You aren’t likely to see George Sherman at real estate industry networking events; he has too much work to do. Since founding Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates in 1979, Sherman has developed more than 7,000 apartments (market-rate and affordable) and more than 1,200 condo units, as well as commercial projects in the Twin Cities and throughout the Midwest. Sherman has a knack for succeeding where others have failed. One North Loop site sat vacant for a decade after a condo plan went off the rails. Sherman bought it and is nearing completion of the Paxon, a market-rate apartment project.