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Iconic office towers in Minneapolis undergoing big renovations

Iconic office towers in Minneapolis undergoing big renovations,ph01

The office towers at 900 and 920 S. Second Ave. in downtown Minneapolis will be renovated and renamed Forum, property owners DRA Advisors and Wildamere Capital Management and the leasing team at Cushman & Wakefield announced.

The former Oracle and International Centre’s new brand touches on the property’s status as a place to gather and connect with others in downtown Minneapolis.

“Through the changes planned for the buildings, Forum will become a space for our tenants to gather with employees and clients,” said Ted Jokerst, president of Wildamere Capital Management. “This property will now offer the amenities and gathering space so many employers are seeking.”

Planned changes to the property include a complete overhaul of the property’s large multi-story atrium, construction of a new skyway-level lounge including conference facilities and creation of multiple spec suites for prospective tenants.

“The planned improvements including our new tenant lounge will take these buildings to the next level,” said Katie Tufford, senior director at Cushman & Wakefield. “In addition, Forum’s large atrium is the perfect canvass to create something special within the skyway system. The energy in this building is going to be dynamic.”

Forum’s two towers total 622,173 square feet on the corner of Ninth Street South and Second Avenue South, two blocks east of Nicollet Mall.

Tufford leases the property along with fellow Cushman & Wakefield brokers Peter Fitzgerald, Tom Tracy and Courtney Rosoff.

Construction is expected to begin before the end of the year and will be completed in 2020.