Kenneth Bush is a native of Rochester, Minnesota. He is the CEO & Managing Principal of Bush Management Company a Certified Small Business Enterprise SBE & DBE in the State of Minnesota and is the owner of Bush Companies a Community & Economic Development collaborative. Kenneth started out in business as a caretaker by cleaning apartments and became a Realtor in 2002 for Edina Realty's Corporate Headquarters in Edina, MN where he was an original board member for the Corporate Diversity Program. His career has progressed to work for some of the most prominent real estate developers, brokers, builders, general contractors on new construction & redevelopment projects as an employee, owner and policymaker, that have resulted in over $250,000,000 in development projects., currently the Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategic Planning for WSE Massey Engineering & Surveying in Rochester, Kasson & Plainview.
Bush is an advocate for his industry and advises others as a business development mentor. His company is a Rochester based BIPOC owned firm covering everything from Real Estate, Community Development, Construction, and State and Local Government Contracting. By having these relationships in the Halls of State | Local government agencies he is leading the change to create a more inclusive industry state-wide.
EDUCATION: He was awarded a full scholarship to the University of St. Thomas – Opus College of Business where he studied the Commercial Real Estate Specialist Program and graduated in 2006 and at the same time received an extended mini MBA in Real Estate Development. In 2014 he earned a graduate certificate in Economic Development from Hamline University – College of Business at the Center for Public Administration & Leadership. He completed a training certification with Winona State University - Destination Medical Center, City of Rochester and other local contractors on Inclusive Workforce Participation Plans & Workforce Diversity in Bidding Practices.
In June 2021 Kenneth graduated from the Real Estate Diversity Program at Urban Land Institute and is completing his public works and construction management certification at the University of Minnesota.
POLICY: Kenneth is a policy maker in his community as vice chairman of the Olmsted County Planning Board of Commissioners, a certified DMC Ambassador and served as an elected Rochester Area Builders Board member in 2020, currently in his 5th year on the Governmental Affairs Committee member at RAB.
In 2021 he was elected to be a State Director for the Builders Association of Minnesota BAM and working as a member of the government relations team at the capital where he was the 2018 & 2020 endorsed candidate for Minnesota State Representative, Kenneth is on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, a recent ULI Fellow and the Founder of the Minnesota Minority Trades Council.
PRESENT + PREVIOUS | BOARD OF DIRECTORS & POLICY EXPERIENCE:
Bolder Options Board of Directors
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authority Officials NAHRO
Builders Association of Twin Cities Sales & Marketing Council
Minnesota Multi Housing Association
Restorative Justice MN
Minnesota Realtors Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Minneapolis Planning & Economic Development Real Estate Roundtable Member
Rochester Targeted Business Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce
Rochester Area Foundation Housing Coalition
MN Complete Streets Coalition
Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors MNCAR
Minneapolis Association of Realtors - Regulatory & Governmental Affairs
Minneapolis Association of Realtors - Equal opportunity & Cultural Diversity Committee
Minneapolis Association of Realtors - Community Contributions Task Force
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties NAIOP - Diversity Committee
International Council of Shopping Centers
Red Wing Multi Housing Association - Founder
Red Wing Community Development - Board of Directors
MN Realtors - Community Engagement Task Force
Red Wing Economic Development Commission - Blue Ribbon Panel
Red Wing Housing & Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners
Red Wing Human Rights Commissioner
Red Wing Diversity Committee
Red Wing Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee
Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity - Public Relations
Minnesota Realtors Governmental Affairs
Minnesota Housing Partnership - Advocacy
Southeastern Association of Realtors Governmental Affairs
Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce - Governmental Affairs Committee
We are focused on bringing together the best people for all aspects of the Development & Construction process. Our partners & collaborators are Developers, General Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Landscape Designers, Municipalities, Non-Profits, Corporations, Public + Private Partnerships.
"We Build People"
Strategic Consulting and Corporate Advisory Services
We are Southeastern Minnesota's pioneering BIPOC Development + Design + Construction firm -MBE Minority Owned Business Enterprise - As a collaborating company we do understand that every project needs quality attention to detail and has it's own unique perspective.
We work with Owners + General Contractors by participating in the public bidding processes and are compliant to earn work on your behalf to build relationships + people and create more equitable projects.
We have the capability needed to help you reach your Targeted Business Development goals, Bush Companies has collaborative partnerships within the industry with like-minded firms who are creating a working plan, being ardent in their efforts to ensure Diversity + Inclusion is sustainable for building long-term effectiveness with City, County, State & DMC Destination Medical Center - Projects. www.dmc.mn
1. MNUCP: https://mnucp.org/
2. TG/ED: http://www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/mn
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Heathcare Real Estate
office to residential conversion
future affordable housing
Mixed-Use - Office + Retail
Mixed-Use - Office + Industrial
"Each One Teach One"
November 18 - Executive Order 20-99 puts a 4-week pause on businesses such as gyms and indoor restaurant dining. There are also additional updates for industries that remain open, such as construction. Click here for more information on updates to the MN Department of Labor and Industry's COVID-19 Preparedness Plan requirements/guidance for the Construction sector.
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1221 3rd Avenue Southwest, Rochester, Minnesota 55902, United States