Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Assertive's Footprint Is Now 36 Properties on the Northside: Let's Get to Know Them...


A map of all of Assertive's current known North Minneapolis holdings
(Map by Camden Canary)
GUEST POST BY CAMDEN CANARY

We’ve been hearing quite a bit about the Ken Welch, Assertive Properties, and all of the homes they own on the Northside, including the notorious 1611 Hillside. So, let’s take a deeper look into the people and properties involved.

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has filings for a number of related companies, all connected by shared names or addresses...


Assertive MN Properties, LLC
Assertive MPLS-CRE Properties, LLC
Assertive MPLS Properties, LLC
Assertive MPLS Properties II, LLC
Assertive Property Management, LLC
Assertive Lawn & Snow Services, LLC
Assertive Advertising, Inc.
Assertive Funding, Inc.
Assertive STP Properties, LLC

These companies have a variety of addresses listed in their public filings, including:

831 Heinel Dr, Roseville, MN 55113
80 S 8th St #900, Minneapolis, MN 55402
PO Box 44244, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd #920, Bloomington, MN 55437
1300 Forest Park Ln, Burnsville, MN 55337
5792 River Oak Dr, Savage, MN 55378

And a couple of the filings give us some insight into the people who run these companies:

(Public record, thus public domain)

We know that Kenneth Wayne Welch, III a/k/a Ken Welch is the guy doing most of the day-to-day work of Assertive, and his name appears on many tax forfeited properties that Assertive has picked up. He allegedly pled guilty to “Theft by Swindle, Over $2,500” in 2002, and there's plenty more about him and his connection to Skyy Financial in this previous JNS post.

Robert Van Hout is, according to a LinkedIn account bearing his name, a Senior Manager at Best Buy. He gave a LinkedIn recommendation to Ken Welch which reads, "Ken is an expert at tailoring hard money loans and real estate deals into money making investments with great returns. I can trust that he has my interests in mind for every deal, taking into account my total portfolio to help manage risk."

Dana Van Hout is a realtor at Edina Realty, a Principal at “Vhout Investments, LLC" and owner of “This & That,” a “Minneapolis skyway convenience store” according to a LinkedIn account bearing her name. Minnesota Department of Commerce records confirm “DANA VANHOUT” is a licensed real estate salesperson with a listed employer of Edina Realty. More discussion in the previously-linked JNS post.

Not a whole lot is known about Tim Alexon’s role in Assertive, although based on a conversation someone had with his attorney, he had a falling-out with Ken Welch that resulted in him suing Welch and a couple Assertive entities in 2012. In that civil case, Alexon lived in Northfield. Separately, there’s a Timothy Dale Alexon who lives in Northfield with a criminal history including assault and many DWIs. Is that the same person?

Another name pops up in one of the business filings: Dewana or Dewanna Crawford, more accurately Dewanna Marie Crawford. A LinkedIn account bearing her name states that she is a “Property Manager” and “Executive Assistant” at Assertive Property Management and Assertive Companies, respectively. Her name is listed on several rental licenses on Assertive’s properties, as well.

And in case you're wondering, there's a very strong connection between Ken Welch and all of the Proton Investments and AHR Construction players too, including Roberto Rodriguez, Andrey Sokurec, and Bradley Loch. That, however, must be saved for another post.

Here's a map of all of Assertive's current known North Minneapolis holdings.

And now, for Google mostly: address, city, zip, property ID number, owner name, taxpayer name, taxpayer address.

1017 HUMBOLDT AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     2102924210167
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPRTIES LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPRTIES LLC     PO BOX 44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

1123 25TH AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924120077
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROP II LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROP II LLC     1123 25TH AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS MN   55411  

1238 MORGAN AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     2102924220092
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     8500 NORMANDALE BLVD     MINNEAPOLIS MN  55437  

1401 17TH AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924310034
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     PO BOX 44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

1410 15TH AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924340023
HENNEPIN FORFEITED LAND     KEN WELCH III     PO BOX 44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

1507 NEWTON AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924330038
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     8400 NORMANDALE LK BLVD #920     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

1608 HILLSIDE AVE     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924240064
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     8400 NORMANDALE LK BLVD #920     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

1611 HILLSIDE AVE     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924240098
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPRTIES LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPRTIES LLC     1611 HILLSIDE AVE     MINNEAPOLIS MN   55411  

1627 GIRARD AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924420033
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     PO BOX 44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

1716 26TH AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     902924340054
HENNEPIN FORFEITED LAND     KENNETH WELCH III     PO BOX 44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

