Impolite questions, new and old friends, a mountain to climb

…During my first interview, I got to catch up with Nathaniel Hagedorn. When I last interviewed Nathaniel for the Business Journal three years ago, he was a project manager for Briarcliff Development Co. Now he’s the CEO for NorthPoint Development, which has been making lots of headlines with its speculative industrial and multifamily projects. So, of course, I had to ask Nathaniel where NorthPoint got the money — more than $200 million of it in a little more than a year — for all its acquisitions and developments.

One of those developments, at the Riverside Horizons business park, was the market’s first spec industrial building since the recession. And Hagedorn didn’t mind sharing where a bulk of the money for it and two subsequent buildings in the industrial park came from: Northwestern Mutual…

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