Nicole Norfleet | Star Tribune
Reporter | Commercial real estate

Nicole Norfleet covers commercial real estate along with professional services, including the Twin Cities' thriving marketing, accounting, and legal communities. 

Norfleet joined the Star Tribune's business team in the winter of 2015 after working as the St. Paul public safety reporter and holding various other metro assignments. She is originally from the East Coast, but now calls the East Side of St. Paul home. Norfleet and her partner Liz have one tabby son named Max and enjoy craft beer, Korean dramas and camping with family. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


St. Thomas launches new ads showcasing enterprising students

The university aims to raise its profile outside of the Twin Cities area.


Target, Best Buy in-house shops help reshape ad industry

Many companies have opted to grow their in-house creative advertising shops instead of relying solely on outside advertising firms.


SPS Tower in downtown Minneapolis sells for $144M to Japanese buyer

The SPS Tower in downtown Minneapolis has sold for $144 million to a Japanese company, further indication of the area's growing attractiveness to out-of-town investors.SPS…


Super Bowl marketing ratchets down for Twin Cities

Local agencies are not spearheading national spots during this year's broadcast.


800-stall parking garage proposed in North Loop next to Mpls. Federal Reserve

Parking has become tight in the North Loop area as the number of surface lots has dwindled.


Twin Cities accountants gear up for a possible 'nightmare' tax season

Minn. CPAs have hands full, but it's "what we do."


WeWork in Uptown launches new program to help startups

The coworking company's WeWork Labs offers investor introductions, pitch nights and other features.


Why Wells Fargo's branch on St. Paul's East Side is one of their busiest in the country

Wells Fargo's Prosperity branch in St. Paul serves a diverse community, where customers can still take advantage of face-to-face banking.


Thor Cos. sued by Sunrise Banks for more than $3 million; receiver sought

Thor Cos., the state's largest minority-owned company, is on the verge of financial collapse, according to the lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court.


Madison Equities buys St. Paul's Alliance Bank Center, eyes more conversions nearby

Firm paid $18.25M for the 16-story Alliance building, with more on the horizon.