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MINNEAPOLIS, July 12, 2021 – Carousel Motor Group (CMG), an operating company of the Pohlad Companies, today announced it has added Ferrari to its premium line of automotive dealerships. Twin Cities Performance, which opens this month, is one of just 45 Ferrari dealerships in the United States and will serve as the authorized dealer for new and pre-owned sales, service and official parts and merchandise.

Consistently ranked among the strongest brands in the world, according to Brand Finance, Ferrari’s presence adds some power to the region’s car scene. The newly renovated, 15,500 square foot facility will provide an immersive customer experience complete with state-of-the-art amenities including a 12×18 foot digital display wall, atelier design studio and customer lounge. The 2,500 square foot experiential showroom will prominently feature the latest models and the 5,700 square foot service center is equipped with five service bays and the area’s only Ferrari-authorized technicians.

“We are both proud and humbled, as a family-owned Minnesota-based business, to represent the iconic Ferrari brand in Minneapolis. Both existing and future Ferrari customers can rest assured they will get the very best levels of customer service they may already have become accustomed to in purchasing and servicing their vehicles across our other dealerships,” said Chase Hawkins, President & CEO at Carousel Motor Group.

“We are pleased to welcome the Pohlad Companies represented by the Carousel Motor Group to the Ferrari family, and wish Chase and his team much success in representing the Ferrari brand in this vibrant and important market where we have an established and loyal client base”, said Matteo Torre, President of Ferrari North America.

Twin Cities Performance will be open for sales Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The service and parts departments will be open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The all-new Ferrari store is along the premium auto corridor at 9191 Wayzata Boulevard. For more information visit www.minneapolis.ferraridealers.com  or call (763)-330-1080.

About Carousel Motor Group

Carousel Motor Group is an operating company of the Pohlad Companies, a diverse group of businesses united by a proud legacy of creating value and opportunities for our employees, businesses and communities. Formed in May 2008, Carousel Motor Group operates eight Twin Cities automotive dealerships, including Twin Cities Performance, Coon Rapids Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Audi Minneapolis, Audi St. Paul, BMW of Minnetonka, Chevrolet North Branch, Porsche of St. Paul, and Porsche of Minneapolis. To learn more, visit www.carouselmotorgroup.com.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., [February 22, 2021]  – Pohlad Companies, announced that Erryn Williams joins the organization, effective today, as Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, reporting to Pamela Lampert, Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Williams will lead DEI Strategy and key talent practices across the organization, building upon current initiatives and priorities in partnership with the Pohlad Leadership team, business and human resource leaders, and employee DEI councils.

“We are thrilled that Erryn has joined Pohlad Companies, bringing her considerable experience in talent acquisition, training and development and her expertise in aligning DEI and business goals,” said Bert Colianni, Pohlad Companies chief executive officer. “She will be a valuable partner as we strengthen the diversity, inclusivity and equity within our culture and workplace.”

Williams has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and diversity and inclusion roles in both public and private companies, including May Company, Target, Best Buy and Ryan Companies. Most recently, Williams led global inclusion and diversity strategy for Cargill. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and currently serves as a board member and chair of the Human Resources committee for Bridging.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 17, 2020– The Pohlad Companies, a privately held, diverse portfolio of organizations spanning multiple industries and sectors, today announced that Ben Hawn will join the organization, effective January 27, as Chief of Staff to Bert Colianni, Pohlad Companies’ CEO. Ben comes to the Pohlad Companies from Argentem Creek Partners LP in Minnetonka where he has served as Managing Partner & General Counsel since April 2016.  Prior to his work with Argentem, Ben held roles at both Pine River Capital Management and Faegre Baker Daniels. Ben served in the Marine Corps from 2000 to 2003.

Through his military service, legal expertise, and variety of roles in private fund management, Ben brings a wealth of leadership experience and business acumen to this role. He earned a BA in Economics from Hamilton College and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 10, 2020- The Pohlad Companies, a privately held, diverse portfolio of organizations spanning multiple industries and sectors, today announced that it has aligned two of its consumer-facing businesses under the leadership of Chase Hawkins.

Hawkins has been promoted to CEO and President for Carousel Motor Group (CMG) and also has been named Senior Vice President – Retail Operations at Pohlad Companies. In this dual role, Hawkins will oversee both CMG and JB Hudson Jewelers, leveraging strategies between two of Pohlad Companies’ retail businesses. As part of this structural alignment, Nick Pechman, President, JB Hudson Jewelers, will report to Hawkins.

Hawkins brings 30 years of global leadership experience in automotive sales, service, marketing, product planning and pricing. He joined CMG in 2016 and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of CMG in 2019. Hawkins received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal, Durban in his native South Africa. He has lived or worked in countries on five continents.

MINNEAPOLIS (June 18, 2019) – As construction begins on one of the most iconic skyscrapers in recent downtown Minneapolis history, nearly 85 percent of the building is already leased – with only three floors remaining.

Interest in leasing RBC Gateway continues to be high, according to Bill Katter, president and chief investment officer, United Properties Development. “This level of leasing is virtually unprecedented with a project of this size and scope,” he said.

RBC Gateway, named for its largest tenant, RBC Wealth Management – U.S., will rise 34 stories (plus three floors of building mechanicals and equipment) over downtown Minneapolis on the site of the old Nicollet Hotel, the landmark corner of Hennepin, Washington and Nicollet Mall. The RBC Gateway development will include the Twin Cities’ first five-star hotel and resort, the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort, as well as its first Four Seasons Private Residences.

Officials at the Pohlad Companies announced today that they will relocate to RBC Gateway in early 2022. The Minneapolis office of United Properties, the Bloomington office of NorthMarq, the Carousel Motor Group corporate team, Pohlad Family Foundation, Pohlad Investment Group, Marquette Companies and CRP Holdings will all move. All told, the Pohlad organization will occupy three floors, for a total of 96,000 sq. ft.

“The RBC Gateway project represents United Properties and our owners’, the Pohlads, latest commitment to enriching the Twin Cities community and leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come,” Katter continued. “We are thrilled to relocate our headquarters, along with our parent company and affiliated firms, to the iconic RBC Gateway site, and we look forward to welcoming other new tenants into this transformative space.”

Known as the “Gateway to Minneapolis,” the site once featured a grand hotel and a park extending to the Mississippi River. More than 25 years ago, the hotel was torn down and the park was replaced by a parking lot. Working with the City of Minneapolis and other partners, United Properties is restoring the splendor of this historical site. The total square footage of the project stands at more than 1 million sq. ft., making it one of the largest developments in recent history.

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