Meet the Real Estate Team
Broker & CEO
As a recovering CPA (inactive) and property owner, Aaron brings a unique perspective to his clients, who often seek guidance on analyzing their real estate purchases through an investment lens. Aaron has hands-on experience rehabilitating residential properties, managing Landlord projects for commercial development, leasing commercial space and syndicating real estate partnerships, all of which allows him to bring a breadth of knowledge to the table for his clients. He takes great pride at the end of each transaction when he can look his client in the eye, shake their hand and know that they would be pleased to work with him again the next time they have a real estate need.
Prior to becoming a licensed Realtor and Broker, Aaron served as the Chief Financial Officer of a Minneapolis based, $250 million Private Equity Fund. In 2007, Aaron earned a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 2012, an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He has studied abroad in Florence, Italy and several cities in India.
Aaron is the broker of record for Gold Group Realty. Outside of his career as a Real Estate professional, Aaron enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his daughters Jordyn & Maya, and wife Michelle. His interest in real estate and development was sparked at a young age, when he acquired his first lego set.
Aaron is a member of Co-Star, MN (MN Commercial Association of Realtors), MAAR (Minneapolis Association of Realtors), and Northstar MLS.
Andrew absolutely LOVES real estate. His passion is contagious and its no secret that he thoroughly enjoys helping people buy their first home or investment property. Assisting people make wise investments for their future family truly keeps Andrew going. Whether it be a commercial space for business or the future home of one’s family, Andrew is driven to help people make the most informed real estate decisions.
Prior to his career in real estate brokerage, Andrew worked for Sela Roofing and Remodeling, which provided him with advanced knowledge in evaluating the quality and potential replacement cost of residential exteriors. As a project engineer for Ryan Companies and leasing consultant for The Excelsior Group, Andrew obtained valuable insight into the operations and development of commercial and multi-family properties.
Andrew has earned his BA in Business Management and MBA with a focus on Real Estate and Development. During the course of his college career, Andrew had the opportunity to work and study in Israel, East Africa and Australia.
When he is not closing transactions, Andrew loves to travel, cheer on the Vikings and seek out new investment properties for his own portfolio. In addition, he continues to volunteer his time to the Jewish community.
Neal Mintz is a highly motivated business executive with experience in corporate and strategic management. With over a decade of management and direct sales experience, he is skilled at analyzing buyer and seller needs, motivating teams, and achieving goals in a methodical manner. Neal is an accomplished public speaker, an experienced negotiator, consistent contributor, and a reliable team member.
Neal began as an entrepreneur in college, running a small charter bus company from his dorm room in Madison, Wisconsin. He then spent over 10 years as a Director of sales a fast-growing SaaS Company in Washington, DC, and Chicago. Neal participated in the IPO process (NYSE: CVT), and also led Sales and Marketing at a 110-year-old family business. He brings varied skills, knowledge, and experience to the Gold Group team.
Office Manager and Interior Designer
Michelle has over 5 years of office management and property management experience. She helps keep the team organized and ensures transactions close smoothly and on time.
Michelle received her BA in Interior Design from Marymount University in Virginia and her MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She loves helping clients recreate their spaces to look attractive and inviting for buyers. Interior Design is an important part of selling a house and you want each room to look its best!
When she isn't chasing her two daughters around the park or the pool, she enjoys crafting and tennis.
Noah’s professional career has consisted of diverse customer service positions, focused on providing people with exciting and memorable experiences. He is focused on helping identify tailored solutions to each client engagement.
Noah is an aspiring finance major at the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Through opportunities offered at his high school, he was able to begin his Real Estate career early on through an internship with Steven Scott Management as a property inspector and account manager. Since joining the Gold Group as a licensed Realtor, Noah has focused on identifying investment opportunities and educating first time home buyers.
In his spare time, Noah enjoys spending time with his family dog and trying new restaurants around town.
Nathan is a highly driven Realtor working in the role of transaction coordinator to help keep transactions running smoothly via back-end support in marketing, data analytics and design. Through a blend of real-world experience and formal training, Nathan has developed a relentless ‘quality over quantity’ mindset which manifests itself in all aspects of his real estate career. He stubbornly refuses to settle for anything but the most comprehensive solution for each client’s unique needs.
Nathan's interest in real estate started in high school, and by the time he took his real estate license exam the day after his 18th birthday, he already had a summer internship with a residential wholesaler/flipper under his belt. After spending the next summer learning the ins and outs of the commercial world as an intern at Colliers, he enrolled at the Carlson School of Management and set his sights on Gold Group Realty. Now a full-time student at the University of Minnesota, Nathan hopes to continue on a career trajectory centered on commercial management, brokerage and leasing.
Jenna has been selling residential Real Estate for over 5 years. She is a specialist in assisting first time home buyers and sellers, and places great importance on the client experience. She loves to help her clients become well informed about the buying and selling process and provides an exemplary level of service to everyone she works with. Jenna has worked with numerous Real Estate investors and manages several properties in the Southeast Minneapolis area.
Jenna received her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Minnesota for Housing Studies and Design. She has always had a passion for interior design and architecture. She has a great deal of staging experience and knows what it takes to get a property ready for the market. In her free time, Jenna loves to travel, try new restaurants and spend time with friends, family and her adorable dog.
Danny has a passion for people and helping them reach their goals in life. He loves to bring a fresh perspective to every situation he encounters in an attempt to find the most optimized solution. Whether that be finding the perfect place to run your business or just relax in your ideal home, he has you covered. His energy is contagious and his knowledge is ever growing. Trust is what builds the best relationships and this is his top priority with all clients. He is driven to go the extra mile for you.
Prior to diving deep into the world of real estate, Danny provided technical consulting to companies large and small. He worked for Avanade, which is a subsidiary of Accenture and was jointly founded with Microsoft. His vast knowledge of the IT world has translated extremely well into the fast-paced environment of real estate. Leveraging his skill set on a daily basis allows Danny to enable a seamless experience for his clientele.
Danny earned his B.S in Computer Science along with a Management Minor from the University of Minnesota, right here in the Twin Cities. During this time he learned many valuable things such as managing time effectively, working with people from all backgrounds, and ultimately what it takes to successfully complete challenging projects.
Outside of work, Danny enjoys being an active member and leader within the Jewish community. He greatly appreciates traveling, exploring various cuisines, and spending quality time with his family.