Our Leadership

Bill Beard

Bill Beard chartered The Beard Group Inc. in 1990. Bill currently acts as the enterprise’s President/ CEO in addition to facilitating the acquisition and execution activity of the principal team.

Bill Beard and family have been Minnesota community members since 1982. In addition to building a thriving real estate development practice, Bill devotes extensive hours of volunteer service to numerous community organizations.

Immediately prior to forming The Beard Group Inc. in 1990, Bill was Executive Vice President and General Partner of Professional Ventures Inc. where he oversaw all site selection and predevelopment analysis.

Throughout the 1980s Bill honed large scale analysis and management skills as the President of Webb Enterprises, President of Gallop Polls’ Management Development Seminars, and President for Omni Foods of Spokane Washington.

Professional Registrations and Affiliations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Twin West Chamber of Commerce, past Board Member
  • Organization of Commercial Realtors
  • Sensible Land Use Coalition
  • Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Board of Directors; past Chairperson
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum, past Board Chair
  • Peace Foundation, Board Member

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With decades of successful development experience behind us,
The Beard Group Inc. understands the value of property and we’ve mastered the
intricacies of bringing a project to a successful completion.

Paul Gamst

Paul Gamst is a charter principal at The Beard Group Inc.. Paul’s primary role on the principal team is executive project management and quality assurance regarding project execution. Paul is also President of The Beard Group Property Management, LLC which manages approximately 1 million square feet of commercial, industrial and office space.

Paul Gamst is a St. Paul native and life-long resident of the Twin Cities. As a Principal in The Beard Group Inc. he is credentialed in brokerage, leasing and property development.

Immediately prior to joining forces with Bill Beard in The Beard Group Inc., Paul served as Vice President of Professional Ventures Inc., and was accountable for all phases of project management, construction scheduling and quality compliance.

Twenty five years of diverse construction and construction related project experience (especially the challenges related to masonry construction) has curried the skills and savvy necessary for on-target results.

Professional Registrations and Affiliations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Twin West Chamber of Commerce
  • Organization of Commercial Realtors
  • Sensible Land Use Coalition