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.


Rosedale Center to launch 10-day social influencer ShareSpace in former J. Crew store

Closed store space will offer social influencers and shoppers a place to interact with each other and brands.


Upscale condo tower yet to rise, but more than half of units sold

Prices start at $900,000 for the 118 condos at the 41-story Eleven tower on the Mississippi riverfront, which isn't expected to be completed until late next year.


What Minnesota college grads should know about the job search

Career counselors share their advice for how recent graduates can land their first jobs.


St. Paul could get flashy updates if riverfront projects take off

The skyline of downtown St. Paul, left relatively unaltered for more than 30 years, could see some flashy additions — if developers and public officials can navigate some significant hurdles.


St. Paul YMCA pilots Apple Watch Connected program for Ys across the country

The program allows members to use their Apple Watches to do everything from booking classes to tracking challenges.


St. Cloud-based Aria Communications bought by QCSS

The combined company will be able to offer expanded direct marketing services via phone, online and direct mail.


Winona Ryder will highlight Winona, Minn., and small businesses in Super Bowl ad

Actress featured in Super Bowl ad highlighting small cities, one of many lighthearted, celebrity-driven spots.


10,000 people expected for e-sports launch event in Minneapolis

The three-day Call of Duty League Launch Weekend will be the largest e-sports event so far in the Twin Cities.


New Element hotel opens above Fillmore music venue in North Loop

The hotel is the first of Marriott International's extended-stay Element brand in the state.


West Monroe Partners to move into the nearly full Nordic building in North Loop

The move comes after the firm acquired digital-design and consulting firm GoKart Labs in October.