Commercial Real Estate Agents in Minnesota

Chris Fritch, CCIM Commercial Real Estate Agent in Coon Rapids, joined KW Commercial in 2008 to lead the development and growth of the company’s new commercial division. He then moved to eXp Realty in 2021.


As a seasoned professional in the real estate industry, I hold the prestigious designation of CCIM and currently serve as an Associate Broker Commercial for EXP Realty. My expertise lies in various facets of commercial real estate, including but not limited to new development, landlord representation, leasing, user sales, and investment sales within the Twin Cities area.

Having spent 18 years with Re/Max, I later joined KW Commercial in 2008 before ultimately transitioning to EXP Realty on April 1, 2021. My objective has always been to provide my clients with the most comprehensive real estate services possible, leveraging my extensive network of brokers and agents and affiliations with other top-performing professionals.

Chris is a proven leader of character and integrity,and demands excellence as a standard. With nearly three decades of Real Estate experience, Chris has a proven record of building successful transactions across Minnesota.
Aggressive, disciplined and a highly motivated sales professional, Chris approaches every assignment with the goal of creating 100% client satisfaction. Chris prides himself in repeat business and referrals.

Chris Fritch focuses on new development, landlord representation, leasing, user sales and investment sales in the Twin Cities. As an active member of the community, Chris belongs to the North Metro and Anoka Chambers of Commerce, St Paul Realtors Association and is a CCIM Designee. He is also actively involved in the Anoka Hockey Program. In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing. A good game of cribbage doesn’t hurt either.
Chris and his wife live in Elk River, Minnesota.

A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The CCIM lapel pin is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.A CCIM is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and more than 30 countries. This professional network has enabled CCIM members to close thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value. As a result, the experts who possess the CCIM designation are an invaluable resource for commercial real estate owners, investors, and users.


 Some of my clients include:
Octane Fitness

Hajime Sushi
Atlas Pet Supply

Modern Piping
Kennedy Scales

Hope 4 Youth
Partners in Dentistry

Fit Fighters
Premier Bank

GoWest Commercial

First Regions Bank
First National Bank of Elk River
Liberty Title
American Brightworks
Peoples State Bank

National Association of Realtors
Commercial properties specialist
SPAAR Board of Realtors
Negotiations expert
Highly professional



  • Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Minnesota
  • North Metro
  • St. Cloud
  • Twin Cities
  • Twin Cities Metro
  • Property Types:

    • OFFICE
    • RETAIL


      I have surrounded myself with some of the best staff known to the real estate industry and pride myself on being an expert in the industry.

      Chris Fritch , CCIM, Commercial Agent with eXp Realty


Understand Your Options if you Don’t Qualify for Conventional Business Loan

If you’re looking to start or grow your business, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a reserve of savings or a benevolent angel investor, then you’re going to need a business loan.

So where do you start? A recent study found that over 63 percent of business owners target banks as their first source of funding. Unfortunately, the success among these respondents of actually getting a business loan was a low 27 percent.

The challenge of obtaining loans on Main Street

For a start, lending requirements are much tighter now than they were before the financial crisis and small businesses, particularly start-ups, are still considered a risky bet by many lenders. Likewise, many larger banks don’t even offer small business loans as part of their portfolio – they simply aren’t profitable enough.

Furthermore, while borrowing and lending conditions have recovered in recent years, data from the SBA Office of Advocacy suggests that the improvement has been more gradual for smaller firms. In 2013, the dollar value of small business borrowing was down despite the fact that bankers reported easing their standards and terms on commercial loans to businesses of all sizes.

Yet, despite the harsh realities of securing conventional credit, there are several alternative options for start-ups and growing small businesses, even those with bad credit. Let’s take a look:

SBA loan programs

While banks may look upon small businesses as a high risk investment, that doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer small businesses. Many participate in SBA’s lending programs. The SBA doesn’t make loans directly to small businesses looking to start or grow; instead, it guarantees a percentage of the loan, reducing the risk to its lending partners and making it easier for business owners to get the financing they need.

SBA loans are experiencing unprecedented growth right now (by the end of the 2014 fiscal year, SBA had increased the number of loans made through its flagship 7(a) program by 12 percent and 7.4 percent in dollar amount over the previous year).

Small businesses can apply for these loans through their bank or authorized SBA lender. Read more about these loans, how the funds can be used and how to apply in: SBA Loans Explained – A 101 for Small Business Owners.

Business line of credit

If you need short-term working capital, a business line of credit is another option. Unlike a business loan, you can apply for a line of credit before you need it and use it only when you need it. Repayments are only made as and when money is borrowed. Lines of credit can be used to fund inventory, purchasing new equipment, overcoming cash flow issues, etc. Of course, there are drawbacks – accumulated debt being one of them. Since there is no fixed payment requirement, businesses can be tempted to pay off only the minimum each month, much like a credit card.

Credit unions

Credit unions are very attractive options for small business owners. These member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives offer a range of savings, credit and financial services that emphasize affordability. They also offer higher savings rates and lower loan rates than traditional banks. In fact, lending by credit unions is outpacing banks by almost double. Credit unions offer their own term loans (many with flexible repayment schedules and the opportunity to pay down loans ahead of time without penalties), lines of credit, as well as SBA loan programs.

Got bad credit? Try alternative funding programs

If you’re struggling with bad personal credit, many banks will take into consideration other factors such as bank history, credit card sales, credit partners, and other data sources, explains Marco Carbajo in Is Bad Credit Stopping you from Getting Business Loans?

Revenue-based loans, merchant cash advances, using a business partner as a credit partner to get lines of credit in the form of business credit cards – are all viable options for overcoming a personal credit challenge.

Land Parcel in Princeton, MN

I have a 1 acre parcel available just off Highway 169 with fantastic visibility. It is near the new Walmart that was built last year.

Princeton is a dynamic community of 4,698 residents located along the Rum River, one of Minnesota’s six protected Wild and Scenic rivers.  Located 50 miles north of Minneapolis and 30 miles east of St. Cloud, at the intersection of Highways 169 and 95, Princeton offers the conveniences of a larger community with the tranquility of small-town living.  An excellent school system, strong industrial park, historic downtown, and a growing variety of recreational opportunities all add to the quality of life in the Princeton community.

This parcel is zoned B3-general commercial and all utilities are available.

Asking Price is $149,900