Member Press Release

Retina Consultants of Minnesota expands and relocates in St. Cloud and Blaine

Retina Consultants of Minnesota (“RCM”), an independent eye practice specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders involving the retina, macula and vitreous, announces the expansion of two clinic location in Blaine and St. Cloud. Both clinics are expanding due to the addition of physicians to accommodate their patients.

In St. Cloud, RCM is relocating from 4,000 sq. ft. in the Midsota Building to an expanded clinic of 8,780 sq. ft. in the Granite Corporate Center, which is scheduled to open in October 2024. Similarly, in Blaine they are relocating the existing 4,000 sf clinic to the Blaine Medical Center into an expanded 8,000 sq. ft. clinic, which will open in November 2023. RCM now has seven clinics in Minnesota.

RCM was represented by Steve Brown, Forte Real Estate Partners, for market analysis, site selection and lease negotiations for both locations.

Scott Heintzeman, Chief Operating Officer at RCM, said, “We have worked with Steve since 2018. He has assisted us in establishing a full-service project team including design, construction and legal review that understands RCM and its unique needs. This allows RCM to evaluate options in any market and execute upon them once a site is selected.”

Brown has worked with RCM supporting the organization as it has grown and expanded in the Minnesota market.

“Scott has established an exceptional template for evaluating sites depending on the number of physicians needed to service a particular market. That allows us the ability to evaluate potential options efficiently and effectively in any given market. It is a wonderful partnership and collaboration.” said Brown, principal - Forte Real Estate Partners.  

Forte’s Healthcare Advisory practice works with hospital systems, clinics, and private practice groups from all healthcare specialties. Brown has worked with 225 healthcare clients over the past 38 years providing market analysis, lease renewal and relocation evaluation and analysis, strategic site selection and acquisitions, in sizes ranging from 1,000 sq. ft. to more than 300,000 sq. ft.


About Forte Real Estate Partners:  Created in 2021 when Paramount Real Estate merged with Excelsior Advisory, Forte Real Estate Partners is a team of experienced, passionate, creative commercial real estate experts who advocate for clients, guiding decisions about space that drives their success. Using a more personalized approach, they uncover new ideas and bring value to commercial real estate assets by offering a full-service real estate platform.

About Retina Consultants of Minnesota is part of Retina Consultants of America: With over 1,700,000 annual patient visits, over 220 physicians, more than 200 locations, and 20 states, Retina Consultants of America (RCA) is the largest retina care provider in the nation.