Schane serves as a Municipal Advisor on our Minnesota Municipal Finance Team where he primarily assists Ehlers’ clients with their Economic Development and Redevelopment initiatives. Prior to joining the firm, Schane spent 11 years as Bloomington’s Port Authority Administrator, leading over $1.3 billion in public and private investment in the South Loop District. His work included multiple Mall of America expansions, housing and hotel projects, business expansion and retention initiatives, and efforts to bring a World’s Fair back to the United States in Minnesota. He also was the primary contact for Bloomington’s legislative policies, working with lobbyists, policy experts and also testifying at legislative hearings.
Schane lives in Bloomington with his wife, daughter, and their fish, Bob. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at the cabin, remodeling and playing tennis (and begrudgingly, a little pickle ball).
Areas of Expertise
Tax Increment Financing and Tax Abatement
Developer Pro Forma Analysis / But-For Test
Developer Selection & Negotiation
Special Legislation Strategy
Economic Development Strategy
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, North Dakota State University