MINNEAPOLIS (November 16, 2010) – Ryan Companies US, Inc. recently signed a lease with Rasmussen College for its Two MarketPointe office development in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Rasmussen College signed a lease for the building which will be used to replace its existing campus in Eden Prairie. The space will include state-of-the-art classroom laboratories, multimedia design labs, computer labs, and expanded space for student services and resources. The campus will host Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs in the most sought-after fields. Ryan will design and construct the Rasmussen College space.
“Two MarketPointe is an ideal location for our Bloomington campus,” said Rasmussen College President Kristi Waite. “It is easily accessible and affords ample externship and clinical training opportunities to our students. In an environmentally-friendly building with an abundance of daylight, it is a healthy indoor space in a convenient location with easy access to restaurants, coffee shops and other service businesses and has ample parking. We feel our southwest metro students will thrive in this environment and appreciate the convenience it offers.”
Ryan’s relationship with Rasmussen College has expanded to projects across the country, including a new campus build-to-suit for lease project in Blaine, MN; a new campus build-to-suit for lease project in Pasco County, Florida; a corporate office tenant improvement project in the Chicago area; and design of its offices at the Normandale Lake Office Park in Bloomington. The Ryan Companies service structure for Rasmussen College features Ryan’s Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach, which weaves together development, design, construction, and finance services to deliver a user-driven project solution. The design and construction services also leverage Ryan’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities.
With the addition of Rasmussen College, occupancy of Two MarketPointe will be 72%. The building was pre-certified LEED Gold and is noted for its underfloor air delivery system (UFAD) and floor-to-ceiling glass. Ryan Companies US, Inc. designed, constructed and owns the building.
About Rasmussen College
Founded in 1900, Rasmussen College is a premier provider of educational experiences, dedicated to the growth and development of its students, employees, and the communities it serves. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Rasmussen College offers Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees in fields with the greatest occupation opportunities to more than 15,000 students both online and through its network of 21 campuses. By partnering with leading universities, Rasmussen offers opportunities to students beyond the Bachelor’s level. The Rasmussen Partner Network gives students the opportunity to earn Master’s and Doctoral degrees completely online, at their own convenience, from prominent universities around the country. To learn more about Rasmussen College, please visit www.Rasmussen.edu.
About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc., a nationally recognized builder, designer, developer and real estate manager, has specialized in fully integrated solutions for more than 70 years. Ryan builds lasting relationships with a project delivery model based on full-service customized solutions and total collaboration – pairing the customer’s needs and expectations with the talents of a team of developers, financiers, architects, engineers, constructors and property managers. In addition to its Minneapolis office, Ryan has offices in Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Fla., and Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa