Ian Halker joined the Oppidan team in 2017 as a developer. With a background in retail brokerage, he’s bringing his expertise to pursue and identify new development opportunities.
Ian previously worked at Welsh & Colliers International, as a Senior Associate. There, Ian specialized in retail tenant representation, working with retailers of all sizes as they entered the Minnesota market. Ian also worked on a portfolio that included more than one million square feet of retail shopping center space.
As a developer, Ian works closely with Oppidan’s clients, including Aldi, AT&T, Northern Tool and Equipment, Duluth Trading, Starbucks, Supervalu, Wells Fargo, CVS, and more. He works with his clients to guide them through the entire development process, from site selection to development strategy to city processes and lease negotiations.
Ian’s actively involved in the industry, and is currently a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR), and the Minnesota Shopping Center’s Association (MSCA).
Ian graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Housing Studies with an emphasis in Finance and Management.