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Years of Commercial Real Estate Experience

Property Tax Appeal Valuations

Board of Appeals Presentations

Land Developments

  • Hennepin County District Court

    • Testified as an appraiser

  • Won in Conciliation Court in:

    • Hennepin County

    • Ramsey County

    • Scott County

  • Teaching - MN Department of Commerce

    • Authorized Commercial Real Estate Instructor  

  • Debate experience

  • City counsel presentations for land development proposals

  • Founder and facilitator of Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group



Trial Related Experience

Trial Related Experience
Work Experience 

Work Experience 

Laurie's commercial real estate experienced literally started from the ground up: co-owning a small business that provided land planning for developers and developed software for land surveying, civil engineering, and geographic information systems. After 13 years, she sold her share of the business. Laurie then became a real estate broker and land developer with Land For Sale, Inc, “I Sell Dirt, Not Promises.” Laurie has sold $66+ million worth of Minnesota land.



In 2006, Laurie obtained her appraisal license. Her valuation services have been focused on litigation, primarily Minnesota property tax appeals from Rochester to Brainerd.  Laurie has successfully challenged more than $1 billion worth of Minnesota assessed values.  She has written appraisals for property tax appeals, estate tax returns, conservatorships, purchase options, and divorces. Laurie's thirst for data has resulted in solid commercial appraisals that are easy to read and understand.


Professional Memberships:

  • Sensible Land Use Coalition

  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)

  • Minneapolis Association of Realtors


University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management 

  • Master of Business Administration in Marketing

Western Michigan University - Honors College

  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting

University of Minnesota Additional Studies:

  • Surveying and Soils

Minnesota Bar Association

  • Completed classes on property tax appeals​​

Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers

  • Completed classes on property tax appeals





  • Yoga student, teacher & volunteer program coordinator

  • Cycling

  • Golf

  • Cross County Skiing

  • Kettle Bells

  • Kickboxing

  • Swimming

  • Classical piano

  • Reading

  • Attend theater, opera, dance, and orchestra

  • Vegan cooking

  • Facilitate the Maple Grove Critical Thinking Group



Years of Commercial Real

Estate Experience

Board of Appeals







Property Tax

Appeal Valuations

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