David Marks

Restaurant group, community leaders throw Sherman Park revival party

As reported on biztimes.com: Mark Kass, Editor-in-Chief, Milwaukee Business Journal   It was quite the party Sunday afternoon in the Sherman Park area as business and community leaders gathered to host the first annual Sherman Park Revival Celebration. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos from the community gathering. The event was put together by the Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet, a group of Milwaukee-area restaurants which includes SURG Restaurant Group, and Milwaukee Public Schools administrators. At the event, 250 pre-selected Milwaukee Public Schools students received...

Amazon.com, Japanese firm explored Racine County before Foxconn

As reported on biztimes.com: Sean Ryan, Reporter Milwaukee Business Journal “People are now seeing Racine as something that really gives you the benefit of both markets, and it has taken time for the market to realize that,” said David Marks, president and CEO of Phoenix Investors in Milwaukee. Phoenix Investors in 2013 bought an existing building in Mount Pleasant, and currently owns 62 surrounding acres for more development on Durand Avenue. Phoenix has prepared 18 acres for construction of a 130,000-square-foot building, said senior vice president Kurt...

Phoenix Investors joins local and state leaders to celebrate the purchase of former Whirlpool facility

As reported by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission: Phoenix Investors LLC today joined local and state leaders to celebrate the company’s purchase of the former Whirlpool manufacturing facility in Fort Smith. The company will invest more than $10 million in the 1.5 million square foot facility, located on Jenny Lind Road, making it immediately marketable to companies seeking a new location. Phoenix Investors is a national commercial real estate firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin whose core business is the revitalization of former...

Whirlpool sells two shuttered plants

As reported in the Herald Palladium: BENTON HARBOR — A Wisconsin investment group bought two dormant plants from Whirlpool Corp. The Milwaukee-based firm, known as Phoenix Investors LLC, closed on the two-property deal last week. It includes plants in Fort Smith, Ark., and Cleveland, Tenn. Terms of the deal were not released. “We outgrew our former manufacturing site in Cleveland a few years back and built a state-of-the-art facility just a few miles away,” Jeff Noel, vice president of communications and public affairs, said...

PRIVATE MILWAUKEE GROUP BUYS SEVERAL WHR PROPERTIES

As reported in Moody on the Market: A prolific private real estate company based in Wisconsin has purchased sizable buildings and land in two states from Whirlpool Corporation with plans to renovate and place them back onto the open market going forward. Phoenix Investors of Milwaukee, whose portfolio totals approximately 17-million square feet across 22 states, has purchased Whirlpool’s last remaining manufacturing building and surrounding land in Fort Smith, Arkansas in one transaction and Whirlpool’s former manufacturing Plant Three property on Euclid...