Reich Brothers, Rabin Worldwide to Redevelop Former Oscar Mayer Plant in Madison, Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. — Reich Brothers Holdings LLC and Rabin Worldwide have partnered to redevelop the former Oscar Mayer plant in Madison. The partnership will sell the equipment within the facility at a live and online public auction onsite on Dec. 6-8. Oscar Mayer, a producer of hot dogs, bacon and cold cuts, had occupied the property since 1919, with the site serving as its headquarters from 1957 to 2016. Kraft Heinz announced the closure in 2015 and officially ceased production this summer. The..

November 16, 2017

Blue Vista Finance Provides $19.5M Refinancing Loan for Hotel in Milwaukee Suburb

BROOKFIELD, WIS. — Blue Vista Finance LLC has provided a $19.5 million loan for the refinancing of the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield. The six-story hotel features 389 rooms. Built in 1972, the hotel underwent a $4.3 million renovation in 2014. The property features more than 19,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools and The Craft Room restaurant. Located at 375 South Moorland..

November 14, 2017

Milwaukee Looks to Boost Retail Market Through Tax-Increment Financing

Milwaukee-area communities have woken up and embraced tax-increment financing (TIF) as a way to stimulate retail and commercial development. Unlike our neighboring state of Illinois, Wisconsin is not afforded the same luxury of allowing retail sales taxes to flow to municipalities, which allows for greater financial flexibility and helps offset the cost of infrastructure and municipal services as a result of retail development. Wisconsin municipalities do not impose local sales or use taxes..

November 9, 2017

Royal Capital Group Begins Development of $20.3M Affordable Housing Property in Madison, Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. — Royal Capital Group has begun development of The Flats at Grandview Commons in Madison. The $20.3 million affordable housing property will feature 94 units. The property will include six two-story buildings with 28 two-bedroom units and 66 three-bedroom units. Amenities will include a library, computer lab, meeting space and playground. The project is slated to open in fall 2018. The project team includes architect Engberg Anderson and general contractor Horizon Construction...

November 7, 2017

Seda Signs 61,162 SF Industrial Lease Renewal in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin

MOUNT PLEASANT, WIS. — Seda International Packaging Group has renewed its 61,162-square-foot industrial lease at Park 94 in Mount Pleasant, approximately 30 miles south of Milwaukee. The Italy-based manufacturer of food packaging products also owns a 323,610-square-foot building at Park 94 for its North American manufacturing and distribution center. Owned and developed by HSA Commercial Real Estate, Park 94 is a 184-acre business park. Roger Siegel of The Dickman Co. represented ownership in..

November 7, 2017

Janko Group Tops Off Hyatt Place Hotel in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Developer Janko Group and operator Janko Hospitality hosted a topping out ceremony for the Hyatt Place hotel under construction at The Brewery in Milwaukee on Thursday, Nov. 2. The 150-room, six-story hotel is slated to open in July 2018. Located at 800 W. Juneau Ave., the hotel is part of The Brewery neighborhood redevelopment project located on the site of the former Pabst Brewing Complex. The topping off ceremony took place on site in the hotel’s recently completed first..

November 6, 2017

Dickman Co. Arranges Sale of 53,000 SF Industrial Building in Slinger, Wisconsin

SLINGER, WIS. — The Dickman Co. Inc./CORFAC International has arranged the sale of a 53,000-square-foot industrial building in Slinger, about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The sales price was not disclosed. The property is located at 3767 Scenic Road. Scenic Cedar Creek LLC purchased the asset from the sellers, Robert and Ann Schoenke. Nick Keys, Samuel M. Dickman Jr. and Samuel D. Dickman of the Dickman Co. brokered the transaction.

November 3, 2017

Why New Multifamily Construction Is Accelerating in Metro Milwaukee

The Milwaukee multifamily sector is plowing forward on a number of different fronts. Development activity is continuing its impressive run with a series of high-rise towers in various stages of construction or planning. Popular neighborhoods such as Walker’s Point, Bayview and the East Side are filling in with low- and mid-rise projects, many of which feature a mixed-use component. From an investment standpoint, multifamily is still the sector du jour, with a widening investor pool of both..

November 2, 2017

Marcus & Millichap Arranges $37M Sale of Two Multifamily Properties in Madison, Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of River’s Edge and Fordem Towers in Madison for $37 million. Together, the two multifamily properties total nine buildings and 420 units. Both are located approximately two miles east of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. River’s Edge, completed in two phases in 1974 and 1984, consists of seven three-story buildings totaling 312 market-rate units. Fordem Towers, built in 1982, features two seven-story buildings totaling..

November 1, 2017

Aries Conlon Capital Arranges $62.4M Refinancing for Hotel Portfolio

CHICAGO — Chicago-based Aries Conlon Capital has arranged a $62.4 million non-recourse loan for the refinancing of a seven-hotel portfolio in seven states. The portfolio, owned by Inner Circle Investments, includes six Radisson hotels, which are located in Cromwell, Conn.; Billings, Mont.; Highpoint, N.C.; Albany, N.Y.; Appleton, Wis.; and Cheyenne, Wyo; as well as one independent, boutique hotel in St. Louis. Rushi Shah of Aries Conlon arranged the interest-only loan with an international..

October 31, 2017