Lane O’Donnell is AJ Pettersen Group’s new Business Development Manager. She recently moved to MN from Denver, CO and is the latest addition to our growing team! Learn more about Lane and her big move in the blog post below.
“I was raised in beautiful Bozeman, Montana and after growing up of skiing, hiking and camping I decided to attend the University of Denver after high school. The transition from mountain town to mountain city was a major change, and I loved it. At DU I decided that I was interested in applying to the Daniels College of Business and my sophomore year I declared a major in Real Estate and the Built Environment. Four years later, I graduated with my BSBA in Real Estate and a minor in Legal Studies. I wanted to stay in Denver after graduation and my first job landed me at a small custom home building company where I served as the Design and Finance Assistant. I worked alongside the Project Managers and Interior Designer and gained an incredible background in the construction and design process of real estate.
A year and a half later, I was ready for a transition. I’ll always love Denver, but I was excited about starting over somewhere new. My boyfriend and I had many conversations about who enjoyed their job the most, who felt closer to their community of friends and neighbors, and who ultimately felt that they were most ready for a major life switch. The discussion was short; I was ready for a change of pace, felt excited about exploring a new career, and couldn’t wait to be close to him in a new city.
August 10th, I said my final goodbyes to Denver, Colorado. A bittersweet departure- I was nervous about leaving behind family and friends, but so excited to start fresh in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
So cheers to exploring and expanding my horizons! I’m gradually settling in and learning the ropes here in Minneapolis and loving every second. Since moving I’ve joined Minneapolis Bouldering Project, signed up for my Walker library card, and most importantly, started my incredible new job with the Engel & Voelkers office in Downtown Minneapolis! I couldn’t be more happy about starting my position as Business Development Manager with the amazing AJ Pettersen Team and I am already so grateful for the generosity and warmth that this company shares every day.
Things that I am most excited about? Checking out new restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, museums, theatres, trivia nights, walking/biking trails, bookshops, farmers markets, boutiques, lakes, and any and all Minnesota must-do activities. I’m so proud to be in a new beautiful home and thank you for making my move so easy.”
- Lane O'Donnell