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Company Overview / Team

Rymer Companies is a development and investment company focusing on value added opportunities. Rymer Companies has a long track record of success in the acquisition, entitlement, development, renovation and repositioning of office, industrial, retail, residential and mixed use properties in Minnesota and Florida.
Meet our team below (Click on a below team member to view their bio)
President & CEO

Ed Rymer

Ed Rymer is the owner of Rymer Companies. Mr. Rymer has more than thirty-five years of broad-based experience in the ownership, development and redevelopment of commercial-investment real estate as well as numerous other companies and businesses with a focus and expertise primarily in Florida and Minnesota.  Ed is the past President of the Minnesota/Dakotas CCIM Chapter.

Ed attributes much of his success to having a keen eye for an opportunity and surrounding himself with a group of professional, experienced, talented and results-oriented individuals.

Ed is married to his beautiful wife Paulette of over 39 years, and they have four adult children and many grandchildren. He has completed seven full Ironman races, including competing in the famous World Championship Ironman in Kona, Hawaii.

Florida Legal Services

John Patterson

John Patterson (Developer Attorney) is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney with over 45 years of experience. A former litigator and appellate lawyer, John is a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP, a full-service law firm with a more than 270 attorneys. He regularly represents clients in commercial real estate, business, and financing matters in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, hotels and resorts, retail, marinas, personal storage, mobile home parks, and real estate development. He has represented the Rymer Companies for over 10 years.

John has held numerous leadership positions in the Sarasota community and The Florida Bar, having served as a director and president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, former President of the Sarasota County Bar Association and three years on the Second District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission. He has been consistently recognized for his pro bono efforts, earning The Florida Bar Foundation President’s Award of Excellence and Community Youth Development Leadership Award.


Leo Schumacher

Leo practices in the areas of business law and real estate. He has extensive experience in advising closely held businesses in a broad range of issues, ranging from business structuring to mergers and acquisitions. Leo also practices in all aspects of real property law, focusing on representing clients in commercial real estate transactions involving the acquisition, development, construction, financing, leasing, and sale of real estate. Leo is certified as a Real Property Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Leo has worked with the Rymer Companies for over 30 years.

Construction Services

Matt Cason

Matt Cason, who joined Concept Companies in 2008 as Director of Construction, is the PRESIDENT/COO of Concept Companies and has managed the construction and development of more than 1.8mm sf. Matt’s extensive construction knowledge is an invaluable asset. He has a keen eye for recognizing key development issues in the planning phase, and the knowledge of how to properly resolve them before they become real problems. He is a licensed Florida Building Contractor and Real Estate Agent. Matt oversees and has an active role in site selection and presenting properties to our clients for their approval, and serves to ensure that projects stay on their critical paths through the acquisition, due diligence, permitting/entitlement process, as well as the construction of your project.

Concept Companies provides a true full-service real estate development experience. Our vertical integration and cross-discipline expertise provide more accuracy in budgeting costs and time, resulting in significant savings across the arc of a project. This efficiency also creates reduced delivery timelines and mitigated risks.

The Concept team has a vast depth of construction and development experience in commercial retail, office, institutional, industrial, life science, government, and residential projects. The experts at Concept have the combined accomplishment of over 7 million square feet of construction and development projects throughout the southeast. In October of 2016, Concept Companies accepted an Award of Recognition from the Design-Build Institute of America for Foundation Park, a 120,000 square foot life science park.

Concept Companies, through their construction subsidiary, Theory Construction, has $44.7 million in active construction projects representing over 208,000 square feet. Twenty20 Development is in various stages of development of projects, totaling over 500,000 square feet of office, retail, and mixed-use space.

Construction Services

Brian Crawford

Brian started Concept Companies in October of 2004 with Concept Construction.  After successfully completing numerous residential, commercial, and industrial projects in various parts of the U.S., Brian began investing in real estate, which led to the birth of Concept Development in 2009. Since then, Brian has been responsible for developing over 150 commercial projects in Florida totaling approximately 2 million square feet. Brian is a licensed General Contractor in multiple states, Florida Roofing Contractor, and Florida Real Estate Agent.

