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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...

Milwaukee Common Council President Announces Partnership to Reduce Blight

As reported on CBS Channel 58 Milwaukee: The City of Milwaukee is turning to its residents for help cleaning up the city. A new partnership is forming that could help fix up abandoned and rundown properties. The old citation plant building is an example the city gave. The business next door bought the property after having issues with squatters. In this case the city was able to lift the tax liens on the property and the businesses next door could purchase it...

Phoenix Investors plans to clear blighted 27th Street property for future development

As reported in the Milwaukee Business Journal: Phoenix Investors is working with the city of Milwaukee to clear and eventually redevelop a vacant, blighted industrial property on North 27th Street. The property is at 4041 N. 27th St. in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor, where the city and other stakeholders are striving to attract more manufacturing jobs. The 8.3-acre property neighbors a larger former Aldrich Chemical Co. Inc. building Phoenix Investors bought in May 2015, and has been renovating for future tenants,...

Health center moves into larger, more efficient space in old Goldmann’s store

As reported on Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service: The grand staircase and the creaky wooden floors of the Goldmann’s Department Store were a source of warm familiarity for generations of Milwaukeeans on the city’s South Side until the department store closed about a decade ago. Now restored, the staircase leads to another community treasure: the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center. The building at 930 W. Historic Mitchell Street, once home to the all-inclusive department store, now houses the all-inclusive community health center,...