Buck Westerberg, 58, Passes Away
Buck was dearly loved by his family, friends, and church congregation – not forgetting his furry best friend.
He also directed the Connecticut and Westchester investment sales divisions for Newmark Knight Frank and Colliers International, representing many leading institutions and real estate principals of Connecticut and Westchester.
He is known for establishing companies as industry leaders. Additionally, he excels in devising customer-focused solutions which yield quantifiable value creation.
Early Life and Education
Westerberg graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in economics, then spent 23 years working for one major van line as various financial management positions. He is the author of several industry publications and serves on multiple non-profit boards.
After the breakup of The Replacements, he embarked on several solo albums. 14 Songs was well received in media circles while its follow up, Eventually was less so. Next came 1999’s piano-driven Suicaine Gratifaction which produced by Don Was was popular on modern rock radio but did poorly at sales.
He left major label records behind and went back into hiding, only to emerge in 2002 with two recordings made at home, Stereo and Mono (with one under Grandpaboy being well received by critics). Both albums proved highly acclaimed.
Pam has practiced law for over 16 years, specializing in employment discrimination, civil rights violations, contract matters and public service agency representation as well as providing advice regarding employment-related matters.
Westerberg made his television debut on Melrose Place’s fifth-season episode (“A Star Is Bored”) performing his song, “Eventually”. Additionally, in 1994 he sang duet with Joan Jett for the Tank Girl soundtrack album.
Westerberg released his solo album Eventually in 1996; however, it wasn’t commercially successful enough to crack the charts. Subsequently, 75% Less Fat became his experimental attempt at breaking out from traditional rock styles by including jazz and rap influences into his compositions; subsequent to this effort he decided instead to focus on visual art instead.
Achievement and Honors
Westerberg achieved academic success as a student athlete at Augustana, boasting an outstanding grade point average and being honored as part of the Capital One Academic All-America team. Additionally, he received recognition as a CCIW Man of the Year winner and received a National Football Foundation postgraduate scholarship award.
He is highly engaged with campus community outreach efforts, spending his spring break helping build a Habitat for Humanity home in New Mexico and volunteering at the local humane society. Additionally, he’s a proud member of Athletes Giving Back and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
His research on fast Fourier transforms led to an innovative method for partitioning flowsheets and systems of equations – now widely utilized within the field – as well as creating an innovative technique for resolving chromatographic peaks.
Walter and June Westerberg have five children together: Janice Harris of Oak Grove, Minnesota; Wanda Weiser of Hackensack, Minnesota; Marjeanie (Randy) Eider from Fremont, Nebraska; W. Tim (Annie) Westerberg from Fargo, ND. Together they also have twelve grandchildren – Abi and Aryanna Harris; Sam and Savanna Harris; Darcie and Joe Ayers; Jennifer Stenstrom-Brenny with Scott Brenny as well as Ian and Sarah Eider.
Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Mr. Westerberg served as head of Connecticut and Westchester investment sales divisions at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Among his notable real estate transactions are selling 2 Soundview in Greenwich for $30.5 million as well as 411 West Putnam for $23.5 million in six-building retail over office portfolio.
Westerberg was one of the original members of CAST and continues to serve on its board of directors today. He takes great pleasure in meeting community needs through this organization.
He is a premier investment sales executive, specializing in office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties in Connecticut and Westchester. Among his clientele are Kamber Management, Ceruzzi Properties, Fareri & Associates and Kensico Properties – some of the premier property owners.
After The Replacements broke up, he went solo and released his second solo album called ‘Eventually’ in 1996 – to moderate success. Additionally he played guitar on Melrose Place and Tank Girl soundtracks and wrote songs for Joan Jett’s Notorious and Backlash albums.
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