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Filling the hall: More than 250 flock to first annual Milwaukee CRE Summit

A big crowd — more than 250 — jammed the Wisconsin Club during the first annual Milwaukee CRE Summit held by REjournals.com and Midwest Real Estate News. A big crowd — more than 250 — jammed the Wisconsin Club during the first annual Milwaukee CRE Summit held by REjournals.com and Midwest Real Estate News.
Milwaukee’s multifamily market is thriving. That’s something that the members of the apartment market update panel emphasized. Participating in this panel were Jason Korb, Korb & Associates Architects; Ken Strom, TCF National Bank; Patrick Gallagher, CBRE; Kevin Newell, Royal Capital Group, LLC; Ralph DePasquale, moderator, Berkadia; and Joe Eldredge, Colliers International. Milwaukee’s multifamily market is thriving. That’s something that the members of the apartment market update panel emphasized. Participating in this panel were Jason Korb, Korb & Associates Architects; Ken Strom, TCF National Bank; Patrick Gallagher, CBRE; Kevin Newell, Royal Capital Group, LLC; Ralph DePasquale, moderator, Berkadia; and Joe Eldredge, Colliers International.
Addressing the successes and challenges facing the industrial, office, retail, healthcare and opportunity zone markets were Dan Cohen, Mid-America Real Estate; Jeff Hoffman, Cushman & Wakefield/ Boerke; Anthony Pennington-Cross, moderator, Marquette University; Dannielle Lewis, Wipfli LLP; Amy Sovine, Physicians Realty Trust; and Tom Shepherd, Colliers International. Addressing the successes and challenges facing the industrial, office, retail, healthcare and opportunity zone markets were Dan Cohen, Mid-America Real Estate; Jeff Hoffman, Cushman & Wakefield/ Boerke; Anthony Pennington-Cross, moderator, Marquette University; Dannielle Lewis, Wipfli LLP; Amy Sovine, Physicians Realty Trust; and Tom Shepherd, Colliers International.
The Downtown & Suburban Developments -- Game-Changing Projects panel brought plenty of excitement to the room. That's because new construction is playing a key role in boosting Milwaukee's CRE market. Speaking on this panel were Richard Donner, moderator, Reinhart Boerner Van Dueren; Ian Martin, Mandel Group; Timothy Blum, HSA Commercial Real Estate; Rob Oldenburg, Irgens; Mike Kleber, Zilber; and Stewart Wangard, Wangard Partners, Inc. The Downtown & Suburban Developments -- Game-Changing Projects panel brought plenty of excitement to the room. That's because new construction is playing a key role in boosting Milwaukee's CRE market. Speaking on this panel were Richard Donner, moderator, Reinhart Boerner Van Dueren; Ian Martin, Mandel Group; Timothy Blum, HSA Commercial Real Estate; Rob Oldenburg, Irgens; Mike Kleber, Zilber; and Stewart Wangard, Wangard Partners, Inc.

Was the first annual Milwaukee CRE Summit a success? Why not let the numbers tell the story? More than 250 CRE professionals filled the meeting room at The Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee on July 30. That’s a big crowd, especially for a first-time event.

During the summit, held by Midwest Real Estate News and REJournals.com, multifamily, industrial, office and retail pros from the Milwaukee area discussed the highs and lows of their city’s CRE market. Developers, too, took to the stage to share their thoughts on construction activity throughout the market.

The news was good. According to these CRE pros, all of the commercial sectors in Milwaukee are either in solid growth mode or adapting to a changing environment. The Milwaukee market’s multifamily and industrial sectors are especially strong today, and office owners report that downtown Milwaukee has become a top draw for companies.