Reach Your Commercial Real Estate Goals With Caspian Group
Commercial real estate brokers who focus on you so you can focus on your future.
To make the world a better place by improving it one building at a time.
To maintain a company culture of radical integrity and thoughtful humility, and build a company where purposeful work and meaningful relationships allow each member of our team to achieve their greatest potential.
We engage authentically and with honesty — the foundation of every great relationship.
We are empathic and respectful leaders.
Chairman of the Board
Rafik Moore is the founder and CEO of Caspian Group, a fully integrated commercial real estate firm, providing investment, brokerage, and property management services. As a value investor, he and the company focus on acquisition, adaptive reuse, and development of distressed industrial, retail, and office assets across the US.
His passion and purpose are to help, to influence, and to impact others to achieve their highest potential. Rafik does so through mentoring, coaching, and investing into young leaders aspiring to grow in an impactful way. Rafik’s personal mission aligns with the company mission which is “To make the world a better place by improving it one building at a time.” Rafik immigrated to the US in 1998 from Uzbekistan, which was a former republic of the USSR. Coming from humble beginnings, he understands the meaning of hard work, ethics, and the importance of equal opportunity. Most importantly, Rafik always looks for ways to give back and empower those less privileged.
Caspian Group was founded in 2016 and has grown to 30+ professionals and manages over 2,000,000 sq. ft. of assets for investors throughout the Midwest and Florida. The company has grown at a fast pace due to their commitment to a culture where meaningful relationships come first. Caspian strives to offer tenants, landlords, and investors an unparalleled experience when solving their real estate challenges.
Rafik graduated in 2001 from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. As a student of life who is constantly learning, Rafik is a prolific reader with interests in history, philosophy, psychology, business, and self-improvement. He is a servant-leader who is committed to staying active in his community and to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
In his free time, Rafik enjoys running, playing chess, traveling, and mountaineering. He is extremely grateful to be living a fulfilling and purpose-driven life with his wife and four children in Edina MN.
With an engineering background in the semiconductor industry, Patrick has an impressive resume. Right after graduating with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, he went to work as an epitaxy engineer building LASERs at ALFALight. He started as a process-engineer for Cypress Semiconductor but was soon promoted to operations manager. For Bergquist (now Henkel) Touchscreen, Patrick was an account manager and application engineer, and then moved on to be the chief operating officer of Lightwave Photonics.
Always up for new challenges, in 2016, he started his own brokerage, Strata Real Estate Resources, and has recently become a partner, broker, analyst, and director of operations at Caspian. Patrick values the principles of honesty and transparency above all, so he does not speculate but uses data to substantiate his position. Patrick’s advice for those who ask him is, “Do not be afraid to live the life you want today.” He lives by that credo himself.
In addition to his various roles in business, Patrick enjoys playing a few musical instruments as well as managing his kids’ soccer teams. He also serves on the Mendota Heights city planning commission and loves the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.
Brian Scholten joined Caspian Group in January of 2016. Prior to joining Caspian Group, he was an Air Force officer for 5 years separating in 2014 as a Captain. He then joined a multi-family brokerage firm before realizing that the industrial world was where he could help Rafik grow the Caspian brand, team, and portfolio.
He has 6 years of commercial investment and investment brokerage experience serving some of the largest industrial property holders in Minnesota. By adhering to the Air Force core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do, Brian serves his clients and community in a manner that builds trust, cohesion, and confidence from the very first meeting.
Brian works to ensure that every deal done is done in accordance with his Christian values (and the Golden Rule in particular). Treating others with respect, staying humble even in success, and relentlessly working to grow himself to keep him grounded, focused, and joyful.
When not working, his wife and three children keep him busy. Though he does enjoy golfing and reading in the few minutes of personal time he happens to find.
Sean grew up in Uzbekistan and came to New York when he was 15. He lived there for five years before recently moving to Minnesota.
Sean graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn in 2017.
He worked as a lifeguard for four years and recently got into real estate. He worked in residential real estate in New York for three months before moving to Minnesota to get into commercial real estate.
He currently resides in Eden Prairie.
Sean’s hobbies include skiing which he had never done until recently and now he goes almost every weekend.
Angie N. Frandrup
After graduating with honors from Harvard University with a degree in Natural Science and Environmental Studies, Frandrup began her career in commercial real estate serving through the lens of environmental engineering work and later had a business of her own, providing LEED Certification, and sustainability consulting for commercial real estate.
Presently, Angie focuses on providing Solar Development services including Solar Site Plans, Cash Flow Estimates and Solar Panels for commercial real estate owners and investors and can provide added value regarding that into her standard brokerage practice including Investment Sale Services, Buyer and Seller Representation, Disposition Services, as well as Portfolio Optimization through Tenant and Landlord Representation.
Angie believes real success can be realized when one works with purpose and integrity to reach achievable goals. She drives the best value and outcomes for her clients by always maintaining ethics and excellence in her work and by utilizing clear communication. She utilizes the most sophisticated software and market intel available for the commercial real estate sector to ensure her clients receive the best information possible and to help give her an advantage in her negotiations and market research.
