Weekly Debrief: 100 East’s uncertain future and the next mayor of Milwaukee

Last updated on August 28th, 2021 at 10:11 pm

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Editor Andrew Weiland and real estate reporter Alex Zank join BizTimes associate editor Arthur Thomas to talk about the week’s news. First up is the news that the 100 East office building is in foreclosure. Alex describes what office brokers and industry experts expect to see as the building, once one of the premier office properties in the city, emerges from the process. Then the group discusses news that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will be leaving office, at some point in the near future, to become ambassador to Luxembourg. Alex talked with leaders in the business community for their take on what qualities the next mayor of Milwaukee should have.

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He spent also five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.