About Us

Commercial to the Core

Orion Commercial was established in 1971, and became a Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate in 2002.  This affiliation combines over 45 years of local experience with one of the largest real estate organizations in the country. We are an exclusive commercial real estate company. This means you will receive a unique combination of specialized services & the market knowledge of a local company backed by unmatched resources of a large organization.

Several industry publications and associations recognize the CBC brand as a leader in the commercial real estate industry:

  • Top Office - Coldwell Banker Commercial Orion was named the MN Top Office in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
  • Gold Circle of Distinction - Mike & Scott Schmitt have both earned this Circle of Distinction, an award based on transaction revenue for the top-ranking producers. Scott was in the Top 2% of all CBC producers in 2022. Mike was also in the Top 2% of all CBC producers in 2006.
  • Silver Circle of Distinction - Associates with Coldwell Banker Commercial Orion earned the Circle of Distinction, an award based on their transaction revenue for the top-ranking producers, for 2014, 2017, 2019, and 2021.
  • Bronze Circle of Distinction - The Circle of Distinction is an honor based on transaction revenue. Associates with Coldwell Banker Commercial Orion received this award in 2009, 2013, 2017 & 2018.
  • Scott Schmitt received the award for Greater MN Transaction of the Year in 2014.
  • Ranked in the top 10 of The 2019 Lipsey Company's "Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brands" list
  • National Real Estate Investor-ranked CBC in its: “Best of Best” top national brokerages list - 2016 & 2017.
  • Commercial Property Executive-ranked CBC in its: “2015, 2016 & 2017 Top Brokerage Firms” list.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Orion Real Estate offers a full range of capabilities with professional expertise in every major property type such as industrial, multi-family, retail and office, as well as 1031 exchanges, sale leaseback, site selection, business valuation and business brokerage.



When you hire one of our professionals to represent you, you are employing the services of the best trained commercial real estate professionals available with unsurpassed tools and resources. 


We are a full service commercial real estate company, not a residential company with a commercial division. Most transactions are  complicated and require expertise that only experienced commercial agents can provide.  


CBC Orion is a member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR). A MNCAR commercial real estate broker provides expertise, deeper market knowledge and powerful industry connections. 

With over 45 years of experience, we have encountered nearly every situation imaginable and have the expertise to problem solve and keep the deal on track. 

We also work with your attorney and accountant to make certain that all aspects of the transaction are covered.

                 Results - Bring Our Experience to Your Side of the Table.

Our Value Proposition

Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality commercial real estate services available and be accessible at all times to answer any questions you may have. We aim to deliver value and service that exceeds expectations and strive to be the commercial real estate company you would be confident recommending to others.  Call us today at 320.251.1177 to discuss your commercial real estate needs. 

The Trusted Leader In Commercial Real Estate Since 1971
Serving Greater MN & the Twin Cities