Enclave Plans for Continued Growth, Names Eric Christianson Chief Operating Officer


Enclave is proud to welcome Chief Operating Officer (COO) Eric Christianson to their team. As COO of Enclave, Christianson will oversee corporate operations, ensuring alignment between company strategy and goals.

“A performance-driven organization, the new role of Chief Operating Officer reflects our commitment to continued growth and support for our team members,” said Ben Meland, Co-Founder & CEO of Construction at Enclave. “Eric’s demonstrated leadership success and talents in developing and inspiring teams will be essential in optimizing our business functions to realize short- and long-term goals. We’re thrilled to welcome Eric to the team.”

A proven executive leader, Christianson brings more than 20 years of experience in both domestic and international business with a background in strategic planning, financial analysis, real estate development, sales, and marketing. Most recently, Eric served as President & CEO of Red River Commodities.

Enclave offers its partners innovative real estate investment opportunities with a focus on multifamily, commercial, and industrial spaces across the Midwest and beyond. As a fully integrated company, Enclave has the unique ability to function as developer, contractor, and property manager, remaining highly involved at each stage of a project. The ability to identify and maximize value at every opportunity is a hallmark of Enclave’s continued success.

“The value provided to stakeholders, care for their team members, and the commitment to community in which Enclave consistently demonstrates is admirable,” said Christianson. “I look forward to being part of the Company’s next chapter, driving growth and further developing the team’s capabilities in my role as COO.”

Since 2011, Enclave has grown from a two-person start-up to 173 team members, completing over 100 projects representing more than $1 billion in total value for its clients and partners. In 2019, the Fargo-based Company entered the Twin Cities market and was recently named #12 on the Twin Cities Business Journal’s list of largest real estate developers.

Today, the Company continues to diversify its portfolio in existing and new markets as it pursues opportunities that are a strategic fit for its end-to-end multifamily, mixed-use, and industrial platform.

Eric Christianson, COO of Enclave