Weekly Debrief: Brookfield Boston Store, Chase Tower and Johnny V’s Tosa plans, unpacking a busy week for commercial real estate news

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Andrew Weiland and Alex Zank join Arthur Thomas to discuss a busy news in metro Milwaukee commercial real estate. There was John “Johnny V” Vassallo’s proposed mixed-use tower in Wauwatosa, the third iteration of a project that has drawn the ire of some local residents. Alex also broke the news that the Chase Tower in downtown Milwaukee is being sold to a New York investment firm that made another large purchase in the region recently. Mark Irgens also broke news at the BizTimes Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference that his firm is under contract to buy the former Boston Store at Brookfield Square. Andrew, Alex and Arthur also discuss their takeaways for the office and industrial markets from an insight-filled conference. See the entire Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference on demand.

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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