Occupation: Financial institution correspondent lending; commercial and residential real estate to include asset management, development, leasing, sales, marketing and corporate real estate consulting; and investment procurement for intellectual properties being commercialized for Rochester- based, healthcare institution.

Occupation history:

  • CEO – Trafalgar Capital Marketing Group, LLC (2009 – present)
  • Vice President – Correspondent Lending Division of Bell Mortgage (November 2003 to March 2009)
  • Principal – Commercial Real Estate Advisors, Inc. (1999 – present)
  • CEO – O’Neill & Burke, Inc.
    (1997 to October 2003)
  • CEO – O’Neill Real Estate Group, Inc. (1983 – 1998)
  • Vice President & Partner – Metro Property Management Company (1968 -1983) Developed Metro Office Park – an office park comprised of approximately 700,000 square feet of office space in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Business associations:
Minnesota Bankers Association


  • High School diploma –  Wayzata High School/Columbia Heights High School
  • University of Minnesota – BA/Journalism
  • Institute of Real Estate Management designation “Certified Property Manager” (CPM)

Military Services:

  • August 1966 – August 1968.  Served in the Republic of Vietnam
    with the 25th Infantry Division (War Zone “C”) as a combat
    engineer and war correspondent from January 1967 to February 1968.
  • Directed proficiency pay program at Fort Belvoir, Virginia from March 1968 to August 1968.  Honorably discharged August 1968.

Civic activities:

  • Commissioner– Hennepin County Capital Budget Commission
    1980 - 1995
  • Commissioner– City of Bloomington 1975 – 1983
  • Board Member– Bloomington Chamber of Commerce 1977 - 1980
  • Committee Membe – Bloomington School Board 1986 – 1992
  • District Chairman– Independent Republican Party 1980 -1983
  • Board Member– Decathlon Athletic Club 1980 – 1983
  • President– Theta Chi Fraternity Alumni Association 1982
  • Hockey Coach– Orono Hockey Association 1996 – 2004
  • Baseball Coach – Orono Baseball Association 1966 – 2004
  • Soccer Coach– Orono Soccer Association 1997 – 1999
  • Sunday School Teacher – Wayzata Community Church 1997 - 2004
  • Volunteer Program Director for the Explorer Division of the Boy Scouts of America 1975 – 1979

coMmercial real estate:

Three executive office Condos for sale in Champlin, Mn.  All three are bank owned and the bank is willing to finance their purchase.  In addition, there is a bank-owned 26 assisted living group home for sale in Coon Rapids, MN.  This facility is fully approved and ready for occupancy.  Bank will provide financing.

For your residential real estate requirements, contact Julia Kruse.  In addition to standard real estate services, she is a “short-sale” specialist.  Click on “real estate” for further information about Julia.

11148 Zealand Ave N
Commercial Property located in the Champlin Business Park. For more information Contact us.

11156 Zealand Ave N
Commercial Property located in the Champlin Business Park. For more information Contact us.

11164 Zealand Ave N
Commercial Property located in the Champlin Business Park. For more information Contact us.

Residential real estate:

Julia Kruse
Realtor/Foreclosure & Short Sale Consultant- Foreclosure and Short Sales Specialist


I'm a full-time Realtor with The Realty House in Edina MN. I’ve been a licensed Realtor for 7 years. Throughout my experience and hard work of my team I was able to develop systems that help me be the best at what I do. I have systems in place, that assure that the process of buying or selling a home becomes fun & exciting for all of my clients like it should be. I am here to assist you. Representing people in real estate transactions is what I do every day. My goal is to be your Realtor for life!

I am an experienced and professional negotiator who can manage the complexities of today's real estate transactions. Expert at pricing analysis, marketing and merchandising homes for sale. Specialties include sales of new construction, upper bracket, move up homes and investment property in Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.I am a strong foreclosure consultant and short sale negotiator in case if you are missing your mortgage payments and possibly facing foreclosure. There is no charge for my services if you are facing foreclosure. FREE!
Client satisfaction is my number one objective. I believe in constant communication, and I work hard to keep you informed every step of the way. I understand the need to be flexible when working with buyers & sellers, and I will be available when you need me, from start to finish. I will guide you through the entire process, and help you make decisions that are in your best interest. Once a home is purchased or sold, I continue to follow-up and stay in touch through the closing and afterwards. My greatest joy is to see you achieve your real estate goals.
My team serves Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Wright and Anoka counties.


  • First Time Homebuyer Certified
  • Short Sales Advocate
  • Foreclosure Consultant
  • Recognized by The Realty House for Outstanding Sales 2007
  • Member of The Realty House Executive Club 2007-2010


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