In her spare time, Angie enjoys spending time with her son and husband, exploring the great outdoors, travel, exercise and spending time with family and friends.
For 20 years before working in commercial real estate, Kathy provided her business clients with financial and high-tech software solutions to increase their productivity and revenues. By understanding their needs and pain points, Kathy exceeded her clients’ expectations by putting millions of dollars of cash in play at casinos and automating sales processes at Fortune 500 companies. Kathy also created a lifestyle brand, understanding what it takes to get a business off the ground. Due to her business background, her attention to detail is impeccable. Kathy will take the time to understand your needs and urgency, taking the steps necessary to accomplish your real estate goals. Kathy uses the latest web marketing tools to expose your property to the widest range of qualified buyers. You will enjoy working with Kathy for your real estate needs, as her sense of humor will make for a fun experience!
Kathy has taken all the required commercial real estate investment classes to become a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and is in the process of completing this designation. This is an optional designation not obtained by most commercial agents. CCIM members must be proficient in investment analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and financial analysis for commercial real estate.
Kathy’s goal is to exceed her clients’ expectations, keeping their best interests in mind at all times. Give her a call at 763-200-1025 to see how she can help you with your real estate needs.
Ozzy comes from a 14 year background in Retail Pharmacy. In his years working in the Pharmacy industry, he has served the city of Burnsville and its community from the ages of 18-31, which has helped him develop a passion for helping individuals in need of better health. In addition to his pharmacy background, he also has a 20+ year background in Hip Hop/House dancing, which has enabled him to teach, compete, and grow a young, vibrant dance community in Minnesota.
Ozzy joined Caspian in February of 2020. Since then, he has gained extensive experience in Tenant Representation, which has enabled him to close many successful deals. The deals have been successful because they have brought two dance studios, a reputable beauty salon, a second location of a popular café, as well as a popular West-coast food concept to the Twin Cities. As a Caspian Group associate, he continues to build relationships in the industry.
During college, he worked in an orthopedic surgery research lab where he helped to develop bone cells strong enough to be 3D printed into human bone. With the goal of attending medical school, he also worked as a child life specialist in a pediatric intensive care unit and as a scribe in an emergency room.
However, during the process of applying to medical school, Sean decided to have a change of career and got a real estate license. Since then, Sean has helped clients lease and find tenants for spaces across the Twin Cities. He is currently working on receiving LEED accreditation and hopes to advise sustainable solutions to the needs and wants of his clients.
In his free time, Sean enjoys Frisbee golfing, collecting decks of cards, and playing World of Warcraft.
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Carol is a multi-talented commercial real estate professional with 20+ years of diverse commercial real estate experience. Carol’s background encompasses landlord and tenant representation, investment sales, site acquisition and development, and land sales as well as property and asset management.
Since entering the field in 1992, Carol has worked for several of the Twin Cities’ premier real estate brokerage firms, including Ebert Commercial, Marcus & Millichap, Suntide Commercial Real Estate, Colliers Towle, American Industrial Properties, and Madison Marquette Realty Services.
Throughout her career, Carol has completed extremely complex lease and sale transactions encompassing approximately 1 million square feet of commercial real estate for a cumulative value exceeding $600 million.
Carol has served as First Vice President of the Certified Commercial Investment Member Region 5. She is the past President of the Minnesota Dakotas CCIM Chapter and holds the elite CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, which recognizes her as an expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. She is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors. Carol is a Minnesota licensed Real Estate Broker.
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Following graduation, Tammy worked for ten years at JSC Liberty Bank, where she managed her own branch, as well as being a corporate private banker. Tammy moved to the United States and settled in the Twin Cities, where she started her career as the accountant for Caspian Group.
In her free time, Tammy enjoys dancing and spending time with her family. She resides in Minneapolis with her husband and her three children.
Caspian Group is not just another real estate company looking to get the highest commission on a mediocre deal. We put the interests of our clients first and look at each deal from the client’s perspective. Our business started with distressed property acquisitions, allowing us to understand real estate problems from an owner’s point of view.
Since many Caspian Group team members manage their own portfolio of real estate, we understand our clients from an owner’s perspective. Our work is focused on maximizing the value of each property and increasing the bottom line because, as owners ourselves, we understand the risk and reward of real estate.
Caspian Group’s primary focus is to cultivate and support our team to achieve their highest potential. We believe that a strong, compassionate culture with a growth mindset serves our customers better.
— Rafik Moore
Each member of the team is encouraged to participate in real estate investments that the Caspian Group acquires for long term hold, thereby creating financial security for everyone.
Blessed with the opportunity to collaborate with such an amazing team, I’m grateful for the opportunity to build this business with our growing Caspian Group family.
The vision of the Caspian Group company is in line with my own personal statement. I aim to help, influence, and inspire others to achieve their highest potential by becoming the best version of myself. I feel most fulfilled when helping others realize their dreams.
This is a great journey we are on and I am looking forward to what the future will bring.