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Full-Service Real Estate Development and Management

CPM Companies cofounders Daniel Oberpriller and Nick Walton purchased and leased out their first house near the University of Minnesota campus in 2005. Motivated by the success of that venture, they expanded to acquire a substantial portfolio of houses in the Dinkytown neighborhood, operating as “College Property Management.”

Quickly becoming a key player in the Twin Cities real estate industry, CPM has branched out from the student housing sector to develop and manage a diverse portfolio of commercial, mixed-use, and multifamily properties across the Minneapolis metro and surrounding areas. In 2016, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal identified CPM as the Twin Cities’ 8th largest real estate developer, ranked by square feet developed in the metro from 2013-2015.

Today, CPM is an integrated full-service real estate company that puts collaboration, commitment, and shared values at the forefront of every project. Our multifaceted team consists of professional property managers, developers, and maintenance staff, giving us the resources to guarantee that all our properties receive the same consistent standard of high-quality, hands-on service.

CPM upholds a mission of community stewardship and caters all management to the individual needs of each property. We source the best talent and operate locally within the communities we serve in order to provide an exceptional experience that generates the greatest value for clients, vendors, and residents alike.

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CPM in the News

Top Projects of 2016: Chroma

Finance & Commerce
A new mixed-use development called Chroma has been a boon for Minneapolis’ Whittier neighborhood.
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Apartment with small-format Target nears opening in Uptown

Star Tribune
CPM Companies' latest Uptown apartment project, Revel, will have a small-format Target on its first floor. 
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20 Companies To Watch

Twin Cities Business
CPM has made Twin Cities Business' list of the top 20 companies to watch this year!
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The CPM Companies Team

Meet the team that’s changing the face of Minneapolis real estate development.

Nick Walton


Nick Walton


Nick Walton is the financial mind behind CPM Companies. With a background in construction and finance, he is able to size up a project and secure underwriting with an accurate assessment of its viability. With 17 years of finance, construction, and development experience operating Reuter Walton Companies, Nick cofounded CPM Companies in 2005 with Daniel Oberpriller. Together, the two have taken Twin Cities real estate by storm.

Daniel Oberpriller


Daniel Oberpriller


Daniel Oberpriller has a unique ability to see not just properties, but potential. That ability, added to his nearly 20 years of real estate experience as an agent and broker, is just one reason that CPM Companies has become the fastest-growing real estate firm in the Twin Cities. Daniel’s entrepreneurial drive, along with his talent for securing development sites and networking partnerships, earned him a spot on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “40 under 40” list in 2013.

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Breana Walton

Vice President

Breana has been the backbone of CPM since the very beginning. While co-founders Dan and Nick hit the streets securing new development projects, it was Breana’s work behind the scenes helping them to develop processes, manage staff, and maintain relationships with clients, tenants, and staff that enabled CPM to grow from three people working out of the Walton’s basement to the 50+ person company it is today.

Pete Busse

Vice President of Finance

Pete Busse is a rare breed, possessing both a sharp financial mind and a knack for teamwork. With a comprehensive background in public accounting, real estate, and private equity, he was an obvious choice to serve as the Vice President of Finance. Pete is an accomplished executive highly skilled in effectively collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve long-term business and financial objectives. His proven success in leading a team, increasing productivity, and implementing technology solutions make him an invaluable asset to the fast-paced CPM team.

Anne Stephenson

General Counsel

As General Counsel for CPM Companies, Anne Stephenson provides legal direction for CPM’s multifamily, student housing, hospitality, and commercial development initiatives. With 9 years of experience working as in-house counsel within the real estate development industry, Anne brings expertise to all aspects of real estate development. Her efficiency and thoroughness allows CPM to maintain their rapid development pace while ensuring each project provides quality housing for the residents and larger community it serves. Anne is also a member of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, on the Board of Directors for Emily Program Foundation, and in 2015 was named one of the Top Women in Finance by Finance & Commerce.

Amy Borrell

Director of Marketing

As Director of Marketing, Amy leads the sales team and strategic marketing for CPM’s multifamily, student housing, and luxury development initiatives. With signature energy, focus and drive, she develops and manages effective sales strategies that maximize marketing dollars and fuel business growth. Amy excels at delivering results in a fast-paced environment, with an extensive background in real estate marketing, branding and sales management. Amy sets her sights high and inspires her team to rise to the occasion with a can-do attitude that overcomes obstacles and gets things done, no matter what. 

Tamara Hill

Director of Property Management

Tammy has worked in real estate for over 17 years, gaining property management experience with both rental properties and homeowner associations. Her career path is paved with the excitement, positive energy, and results-focused problem solving skills that make her a natural leader. Tammy is thrilled to be part of the CPM team and looks forward to striving for exceptional customer satisfaction and continued company growth.

LeighAnn Stanley

Human Resources Manager

LeighAnn Stanley is single-handedly responsible for building the CPM Companies HR department from scratch. An HR powerhouse with an extensive background that spans a variety of industries, LeighAnn is Human Resources Manager for not just one company, but four—CPM Companies and the three affiliated Reuter Walton Companies. Handling every HR function in the book, LeighAnn keeps the wheels spinning on the fast-moving machine that is CPM.

Nicole Daly

Real Estate Development Coordinator

Not just anyone could keep the high-speed train that is CPM on track without going off the rails themselves, but with more than 15 years of real estate experience, Nicole Daly is more than up to the task. In her dual role of Project Manager and Development Coordinator, Nicole puts her industry knowledge to work advocating for clients and uses her no-nonsense organizational skills to coordinate architects, brokers, contractors, and consultants. Nicole first met CPM cofounders Daniel and Nick when she was processing their first investment loan, and has been along for the ride ever since.

Brittany Chavez

Senior Accountant

As head of the accounting department, Brittany Chavez manages all accounts payable and financial reporting processes for CPM’s managed properties. With five years in property accounting and a background in forensic accounting, Brittany excels at auditing accounts to clear up any and all potential issues. Her natural skill for juggling a million moving parts along with her ability to think outside the box to create fresh and efficient processes make Brittany a valuable asset to the fast-moving CPM team. Being far more outgoing than the average accountant, Brittany is adept at working with clients and owners alike – not to mention a pleasure to work with in the office.

Eric Hassler

IT Manager

Eric Hassler first joined CPM companies as an IT contractor almost eight years ago. He was eventually hired on full-time to manage the increasing technical demands of the company’s dramatic growth, a task that calls upon the full scope of his decade of experience. Since joining the team, Eric has dedicated himself to defining new processes and overseeing projects that make CPM Companies an industry leader in adopting new technologies.

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Big Picture Development With an Eye for Detail

CPM Companies is a full-service real estate company specializing in property development, acquisition, and management. Whether building new development projects or taking over third-party property management for a client, CPM prioritizes value creation. We tailor our services to the unique needs of each client and property with the intent of outperforming the market and our competitors.

Our long-term partnership with Reuter Walton Companies and the versatility of our in-house teams gives CPM the resources to manage a diverse and growing portfolio of projects.

Property Management

  • Residential, mixed-use, homeowner associations, commercial, and retail management capabilities
  • Asset management
  • Construction, renovation, and design consulting
  • Facilities management and preventive maintenance programs
  • Investment analysis
  • Contract negotiation and vendor management
  • Insurance analysis
  • Marketing and lease-up services
  • Brand portfolio repositioning

Real Estate Development

  • Site selection
  • Site assemblage
  • Entitlements
  • Rezoning
  • Financing
  • Construction