About Us

Opportunity Advisors was founded in 2007, by a group of Minnesota real estate experts, with a focus on the acquisition and management of opportunistic real estate investments. 

Since inception, nearly a decade ago, our limited partnerships have purchased numerous assets for our select group of institutions and high-net-worth individuals.  Real estate purchases include office, industrial, retail, and hospitality properties as well as both residential and retail land.  The management of these assets has been trusted to our affiliate The Excelsior Group, LLC.

Opportunity Advisors is governed by the following Board of Directors:

Kim A. Culp
Kim A. Culp, CEO of The Excelsior Group, has more than 40 years of experience developing, managing and leasing commercial and residential real estate.  Prior to founding The Excelsior Group, Kim served as Principal and President of The Shelard Group and was a Founding Partner and President in Century Bank.  Kim has provided asset management for pension fund advisors, life insurance companies and private equity funds and has syndicated more than $200MM of commercial and multi-family real estate.  Kim currently sits on the board of directors for Ryan Companies and is chairman of the board of directors for Cote Family Companies.  He has also served on the board of directors for CommonBond Communities, Catholic Charities, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, and Common Hope.
Ted Glasrud Jr.
Ted Glasrud Jr., Executive Vice President and a partner with The Excelsior Group, has served as Chief Manager of Opportunity Advisors since its formation in 2007.  Ted is also President of Glasrud Financial Corporation, a Twin Cities-based financial services firm he founded in 2002.  Ted’s career includes 20 years of financial services experience including several years of commercial real estate lending experience for Twin Cities based lenders.
Kirt Woodhouse
Kirt Woodhouse is President of Sterling Group, a Minneapolis-based real estate investment company.  Prior to co-founding Sterling Group, he was North Central Regional Partner for Trammell Crow Company and served on its Management Board. 
  Stan Baratz
Stan Baratz is the founder and President of Baratz Financial, Inc., a Minneapolis-based company specializing in the private placement of debt and equity for growing Midwestern companies.  Prior to founding Baratz Financial, he served as a Partner and Executive Vice President of one of Minnesota's largest full-service real estate firms, Welsh Companies.  During Mr. Baratz' tenure at Welsh, the company grew to become the largest property management firm in the state with over 16MM square feet of industrial, office, retail, and multi-family properties under management. 
Chris Culp
Chris Culp is President of The Excelsior Group.  Under Chris’ leadership, The Excelsior Group has advised its partners and clients on acquisitions of more than $250MM, dispositions in excess of $200MM and debt financing of approximately $175MM.  Previously, Chris was a Commercial Banking Associate at US Bank where he underwrote commercial real estate development and construction loans totaling more than $330MM.