John Lund: Fueling Omaha’s commercial growth

April 19, 2013  |  Dan Rafter  |  Print Article  |  Email this Article


John Lund

John Lund
Chief executive officer
The Lund Company

Much of Omaha’s growth during the past three decades can be traced to deals completed by John Lund, chief executive officer of The Lund Company.

Lund, whose real estate career has lasted for 31 years, has closed some of the most important commercial real estate deals in the city. Along the way, he’s guided The Lund Company to its own rapid growth.

The Lund Company’s beginnings were humble, by any measure. When Lund started the firm, it was a property management company with an employee roster of just one. Today, Lund Company has grown into a more than $10 million company with 187 employees. The company leases and/or manages properties worth more than $1 billion.

And while The Lund Company continues to thrive as a third-party services company, Lund also oversees an investment/development portfolio valued at more than $200 million.

A look at the projects handled by The Lund Company illustrates just how important the firm has been to Omaha. Significant projects include the redevelopment of Regency Court Fashion Mall into one of the busiest lifestyle centers in the region. Tenants here include Borschiem’s Jewelry Store, Pottery Barn, William Sonoma and Anthropologie.

Another Lund project, the redevelopment of the vacant former Bank of the West regional headquarters building in the Regency submarket, won a prestigious Development of the Year Award at the annual CREW conference.

Even as he’s built a successful business, Lund has found time to give back to his community. He’s a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and chairma of the MECA board of directors. He’s also an active member with Regency Office Park, Omaha by Design, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Much of Lund’s contributions to his industry have come at the leadership level. For instance, he is a past president of the Commercial Investment Council/Omaha Board of Realtors.

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