Tim Casey has joined the Wangard Partners in Brookfield as a vice president and will be focusing on acquisition, redevelopment, development and leasing of industrial and flex/tech service center buildings, as well as development of land for industrial purposes. Prior to joining Wangard Partners, Casey was vice president of the Wisconsin region for CenterPoint Properties. During his six years with CenterPoint, the REIT's industrial portfolio in southeastern Wisconsin grew from 1 million to more than 5 million square feet. Casey was directly involved in acquisition of more than a dozen industrial buildings, construction of several buildings in excess of 100,000 square feet and leasing of more than 20 properties totaling over 1.5 million square feet. Prior to opening CenterPoint's Wisconsin office, Casey was director of economic development for Milwaukee County for seven years. During that time, he was involved with development of the Milwaukee County Research Park, its Technology Incubator, the acquisition and rehabilitation of the former Kearny & Trecker plant in West Allis for use by Quad/Graphics, the development of the former SteelTech (now Capitol Stamping) manufacturing plant on former park land at 27th Street and North Avenue, development of the former Harnischfeger (now Stark Investments) Headquarters in St. Francis, development of the Advo Inc. plant on South 13th Street in Milwaukee, and planning for industrial parks that led to development of the Mitchell International Business Park in Cudahy. "We feel fortunate to have somebody with Tim's background in both the public and private sectors join us in our efforts," said Wangard president Stewart Wangard. "Tim has had a lot of experience in public/private partnerships, the public sector approval process and brownfield redevelopment, and has built and rebuilt industrial buildings and sites." In addition to his prior experience, Casey is currently president of the 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corp. board of directors, serves on the Development Committee for the Menomonee Valley Partners, and is a member of the Wauwatosa City Council and its Budget and Finance and Employee Relation's committees. Casey also serves on the board of directors for the Delta Institute in Chicago and is a member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association and associate member of the Commercial Association of Realtors.