Our Story

Roers Companies was founded because of family, and our emphasis on community and collaboration trickles down into the way that we do business, our culture, and our core values.

We’re not afraid to pursue the bold course of action. We have an unconventional business model, a unique development roadmap, and a tireless grassroots work ethic. We’ll tell you upfront: it’s the secret to our success.

Development that dares to be different.

Roers Companies is a full-service real estate firm headquartered in Minneapolis with developments across the Midwest. Founded in 2012, our guiding principle has been the same since the beginning: Start small. Think big. Scale fast. Despite early obstacles (or because of them), we’ve achieved 70% year over year growth since inception. Today, Roers has raised over $200 million in equity from 450+ investment partners and overseen more than $700 million in development.

We didn’t get where we are today by following the conventional path. When others throw in the towel, we double down. While competitors play it safe on their home turf, we venture into untapped markets. We follow an unconventional development roadmap into communities with outstanding real estate potential and little competition, delivering greater prospects for returns than traditional markets.


We believe partnership is more than just a business transaction—it’s building enduring relationships with everyone involved in a project: residents, vendors, team members, and co-investors.


Each Roers property is meticulously vetted to provide the best value and maximize returns. We audit and bid every aspect of every project, from hiring architects to measuring market growth potential.


From senior housing to luxury living, our portfolio reflects the diversity of the Midwest and adds diversified value to investment portfolios with the greatest returns Midwest real estate has to offer.

Direct Investments

Every project we develop is owned by a single asset entity in which we co-invest with over 450 partners, including business owners, farmers, medical professionals, and global investment firms. We have raised $200 million in equity from friends and family.

Our History

Humble Beginnings

Roers Companies was founded in 2012 by two brothers—Kent and Brian Roers—and their high school friend Jeff Koch. Growing up in rural Minnesota, the founders developed a Midwestern work ethic combined with an entrepreneurial streak that soon led them to pursue opportunities beyond their small hometown.

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Core Living – Property Management

In 2013, Roers Companies launched a property management company to oversee everything from the branding to property financing and investor reporting after a building opens. Though independent, Core Living is closely involved in most Roers projects. This unique partnership allows us to guarantee the quality of our developments and investments long after the doors open.

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Bakken Growing Pains

Roers started strong with a 40-unit apartment building in Stanley, North Dakota, closely followed by an additional 10 properties for a total of 414 units. When the properties fell prey to the boom-to- bust vagaries of the Bakken oil market, our founders worked tirelessly to adapt and keep the doors open.

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New Momentum – Confluence on 3rd Apartments

With a revamped business model, revitalized leadership team, and clarified vision for the future, we set our future on urban developments in growing markets. In 2015 we broke ground on our largest development (211 units) and equity raise (11 million).

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Student Housing Development Begins

Roers Companies breaks ground near the University of Minnesota on Spectrum Apartments; which successfully leased-up to 95% by opening; providing housing for students and young professionals. This amenity rich community was awarded the winner of MHA’s MADACS for Best in Marketing/Leasing as well as a finalist for Best Urban Development and Best Remodel/Reuse Project by MN Twin Cities Business Journal. We’ve since developed student housing in St. Cloud and Ames, Iowa.

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Des Moines Demand

Our expansion into the Iowa markets was quickly heralded as a success, outpacing the performance of local companies. We continued to capitalize on our momentum by developing more luxury buildings in Des Moines, breaking ground on Flux (90 units) and Soll (165 units). Flux was awarded Iowa’s Pinnacle Award for Best Community Marketing.

Senior Living

In 2018, Roers recognized a growing need for senior housing and began developing and opening a series of communities, “Havenwood Senior Living”, to meet the demand. Construction began on four communities across the Twin Cities metro and has since extended across state lines to a fifth in Onalaska, WI. Roers was presented with the award for Top Senior Housing in the West Metro by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal for its first senior living community, Havenwood of Richfield, which opened August of 2018 and filled up very quickly.

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Today & Tomorrow

The Roers portfolio has exploded from 40 units to over 3,000 in just six years. Since 2013, we’ve developed $550 million in new construction, raised $163 million in equity from over 400 investment partners, and diversified our portfolio to include fast-growing niche markets. And we have no plans to slow down.


Our people are the engine of our company—they keep us moving full steam ahead. When we hire new Roers team members, we look for five distinct qualities: fast-paced and dedicated work ethic, decision-making skills, leadership ability, a get-it- done mentality, and a willingness to be a team player.