Reporter | Commercial Real Estate

Dee DePass is a business reporter covering commercial real estate for the Star Tribune. She previously covered manufacturing, the economy, workplace issues and banking.

Originally from the East Coast, Dee earned her undergraduate degree at Vassar College and a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, fitness, reading, and being an adjunct journalism professor.


Minnesota officials approve new lease for stalled Mesabi Metallics project

The approval of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' lease amendments came after much debate.


Minnesota considers new lease on defaulted mining project in Nashwauk

Governor and state executive council will review plan Wednesday.


See the transformed Rand Hotel Tower after $110M renovation

The transformed hotel opens, but battles COVID-19 as it invites guests to celebrate Rufus Rand, who served in two wars.


Minneapolis ad agency pairs with historically Black college in diversity effort

Solve reached out to Morgan State in attempt to recruit people of color to its ranks and the advertising industry.


Founder of what would become Periscope Ad Agency dies at 95

Wally Simpson's agency used emerging technology and lots of family help.


The Stable acquires Jacobs Marketing in a made-in-Minneapolis deal

Jacobs Marketing, started in 1982, is best known for its retail marketing muscle.


Minneapolis offers energy grants to small businesses hurt during riots

Businesses can apply for grants of up to $40,000 to upgrade energy efficiency in rebuilding.


Resurgent north Mpls. neighborhood boasts $125M in projects

As the Capri renovation nears an end, other projects are moving forward


United Properties plans 186-unit senior living complex for Minnetonka

United Properties project will include affordable and market-rate pricing


Dollar General coming to Nicollet Mall in 2021 with urban format

The DGX store in the vacant Andrus Building space aims at millennials.