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.


Neighbor sues over plan to divide Irwin Jacobs estate on Lake Minnetonka

Lawsuit contends plans for the 20-acre property violate setback rules and would adversely impact neighboring estate.


With Twins game, downtown businesses are ready for the most action in a year

Restaurants and bars are happy to see sports fans again.


Arbor Lakes Business Park in Maple Grove fully leased first two buildings

Maple Grove site ready to begin construction on more space.


Mary Kay Carr, deli counter worker and garden center enthusiast, dies at 72

Even as others flocked to the internet, Mary Kay Carr preferred shopping from paper catalogs.The Kansas transplant, who moved to Farmington with her parents as…


Benefits company will leave downtown Minneapolis, relocate to Edina

Portico Benefit Services will downsize office space by roughly half.


New general counsel at Radisson talks about returning to hospitality amid COVID

Hotel veteran sees brand growth as key, looks to diversify ranks of owners.


Six months after opening, Dayton's Project lands its first major office tenant

Ernst & Young plans to move 800 workers this fall into the downtown Minneapolis building.


Andersen Windows, Marvin look to add 1,500 workers amid housing construction boom

To compete for talent, the manufacturers are offering hiring bonuses and other incentives.


H. White Men's Room breaks ground for new coffee shop addition in north Minneapolis

Get Down Coffee project wins support from Target, U.S. Bank, United Properties


Apartment complex could displace Dixie's on Grand in St. Paul

A proposed $35 million project would replace a single-story building with a mixed-use complex that is five stories high.