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.


For Minnesota hotel industry, normal could be a year or more away

The hospitality sector has taken a devastating hit from COVID. But with vaccinations rising, operators predict a brighter 2021.


Medtronic to build campus in Colorado; may add 1,000 jobs there

The medical device maker said the project, which is to be completed in 2022, won't affect its Twin Cities operations.


Second half of 2020 tough for much of Twin Cities commercial real estate

Apartment and industrial properties stay strong while offices and hotels struggle, report says


Twin Cities added 1.2 million square feet of storage space in 2020

The metro now ranks among the 10 largest in the U.S. for storage units.


Red Wing Shoes launches first global ad campaign

Spots feature real people and tout the brand's 'Out of Fashion' theme.


Best Buy, UnitedHealth partners in $1M marketing fellowship program to boost diversity

New BrandLab fellowship program, which Wunderman Thompson also is contributing, starts with 16 fellows this spring.


4 Minnesota recyclers receive grants totaling $400,000 from state program

The Recycling Market Development grants range from $50,000 to $149,000.


Shuttered Sam's Club in St. Louis Park will become a corporate headquarters

400 employees of Loffler Companies are slated to move from Bloomington under consolidation plan


Industrial real estate sector soars due to COVID, e-commerce

Leasing in the Twin Cities and nationally was strong, helping sector avoid vacancy woes dogging other market segments.


Graco plans to build Dayton facility for two of its operating divisions

Company expects to move 225 workers from Minneapolis HQ.