STEVE MINN is Vice President and Chief Financial Manager of Lupe Development. Steve directs the planning, acquisition, budgeting, finance and construction management aspects of the business. Since 2002 Steve had managed the development and construction of more than 1,000 units of housing and more than 2 million square feet of mixed use, commercial, and industrial property.
Steve has more than 35 years of real estate development experience and a varied career in state and municipal government. Steve is known for his expertise in affordable housing. He served on the Minneapolis City Council from 1994-1999 and left his post as Minority Leader to join the Ventura Administration in 1999. Steve was State Commissioner of Public Service in 1999, State Commissioner of Commerce from 2000-2001, and a mayoral appointee as Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Commissioner. Steve obtained his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and holds an master’s in business administration in urban development/finance from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Steve has been appointed to several civic boards, including the State Environmental Quality Board, the University of Minnesota Commission on Excellence, the Minneapolis Community Development Agency Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Housing, and the Mississippi River Critical Area Rulemaking Project. He was a director of Bloomington-based Bridgewater Bank. Steve is presently a board member of the AEON Board of Advisors and the Summit Academy Construction Advisory Board. Lucy and Steve are longstanding supporters of Summit Academy, which provides hands-on training and job readiness-skills in the construction trade, among other training opportunities.
Steve and his bride, Lucy, have two adult children, Alexander and Zachary.