Marketing Services

Brooke Rymer

Brooke Rymer is a seasoned marketing professional and consultant, bringing over 12 years of experience to Rymer Companies. Brooke has experience in a variety of industries including transportation, health & wellness, food & beverage and also music & entertainment, while living in Los Angeles working for numerous celebrity clients. 

Brooke also brings years of experience working for large corporations including Fortune 500 Target Corporation and Life Time Fitness. Her deep knowledge and expertise in digital marketing has resulted in leading numerous national marketing campaigns with results exceeding industry benchmarks. 

While Brooke currently resides in Minneapolis, her vast experience with clients has taken her all across the world including Canada, Chile, Mexico, California, and Florida. 

RV Management Services

Kathleen Walsh

Kathleen is the Founder, President and CEO of Advanced Outdoor Solutions. She began her career as Chief Financial Officer for a large outdoor hospitality developer before launching AOS. She has managed and developed over 500 million dollars in real estate venues since starting AOS in 2014. She is a well-known speaker and travels the US presenting to associations and industry groups. Kathleen’s passion for outdoor hospitality knows no bounds and she works tirelessly to ensure all AOS clients are headed in the right direction.

Resort Manager

Donna Campion

Donna Campion has over 25 years of experience in customer service and management.

Donna has been in the RV Resort industry since 2008 and has extensive knowledge, experience, and success in RV resort operations, reservations, administration and guest relationships.

She brings the knowledge and experience to focus on managing all aspects of a premier resort.

Real Estate Services

Eddie Rymer

Professional Profile

With 15+ years of experience in commercial real estate, Eddie Rymer and his team offer their clients a proven process built on collaboration, trust and transparency. Although Eddie resides in the Twin Cities, his team’s real estate knowledge and the clients they serve extends throughout North America. Eddie leads an occupier advisor and tenant representation team focusing primarily on serving corporate users of office and industrial space. 

Professional Affiliations and Accreditations

Eddie holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University. Eddie also holds a CCIM designation. Only 6 percent of the estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation. In Minneapolis, Eddie was a past public policy member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and the Association for Capital Growth (ACG). Eddie is active in his community as he has served on the Children’s Hospital of MN Counsel which includes the Executive Committee and Corporate Giving Board Committee.

Eddie R. Rymer

Property Accounting Services

Cindy Hoeschen

Cindy provides property accounting services for Rymer Companies’ Minnesota-owned commercial real estate portfolio and other operating entities. A Minnesota-licensed real estate broker, Cindy brings more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, including accounting, property management, leasing and marketing.  Cindy is a strategic thinker who employs a unique blend of creativity and common sense to drive business results.

RV Consulting

David Gorin

David Gorin has been associated with the RV park industry since 1987, first as President & CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds until 2001, and since then as the principal in David Gorin Associates LLC and it’s successor company Gorin+Cohen Consulting LLC both consulting companies serving investors, developers, buyers and owners of RV parks and campgrounds.

Gorin was the co-developer with Rymer Companies of Holiday Cove RV Resort in Cortez, Florida where their plan for developing the park as a condominium RV resort was executed and is now a successful premium level resort. Gorin works with public and private sector clients across the US providing feasibility analysis, site planning, development plans, marketing and operational planning and is considered one of the leading experts in the industry. Gorin was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, IN in August 2017.

Self Storage Facilities

Ken Hendrickson

In 2009 two friends, Ken Hendrickson and Jimmy Sorenson decided to build a software for storage facilities owners called  Easy Storage Solutions and  launched its software made their first sale that same year. By 2011 we hit 100 active customers and went international. In 2013, our company hired its first full-time employee, and by 2015 we reached 1,000 active clients. Today, their company has over 5,000 storage facilities that use their software. Easy Storage Solutions runs globally, and they add over 115 new storage facilities a month. Today, Easy Storage Solutions offers management services, as well as call management, accounting and tax services, tenant protection plans, SEO and online marketing, cloud access control, and self-storage consulting.