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.

New hotel in St. Paul's West 7th area built around historic fire station

The Residence Inn in St. Paul was built around the city's oldest surviving fire station, on Grand Avenue.

Real estate powerhouse Ackerberg Group bets big in Uptown and St. Paul

The real estate company is taking calculated risks throughout the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis' Olson advertising agency renamed as part of ICF Next

Change follows trend of local agencies being rebranded.

Mpls.-based Periscope ad agency sold to Wis. firm for $132M

It's the latest domino to fall in the Twin Cities' ever-changing advertising landscape marked by deals.

Tina Hoye, of NTH Inc., discusses the changing demands of office users

People are looking for more: "It's a factor in recruiting and retaining employees."

Amazon, East African workers at odds over conditions at Shakopee center

A group representing Somali staffers plans to protest what it says are unfair conditions at a Shakopee facility.

Willmar woman dies in three-car crash

A 19-year-old woman was killed when she lost control of the minivan she was driving Friday in central Minnesota. Yasmin Abdi Ahmed, of Willmar, had…

Max Musicant's company brings commercial spaces to life

Real estate startup Musicant Group is all about experiences.

Luxury hotelier Four Seasons signs up as partner of Gateway project

Developers had long hoped to line up Four Seasons to occupy the hotel space in the new tower planned for the north end of Nicollet Mall.

Student-run CLAgency at the U has its eye on outside clients

Student-operated creative agency takes on more outside clients.