Kelly Manke

Kelly Manke

SVP/Commercial Real Estate Banker

My entire career has been focused on helping people in commercial real estate achieve their dreams of successful ownership. It’s a passion I’ve had since my early days as an undergrad. Stars aligned for me during an internship – and that was almost 2 decades ago. I feel fortunate to have discovered my professional passion so early on.

Now, I work every day with developers, real estate investors and entrepreneurs who are seeking to finance their projects – or need other banking services such as treasury management.

I’ve been in banking for more than 17 years and worked at U.S. Bank prior to joining Bell. In my work, my greatest reward is getting to know clients in the industry.

Originally from New Hope, Minn., I hold a bachelor’s degree in finance, investment and banking, as well as real estate and urban land economics, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I also earned an MBA at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

My husband and I live in the Twin Cities with our children. Away from the office, I most enjoy spending time relaxing with family and friends.

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