1942 OLIVER AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924230165
HENNEPIN FORFEITED LAND     KEN WELCH III     PO BOX 44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

2013 HILLSIDE AVE     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924220063
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     8400 NORMANDALE LK BLVD #920     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

2025 PENN AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1702924140010
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     P O BOX  44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN  55344  

2102 LYNDALE AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1502924230118
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     2102 LYNDALE AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS MN   55411  

2122 IRVING AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924240022
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     8400 NORMANDALE LAKE BLVD     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

2210 JAMES AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924230244
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     8400 NORMANDALE LAKE BLVD     #920     BLOOMINGTON MN 55437

2223 6TH ST N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1502924230052
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     8400 NORMANDALE LAKE BLVD     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

2718 QUEEN AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     802924440184
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES     8400 NORMANDALE LAKE BLVD     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

2737 PENN AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     802924440171
ESCORT SERVICE INC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROP LLC     2737 PENN AVE N     MPLS MN   55411  

2813 EMERSON AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     902924430090
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     8400 NORMANDALE LAKE BLVD     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

2915 FREMONT AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     902924420123
CAROLINE KOHN     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     80 8TH ST  STE #900     MINNEAPOLIS MN   55402  

2919 RUSSELL AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     802924410011
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     2919 RUSSELL AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS MN   55411  

2923 3RD ST N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1002924320140
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     80 S EIGHTH ST #900     MINNEAPOLIS MN   55402  

2957 LYNDALE AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     902924410001
HENNEPIN FORFEITED LAND     KEN WELCH III     PO BOX 44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

3014 RUSSELL AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     802924410134
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     80 8TH ST S #900     MINNEAPOLIS MN  55402  

3111 QUEEN AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     802924410120
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     8400 NORMANDALE LAKE BLVD     BLOOMINGTON MN  55437  

321 23RD AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1502924220071
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS II LLC     8400 NORMANDALE LAKE BLVD     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

3223 FREMONT AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55412     902924130137
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     8400 NORMANDALE LK BLVD #920     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

3242 6TH ST N     MINNEAPOLIS     55412     1002924230117
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPRTIES LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPRTIES LLC     2739 PENN AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS MN   55411  

3618 QUEEN AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55412     502924440104
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     8400 NORMANDALE LAKE BLVD     #920     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437

3651 FREMONT AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55412     402924430140
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES LL     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES LL     PO BOX 44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

3735 GIRARD AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55412     402924430088
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPERTIES II     8400 NORMANDALE LAKE BLVD     #920     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437

4320 IRVING AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55412     402924210095
HENNEPIN FORFEITED LAND     KENNETH WELCH III     PO BOX 44424     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

817 PENN AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     2002924140008
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     8400 NORMANDALE LK BLVD #920     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

902 24TH AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     1602924110128
HENNEPIN FORFEITED LAND     KENNETH WELCH III     PO BOX 44244     EDEN PRAIRIE MN   55344  

907 PENN AVE N     MINNEAPOLIS     55411     2002924140079
ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     ASSERTIVE MPLS PROPS LLC     8400 NORMANDALE LK BLVD #920     BLOOMINGTON MN   55437  

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

3735 Girard? Interesting. We'll keep an eye out.

Anonymous said...

Here's a fun little piece of Proton info that may be worth digging into. A little birdie told me that 1710 Fremont Ave N was sold from Proton to AHR Construction in 2012. Then in May of 2013, Proton bought it back from AHR for $580,000. Drive by 1710 Fremont and tell me it's worth over a half million.

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

More information to be cross-referenced: What happened to Pamiko properties the collapse of Koenig?

Assertive picked up quite a few, but so did Broadway LLC.

Anonymous said...

Can you say---Mortgage Fraud? Or is this just a community service to maintain property values?

Anonymous said...

No info found about what 10:07 says, but AHR Construction, Inc. apparently purchased 1710 Fremont in 2006.

" This matter involves the consolidated appeals of two actions involving the same parties. Appellant Joseph O. Dixon is the former owner of residential property located at 1710 Fremont Avenue, Minneapolis (the property). The property was condemned by the City of Minneapolis on February 7, 2003. Respondent AHR Construction, Inc. (AHR) bought the property at a mortgage-foreclosure sale on January 5, 2006. The sale was recorded in the Hennepin County Recorder's Office on January 6, 2006."

http://law.justia.com/cases/minnesota/court-of-appeals/2007/opa061554-0828.html