Real estate odds and ends

Marquette Law School to run foreclosure mediation program

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that the state Department of Justice is providing $310,000 in funding for Marquette University Law School to implement the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program, which will provide mediation between lenders and residential borrowers facing foreclosure. The funding results from the proceeds of the Countrywide Financial Corporation lawsuit. In addition, the City of Milwaukee recently approved $100,000 in funding for the same effort. The Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation program will be a voluntary, court-based independent mediation option for lenders and borrowers. The program, located at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, will seek to alleviate the current backlog of foreclosure cases in the county court system by offering the option of mediation to residential homeowners who reside in owner-occupied properties.

MSI General wins masonry design awards

Oconomowoc-based MSI General Corp. recently won Best of Show and a Finalist Award in the Wisconsin Concrete and Masonry Association’s 2009 Excellence in Masonry Design competition. The top award was given for the Milwaukee Ale House/ Bridgewater Office Building, located in downtown Grafton on the Milwaukee River.  Ryan Thomas was the architect for MSI General on the project. Nashotah-based Union Construction was the masonry contractor and County Materials, Waukesha supplied the concrete brick. MSI General also received a Finalist award for their design of the new facility for T-Lon Products in Hartland. Tony Zulli was the MSI General architect for this project which was completed in 2007.  Menomonee Falls-based J.H. Hassinger was the masonry contractor and Waukesha-based County Materials was the concrete brick supplier.

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