Yearly Archives: 2016

BMO Harris and Irgens announce a $137 million, 25-story downtown Milwaukee building


MILWAUKEE – A joint press conference with BMO Harris Bank, Michael Best & Friedrich and Irgens was held today announcing a new $137 million, 25-story office building in downtown Milwaukee – BMO Harris Financial Center at Market Square.   To learn more, visit:   The Business Journal   Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   Biz Times   […]

Exclusive — Baseball history: A look inside commissioner emeritus Bud Selig’s new 833 East office


MILWAUKEE – If Major League Baseball executives ever want to open a museum of baseball memorabilia, they might want to consider commissioner emeritus Bud Selig’s new office in downtown Milwaukee. Check out the slideshow to get an exclusive look inside Selig’s new office and the many rare collector baseball items he has on display.   […]

Medical office building to fill in The Corridor


City of Brookfield – The pieces of The Corridor keep coming together.   Developer Irgens’ plans for a medical office building that would be built near the center of the 66-acre site have been given the go-ahead.   The structure would stand west of Discovery Drive, north of the previously-approved Hilton Garden Inn and south of […]

Hungry for space: Milwaukee County Research Park remains desirable


Tosa complex to have estimated $230 million in value, when complete Milwaukee Business Journal | Sean Ryan   WAUWATOSA, WI – Irgens is spending money rehabbing an empty four-story building it owns in the Milwaukee County Research Park  and is talking to companies that may refill it. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee developer has more available space […]

Zywave’s new office attracts millennials


Wauwatosa, Wis. — Zywave Inc. Chief Executive Officer David O’Brien had a simple request for developer Tom Irgens when they were discussing plans for the company’s new headquarters.   “He said, ‘I want to be the house in the neighborhood where the kids don’t want to leave,’” Irgens recalled.   So, “the kids,” Zywave’s employees, including […]

Pricewaterhouse Coopers to move Milwaukee office to 833 East


MILWAUKEE – PricewaterhouseCoopers in December will move its downtown Milwaukee offices to the 833 East building on the lakefront.   The accounting firm leased the entire 12th floor, or 26,300 square feet, in 833 East on East Michigan Street, said Mike Wanezek, vice president of Colliers International/Milwaukee. The PricewaterhouseCoopers lease, combined with other leases expected […]

The Corridor Welcomes Three New Tenants


BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The Corridor, a new 66-acre mixed-use project being developed in Brookfield, is welcoming three new occupants that include a branch office of Associated Bank, an AT&T retail store and a branch office of Charles Schwab & Co.   Additionally, Ruvin Bros. Artisans & Trades Inc., a high-end residential custom builder, has started […]

Irgens buys land for Third Ward office development


MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee developer Irgens bought the former Babcock Auto Spring Co. building in Milwaukee’s Third Ward for its planned One Catalano Square office development.   The sale last week advances the proposed 168,000-square-foot building that Irgens is marketing to office and retail tenants. The five-story building will line the southern edge of Catalano Square […]

The Last Word: Mark Irgens


Mark Irgens is the chief executive officer and manager of Irgens Partners LLC, a developer, investor and operator of commercial office, mixed used, health care and industrial properties in Milwaukee. It is sometimes better to skip a bad deal, he says.   “A rewarding aspect of being in the real estate development business is having […]

Irgens Completes 28,730 SF Medical Office Building in Illinois


CARLINVILLE, Ill. – Irgens has completed a new medical office building for Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville, approximately 60 miles northwest of St. Louis, Mo. The 28,730-square-foot building is located at 20613 N. Broad St. Carlinville Area Hospital is utilizing the medical office building to consolidate and expand existing clinics, allowing it to add services […]

Exclusive first look at 833 East


The Milwaukee Business Journal offers readers an exclusive first look inside the first large new downtown office building to open in about a decade. Irgens’ 833 East Michigan opened March 1 to tenants.   View slideshow:

833 East Michigan’s Rare Steakhouse to open in May, hires its chef


MILWAUKEE – 833 East Michigan’s Rare Steakhouse has hired a chef for the Milwaukee restaurant.   The chef will be Paul Morrison, who previously was chef de cuisine at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse in the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut and more recently has worked in Chicago, the Noble Chef Hospitality group recently announced.   Rare […]

Irgens Completes Harbor Vista Medical Center Development


PEORIA, AZ – Irgens announced development completion of shell and core construction for Harbor Vista Medical Commons, the new Cigna Medical Group Sun City Multi-Specialty Center at 9069 W. Thunderbird Ave.   The 60,000-square-foot, build-to-suit facility will offer health care delivery services to Cigna Medical Group patients. Scheduled to open for patients in October, project […]

Irgens Adds to Portfolio with 44th Street Office Project


Irgens announced the $17 million acquisition of a Phoenix office project at 501 N. 44th Street. The four-story, 102,302 SF building, which is 65 percent occupied, is located south of the Loop 202 and just off State Route 143 near Sky Harbor International Airport.   As reported Feb. 5, 2016 in Business Real Estate Weekly […]

Irgens Completes Presence Healing Arts Pavilion


CHICAGO – Irgens announced the completion of the Presence Healing Arts Pavilion, a new outpatient healthcare center located at 16615 S. Route 59 in Plainfield, Ill. The single-story, 25,000 RSF building is leased in its entirety by Presence Health Network. The facility opened in late 2015.   “We had a vision of what the Presence […]

See the Progress at 833 East


MILWAUKEE – recently got a tour of the construction of the new 18-story, $101 million office tower at 833 East in downtown Milwaukee. To view photos and learn more, visit