The Cornerstone Group

The Cornerstone Group

About Us


Elaine Swenson

Director of Asset Management

Elaine Swenson joined The Cornerstone Group in 2008 as Director of Asset Management and President of Property Management, overseeing the portfolio of residential properties and acting as Property Manager for the retail properties. Elaine is responsible for supervising capital expenditures and seeking out creative ways to manage, market and position properties, new business, refinancing and acquisition of new apartment communities. She has 35 years of experience in the field of real estate property management and previously served as the Principal and President for Real Estate Equities and Vice President for Real Estate Equities/ Village Green, the Director of Property Management for the Stuart Management Company, Portfolio Manager with Hegg Property Management and Vice President at The Ackerberg Group. Elaine has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, is a Certified Portfolio Manager, through the Institute of Real Estate Management, is a Certified Resident Manager through the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and is a HUD Certified Occupancy Specialist. She is the Recipient of the Arne Carlson Certificate of Commendation from the Minnesota Council for Quality and serves a number of boards. Elaine is a past two term Board Member of the Minnesota Housing Association and is an instructor for the Minnesota Housing Association’s Certified Resident Manager and Certified Technician Manager training programs.

Education & Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)
  • Certified On-Site Manager (COM)
  • Certified Resident Manager (CRM)
  • Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS)
  • Recipient of the Arne H. Carlson, Governor Certificate of Commendation from the Minnesota Council for Quality, 1992

Community Involvement

  • Board member, the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association
  • Member, the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors and the Institute of Real Estate Management of the National Association of Realtors