ICYMI: Greenfield Under Pressure for Evicting Iowa Small Businesses

June 11, 2020

Des Moines, IA – Real estate executive and Democrat Theresa Greenfield came under fire this week as eleven small business owners raised questions over her record of evicting small businesses in Iowa:


BUSINESS LEADERS QUESTION, GOP ATTACKS GREENFIELDA group of 11 self-described Iowa small business owners sent a letter to Greenfield questioning her time at a real estate firm that in 2015 conducted a redevelopment project that displaced a number of stores in a suburban Des Moines shopping center.

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Small Business Owners ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Iowa Dem’s Eviction RecordIn a letter sent Monday, nearly a dozen entrepreneurs said Iowans “deserve answers” on Greenfield’s decision to displace local tenants of a Des Moines shopping center in favor of a multinational corporation.
“As small business owners, and as Iowans, we are deeply troubled by your record as president of the Des Moines real estate firm Colby Interests of evicting small businesses here in our state to make room for a multinational corporation,” the letter states. “This is particularly concerning given your repeated claims as a candidate for U.S. Senate to be a friend of small businesses.”

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Small Business Owners in Iowa Send Letter to Greenfield Demanding AnswersA group of 11 small business owners in Iowa has sent a letter to Theresa Greenfield, inquiring about her and her company’s decision to evict other small businesses to make way for a multinational corporation.
The letter focuses on the 2015 decision to terminate the leases and evict several small businesses based in the Apple Valley Shopping center in Windsor Heights. The message includes five detailed questions for Greenfield about this decision. Greenfield was the president of the business at the time of the evictions and signed the eviction letters.

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