Shops of Grand Avenue, Post Office, other CRE deals honored by CARW

Deal of Year event draws more than 600

The Shops of Grand Avenue.

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 05:00 pm

The Shops of Grand Avenue sale, downtown Milwaukee Post Office complex sale, Milwaukee Electric Tool’s expansion and Bader Rutter’s decision to relocate from Brookfield to downtown were among the deals honored this year by the Wisconsin Commercial Association of Realtors.

The Shops of Grand Avenue.
The Shops of Grand Avenue.

CARW held its annual Deal of the Year event Wednesday at the Grain Exchange in downtown Milwaukee, recognizing the most notable commercial real estate professionals and transactions.

“This event is really about highlighting the best of the best in our industry,” said Tracy Johnson, CARW president and CEO. “We are in an incredible market right now and have some outstanding individuals that bring breadth and depth to the profession. We are pleased and honored to have the opportunity to recognize their impact.”

Awards include:

CRE Deal of the Year, Investment: Downtown Milwaukee Post Office sale: Kurt Van Dyke, Jim Young, Jim Barry III, CCIM, The Barry Company.

CRE Deal of the Year, Multifamily : Freshwater Plaza development: Bryan Johnsen, Ivan Gamboa, Tri City National Bank, Milwaukee.

CRE Deal of the Year, Office: Bader Rutter lease downtown: Marianne Burish, Daniel Walsh, Siegel-Gallagher, Inc., Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Electric Tool

CRE Deal of the Year, Development: Milwaukee Electric Tool Company expansion: Burton Metz, Wangard, Barry Chavin, SIOR, NAI MLG Commercial, City of Brookfield.

CRE Deal of the Year, Retail: Portillo’s & More at The Shoppes at The Corridor: Dan Rosenfeld, Teresa Shemitis, Dan Cohen, Adam Dreier, Mid-America Real Estate-WI LLC, Brookfield.

CRE Deal of the Year, Industrial: Kem Krest: Kevin Barry, CCIM, David Buckley, Jim Barry III, CCIM, The Barry Company, Pleasant Prairie.

Affiliate of the Year: Briohn Building Corp.

CRE Deal of the Year, Judge’s Choice:  The Shops of Grand Avenue: Dan Rosenfeld, Teresa Shemitis, Mid-America Real Estate-WI LLC, Milwaukee.

Realtor of the Year: Paul Galbraith, Irgens.

Richard Maslowski, the recently retired administrator of the City of Glendale was honored as the 2016 Friend of CARW.  Maslowski started working as Glendale’s city administrator in 1980, where he became one of the longest-serving administrators in Wisconsin.

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