Steve Brown

Steve Brown, CCIM




Steve began his career in 1985 working for a boutique real estate company called American Commercial Properties where he was active in office, industrial, and retail real estate brokerage. While there, he began representing medical practices which continued to grow and expand over the next 15 years. In 2000 he joined United Properties in their Corporate Services Division where he established a Healthcare Real Estate Advisory practice focusing exclusively on the medical and healthcare sector.

During the past 21 years, he has become recognized as the leading healthcare real estate advisor in the Twin Cities market. His work includes projects with major hospital systems as well as private practices navigating the extraordinary changes in healthcare. He provides strategic facility planning, site selection, portfolio and transaction management, and patient demography. He is known for his commitment to client advocacy producing exceptional results for his clients that are based on their unique interests and needs.

Steve formed Forte Real Estate Partners in 2021 where he continues his client-centric approach in the Healthcare Advisory area, offering creative solutions to an industry that has unique and specialized needs.


Steve is a licensed real estate professional and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Colorado College.


  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Traveling
  • Spending time with family



"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, Childrens Minnesota

"Focus Financial has partnered with this team because of their market knowledge and strong industry relationships. We have worked together on numerous real estate transactions in various sub-markets over the last 15 years. We have tremendous confidence that the team will deliver professional real estate advice."

– John Dritz, Focus Financial Network, Inc.


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