Southern Minnesota’s
best known & most respected
commercial real estate firm

History of Excellence

Mac Hamilton founded Hamilton Real Estate in 1979 with Mayo Clinic as his first client and was joined by Jamey Shandley in 1989. Together they developed several build to suit warehouse facilities for IBM Corporation and, with their partners in Badger Development LLC, developed over 230 acres of farmland in northwest Rochester into commercial, residential and industrial lots. More recently Hamilton Real Estate has partnered with Peoples Electric Cooperative in the development of Oronoco Crossings along the US Highway 52 north corridor. Jamey Shandley is currently representing Hamilton Real Estate in the local leasing and marketing efforts of Industrial Realty Group (IRG) of their recently acquired 492 acre former IBM campus now known as Rochester Technology Campus. Jamey became President in 2018. Chad Behnken joined the firm in 2016 and became Vice President in 2018.

Relationships, past and present, include:


South Pointe

37-unit market rate property in Owatonna
opened August 1, 2018 and fully leased.

Plaza NW One (Hawkins Ash)

10,094 sf multi-tenant office building located in NW Rochester’s Think Plaza.

The Lofts

Built in 2014 and located one-half block west of Mayo’s Healthy Living Center, The Lofts features 10 foot ceilings, washers and dryers in each unit, limited underbuilding parking and covered decks for each unit.

Hamilton Apartments

Completed in 2010, the Hamilton Apartments 24-units were the first new market rate apartments to be built in Rochester since 1968 within walking distance of Mayo Clinic and Downtown.


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Ari Kolas new principal at Hamilton Real Estate Group
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New Development Groundbreaking in Owatonna
Groundbreaking has occurred on a project that will bring a new hotel and apartments to downtown Owatonna, renovate an historic restaurant,… read more