Real estate odds and ends

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:43 pm

Wauwatosa-based Irgens Development Partners is developing a three-story, 50,000-square-foot, Class A, multi-tenant office building in Phoenix.

Wauwatosa-based Irgens Development Partners is developing a three-story, 50,000-square-foot, Class A, multi-tenant office building on a 2.3-acre property at 5055 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, just northeast of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The building will be the new home for Irgens’ Phoenix office and will be located in close proximity to the new Valley Metro light rail line. CB Richard Ellis is helping Irgens attract tenants to the building. "Continued employment growth and low office vacancy has created a great opportunity for this infill development," said senior vice president Michael O’Connor. "5055 East Washington will be an ideal place for growing businesses like ours that are looking to locate in a state-of-the-art facility that is in an accessible and dynamic urban location." Irgens, which also has an office in the Chicago area, expanded into the Phoenix market last summer. The 5055 East Washington project is Irgens’ second business venture through the Phoenix office. The company’s first project there, First Chandler Business Park, a 30,000-square-foot multi-tenant office/warehouse project in Chandler, Ariz., is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis announced that he attended the International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention, held this week in Las Vegas, to help woo potential tenants to Midtown Center, a 340,000-square-foot shopping center at Capitol Drive and Fond du Lac Avenue, which is located in his district. "This event provides a prime opportunity for Midtown Center to attract potential tenants in anticipation of the additional 75,000 square feet of retail space that will open there in the fall," Davis said, referring to the coming completion of four free standing buildings that will be home to Office Depot, Casual Male and Fashion Bug. "The development project at Midtown Center is vitally important to the growth of our community and to the economic wellbeing of our city, and it’s a must for us to market ourselves and show what we can bring to the table."

Eleven building projects have been recognized for excellence in architectural design by the 2007 Design Awards program of AIA Wisconsin, the state society of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The architects and projects selected to receive honor awards for overall design excellence include: St. Anthony Catholic Parish, Menomonee Falls, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, Milwaukee; The Blatz Lobby and Roof Pavilion, Milwaukee, designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee, and AG Architecture, Wauwatosa; Camouflage House, Green Lake, designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects. The architects and projects selected to receive merit awards for excellence in particular aspects of architectural design include: Fine Arts and Design Center | DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, Mich.; designed by HGA Architects and Engineers and Duce Simmons Associates, Troy, Mich.; The Kenilworth Building , Milwaukee, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers; David R. Obey Center for Health Services, Wausau, designed by Kahler Slater Architects Inc., Milwaukee; Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Pavilion, Milwaukee, designed by The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc., Cedarburg, Urban Ecology Center , Milwaukee, designed by The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc. and The Johnson Athletic Center, Racine, designed by Zimmerman Architectural Studios Inc., Milwaukee.

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