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Lenny Newman

Vice President, Corporate Solutions


Lenny has a reputation as an accomplished advisor, finance executive, and business development leader known for positioning businesses for growth and leaders for success.

Lenny joined the Cresa Minneapolis team having acquired significant and diverse professional experiences, including holding financial leadership positions at public accounting firms, consumer packaged goods companies, family businesses, and public and private company boards. He has developed wide-ranging experience in strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business planning, development, and real estate. Utilizing his understanding of business issues and creating partnerships through his extensive network of business relationships, Lenny assists clients seeking objective, independent real estate advisory services.

Personal Fact

Lenny enjoys attending professional sporting events including the Minnesota Twins, spending time with his family, fishing and traveling.

Professional Experience

Cresa Minneapolis
Boulay, Director of Business Development
East View Information Services, CFO
Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, CEO
Border Foods Companies, CFO
PepsiCo, Finance Manager
Arthur Andersen & Co, Audit Manager


Affiliations and Memberships

Co-Founder & Executive Committee Member, Private Directors Association
Supervisory Committee Member, Trustone Financial
Member & Past President, Minnetonka Rotary
Past Board Member, SJE-Rhombus
Past Board Member, Kona Grill


The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration