The spirit of a
small company combined with
Crescenda is a small Merger & Acquisition firm
with big experience. We attract smart, talented,
committed people who have years of experience at
respected firms and financial institutions. But unlike our
larger counterparts, we are hungry and offer
more personalized service from senior staff, without
the cost and bureaucracy.
We are particularly suited at helping closely held
companies owned by entrepreneurs and families in the
$5 – 50 million range. We understand them better
because we have owned, managed, bought or
sold companies this size. This entrepreneurial spirit of
our principals makes us unique.
Founder Jim Odney is an entrepreneur himself, with direct experience
in founding, growing, operating, acquiring and selling his own companies.
After graduating from the University of North Dakota, Jim started his
career in the radio broadcast industry in sales and sales management,
bought two radio stations and grew them significantly before selling them.
He then founded an advertising agency and grew it to one of the largest
and most respected in the upper Midwest, with clients such as Target
Corporation, Bremer Bank, Boatmen’s Bank (now Nations Bank),
Coca-Cola (regional) and Super Valu.
Prior to founding Crescenda, Jim bought an ice cream and milk com-
pany, built the first national white milk brand called Deja Moo and was
named one of twelve “Movers & Shakers” in the dairy industry by Dairy
During his career, Jim has grown his companies through twelve strategic
acquisitions and the recruitment of talented management. He founded
Crescenda with the same single-minded desire for excellence in the part-
nerships developed, people hired and results achieved. Jim is involved in
every aspect of Crescenda clients’ business, working tirelessly to advocate
for them and deliver results.
To see a list of past clients and current transactions, click here.
As Vice President at Colliers International, Andrew Odney provides
exceptional sales and leasing service for clients in the Twin Cities
metropolitan area. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and is a
member/affiliate of MNCAR and NAIOP. He has 12 years of experience
and over $100 million in total considerations. Andrew conducts extensive
market research, actively investigates available space and keeps in close
contact with current and prospective tenants to keep up on market shifts
and changes. This solid, in-depth knowledge has contributed to the sale
and lease of over 1 million square feet of space.
With a wealth of market knowledge, Andrew provides sound advice to assist
owners and tenants with their real estate decisions. Andrew tracks detailed
market-specific information, including vacancy, lease expiration, transaction
data and ownership information – and applies the data to his marketing plans.
With an extensive background in customer service and sales, Andrew caters to
client needs and addresses all requests with efficiency and professionalism –
leading to lasting client relationships.
He has represented transactions with notable clients including Dal-Tile,
Ecolab, Imagine! Print Solutions, First Industrial Realty Trust and Carlson
Real Estate Company.
Contact info: Andrew.Odney@colliers.com Phone: 952-897-7709;
4350 Baker Road, Suite 400, Minnetonka, MN 55343
To see Andrew's listings, click here.