Weekly Debrief: Couture connections, downtown housing spree and office market rebound with real estate reporter Alex Zank

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BizTimes Media real estate reporter Alex Zank joins associate editor Arthur Thomas to talk about the cover story in the July 19 issue of BizTimes Milwaukee. Alex’s story explores how The Couture, a long awaited residential, retail and transit development along Milwaukee’s lakefront, serves as the missing piece for a number of other projects and site in downtown Milwaukee. Alex took a closer look at a recent run of downtown housing projects and whether the city can support the increased supply. His Real Estate Spotlight in the July 19 issue also explores how the office market in metro Milwaukee is performing.

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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.