Real estate odds and ends

Airport Sleep Inn now open
A new 82-room Sleep Inn & Suites hotel opened recently at 4600 S. Sixth St.. in Milwaukee near General Mitchell International Airport. The hotel is about 1.5 miles from the west entrance to General Mitchell International Airport and about half a mile from Interstate 94. Several new hotel developments have been proposed for sites near the airport in recent months. This is the first of those projects to break ground. Sleep Inn is a division of Silver Spring, Md.-based Choice Hotels International Inc. The hotel is being developed by West Bend-based American Design-Build and North Liberty, Iowa-based Kinseth Hospitality Companies.

ForeclosuresWI.com shutting down
The residential foreclosure crisis that hammered the nation’s economy in 2008 provided a lot of information for ForeclosuresWI.com to report. However the president for the web site, Robert Jansen, said he is planning to shut it down. "I have decided to focus my personal time and resources on other business ventures, and accordingly, will be winding down ForeclosuresWI.com," Jansen said. "It has been a sincere pleasure being a trusted source for foreclosure information these past couple years."

CARW offers "rookie series"
The Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW) is offing a business development luncheon series this year targeted toward commercial real estate sales associates with less than three years of experience. More information is available at www.carw.com.

NAIOP changes name
The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties has changed its name to NAIOP. The Wisconsin chapter of NAIOP has changed its name to NAIOP Wisconsin, the organization announced this week. "NAIOP is the leading association for the development industry, extending its reach beyond office and industrial product types into mixed-use, medical office, retail and more," said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president. "We recognize that our members engage in diverse development opportunities, and our brand expansion supports our vision of advancing responsible commercial real estate development."

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