Frank Jermusek

Lawyer and Commercial Real Estate Professional

Frank Jermusek discovered his interest in law while in college at The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. While studying Business at St. Thomas, Frank Jermusek was at the same time working for the Minnesota Investment Firm, Baker Investments. While his main work consisted of managing investments of the company, Frank began working on complex commercial transactions.

About Frank Jermusek

The Jermusek Law Firm, LLC

After studying law at William Mitchell, Frank Jermusek was hired immediately to work as an attorney at Leonard, Street and Deinard. In 2006, he founded his own law firm, The Jermusek Law Firm, LLC, which is based out of Minnesota.

The company is focused on providing sophisticated, creative, and practical solutions for clients dealing with real estate, business, and lending matters. Frank Jermusek has mainly focused his legal practice on business, real estate, lending, and golf/hospitality matters.

SVN | Northco

Working closely with his other Business, SVN | Northco, a real estate and investment firm also operating in the Minnesota area and Twin Cities, Frank Jermusek’s law firm will help individuals and companies across the greater Midwest handle legal work and strategies for real estate transactions, business transactions, and litigation for both.

In terms of real estate, Frank Jermusek’s firm will provide a practical solution to legal matters in purchase & sales, development & construction, debt & equity finance, leasing & property management, loan workouts & restructuring, commercial lending, 1031 Exchange, and, another speciality, Golf Course & Hospitality. In business, his firm will handle the legal work for business formation, contracts, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate finance.

In his work as a legal consultant and attorney at law, Frank Jermusek hopes to provide his clients with planning and preparation that will maximize the profit for their business or institution, and deliver the best possible results for that individual company or service.

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4 Tips for Selling Your Resort Real Estate

4 Tips for Selling Your Resort Real Estate

The commercial industry lacks a lot of the conformity, normalcy and often predictability associated with residential real estate. As a result, when selling a commercial piece of real estate, it becomes extremely important to work with an experienced professional and pay attention to the small details. Resorts, on the other hand, bring an added set of eccentricities considering that in addition to selling a piece of real estate, you are also selling an established company. As described by the National Association of Realtors, “The resort and second-home market differs in a number of ways from the primary residential market. Buyer interest ranges from small, rustic getaways to luxury properties, and includes an international clientele and the investment and retirement markets.” These nuances in turn influence how you and your real estate professional will ultimately market and sell the resort space.

Photos Matter

Many commercial resort buyers aren’t necessarily from the area so photos will become their initial inside look at the property and their first step in evaluating whether the property meets their needs. Then they can plan to actually go and visit the property. While there are tons of magnificent resorts on the market, if their photos do the listing a disservice, then problems with bringing in potential buyers will only persist. Often times people say the location or amenities speak for themselves, but people have to see it to understand the value there. The listing photos need to be strong enough to get them onsite. While many management companies and resort staff have access to photos from brochures or websites, make sure the photos are an accurate portrayal as well. If you need new ones, enlist a professional photographer or the help of your agent or broker for guidance. In many cases, your agent can spearhead this mission with minimal hassle on your end.

Know the Market

While you yourself might not know the specifics of your local or the global market, ensure that your real estate professional is cognizant of it. This will help you define the right price that will sell your resort for the optimal value without spending too much time on the market and becoming stale. It’s a balance and one that your realtor should be able to strike. If you aren’t confident in their expertise, don’t be afraid to survey multiple options. At the end of the day, it’s your investment and you want to ensure it pays off.

Quality over Quantity

In commercial real estate, it’s not uncommon for properties to spend a bit more time on the market since they typically require a very specific type of buyer since it’s not a property, but rather an interconnected set of businesses. Brokers help to align the right potential buyers with resort listings in order to alleviate some of the problems that occur with over publicizing or opening up a listing to anyone. Brokers are more capable of keeping things professional and private. They can vet people before touring the grounds and have a better knowledge of which listing sites will open you up to leads as opposed to putting it on display for gawkers without any real progress derived from the time and exposure.

The SVN Northco Difference

When it comes to selling a resort, you aren’t just selling the property or land, but rather a hub of multiple profit centers. At SVN Northco, we focus on selling our resorts as businesses rather than a piece of property. A typical commercial or even residential property has valuations based on the home or facility and the assets themselves.

A business like a resort, on the other hand, brings in multiple revenue streams and as a result requires an experienced real estate broker in order to properly evaluate the resort and in turn handle the mergers and acquisition process. Of course, the real estate itself matters, but that valuation is only one factor in the price. Instead, we factor in all of the valuable assets involved like profit centers or revenue streams so the price properly reflects the business value.

How Blockchain Stands to Disrupt the Commercial Real Estate Sector

How Blockchain Stands to Disrupt the Commercial Real Estate Sector

Most assume that when talking about blockchain, it’s immediately followed up by a pitch about bitcoin, ethereum or another buzzworthy cryptocurrency. While yes, blockchain became a noteworthy word on the coattails of cryptocurrencies, the infrastructure has much wider applications than just digital currency.


When it comes to the fine print associated with real estate transactions, without a lawyer, clear understanding of the commercial sector, or an advisor, it can be difficult to cover all the gaps and ensure that all your bases are covered without investing a large portion of time and money. In today’s technological age, the current case by case nature of contracts can seem ineffective. Enter smart contracts, a blockchain-based logic system to expedite the process while maintaining the nuanced nature.

As Luke Feldman and Christian Harden explain, “Smart Contracts are computer programs that put the provisions of a contract in the form of code, and then distribute them across the blockchain ledger. These contracts use if-then statements to automate actions such as: if the tenant occupies the space, then the digital wallet will transfer rent from the tenant to the landlord on a certain date.” As obvious as this new approach seems, it has been a slower shift as new startups and companies adopt cryptocurrency methodology and apply it to real estate.


Paperwork, in general, seems to define the real estate sector. Along the same lines as smart contracts, digital titles could become a more effective approach to tracking a property and the associated information typically mentioned in a physical property title. The perk though is that it’s more readily accessible and largely tamper-proof. As described in the Wall Street Journal, “A blockchain-based digital identity of a property may include its history, location and title details. Usually, buyers and banks can potentially rely on this digital identity of the property for title assessment, as any change to existing data would have to occur through a consensus across several blockchain nodes.

Property Search Engines

A lot of multiple listing services (MLSs) have become increasingly unreliable as properties remain listed after being sold or taken off the market. In addition, some listing services are limited to a select audience. Blockchain sets to change that by offering a more reliable and relevant property search engine system. As described in Deloitte’s Blockchain in Commercial Real Estate report, “A blockchain-based MLS would enable data to be distributed across a peer-to-peer network in a manner that allows brokers to have more control over their data, along with increased trust, as listings would be more freely accessible,” making it a win-win for both sellers, buyers and brokers alike.

While many can be skeptical of change and disruptions, especially technology related ones, we also need to recognize the potential benefits and exciting new opportunities these changes can provide.