Leigh's Background


Leigh Lenzmeier, SR/WA #3408

Certified General Real Property Appraiser


  • Over 25 years experience in real estate
  • Started Lenzmeier Real Estate Services in 1984
  • Major emphasis is commercial appraisal in greater Minnesota.
  • Taught real estate courses part time during the 80’s
  • Became a licensed appraiser, earned the SR/WA designation of the International Right of Way Associate in 1991 (recertified to 9/1/06)
  • Associate of the Appraisal Institute for several years.
  • Has developed a specialty working for and against entities with the power of eminent domain, including testimony at commissioners hearings and trials.
  • His largest client by dollar volume in 1997 & 2001 was the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
  • Former three year nonexclusive contract with MnDot.
  • Advisory services have expanded to include relocation assistance per the Uniform Act of 1970 as amended.
  • Worked for several area banks.
  • Appointed to the St. Cloud Parking Commission in the mid-1980’s, the Stearns County Planning Commission, and was elected to the Stearns County Board in 1990 (Chair 1993 & 2003).
  • Worked with almost every type of commercial property in greater Minnesota, including subsidized housing, agribusiness/processing, farms, residential/commercial subdivisions, retail, industrial, and apartments.
  • Completed numerous analyses of properties gifted outright to charitable & government entities or involved in bargain sales.
  • In each case IRS Form 8283, titled Noncash Charitable Contributions, was completed with the analysis subject to IRS review. Litigation support continues to increase. Local attorneys he has worked with include: Keith F. Hughes of Quinlivian & Hughes, phone # 251-1414, Kurt A. Deter of Rinke-Noonan, phone # 252-4414.
  • Leigh Lenzmeier SR/WA #3408
    Lenzmeier Real Estate Services
    MN License #4000394, Certified General Real Property Appraiser
  • Qualifications of Leigh Lenzmeier SR/WA
Leigh's Professional Data
  • St. Cloud State University, M.B.A.
    • St. Cloud State University, B.A. Economics
      Minors: Finance and Public Administration
  • 1985-89 Adjunct Faculty Teaching Positions
    • University of Minnesota
    • Southwest State University
    • Willmar Community College
    • Anoka Ramsey Community College
    • St. Cloud Technical College
  • 1984 Brokerage License – Real Estate Services of St. Cloud – #0623678
  • 1983-84 Completed examinations of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers:
    • Real Estate Appraisal Principles
    • Basic Valuation Procedures
    • Residential Valuation
    • Capitalization Theory and Techniques, Part I, Part II, & Part III
    • Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation
    • Valuation Analysis and Report Writing
    • Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • 1983-84 Completed explanations of the Realtors National Marketing Institute:
    • Cl101 Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment and Taxation
    • Cl102 Fundamentals of Creating a Real Estate Investment
    • Cl103 Advanced R.E. Taxation and Marketing Tools for Investment Real Estate
    • Cl104 The Impact of Human Behavior on Commercial Investment Decision Making
    • Cl105 Case Studies in Commercial Investment Real Estate Brokerage
      Graduate Assistant Instructor, St. Cloud State University
Leigh's Past or Present Civic and Professional Affiliations
  • Good Shepherd Foundations Board
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Stearns County Planning Commission
  • Stearns County Board of Commissioners – Chair 1993
  • Minnesota Real Estate Test Development Committee
  • Young Advisory Council, Society of Real Estate Appraisers
  • Vice-Chair, Central Business District Parking Commission
  • Financial Advisory Committee – Independent School District #742
  • City of St, Cloud Board of Equalization
  • Minnesota Farm Managers and Appraisers, Inc.
  • Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
  • Appraisal Institute – Metro/Minnesota Chapter
  • International Right of Way Association – Northstar Chapter #20
  • International Conference of Building Officials – Lake Country Chapter
  • Past President, Investment Real Estate Group, St. Cloud
  • Past President, St. Cloud Financial Planners Society
  • Past Vice President, Minnesota Viewers Association
  • St. Cloud Board of Realtors
  • Minnesota Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Central Minnesota Builders Association
  • Minnesota State Builders Association
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers
  • MAI Candidate, Appraisal Institute – #M830322
  • Holder of the SR/WA Designation, International Right of Way Association – #3407
  • Holder of a Minnesota Certified General Real Property Appraisers License – #4000394
Leigh's Selected Clients
  • Small Business Administration
  • College of St. Benedict
  • Norwest Bank – St. Cloud
  • First Bank – St. Cloud
  • First American National Bank – St. Cloud
  • First American Bank – Brainerd
  • Credit America – St. Cloud
  • United Development Company
  • President Homes
  • Homecraft Properties
  • Podawiltz Development Corporation
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Office of the Attorney General – State of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
  • Burns Law Offices
  • Rinke-Noonan
  • Hall, Byers, Hanson Steil and Weinberger
  • Marrin Hynes and Wegner
  • Oppenheimer, Wolff, & Donnelly – St. Paul
  • Le Sauk Township
  • St. Cloud Township
  • St. Augusta Township
  • Paynesville Township
  • City of Rockville
  • City of Little Falls
  • City of Cold Spring
  • Stearns County
  • Sherburne County
  • Sauk River Watershed District
  • St. Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • St. Cloud Area Economic Development Partnership
Alice's Background



Alice Lenzmeier, I.F.A.S.

Certified General Real Property Appraiser


  • University of St. Thomas
  • Degree: Masters of Business Administration
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: Business Administration
  • NAIFA Senior Designation
  • NAR Real Estate Investment & Taxation
  • U of M Real Estate Finance and Development
  • Licensed as Certified Federal General Appraiser in State of Minnesota, #4000395
  • Appraisal Institute – Appraisal Principles
  • Appraisal Institute – Basic Valuation Procedures
  • NAIFA, 10.1 – Environmental Risk Screening
  • NAIFA, Capitalization Theory or Techniques
  • NAIFA, Litigation Valuation
  • Money, Taxes, and Real Estate
  • NAIFA, 5.0 Professional Standards
Alice's Past or Present Civic and Professional Affiliations

Board Member, St. Elizabeth Anne Seton School

  • State Approved Instructor
  • Board of Equalization, City of St. Cloud
  • City Council Member, City of St. Cloud – filled unexpired term
  • Board Member, St. Cloud City & County Employee Credit Union
  • Real Estate Condemnation Commission, City of St. Cloud
  • Board Member, Independence Center, St. Cloud, MN
  • State Approved Instructor, Property Appraiser Course 1209, St. Cloud Technical College
  • Member, NAIFA, Treasurer of local chapter
  • Member, Zoning Board of Appeals, City of St. Cloud
  • Investment Real Estate Group, St. Cloud
  • Member, Advisory Committee for School District 742 Office Education of America
  • Teacher Advisor for Applied Economics, Junior Achievement
  • Campaign Vice Chair, St. Cloud Area United Way
Alice's Selected Clients
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation (MN DOT)
  • Sherburne County
  • Minnwest Bank, St. Paul, MN
  • Graco Mortgage Corporation – Greely, Colorado
  • National City Bank, St. Paul, MN