Becovic, Next Realty Acquire 232-Unit Apartment Portfolio Near Marquette University for $16.1M

MILWAUKEE — A joint venture partnership between Becovic and Next Realty has acquired a 14-building, 232-unit apartment portfolio within a one-mile radius of Marquette University in Milwaukee. The purchase price was $16.1 million. Units range from studios to four-bedroom floor plans. The portfolio was 95 percent leased at the time of sale. Taylor Grant of Park Equities represented the seller, Wiegand Enterprises LLC, which had owned the portfolio for roughly 20 years. Marquette University is …

Kraus-Anderson Begins Construction of $20M Senior Living Facility in Sparta, Wisconsin

SPARTA, WIS. — Kraus-Anderson has begun construction of Rolling Hills, a $20 million senior living and rehabilitation center located at 14400 County Highway B in the western Wisconsin community of Sparta. Designed by Community Living Solutions LLC, the 80,000-square-foot property will feature 50 skilled nursing beds, 24 CBRF assisted living units and 24 RCAC assisted living apartments. CBRF refers to community-based residential facility, which is a place where five or more unrelated people …

South Central Wisconsin’s Economic Engine Continues to Set the Pace

By William Mears, Coldwell Banker Commercial McGuire Mears & Associates What a difference a decade makes. While some may characterize the evolution of the development and investment climate of the Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with a population of 160,120 as an extreme makeover, others will note the area has been South Central Wisconsin’s best kept secret. Case in point: the numbers speak for themselves, and local real estate and economic development …

Industrial Companies Drive Boom in Milwaukee Office Growth

By Andrew Jensen Jr., Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke Milwaukee was once known as a city of industries and beer, the hometown of Allen-Bradley (now Rockwell Automation), Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, Master Lock, Rexnord and, of course, the Miller, Pabst and Schlitz brewing juggernauts. Today, Milwaukee’s economy is more diversified, and its industrial companies are quieter and not as flashy. But the area’s industrial firms are still central to its success and …

Multifamily Sector Sees Positive Indicators from Healthy Midwest Economy

Focus on the Midwest Amid a global pandemic and its economic repercussions, the American Midwest has remained a place of comparative stability — and opportunity.Wide-open spaces and lower costs of living attract businesses and workers alike. Warehouses, distribution centers and transportation corridors bustle thanks to shifting supply chains and surges in deliveries. Educated workforces and leading universities and research centers nourish hubs in tech and life sciences. In short, …

Hunt Arranges $13.1M in LIHTC Equity for Affordable Housing Adaptive Reuse Project in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Hunt Capital Partners has arranged $13.1 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of an old school in Milwaukee dating back to 1902. Developer Royal Capital Group plans to create 82 multifamily units known as the Phillis Wheatley Apartments. Of the units, 67 will be set aside for households earning up to 60 percent of the area median income. Amenities will include a business center, community room, fitness center, theater …

Greystone Provides $35M in HUD-Insured Financing for Skilled Nursing Portfolio in Wisconsin

ANTIGO, BURLINGTON, MANITOWOC AND KENOSHA, WIS. — Greystone has provided $35 million in HUD-insured loans for the refinancing of a five-property, 558-bed skilled nursing portfolio across Southeast Wisconsin. The facilities are located in Antigo, Burlington, Manitowoc and Kenosha. Each of the nonrecourse loans features a fixed interest rate and is fully amortized over 30 years. The loans refinance the existing debt on the properties, which were purchased in 2017. The undisclosed borrower plans …

Boulder Group Brokers $3.2M Sale of Piggly Wiggly-Occupied Property in Wisconsin

WATERTOWN, WIS. — The Boulder Group has brokered the $3.2 million sale of a retail property net leased to Piggly Wiggly in Watertown, about 50 miles west of Milwaukee. The 27,000-square-foot building is located at 1330 Memorial Drive next to Watertown Regional Medical Center. Jimmy Goodman and John Feeney of Boulder represented the seller, a Wisconsin-based private investor. The buyer was also a Wisconsin-based investor. Piggly Wiggly’s lease expires in December 2029. There are more than …

Mohr Capital Acquires 112,000 SF Office Building in Pewaukee, Wisconsin

PEWAUKEE, WIS. — Mohr Capital, a Dallas-based private investment firm, has acquired Riverwood Corporate Center II in Pewaukee, about 20 miles west of Milwaukee. The 112,000-square-foot office building serves as the headquarters of ProHealth Care, which signed a long-term lease through 2032. Built in 2002, the building is situated at the front entrance of the office park at the intersection of Riverwood Drive and State Highway 164. The three-story property features a cafeteria, executive wing, …

Likewise Partners Buys Metro Milwaukee Industrial Property for $3.7M

FRANKLIN, WIS. — Likewise Partners LLC has purchased a 54,833-square-foot industrial facility located at 9720 S. Oakwood Park Drive in Franklin, a southern suburb of Milwaukee. The purchase price was $3.7 million. The building features a clear height of 24 feet and is located within the 4.5 million-square-foot Franklin Business Park. Constructed in 2000, the facility is fully leased to four tenants. Adam Matson and Travis Tiede of Newmark represented Likewise in the transaction. Raymond Zanca …

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