Tony Carlson, CCIM

Tony Carlson, CCIM

Vice President
Minneapolis, MN


Tony is a vice president based in Grandbridge Real Estate Capital’s Minneapolis office. He began his mortgage banking career as an analyst with Grandbridge in 2005 after earning bachelor of business administration degrees in real estate and risk management, insurance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tony is responsible for the origination of commercial loans. He is involved in every step of the process including origination, underwriting, analysis and timely closing. He has daily contact with various capital sources, including multifamily agency lenders Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA, insurance companies, banks, and CMBS lenders. He thoroughly understands the detailed lending parameters of each investor type and works with his clients to understand their objectives and originate loans that meet each client’s needs.

Tony originates acquisition and refinances loans secured by multifamily, retail, office and industrial properties. Since becoming vice president, Tony has originated over $600 million in loans on properties totaling over $900 million in value.

Tony received his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2012. He is a board member and the 2017 president of the Minnesota-Dakotas chapter of CCIM, and is involved with the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), the NAIOP Developing Leaders and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Real Estate Alumni Association (UWREAA). He was one of 10 people honored nationally in 2009 as a recipient of NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Award. He is also a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Minnesota.

Representative closings

Minnetonka Retail

  • $3,900,000
  • 7,600 square feet
  • Refinance
  • Insurance company
  • Originated by Tony Carlson and Joe Lindberg

Eagan Minnesota Office

  • $4,800,000
  • 68,000 square feet
  • Refinance 
  • Insurance company
  • Originated by Tony Carlson

MHC Portfolio

  • $71,800,000
  • 1,700 sites
  • Refinance
  • Agency
  • Originated by Todd Elkins and Tony Carlson

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