Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:12 pm
The annual BizTimes Milwaukee Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference, to be held on Friday, Nov. 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, will examine the increasing amount of development activity along the I-94 corridor between Milwaukee and Illinois.
The event will feature remarks from Kelly O’Brien, president and CEO of the Alliance for Regional Development, and a panel discussion with Wisconsin and Illinois commercial real estate experts.
The panelists will include:
- Ed Harrington, senior vice president of development, CenterPoint Properties
- S.R. Mills, president and principal of Bear Development
- Andy Bruce, executive vice president and principal of MLG Capital
- Sam Badger, senior vice president of CBRE
Click here to register for the event, which is sponsored by Bank Mutual and Husch Blackwell. Marquette University and the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW) are partners with the event. Mark Eppli, real estate chair for Marquette University, will again be the emcee and moderator for the event.
Milwaukee has always been overshadowed by The Windy City. But in many ways the massive Chicago region’s proximity has been an asset to southeastern Wisconsin.
Perhaps that has never been more true, as the Milwaukee and Chicago area increasingly grow together into one mega region. In recent years development momentum has grown in the I-94 corridor between Milwaukee and Illinois. Uline and several other Illinois companies moved north of the border. Amazon built a massive fulfillment center. Southern Milwaukee County has seen more activity including Drexel Town Square, Ikea and The Rock Sports Complex.
On top of all of that come plans from Foxconn Technology Group to build a $10 billion, 20 million-square-foot LCD panel manufacturing complex along I-94 in Mount Pleasant.
How will all of this development activity transform the southeastern Wisconsin real estate market? What will the I-94 corridor between Milwaukee and Illinois look like in 2030? Does the Foxconn development signal a long-term trend of growth in the I-94 South corridor instead of the I-94 West corridor?
The 15th annual BizTimes Milwaukee Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference will examine those questions and more. Click here to register for the event. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 15.