Education: University of Minnesota:
In 1964, Pete graduated with degrees in Anthropology, Ancient History, and Business Administration. Pete has taken various graduate courses in Real Estate and Real Estate Law at the University of Minnesota.
Real Estate Business: Pete Harrington has been in the real estate industry since 1965. He started in the business developing apartment buildings for Belgarde Enterprises and helped developed over 2,000 apartment units. He also created an apartment management guidebook and was in charge of Property Management for Belgarde Enterprises.
In 1978, he started Harrington Belgarde Companies, assembled sites, and developed Ridgesquare North and Ridgesquare South – two shopping centers next to Ridgedale Shopping Center, in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
In 1982, Pete assembled a 27-acre site consisting of 20 homes, next to Ridgedale in Minnetonka, and through Harrington Belgarde Companies developed The Cliffs at Ridgedale, a 476-unit apartment complex. The Cliffs set a new standard in apartment living in the Twin Cities with barrel vaulted ceilings, painted woodwork, excellent sound proofing, and introduced Concierge Services to the local apartment industry.
In 2002, Pete got involved in the condominium industry through Harrington Real Properties. Pete built “The Villa on Bassett Creek” a 54-unit complex in Golden Valley, and in 2005, “Chateau Ridge”, a 56-unit condominium building in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Since 2008, Pete has been involved in assembling sites for other developers such as the 7-acre Hammer site in Wayzata where Dunbar Development built the “Wayzata Executive Park”. Dunbar also developed the 8.5-acre Wyldewood Condominium site in Wayzata, which Pete assembled.
Pete has received SRES® (Senior Real Estate Specialist Certified Realtor) status. He works with his son, Todd, in residential real estate helping seniors move forward into appropriate housing.
Todd Harrington owns Kavanagh Company, which specializes in new build “one level living” homes and in the restoration of older homes throughout the Twin Cities. To date, Pete and Todd have restored over 40 homes in the Twin Cities area.
Today, Todd and Pete continue to assemble sites for developers and are currently working with Weis Builders to find sites for their developers. Kavanagh Company is still completing new builds and is restoring older homes.