Cleveland, Milwaukee & St. Louis Multifamily Forecasts Indicate Case for Caution

In earlier research, we found that investors may find advantageous risk and reward tradeoffs during the pandemic in often overlooked Midwest secondary markets. For the most part, average rent and occupancy metrics in these markets continued to rise throughout the summer, recession notwithstanding. Together, their inviting cap rates, rising NOI and low historic income volatility form a fairly compelling investment predicate.We also found that positive performance attributes were not limited …

Kohl’s Reports 13.3 Percent Decline in Quarterly Net Sales

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS. — Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) has reported that comparable sales decreased 13.3 percent in its third quarter, which ended Oct. 31, compared with the same period a year ago. That said, third-quarter sales and earnings exceeded company expectations, according to a news release. Shoppers are spending less on apparel during the pandemic, but Kohl’s says that its digital sales growth remains strong. The Menomonee Falls-based retailer says it has entered the holiday season …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $6.4M Sale of Industrial Property in Madison, Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of a 117,791-square-foot industrial property in Madison for $6.4 million. Compass Group occupies the building, which is located at 2305 Daniels St. The tenant recently executed a new long-term, net lease. Brett Winger and Dominic Sulo of Marcus & Millichap’s The Sulo Group secured and represented the buyer, a limited liability company. Seller information was not

Montecito Medical Acquires 130,000 SF Medical Office Building in Suburban Milwaukee

GREENFIELD, WIS. — Montecito Medical Real Estate has acquired Aurora Health Center at 84South, a surgical center and medical office building in Greenfield, a suburb of Milwaukee. The purchase price was undisclosed. Built in 2019, the 130,000-square-foot, five-story facility is fully leased to Advocate Aurora Health. It is situated within the larger mixed-use development known as 84South. The property is one of the largest outpatient ambulatory sites for Advocate Aurora Health with eight …

McShane Begins Construction of 126-Unit Apartment Complex Near Madison

MIDDLETON, WIS. — McShane Construction Co. has broken ground on The Trotta Apartments in Middleton near Madison. Impact Seven is the developer for the 126-unit apartment project, which is situated on a site that formerly housed a motel owned by the Trotta family. The four-story development will include amenities such as a clubroom, fitness center, dog wash, common room and three rooftop decks. Completion is slated for April 2022. Ramaker & Associates is the architect of

IRA Capital Acquires North Hills Health Center in Suburban Milwaukee for $60M

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS. — IRA Capital has acquired North Hills Health Center in Menomonee Falls, located about 20 miles northwest of Milwaukee, for $60 million. The medical campus comprises two Class A buildings totaling 119,000 square feet that are fully leased to Froedtert Health, a five-hospital system and the primary teaching affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Froedtert provides a range of outpatient services at the North Hills facility, including an imaging center, fertility …

Zilber Acquires 165,000 SF Industrial Building in Metro Milwaukee

PEWAUKEE, WIS. — Zilber Property Group has acquired a 165,000-square-foot industrial building in Pewaukee, located about 18 miles west of Milwaukee. The purchase price was undisclosed. The property is situated within a business park less than two miles north of I-94. It is currently vacant. Zilber plans to make various interior and exterior improvements to the building over the coming weeks. Scott Furmanski of CBRE represented the undisclosed seller. He will also market the property for lease …

McShane Completes Construction of 177-Unit Luxury Apartment Project in West Allis, Wisconsin

WEST ALLIS, WIS. — McShane Construction Co. has completed building The West Living, a 177-unit luxury apartment project in West Allis, a western suburb of Milwaukee. McShane constructed the community on behalf of developer, Mandel Group. The first level of the four-story complex is a parking structure. Units consist of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include a club area, fitness center, dog park and rooftop patio. Zimmerman Architectural Studios served as …

Dematic Opens 37,330 SF Office at The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

WAUWATOSA, WIS. — Software company Dematic has opened a 37,330-square-foot office at The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee. PREMIER Design + Build Group built out the 27,200 square feet on the first floor and added another 10,130 square feet by constructing a mezzanine level. The space can accommodate up to 200 employees and features seven conference rooms. TOA Architecture/Urban Design provided architectural and interior design services. Dematic is a logistics technology …

Joint Venture Purchases Historic Wells Building in Milwaukee for $7.2M

MILWAUKEE — An affiliate of fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty LLC, in partnership with Harrison Street, has acquired Milwaukee’s historic Wells Building. The purchase price was $7.25 million, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal. The 15-story, 165,000-square-foot building is located at 324 E. Wisconsin Ave. and dates back to 1901. The property has a long history as a communications center and once served as the Milwaukee headquarters for Western Union Telegraph Co. Today, the …

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