398.5250

Chris has over 30 years of experience in providing leadership in relationship management, team development, finance, and construction/real estate development. Prior to joining Hamilton Real Estate Group in 2023, Chris spent 18 years in commercial banking and the past 13 years working in commercial construction and real estate development. Chris brings extensive client relationship experience that has been developed through a broad network of interactions, relationships, and project involvement with local, regional, and national opportunities. Chris will implement unique and innovative approaches to all facets of real estate – development, investment sales, land sales, and consulting. He will commit to personalized real estate strategies that are based upon a strong foundation of values. Community is important to Chris, and he has been actively involved with many organizations including Rochester Commercial Builders Council, Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, YMCA of Red Wing, Red Wing Port Authority, and Rochester Sports Foundation. Spending time with family is where you will find Chris when not at work – at the lake, outdoors, and traveling.

Real Estate credentials include:

  • Minnesota Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Sammie Davis

Real Estate Assistant
Office: 507.281.1002 | Cell: 507.990.4785

Sammie was born and raised in Rochester, MN and is the newest member of the Hamilton Real Estate Group. She graduated with an Associate Degree in Administration from Rochester Community Technical College. She has a strong background in customer service, medical administration, and childcare. Sammie is a photo enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, Greyson and Lennon. If she isn’t too busy behind the camera or chasing her kids around, you can find her hanging with friends, crafting, or playing with her dogs. 

Sammie’s Real Estate credential include:

  • Minnesota Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Jeanne Di Laura

Office: 507.281.1002 ext. 102 | Cell: 507.269.3677

Jeanne joined Hamilton Real Estate in 2004 with 20 years of customer service and management experience in agriculture and manufacturing. She will be easing into retirement in 2023 and will put her commercial real estate experience to work on special projects. A Kanas native and graduate of Kansas State University, Jeanne enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.