Kurt is a brokerage specialist in the Twin Cities southeast metro, providing comprehensive real estate services to investors, owners and tenants. His services include tenant and landlord representation, building acquisition or disposition, new development and investment property analysis.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Kurt played for eight seasons in the National Hockey League, including stints with the Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche and Phoenix Coyotes.
As a rookie defenseman for the Ducks, Kurt set a new record for games played in a rookie season (80). That year, he also became the youngest player in franchise history to score a game-winning shorthanded goal.
Three of Kurt’s brothers have also played professional sports: Craig played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons; Michael played for the New York Rangers and Kent was drafted by the Nashville Predators. Kurt’s father, Curt Sauer, was also a pitcher in the Minnesota Twins minor league system.
Upon retiring from the NHL, Kurt set out on a career in real estate, following through on an interest in business that he developed growing up and became stronger throughout his hockey career. He spent time at Re/Max Results before joining Cushman & Wakefield.
Professional and Community Involvement
Kurt is an active volunteer youth sports coach, having coached several of his children’s hockey, soccer and baseball teams.
Kurt and his wife, Carmen, moved to the Twin Cities metro area in 2016 and currently reside in Ham Lake with their six children, ages 4 through 13. The family loves fishing on the lake and other experiences only Minnesota can provide.
Kurt is a fully licensed commercial real estate broker in the state of Minnesota. He attended St. Cloud Apollo High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota, before playing in the United States Hockey League and advancing to the NHL.