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We’re Grateful for the Clarity Commercial Team

We’re in the season of gratitude and giving, and this year, we want to give a special shoutout to the entire Clarity Commercial team. Our team of property managers are some of the most talented in the Twin Cities metro area. Take a moment to learn more about them and why they’re the best of the best.

Taylor Sonnenfeld, CPM, CCAM

Taylor’s been a member of the Clarity team since June 2019. In that time, she’s earned her CPM® designation and was nominated for IREM’s 2021-22 Next-Gen CPM Leaders program. Taylor manages more than 200,000 square feet of office, retail, restaurant, and medical space. When she’s not managing properties, Taylor enjoys reading, cycling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Tom Larson, CCAM

Tom joined the Clarity Commercial crew in September 2021 after a 25-year career running a successful courier business and managing 135 employees in five states. He brings his problem-solving skills and love of serving customers to his property management work at Clarity. His clients appreciate his prompt communication, vast network of resources, and ability to proactively find solutions to their challenges.

Lance Juffer

Lance joined the Clarity Commercial team after a 23-year successful financial planning career. He’s managed his own portfolio of commercial real estate for more than 12 years. Lance enjoys helping building owners lease, buy, and sell their properties. His financial background is an asset to his clients, as Lance is able to advise them on potential tax strategies.

Collette Altfillisch

Collette joined the Clarity team in July 2022. She has spent her entire 20-year career in property management in the Twin Cities. Collette brings her strong communication skills, leadership capabilities, and property management know-how to every client relationship.

Dave Thomas, Tyler Sutton, and Sarah Schultz

Dave, Tyler, and Sarah are the latest additions to the Clarity Commercial team. Together, they bring years of experience in the commercial property and property management industry to our clients. We’re looking forward to seeing where their careers with Clarity take them, and we’re grateful to have them aboard.

Mel Schultz, CPM. CCTM, CCAM

Mel’s our fearless leader who has been in the real estate business since 2003. Clients appreciate Mel’s professionalism, personality, and integrity. In addition to running Clarity Commercial, Mel is heavily involved in IREM’s Minnesota chapter. He served as the organization’s president in 2014 and earned the 2017 Spirit of IREM award. He’s also served at the national level within IREM. When he’s not managing properties, Mel can be found at his kids’ many activities.

We’re grateful for the hardworking Clarity Commercial team. To work with one of our professional property managers, contact Clarity Commercial today.


Two Clarity Commercial Property Managers Celebrate Significant Career Milestones with IREM

Addie Kubitz
Taylor Sonnenfeld

Minneapolis, MN (July 22, 2021) – Clarity Commercial is celebrating significant career milestones for two of the company’s up-and-coming property managers. Taylor Sonnenfeld was selected for IREM’s Next Gen CPM® Leaders program. Addie Kubitz was selected as one of IREM’s 30 Under 30 property managers and earned the organization’s ACoM certification.

Over the next 12 months, Taylor Sonnenfeld will join 18 other young property managers from across the country in the 2021-2022 Next Gen CPM® Leaders cohort. Together, the cohort will participate in a fast-tracked CPM certification program designed to rapidly develop talented property managers and create a professional community for the industry’s rising stars.

Ms. Sonnenfeld joined the Clarity Commercial team in June 2019. She started her career in 2014 managing and leasing residential properties in downtown Minneapolis. Today, she manages more than 100,000 square feet of office, retail, restaurant, and medical space for Clarity Commercial clients.

IREM’s 30 Under 30 has selected Addie Kubitz as a 2021 recipient. The purpose of the 30 Under 30 program is to acknowledge the next generation of real estate management leaders who have made a significant impact on the industry and their communities. Ms. Kubitz demonstrated her contribution to the profession through her career success, professional leadership, and community involvement.

At UW-Stout, Ms. Kubitz was an active student member of IREM. She served as the UW-Stout IREM co-president for two years, where she engaged students with IREM on local and national levels. Currently, she serves as the co-chair of the IREM Minnesota social media committee. She was awarded the IREM Foundation scholarship in 2020.

Ms. Kubitz joined Clarity Commercial in September 2020. As a Property Manager, she oversees six commercial condo associations throughout the Twin Cities suburbs. She earned IREM’s ACoM designation in Spring 2021.

Ms. Sonnenfeld and Ms. Kubitz will be recognized for their achievements on the IREM website and at the IREM Global Summit in Las Vegas in October.

To learn more about the accomplishments of Ms. Sonnenfeld and Ms. Kubitz or for professional real estate management assistance, contact Clarity Commercial Chief Manager Mel Schultz at 952-259-1222 or visit


Based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Clarity Commercial manages a diverse range of multistory office buildings, warehouse facilities, commercial condominiums, retail, and industrial properties across the Twin Cities metro area.


Commercial Founder Mel Schultz

Don’t Miss These IREM Minnesota Events This Fall

Clarity Commercial is an active member of IREM Minnesota. Our local chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management hosts events throughout the year to help real estate managers hone their skills. Mark your calendars for these informative fall events.

October 9: YRU Here? A Search for Positivity in Property Management at the Golden Valley Country Club

Property managers are in the problem-solving business. Sometimes, the problems you encounter every day can be overwhelming, which can put even the most positive of people in a foul mood. The October 9 YRU Here? event will give you tips, tricks, and the inspiration to bring your positive attitude to every problem so you can find creative ways to solve it.

October 15: Roundtable on Customer Lighting Control & Building Interface at The Harrington Company

With the days getting shorter, energy-efficient lighting is a priority for Minnesota property owners. Kurt Johnson from the Egan Company will lead the October 15 roundtable on innovative lighting and lighting control options that help facilities save energy and improve building amenities.

November 5: Roundtable on the IREM Certified Sustainable Property (CSP) Program at The Harrington Company

Sustainability is more than a buzzword—it’s an integral part of commercial property management. At the November 5 Roundtable, join Stephen Todd of the Energy Guy to learn about IREM’s CSP program and get ideas from your peers on how to help your properties waste less and save more.

November 11–15: Asset Management Track Course at Atria Corporate Center

In mid-November, IREM Minnesota will host the Asset Management Track courses on financing and loan analysis (ASM603), performance and valuation (ASM604), and asset analysis (ASM605) for CPM certified property managers. Register for this valuable training on the IREM website.

December 10: Roundtable on Fenestration Field Testing at The Harrington Company

The last IREM roundtable of the year will cover field testing of fenestration products with Allan Witt of Terracon Consultants. December 10 is your chance to learn all about the ASTM and AAMA standards and methods that govern field testing.

End 2019 on a strong, positive note. Register for an upcoming IREM event today to make the most of the rest of 2019 and 2020. Clarity Commercial is looking forward to seeing you at the next IREM event!