BizTimes commercial real estate conference is Thursday

Event is Thursday morning at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 05:05 pm

The 13th annual BizTimes Milwaukee Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee.

The event will focus on the trend of increased investment from out of state firms in southeastern Wisconsin commercial real estate and will feature a panel discussion of national commercial real estate investors who are doing big deals in the region. The panel will include:

  • Matt Garrison, managing principal of Chicago-based R2 Companies. The firm recently purchased the 1.1 million-square-foot, four-story U.S. Post Office complex in downtown Milwaukee for $13.1 million.

    Downtown Milwaukee post office complex
    Downtown Milwaukee post office complex
  • Stephen Kanoff, founding partner, director and chief investment officer of Dallas-based Westmount Realty Capital LLC. Earlier this year the firm acquired a portfolio of 10 industiral buildings in the metro Milwaukee area for $61 million.
  • Richard Aaronson, president and co-founder of Atlanta-based Atlantic Realty Partners. The firm plans to build a 443-unit apartment development in Milwaukee, a 236-unit apartment development in Wauwatosa and a 195-unit apartment development in Brookfield.
  • Christopher Ressa, senior vice president of leasing for the Northeast and Midwest for Tarrytown, N.Y.-based DLC Management Corp. Last year the firm purchased the Midtown Center shopping center in Milwaukee for $47 million.
  • Scott Stahr, co-founder and principal of Chicago-based Fulcrum Asset Advisors. As part of a joint venture, the firm acquired the 20-story 250 Plaza office building in downtown Milwaukee this year, and plans to make significant upgrades. In 2011, the firm acquired four office buildings in Brookfield, with a total of 338,424 square feet of space, for about $41 million.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Mark Eppli, a professor of finance and Robert B. Bell Sr. Chair in Real Estate and Marquette University. MU and the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW) are event partners.

Each year hundreds of real estate industry professionals attend the BizTimes Milwaukee Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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