Meet the Real Estate Team

Aaron Goldstein

Broker & CEO

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As a recovering CPA (inactive) and property owner, Aaron brings a unique perspective to his clients, who often seek guidance on analyzing their real estate purchases through an investment lens.  Aaron has hands-on experience rehabilitating residential properties, managing Landlord projects for commercial development, leasing commercial space and syndicating real estate partnerships, all of which allows him to bring a breadth of knowledge to the table for his clients.  He takes great pride at the end of each transaction when he can look his client in the eye, shake their hand and know that they would be pleased to work with him again the next time they have a real estate need.

Prior to becoming a licensed Realtor and Broker, Aaron served as the Chief Financial Officer of a Minneapolis based, $250 million Private Equity Fund.  In 2007, Aaron earned a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 2012, an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  He has studied abroad in Florence, Italy and several cities in India.

Aaron is the broker of record for Gold Group Realty.  Outside of his career as a Real Estate professional, Aaron enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his daughters Jordyn & Maya, and wife Michelle.   His interest in real estate and development was sparked at a young age, when he acquired his first lego set.

Aaron is a member of Co-Star, MN (MN Commercial Association of Realtors), MAAR (Minneapolis Association of Realtors), and Northstar MLS.

Neal Mintz

Vice President

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Neal Mintz is a highly motivated business executive with experience in corporate and strategic management. With over a decade of management and direct sales experience, he is skilled at analyzing buyer and seller needs, motivating teams, and achieving goals in a methodical manner. Neal is an accomplished public speaker, an experienced negotiator, consistent contributor, and a reliable team member.

Neal began as an entrepreneur in college, running a small charter bus company from his dorm room in Madison, Wisconsin.  He then spent over 10 years as a Director of sales a fast-growing SaaS Company in Washington, DC, and Chicago. Neal participated in the IPO process (NYSE: CVT), and also led Sales and Marketing at a 110-year-old family business. He brings varied skills, knowledge, and experience to the Gold Group team.

Danny Kladnitsky

Brokerage Associate

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Danny has a passion for people and helping them reach their goals in life. He loves to bring a fresh perspective to every situation he encounters in an attempt to find the most optimized solution. Whether that be finding the perfect place to run your business or just relax in your ideal home, he has you covered. His energy is contagious and his knowledge is ever growing. Trust is what builds the best relationships and this is his top priority with all clients. He is driven to go the extra mile for you.

Prior to diving deep into the world of real estate, Danny provided technical consulting to companies large and small. He worked for Avanade, which is a subsidiary of Accenture and was jointly founded with Microsoft. His vast knowledge of the IT world has translated extremely well into the fast-paced environment of real estate. Leveraging his skill set on a daily basis allows Danny to enable a seamless experience for his clientele. 

Danny earned his B.S in Computer Science along with a Management Minor from the University of Minnesota, right here in the Twin Cities. During this time he learned many valuable things such as managing time effectively, working with people from all backgrounds, and ultimately what it takes to successfully complete challenging projects. 

Outside of work, Danny enjoys being an active member and leader within the Jewish community. He greatly appreciates traveling, exploring various cuisines, and spending quality time with his family.

Jenna Bloom

Brokerage Associate

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Jenna has been selling residential Real Estate for over 5 years. She is a specialist in assisting first time home buyers and sellers, and places great importance on the client experience. She loves to help her clients become well informed about the buying and selling process and provides an exemplary level of service to everyone she works with. Jenna has worked with numerous Real Estate investors and manages several properties in the Southeast Minneapolis area.

Jenna received her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Minnesota for Housing Studies and Design. She has always had a passion for interior design and architecture. She has a great deal of staging experience and knows what it takes to get a property ready for the market.  In her free time, Jenna loves to travel, try new restaurants and spend time with friends, family and her adorable dog. 

Michelle Goldstein

Office Manager and Interior Designer

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Michelle has over 5 years of office management and property management experience. She helps keep the team organized and ensures transactions close smoothly and on time.

Michelle received her BA in Interior Design from Marymount University in Virginia and her MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She loves helping clients recreate their spaces to look attractive and inviting for buyers. Interior Design is an important part of selling a house and you want each room to look its best!

When she isn't chasing her two daughters around the park or the pool, she enjoys crafting and tennis.

Oliver Learner

Brokerage Associate

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Real Estate has been in Oliver’s family for three generations. As an investment property owner and landlord himself, Oliver appreciates the process of buying and selling homes. As a former accountant, Oliver understands the power of numbers and uses them to his advantage when looking for investment properties. Oliver has helped many friends and family buy the homes of their dreams and takes pride in being a trusted advisor during that process.

Not only does Oliver enjoy the transaction side of real estate, he also enjoys the renovation. Oliver is a handyman himself, undertaking many projects on his own, including kitchen and bathroom remodels, landscaping and carpentry. He has a great eye for identifying potential problems and finding solutions in creative and affordable ways. Oliver is excited to share this passion with his clients and guide them with their home buying and renovating decisions.

When Oliver isn’t renovating houses and pouring over spreadsheets you can find him with his party planning wife, Haley, hosting dinners, BBQs and game nights for his family and friends.

Jimmy  Loyd

Brokerage Associate

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I am a real estate enthusiast and enjoy helping people find their “place” in the world. I understand every person and family is different and requires a personalized solution. Whether it’s looking for a home, or a place to do business let me help you #findyourplace

I believe people make a community and it’s better when all its members can have their needs met. It’s important to find a home that gives you a sense of belonging with great community amenities like public transportation, shopping centers, parks and entertainment. Home is more than just a structure, it’s where family gathers, neighborhoods connect, and memories are made. I understand how life evolves and a move becomes necessary. I’ll work with you to list your home to get the best value and help you find your next home. Let's work together to #findyourplace

Not only is where you live important, but where you do business is equally important. Having worked in economic development for years, I understand a business's location directly effects its ability to compete. If it’s being close to freeways for customer and supply chain needs, lowering your operating costs or leveraging retail synergy. I can help you make the best real estate decision for your business. #findyourplace

Areas of focus: Residential real estate, commercial real estate development, commercial real estate, investment properties

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Hobbies: Weightlifting, traveling, live sporting events and real estate