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TEAM

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Our Team

PARTNER, CEO

Daniel Kurkowski

Nothing brings Daniel greater joy than bringing people together to solve complex problems in a way that elevates the community and builds lasting meaningful relationships with the people involved. He focuses on value-add commercial real estate investments and uses modern marketing techniques to separate Obsidian Group from the competition. Daniel looks to create win-win situations with every person with whom he interacts and endeavors to only do business with those who do the same.

Activities & Affiliations

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CCIM Member

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MNCAR

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Minneapolis Club Member

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SPAAR

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Urban Land Institute

PARTNER, PRESIDENT

Kevin Anderson

After graduating from UW-Madison’s real estate program, Kevin spent over six years in commercial real estate brokerage in two markets before helping launch Obsidian Group. With a knack for uncovering deals, Kevin leads our brokerage team while consistently finding acquisition targets for Obsidian Group’s portfolio.

His perseverance and give-first mentality has also helped establish himself as the go-to partner for many local Twin Cities technology and startup companies.

With a passion for both real estate and technology, Kevin ensures Obsidian Group is focused on all future and on-going opportunities.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON
BBA, Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

Activities & Affiliations

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CCIM Member

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MNCAR

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Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association

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Minneapolis Club Member

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Urban Land Institute

PARTNER, CFO

Brad Heitzinger

As an expert in real estate and tax law, Brad brings an incredibly valuable skill-set to Obsidian Group and its investment strategy. He has represented many of the Twin Cities top investors, landlords, developers and business owners on real estate and tax matters, including but not limited to tax planning, tax credit transactions, opportunity zones and private equity funds.

Brad has acted as interim CFO for other mid-sized companies, helping those companies reach financial success. Brad ensures our investments align with our equity partner’s overall goals, by conducting financial and legal due diligence.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW
Master of Law

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Political Science

Activities & Affiliations

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Washington State Bar Association

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Minnesota State Bar Association

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Board Member - Millennial Investors Focus Group

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Urban Land Institute

ASSOCIATE

Andrei Bortnov

Andrei has been intrigued by mathematics from a young age and its application to real-world challenges. He initially studied chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota and four years later graduated with a double major of Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. Thereafter, he worked at a Minnesota based chemical company called Bepex International where he was quickly promoted to run Bepex’s Process Development Center managing upwards of two dozen employees and the chemical processes.

As Andrei looked for new growth opportunities to apply his mathematics and problem-solving skills, he decided to target commercial real estate investing. This drastic change came from Andrei’s interests in acquiring new skills such as marketing and sales as well as becoming a commercial real estate investor himself. He uses his passion for real estate investing and knowledge to help investors, tenants and landlords tailor specific strategies in making sound decisions when investing in real estate.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, TWIN CITIES
B.A., Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Activities & Affiliations

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CCIM Member

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National Association of Realtors Member: REALTOR®

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MNCAR

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PRYOR (continuing education in management and leadership training)

ASSOCIATE

Ethan Finger

At an early age, Ethan knew he had an interest in entrepreneurship. He spent his childhood watching his parents engineer their lives as small business owners and he knew he would follow in a similar entrepreneurial path. Ethan developed his passion for real estate over the years by shadowing and working for local professionals in his hometown of Northfield, MN. Not only did that give him insight into the world of real estate but he was able to develop a deep understanding of what it would take to get into the industry.

Fast forward to his Junior year at the University of St. Thomas, Ethan took advantage of his youth and got licensed as a real estate agent with VSM Commercial. He is now creating opportunities for Obsidian Group by leading our business development efforts while working with a vast array of tenants throughout the Twin-Cities area.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS
BBA, Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Activities & Affiliations

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MNCAR

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NAIOP University Challenge

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Stofer Stensby Real Estate Competition

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Delta Sigma Pi - Nu Tau

ASSOCIATE

Sam Case

Sam joined Obsidian Group as a broker after practicing as a real estate attorney at a prominent Twin-Cities law firm. As a lawyer, he developed a deep understanding of the nuts and bolts of real estate transactions as well as potential issues that may arise in the process. He leverages this experience to help commercial real estate investors find the right opportunities, and to help property owners dispose of their property effectively and efficiently. Sam enjoys getting creative to find optimal solutions for all parties involved.

Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
B.A., Political Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Juris Doctor

ASSOCIATE

Pete LaCoursiere

Upon graduating from Minnesota State University with a BA in Business Management and Marketing, Pete managed operations at a private Golf Club in Southern California for ten years until he moved back to Minnesota in pursuit of a real estate career. After spending time in residential real estate investing, Pete’s interest and attention was focused on commercial transactions. His ability to quickly develop strong relationships and problem-solve in complex environments makes Pete a strong addition to the Obsidian team.

Education

Minnesota State University, Mankato
B.A., Business Management & Marketing

Activities & Affiliations

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Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America

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MNCAR

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Saint Paul, MN55101

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