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Hello, we are GRABEK,
a boutique commercial real estate firm.
We love to help.

Our Philosophy

Your space is more
than just a profit center.
It is your home.


We are specialists.

We help companies find their perfect homes and secure them through lease or purchase. We manage small to medium sized portfolios. And, we can lend a hand to large portfolios needing a fix for conflict problems, spikes in workload, or when other special circumstances call for it.

Your work is complex,
distinct and ever changing.


We work for you.

We only represent tenants and buyers – never landlords.
We care for your unique needs.

We understand all deals are important, small and large.
We have closed projects under 200 and over 200,000 sq. feet.

When working locally, a principal will be on it. When
working nationally or overseas, we have the ability to team with the right people to deliver the right solutions.

Your business is our business.


We are proven.

Working with clients ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 25s, we have completed hundreds of successful projects in a variety of locations from Indiana to India.

We have helped create and deliver over $151M in value. We have negotiated the top seven deals for a $100B company, against some respected and heavy competition.

We are nimble and innovative, yet solid in driving end-to-end processes. Our strategic approach helps you minimize your costs and risks while giving you flexibility and freedom. Our results and references speak to the work we’ll do for you.


Chris Grabek


Chris Grabek is a Principal of the firm. Over the past decade, on behalf of users of real estate, Chris has negotiated transactions of all sizes and types, managed portfolios, and developed and led transaction teams. His international consulting career has produced hundreds of deals and a passion for helping clients save time and money.

Prior to founding the firm, he worked as a tenant representative for Jones Lang LaSalle where his focus was winning and delivering value to new and existing clients. Before joining JLL, Chris provided the same services for CB Richard Ellis and Trammell Crow Company.

Chris received a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Accounting and Communication from the University of St. Thomas.

He is a licensed attorney, real estate broker and salesperson. He also has his Certified Commercial Investment Member Designation and his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

He is a guest speaker within the MS Degree in Real Estate Program at UST, volunteers as a Wish Grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota, and serves as a Summer & Fall Games Volunteer for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Chris lives in downtown Minneapolis, loves traveling the world with his wife, can be caught on the weekends grabbing dinner with family and friends, and dabbles in cycling and golf.