Julie Abrahamson

Ray Helmuth

Accounting Manager




Ray Helmuth started his career in 2011 working for a public accounting firm. He gained experience in multiple areas including bookkeeping, payroll, audits, and tax returns. Ray’s great communication, dedicated focus, organizational skills and attention to detail made him an integral part of the team.

Ray worked with The Excelsior Group for five years beginning in 2016. Ray managed corporate accounting and payroll, expanding his knowledge of financial software and automating processes where possible. He took on the role as the leader of the Excelsior sports teams and the fun committee. Ray is a true competitor and is great at getting everyone involved and feeling part of the team.

Ray was hired at Forte in 2022 as Accounting Manager. His has continued to gain responsibility to oversee corporate and property accounting, as well as payroll. He has experience with accounting programs such as Yardi, QuickBooks, and Skyline. Ray picked up where he left off at The Excelsior Group, helping out on the Culture Committee at Forte, organizing fun events for the team.

Ray supports all areas of Forte-Advisory, Property Management, Project Management, Portfolio Services and Workplace Solutions.


Ray has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.


  • Travel
  • Spending time with family
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf



“Trust is a very important issue for me when selecting a real estate broker. The trust I have in this team provides me great confidence that General Mills’ best interests are being considered throughout any type of real estate negotiation.”

– Tom Hogan, General Mills

"The healthcare advisory team has been a vital part of Children’s real estate strategy and development work for many years. Steve lives and breathes our mission with us and it is evident in his commitment to our organization. We are very thankful for his industry insight and extensive experience. He is a true pioneer in the healthcare real estate advisory realm!"

– Jim Leste, Children’s Minnesota


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