Brett Olson, CCIM
Vice President | Production


As a vice president in Grandbridge’s Minneapolis office, Brett Olson is responsible for the origination and closing of commercial real estate loans. More specifically, Mr. Olson specializes in analyzing financial data required to underwrite real estate loans for Grandbridge’s broad base of capital providers and proprietary lending platforms. He is also responsible for managing and facilitating the loan closing process through daily interaction with borrowers, capital sources and third-party vendors.

Since joining Grandbridge in 2006, Mr. Olson has been involved in the financing of more than 300 properties representing combined debt of more than $2 billion. Property types financed include apartment communities, senior living facilities, retail, office, industrial, hotel, and manufactured housing. Capital sources include life insurance companies, pension funds, CMBS lenders, traditional banks, and Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and FHA.

Mr. Olson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., in 2005, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration-Financial Management. He received his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2012.

Mr. Olson is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and a member of the University of St. Thomas Real Estate Alumni Council.

He may be reached at 612.341.7885 or by email at