Dave Buckman

Jeff Lafavre

Office Address

222 South Ninth Street
Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55402


Prior to becoming the Executive Advisor for IAG Commercial, Dave was a Senior Advisor for Coldwell Banker Commercial’s Griffin Office. He previously owned Strategic Facility Solutions, a consulting firm, providing Facilities and Construction project management services to a variety of companies in the Twin Cities. He brings over 25 years of experience in corporate real estate and facilities management. His current role with his clients is helping them develop better processes and more cost effective solutions for managing their corporate facilities and real estate.

Dave has successfully managed real estate projects in dozens of markets across the U.S. Trained as an architect and contractor, Dave’s construction project management and strategic real estate experiences are important elements of providing quality services for all of his clients. When combined with his diverse background and depth of experience, Dave brings a strong foundation of knowledge and a well-rounded skill set to a variety of different real estate projects.

In previous roles, Dave was the Director of Facilities for Capella University in downtown Minneapolis. He managed all aspects of its 400,000 sq. ft. headquarter offices and campus, as well as their regional facilities including departmental operating and capital budgets. Prior to this role he was also the Director of Real Estate and Facilities for RSM McGladrey where he was responsible for all departmental budgets and administration, and oversaw their sites across the upper midwest. Prior to that, he managed the sprawling corporate campus of Northwest Airlines through tumultuous times while it finished acquiring another major airline and was taken private and then made public again.


  • Iowa State University, BA in Architecture

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Member of the International Facilities Management Association (FMA) since 1989

  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Adoption Resource Network

  • Tonka United Soccer Club, U14 Girls Coach

Primary Specialties

  • Corporate Solutions

  • Disposition/Acquisition Solutions

  • Project Management

  • Corporate Advisory