Rob Kost

Rob Kost, CCIM

Director of Commercial Services

Email 50 South 6th Street | Suite 1418
Minneapolis, MN | 55402
Main: 612.332.6600 | Fax: 612.376.4489


B.A.—Business Administration St. John’s University
University of Salzburg / University Mozarteum (Austria)
Harvard Business School / Executive Real Estate Program

  • Member, Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate/ RELATORS (MNCAR)
    -2014 Past President of REALTORS
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

Representative Tenant List
  • Ecolab
  • University of Minnesota Physicans
  • Summit Orthopedics
  • US Bank
  • HealthEast Medical
  • St. Paul Companies/ Travelers
  • Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Lumber Liquidators
  • Trader Joe’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Dollar Tree
  • Foot Locker
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Buttered Tin Restaurant

Rob joined Upland Real Estate Group September 2017. As Director of Commercial Services he works on business development and brokerage in all areas of real estate-retail, office, medical, hospitality, industrial, land and multi-family development sourcing. Rob has over 25 years commercial real estate experience in property management, consulting, corporate services, development and brokerage. Throughout his career, Rob has leased, sold, consulted on and purchased more than 5 million square feet of office, medical, hotel, retail, industrial and multifamily residential projects.

Most recently, as Vice President of Commercial at Sherman Associates, Rob was responsible for all office, industrial and retail leasing in the firm’s portfolio. Sherman Associates is a regional, urban developer. He also was accountable for sales and property management division activity. Additionally, he was charged with finding new opportunities for general acquisition, development or redevelopment—including historic, affordable and new market tax credit projects. Rob continues to assist Sherman Associates. He is currently overseeing six Sherman listings outsourced to Upland.

Rob is a licensed real estate broker in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois with North/South Dakota pending. He has served on numerous committees and boards—both business and civic related. Rob is the immediate past Secretary/Treasurer for the St. Joseph’s School of Music in Saint Paul, MN, current Class Chair for Saint John’s University and 2014 Past President of the Minnesota Commercial Association of REALTORS (MNCAR). He has served as a board member and/or committee chair for the local chapters of NAIOP, BOMA and CCIM. Rob was on the board of the Grand Avenue Business Association Saint Paul and was a publicly-elected board member of the Summit Hill Association (SHA) - District 16 Planning Council for the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. He and his family have been residents of the Summit Hill/Crocus Hill neighborhood in Saint Paul for many years.

Rob enjoys spending time with friends and family biking, boating, swimming and walking-in the city, or at his cabin in northern Minnesota. He also enjoys reading, music, politics, architecture, art and too much food.