Uptown Realty & Management
Jeff Thies – Broker/Owner/Property Manager
Jeff is a life-long resident of the Twin Cities. After graduating from Benilde he attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa spending his sophomore year in Spain. After Drake, Jeff taught English for a couple of years in Japan and Indonesia. Having become an experienced world traveler he decided that Minnesota had it right and returned and spent some time in construction and property leasing which led to a career in real estate. In 1996 he became a Realtor and simultaneously began acquiring investment real estate. Jeff was involved from the inception of Uptown Management.
Jeff and his wife Babs have two awesome boys nearing the end of high school. They enjoy camping and spending time with them up North as well as every parents’ dream of chauffeuring them from activity to activity. In his spare time, Jeff runs, bikes and is a budding triathlete. Go Jeff!
Scott Graham – Broker/Owner/Real Estate Sales
Scott spent his youth in small town Ohio and moved to Colorado Springs during his teenage years. After attending the University of Colorado and meeting his wife he moved to Minneapolis in 1991. Although employed as a sales rep in the bicycle industry he started buying rental property as a way to offset the uneven income derived from selling sporting goods in our Northern climate. His experience as a landlord led him to real estate as a career in 1998. During his career at Coldwell Banker Burnet, he and Jeff Thies started Uptown Management as a way to address the need for a high-quality management company.
Scott & his wife enjoy cooking cuisines from around the globe and an active social life. Scott is an avid bicyclist, a serious fan of everything mid-century, plays music and is deeply involved in politics.