Rob Fagnan

Principal – Industrial & Land Market

Direct: (605) 782-1672

Rob Fagnan, SIOR

Professional Information 

Rob Fagnan is a commercial real estate broker and a principal of Bender Commercial . He has earned a reputation as one of the region’s top listing brokers for land and industrial properties.

Professional Experience

Heralding from the Minneapolis, Minnesota area, Rob graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a bachelor of science in marketing with a minor in sociology. He leveraged his time in Marshall, Minnesota as a project manager at the Southwest Marketing Advisory Center (SMAC), a student-center marketing organization that develops research-driven strategies and marketing solutions to help regional businesses and organizations expand their customer base and improve their services.

After graduating, Rob signed with the professional arena football team, the Sioux Falls Storm, to play quarterback during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. He joined the Bender Commercial team in 2005.

Rob attained the designation of the leading commercial real estate association—the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors—an achievement only 1.5% of commercial brokers in the United States reach. Real estate professionals with the SIOR designation are recognized as the most experienced, knowledgeable, and capable real estate experts.

Fagnan became a principal of Bender Commercial in 2013 and he became an executive vice president and managing director in 2021.

Professional Affiliations

  • SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) 
  • Presenter at BCRES’ annual Market Outlook as an industrial expert
  • Licensed South Dakota and Minnesota Real Estate Broker 


Southwest Minnesota State University, bachelor of science in marketing with a minor in sociology.

Personal Information 

Rob has been married to his wife, Lindsay, since 2013 and they have two children, Asher and Breckyn. He is an active member of Celebrate Church where he frequently plays acoustic guitar; Rob also enjoys traveling, reading, golfing, downhill skiing, water skiing, hockey, scuba diving, and coaching for the Sioux Falls Youth Hockey Association.

Community Involvement

  • Sioux Falls Up & Coming
  • Metal Craft Industries Board of Directors
  • Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network
  • Dakota Business Finance Board of Directors
  • SIOR Minnesota Chapter Board of Directors
  • SIOR Independent Brokerage Group (IBG) Committee

Some of Rob’s Notable Transactions Include:

Seller Representation:

  • Novozymes Building – 66,000 sq. ft.
  • Cigna – 34,796 sq. ft. on 11.39 acres
  • Sioux Falls Development Foundation – Land sales up to 80 acres

Buyer Representation:

  • Dykhouse Mixed Use Investment Portfolio – $9.3 million
  • Law Motors – 32,094 sq. ft.
  • Walter Ree Masonry Construction – 22,960 sq. ft.
  • NW Concrete Cutting – 5,920 sq. ft.
  • Sunkota Construction – 3.7 acres
  • Architectural Roofing and Sheetmetal – 3.8 acres
  • Carlson Distributing – 9.09 acres
  • OTR Tire – 17 acrese

Tenant Representation:

  • AAA Insurance – Multiple locations
  • SAb Biotherapeutics – 39,846 sq. ft.

Landlord Representation:

  • Scannell Properties – 336,000 sq. ft.
  • Prestige Concrete – 1,800 sq. ft.
  • Peterson Property – 2,990 sq. ft.
  • Lund Property – 12,000 sq. ft.
  • Leaders Building – 3,750 sq. ft. & 13,400 sq. ft.
  • T&R Building – 3,832 sq. Ft.
  • HT Building – 7,462 sq. ft.