Paul Donovan

Paul Donovan

Executive Director
Executive Director


Paul Donovan leads the MSP Advisory Services Team, a team focused on providing local and national real estate services (strategic planning, lease, buy and sell) for businesses, nonprofits and education groups. The MSP Advisory Services Team spends much of its time listening to clients, allowing the proper connection to the vast resources within Cushman & Wakefield – site selection/transaction management, facility management/cost reductions, property dispositions/acquisitions, financing and project management services.

  • Board Chair, Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet Foundation
  • Board Member, Catholic Finance Corporation
  • Past Chairman, Achieve! Minneapolis
  • Past Board Member, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
  • Member, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Business Partner, Association of Legal Administrators-Minnesota
  • Member, Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors

Awards & Associations

  • 2017 NAIOP Minnesota Broker2 Award for Outstanding Value Created by a Brokerage Team
  • Cushman Wakefield NorthMarq – President’s Award (2015) Recognizing “Best of” within Cushman Wakefield NorthMarq; Eagle Award (2013) Recognizing Performance Excellence; Volunteer of the Year (2011); Top Producers Recognition (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Twin Cities Business – Top Brokers-Office Category, 2015, 2014
  • Twin Cities Business List – “Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Commercial Real Estate Agents” (2009, 2010)


Business - Lindquist & Vennum, CenterPoint Energy, Winthrop & Weinstine, Carousel Motor Group, Pohlad Companies, U.S. Bank, Briggs and Morgan, LHB Architects, Stoel Rives, Maccabee Group, Prisma International, Foley & Mansfield, Mill City Capital, Waldeck Law Firm, The Bancorp Bank, Prudential, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Long Term Care Group, District Energy St. Paul/Ever-Green Energy, Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Merchant & Gould, Winmark Corporation, Royal Bank of Canada, Stifel Nicolas

Nonprofit – Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis, Memorial Blood Centers, Progress Valley, Volunteers of America-MN/WI, Minnesota Council on Foundations, ALS Association-MN, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Minnesota AIDS Project, Institute for Justice, Fairview Health Services

Education – Anoka-Hennepin School District, Robbinsdale Area Schools, Saint Paul Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Osseo Area Schools, Hennepin Elementary School, Beacon Academy, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities,
St. Cloud State University, Metro Deaf School and over 20 charter schools