Three tenants for the 18-story office tower Irgens is building at 833 E. Michigan St. in downtown Milwaukee were announced Thursday.
Those new tenants include Major League Baseball and Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Heck Capital Advisors and Grace Matthews, Inc.
In addition, Jason, Inc., parent company to a global family of manufacturers, is also expanding its previously announced lease at 833 East, and will now occupy 26,043 square feet in the building, up from the previously announced 12,506 square feet. Jason Inc. is currently located in the 411 Building downtown.
“Jason Industries is growing as a company right along with the growth happening in downtown Milwaukee,” said David Westgate, chief executive officer of Jason. “As we recruit new talent and build our workforce, it’s imperative to offer a dynamic environment where people can live and work. 833 East and other new developments in the area are creating such an environment and we’re excited to be a part of it.”
Lyle Landowski, a partner with Colliers International, brokered the deal with Jason, Inc.
Heck Capital Advisors, of Rhinelander, is leasing 2,712 square feet. It will be a new office for Heck Capital in Milwaukee. Steve Palec, a partner with Colliers International, brokered the deal with Heck Capital.
Grace Matthews, a Milwaukee-based investment bank currently located in the Third Ward, is leasing 6,269 square feet in the 833 East building. David Pudlosky, vice president at Jones Lange LaSalle, brokered the deal with Grace Matthews.
As previously announced, Milwaukee law firm Godfrey & Kahn will be the anchor tenant in the building and is leasing 77,817 square feet of space. Other previously announced tenants include: Irgens, which will occupy 25,328 square feet; Colliers International, which is leasing 20,422 square feet; First American, which is leasing 5,952 square feet and Cresa, which is leasing 2,516 square feet.
The building has a total of 358,017 square feet of office space. In August, Madison-based Noble Chef Hospitality announced it would open a restaurant called Rare Steakhouse in the ground floor of the building.
Construction of the $101.5 million building is expected to be complete in March of 2016. Including an undisclosed tenant that will occupy 2,758 square feet, along with letters of intent for two additional tenants totaling more than 37,000 square feet, more than 65 percent of 833 East is now committed.
There remains 115,000 square feet of contiguous office space on adjacent floors of 26,000 square feet – the largest block on contiguous Class A space in the metro region.