About Us

The Shelard Group, Inc. was founded in 1962 by Sheldon Wert. It was created for the development of commercial property in and around the Twin Cities. The most visible project that The Shelard Group developed was the 1,000,000 square foot Shelard Office Park (“The Interchange”, as it is known today) in the northwest quadrant of Highway 169 and Interstate 394.

Under the leadership of Mr. Wert the company grew from a modest development firm to one of Minnesota’s largest full service management companies managing in excess of 10,000,000 square feet of commercial space. In 1995 The Shelard Group sold their third party management contracts to CB Richard Ellis, however, retained the management to their investments. Mr. Wert remains active in real estate development and ownership.

Today, The Shelard Group is responsible for the Asset Management of a portfolio of real estate in excess of $80,000,000. This includes 800 apartment/townhome units and 45,000 square feet of commercial property owned by outside partnerships. In addition, Shelard is responsible for the Property Management of a portfolio consisting of approximately 530 apartment units and 45,000 square feet of commercial property valued at $45,000,000. Shelard is also involved in the continued development and acquisition of commercial and multi-family real estate.

There are two managing partners that have overall leadership responsibility for Shelard and its affiliated entities. Lynne Wyffels is responsible for the operations of the Asset and Property Management divisions. Jacob Wert manages the acquisition and development departments for Shelard and its partners.