about us
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founded in 1916

Space Center is a privately-held industrial development and investment company based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The company currently owns approximately 19 million square feet of industrial real estate located in seven (7) major domestic distribution markets. Our real estate portfolio includes state of the art facilities suitable for e-commerce fulfillment and bulk distribution, as well as manufacturing, office/warehouse distribution, and underground “geo-space”; comprising over 150 customers ranging from emerging companies to the Fortune 500.

We pride ourselves on forging long-term relationships that not only match our customer’s current needs, but also to meet their future challenges. Over a century in business has defined our culture of dedication to serving our customers, resulting in long-standing mutually beneficial and successful relationships.

In addition to our real estate holdings, other business interests include Space Center Distribution, a 3PL company based in Kansas City, and American Nitrogen Rejection, a manufacturer and servicer of natural gas refining equipment, based in Marion, Kansas.

Executive team
  • Graham Tingler
    Co-Chief Executive Officer, President, Western Region
    As Co-Chief Executive Officer, Graham shares responsibility for leading the company, and oversees the Western Region. Graham joined Space Center in 1991 and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors, and is a Trustee of the Donald G. McNeely Trust, the sole…
  • Jim Ryden
    Co-Chief Executive Officer, President, Eastern Region
    As Co-Chief Executive Officer, Jim shares responsibility for leading the company, and oversees the Eastern Region. Jim joined Space Center in 1997 and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors, and is a Trustee of the Donald G. McNeely Trust, the sole…
  • Michael Urbanos
    General Counsel & Chief Administrator Officer
    As Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Mike oversees all administrative and corporate legal matters for the company. Mike has over 20-years of experience handling corporate legal matters, real estate transactions and financings, directly and through the supervision of outside counsel. He oversees insurance…
  • Scott Fjellman
    Chief Financial Officer
    As Chief Financial Officer, Scott is responsible for reporting and the company’s financial strategy, and managing the accounting and information technology functions. Scott joined Space Center in 2016 and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Scott has 20-years of experience in finance,…
  • Tom Casey
    Senior Vice President, Central Region
    As Senior Vice President, Tom is the company’s market leader for the Central Region, including all real estate activities in the Chicago and northern Indiana market. Tom has 30-years of experience focused on the development, acquisition, management and marketing of industrial property. Tom joined…
  • Wes Cowan
    Senior Vice President, Midwest Region
    As Senior Vice President, Wes is the company’s market leader for the Midwest Region, including all underground real estate activities in the Kansas City, Missouri market. Wes has 18-years of experience focused on the development, acquisition, management and leasing of the company’s 6.5 million…
  • Thomas Cruikshank
    Senior Vice President, Western Region
    As Senior Vice President, Tom is the company’s market leader for the Western Region, including all real estate activities in the Inland Empire market of Southern California. Tom has 25-years of experience in industrial real estate development and management, and third party logistics service…
  • Tony Kraus
    President, Distribution
    As President of Distribution, Tony oversees the company’s third party logistics division in Kansas City, Missouri. Tony has 39-years of experience in the 3PL sector, including public warehousing, contract warehousing, value-added services and transportation. Tony joined Space Center in 1978 and is a member…
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A Century of Experience

In 1916, Space Center, Inc. began with a single warehouse location in Saint Paul, Minnesota, known as the St. Paul Terminal and Warehouse Company. With that single warehouse as a launching pad, Space Center expanded through the years into many of the major distribution markets across the United States. As we move beyond our 100 year anniversary, Space Center’s varied holdings now include state of the art e-commerce fulfillment facilities and distribution centers, traditional warehousing and industrial buildings as well as three multi-tenant underground industrial parks in Kansas City, Missouri, and a re-developed former Military Supply Depot in California’s Inland Empire.

Space Center continues to seek new acquisition and joint venture opportunities to expand our offerings to our clients. Due to our long and successful past, we look confidently toward the future. Whether you are in real estate development or distribution and logistics services, we invite you to join us.