Wellington Management marks 30th anniversary

Commercial real estate firm Wellington Management, 1625 Energy Park Drive, celebrated 30 years in business in December at a party at the Union Depot in St. Paul.

Founded by St. Anthony Park resident Steve Wellington in 1984, the firm oversees a $350 million

portfolio of 90 commercial buildings located in 20 Twin Cities communities. Wellington manages office buildings, shopping centers and industrial properties with more than 500 tenants.

Boston natives, Wellington and his wife, Kathy, moved to St. Paul in 1974. Wellington started his career working for St. Paul Mayor George Latimer for eight years, before starting his own company in 1984. Wellington’s first project was the St. Anthony Park Bank building at 2265 Como Ave. (now the Emily Project

headquarters), which broke ground in 1986.

Wellington’s development projects include Bandana Square on Energy Park Drive, Emerald Gardens off University Avenue and the Snelling Office Plaza in St. Paul; the Hi Lake Shopping Center and Penn Lowry Crossing in Minneapolis; and Woodbury’s City Center.

Its latest development project is a $12 million mixed-use affordable senior housing and retail development on Lake Street in Minneapolis.

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