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Former Fort Smith Whirlpool Manufacturing Building Sold

As reported in 5 News Online: FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Whirlpool Corporation announced its remaining manufacturing building in Fort Smith has been sold to Phoenix Investors. The building and the surrounding land has been sold to the Milwaukee-based company. This is the real-estate group's first venture in Arkansas. Phoenix will be restoring the property in an effort to bring business -- as well as jobs -- back to the former Whirlpool complex, said Frank Crivello, executive vice president of Phoenix Investors. "We already have...

Ryan Trost

As reported in Milwaukee Business Journal: 40 Under 40 Award Winner: Senior vice president-finance, Phoenix Investors LLC | Age: 31 [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="750"] Photo Credit: SCOTT PAULUS[/caption] In college, Ryan Trost sold burial plots. Today, he’s enjoying a much livelier career with Phoenix Investors...

Meet the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2017 class of 40 Under 40 winners

As reported in Milwaukee Business Journal: We had a lot of fun unveiling our 2017 40 Under 40 winners this past week to a lot of reaction and fanfare throughout southeastern Wisconsin. To see the entire 2017 class of young professionals that we are honoring, click on the attached slideshow. In all, we received nearly 260 nominations for this year's program, the 25th year that we have been recognizing the up-and-coming leaders in our community. There were a lot of hard decisions...

Business Journal unveils 40 Under 40 winners: Art Museum’s Polednik, Baird’s Phillips among first group

As reported in Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee Art Museum director Marcelle Polednik and Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. financial advisor Emily Phillips are among the first group of winners to be announced in the Milwaukee Business Journal's prestigious 40 Under 40 awards program for 2017. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos of the winners. Other winners in our first group announced Tuesday include Marquette University lacrosse coach Joe Amplo; Ashley Hines, diversity and inclusion manager for the Medical College...

Phoenix Investors purchases three properties for $29.3 million

As reported in the Milwaukee Business News: Increases its Wisconsin industrial real estate portfolio to 6 million square feet In the last week, Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors LLC, has purchased three industrial buildings at a total cost of $29.3 million and has increased its industrial real estate portfolio to about 6 million square feet in Wisconsin. The company purchased Shur-Line’s two industrial buildings in St. Francis for $8.8 million in a sale-leaseback deal last week. The company, which makes paining products including brushes and...

Phoenix Investors approved to buy, rehab Dayton building

As reported in the Dayton Business Journal: The city of Dayton, Ohio, approved the sale of the 350,000-square-foot industrial building Wednesday morning to Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors, and the sale could close in 90 days. City commissioners approved Wednesday morning the sale of 2333 McCall St. to an LLC affiliated with Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors, for $300,000. It would be the first Ohio project for the real estate group, which plans to spend the next 6 to 9 months making significant repairs to the...

Developer looks to rehab big Dayton property

As reported in the Dayton Business Journal: The city of Dayton will consider selling a big piece of vacant industrial real estate to a developer who could be eyeing its rehabilitation. The city commission will decide Wednesday on an agreement to sell the vacant McCall building at 2333 McCall St. in the Westview Industrial Park. The 350,000-square-foot property has been vacant since 2010 and the city has been attempting to sell it since that time, city documents show. Milwaukee-based development group Phoenix Investors,...

Phoenix Investors purchases Kenosha industrial complex for $2 million

As reported in the Milwaukee BizTimes: Phoenix working with tenant Compass Minerals to improve, expand distribution at the site An affiliate of Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors LLC has purchased a 281,000-square-foot industrial complex in Kenosha for $2 million. Phoenix Kenosha purchased the property, which is located on 13 acres at 3122 14th Ave., from Walnut and Vine Properties II LLC. The property is primarily leased to Overland Park, Kansas-based Compass Minerals America, which is using the site as a distribution center. Compass Minerals has more than...

Project connects Albany area farmers with communities

As reported in the Albany Herald: Southwest Georgia Project officials say healthy food options lead to healthy lives ALBANY — The Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education held a fresh food mixer in downtown Albany on Thursday to help connect local farmers/food producers with the community in which they live and to encourage healthier lifestyles through better eating habits. [edgtf_blockquote text="We are promoting the healthy food program today," title_tag="h2" width="80"] said Karen Lawrence, an ag specialist for SWGP. “These are foods that have come directly from our local...