Oaks Properties LLC, founded in 1970, is a family owned developer, re-developer, and operator of residential rental communities in Minnesota and Texas. As a family company, we focus on developing and acquiring high-quality apartment communities in great neighborhoods.

Oaks Properties owns 2091 apartment homes in 14 communities with a 158 unit, transit-oriented community in development at the Garland Station on the DART Blue Line. Ten communities are located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Apple Valley, Edina, and Minnetonka. Four communities are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex: Coppell, Dallas (White Rock Lake), Garland, and Irving (Las Colinas). Our business home is located at Oaks Station Place, our new mixed-use transit-oriented community on the Blue Line in Minneapolis.

Since 1999, Oaks Properties associates and communities have earned 22 prestigious MADACS Awards for property excellence, landscaping, floor plans, and management achievement. Notably and uniquely, three leaders of Oaks have served as chair of the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, the voice of the rental housing industry in Minnesota. Our mighty Oaks associates are proud to present beautiful apartment homes and deliver superior resident service. Every day.

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Norman P. Bjornnes
Founder and President of Oaks Properties LLC

Norman P. Bjornnes, Jr. is a founder and President of Oaks Properties LLC, which, with related entities, has developed, owns and manages 2,246 rental apartment homes and retail and commercial space in Minnesota and Texas. Oaks Properties is currently developing a 153 unit rental community on the DART Blue Line in Garland, Texas and is in pre-development for a new rental community on the Metro Transit Green Line in St. Paul, Minnesota. Norm has developed and redeveloped multifamily housing and mixed use communities since 1979 and currently serves as a principal of Lewisville Land LLP, and Minnesota farm enterprise and Bear Cape Timber LLC, a Minnesota timber producer.

Norm has been in private law practice since 1980 and partner in the law firm of Mulligan & Bjornnes PLLP since 1982. He has special expertise in real estate law, federal and state tax matters and tax planning. His experience also includes business law, estate planning and probate.

Norm is a past President of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) and was their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Inductee. He has also served as Vice-President, Treasurer, Director, Chair of the Legal Committee, and outside Counsel of the organization.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota, B.S.B with distinction, in 1972. While attending the University, Norm was elected a member of beta Gamma Sigma, a national business honor society. He received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1976.

Angie French
Vice President

Angie French is the Vice President of Oaks Properties LLC. In her current role she oversees all financial and operational aspects of a multi-million dollar portfolio of assets in both Minnesota and Texas.

Her career in property management began as an on-site manager/caretaker of a small community in rural Minnesota. She was fortunate to work with companies that offered the opportunity to learn and grow in her roles and responsibilities.

Throughout her career she has gained the experience of managing several different asset types throughout the country in cities such as Long Beach, CA, Denver, CO, Kansas City, MO, Memphis, TN, San Antonio, TX, and Little Rock, AK. While doing business in these markets she was involved with local multi-housing associations, having acquired an understanding and true appreciation for their work during her more than twenty years as a member of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association.

Angie was the 2012 President of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and has either chaired or co-chaired the Marketing, Healthy Buildings and the Professional Education Committees along with being active in several others. She also enjoys being a member of the Speaker's Bureau volunteering to speak at schools throughout the metro area to educate students about renting and potential property management career opportunities.

Tom Tasto

Tom Tasto is Controller for Oaks Properties LLC. He began his career in 2000 at Carlson Companies and joined the team at Oaks in 2005. As Controller, he is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the accounting and finance functions for Oaks Properties LLC and its subsidiaries. Since joining Oaks, he has been a part of the development and management of all assets in both Minnesota and Texas. In addition, Tasto is accountable for the oversight of information technology.

Tom received his Bachelor's in Accounting from St. Johns University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

In 2014, Tom was the recipient of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association's MADACS award for Support Staff.

Press Releases:
2013 Top Projects Award for Oaks Station Place
Building Blocks: Oaks Station Place Apartments
Transit Oriented Development

Community manager – Calsey Smith, Oaks Station Place Apartments

Property Excellence – Oaks Hiawatha Station
Support Staff – Tom Tasto, Oaks Properties LLC
Multi-site Manager – Brooke Gray, Oaks Hiawatha Station and Oaks Station Place

Green Initiative – Station Place
Caretaker Team – Station Place, Juan Luna and Carolina Gonzalez
Property Excellence – Oaks Glen Lake

Property Excellence – Oaks Lincoln Apartments
Best Floor Plan: Studio or Efficiency- Oaks Glen Lake

Corporate Support Award- Oaks Properties Polly Millea

Best Landscaping- Oaks Lincoln Apartments/Townhomes
Best Floor Plan: 3 bedroom townhome- Oaks Lincoln Townhomes
Best Floor Plan: Studio- Oaks Glen Lake

Property Excellence- Oaks Braemar
Property Excellence- Oaks Vernon

Best Floor Plan- Oaks Hiawatha Station

Best Landscaping- Oaks Braemar
Best Caretaking Couple: Martha and Angel- Oaks Braemar
Best Landscaping- Oaks Vernon

Property Excellence- Oaks Braemar

Property Excellence- Oaks Lincoln Apartments/Townhomes
Property Excellence- Oaks Vernon
Property Excellence- Oaks California Drive

Best Landscaping- Oaks Lincoln Apartments/Townhomes

Property Excellence- Oaks Lincoln Apartments/Townhomes
Best Floor Plan: 3 bedroom Townhome- Oaks Lincoln Apartments/Townhomes
Property Excellence- Oaks California Drive

Property Excellence- Oaks Vernon

Best Landscaping- Oaks Vernon

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