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Kahler Slater moving to BMO Tower


Milwaukee architecture firm Kahler Slater announced it will relocate its downtown Milwaukee offices at ASQ Center to the new BMO Tower at 790 N. Water St., a 25-story glass office building that it helped design.   To read the full story, visit: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee Business Journal BizTimes Urban Milwaukee  

Despite pandemic effects, Tempe submarket remains highly desirable for new development, residents


Even in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Tempe has been the recipient of some of the Valley’s largest leases and job announcements, further cementing the East Valley city as the metro’s hottest office market, as it takes shape in concert with the growing Arizona State University campus.   “Just being around the [ASU […]

Milliman Announces Move to The Corridor


MILWAUKEE (July 9, 2020) – Milliman Inc., an international actuarial and consulting firm, is pleased to announce plans to move its Brookfield office to Golf Parkway Corporate Center, a to be developed Class A office complex prominently located within The Corridor, along Interstate 94 and with close adjacency to Bluemound and Calhoun Roads, in the […]

Two tenants anchoring The Pointe in Mequon


MILWAUKEE ¬ Irgens announces Annex Wealth Management and Gordon Brothers have committed to occupy the first building at The Pointe at East Mequon Corporate Centre. The building developed by Irgens is the first of two new, single-story, Class A office buildings, each with 37,194 square feet of rentable space. Annex Wealth Management will occupy 6,018 […]

Pensive statue installed at BMO Tower


Senior editor and write for On Milwaukee Bobby Tanzilo was on site to report on the installation of artist Radcliffe Bailey’s sculpture, “Pensive,” in the plaza in front of the new BMO Tower, 790 N. Water St.   “At Irgens, we prioritize public art with our projects,” said Irgens CEO Mark Irgens. “Public art benefits […]

Mark Irgens shows off Milwaukee’s newest office tower — as pandemic brings big concerns for developers


Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   Normally, developer Mark Irgens would be happily showing off his firm’s latest project: the $137 million BMO Tower, downtown Milwaukee’s newest office high-rise.   These are not normal times.   As he leads the tour, Irgens continually checks his phone for emails with information about the new order from Gov. Tony […]

Downtown Milwaukee is Booming


RE Journals | Dan Rafter   Any barometer you want to use. Sales. Rents. Vacancies. New development. Steve Palec, chief marketing officer with the Milwaukee office of Irgens, says they all highlight just how busy Milwaukee’s commercial real estate market is today.   As Palec says, 2020 has looked a lot like 2019 for Milwaukee’s […]

Irgens breaks ground at 999 Playa del Norte in Tempe, Arizona


Irgens broke ground Wednesday, February 12 on 999 Playa del Norte, a 94,000 SF office building on the north side of Tempe Town Lake. The $45 million office project, set to open in May 2021,  will be the final piece of the Playa del Norte subdivision, according to Derek Flottum, Development Director, Irgens.   Irgens […]

Spring construction to start on two office buildings at The Corridor


Irgens is moving forward with two new office buildings totaling 235,000 SF at The Corridor. The company plans to develop a two-story single-tenant building totaling 45,000 SF and a six-story, 190,000 SF building for multiple tenants, with completion set for 2021.   To read more visit: BizTimes Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Business Journal  

Developer aims for ‘Third Ward’ feel with pocket park at BMO Tower and 770 North


Biz Times – As part of its downtown Milwaukee projects, developer Irgens Partners LLC aims to create an environment for tenants and visitors similar to one found in the nearby Historic Third Ward. To achieve that aesthetic, Irgens is planning a pocket park, which would be built in a vacant lot located east of 770 North […]

Irgens: 770 North will remain an office building


The existing 20-story BMO Harris Bank office building in downtown Milwaukee will remain an office building rather than be converted to a mix of uses, according to Irgens, the developer planning to redevelop the building once the bank moves into the new BMO Tower next door.   To read the full story, visit Biz Times.

BMO Tower Progress Photos


Work progresses on BMO Tower as Irgens aims for spring opening. View photos and read the full story here: BMO Tower Progress  

Irgens focused on hiring minority firms for his projects – including BMO Tower


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tom Daykin details how Mark Irgens included a firm to help recruit minority-owned contractors when he was assembling the team to develop 833 East Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. Three year’s later, Irgens is taking a similar approach with the company’s latest project – BMO Tower.   A focus on hiring disadvantaged […]

New Plans Unveiled for BMO Harris building


Irgens, the developer behind BMO Tower on Water Street, to be completed in December, also has grand plans for the current BMO Harris building next door.   A recent boom in development downtown has Irgens eager to revamp the structure after the employees currently housed there move into the new BMO Tower next door.   […]

BMO Tower completion to highlight area development projects for second half of 2019


Biz Times real estate reporter Alex Zank highlights BMO Tower in a July 22 article, stating the building is still on track for completion by the end of this year.   From the article:   Construction of the 25-story BMO Tower reached a significant milestone mid-year with the placement of the final structural steel beam […]

Irgens holds topping off celebration at BMO Tower


On Tuesday, June 25, Irgens held a topping off ceremony to recognize the last beam of BMO Tower’s steel structure being lifted into place.  The 25-story development at North Water and East Wells streets includes 380,000 SF of rentable space and is 335 feet tall. BMO Tower remains on schedule for completion in December.   To read more […]

Mirror Image


Photographer Mike De Sisti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel captured Milwaukee City Hall’s reflection in the windows of the BMO Tower, which is currently under construction at Water and Wells Streets. The 25-story BMO Tower, anchored by BMO Harris Bank and Michael Best & Friedrich, is scheduled to open this December.   View image here.   […]

Urban Milwaukee: BMO Tower Gets Glassy


Urban Milwaukee writer Jeramey Jannene featured 25-story BMO Tower in its Friday Photos edition. The glass facade installation has begun on the building’s lower floors while steel beams rise above. To see more, visit Urban Milwaukee.

Irgens breaks ground on 17 Three Hundred


Irgens broke ground on 17 Three Hundred at Perimeter Center, a two-story, Class A office building, located at 17300 N. Perimeter Drive in Scottsdale. The 47,322 SF building is scheduled for completion in October.   Irgens purchased an existing building and the acreage for this second structure in 2015. After leasing the first building, Irgens sold it […]

The Future of Commercial Real Estate


How long can Milwaukee’s commercial real estate surge continue? There’s no clear answer to that, but some key commercial real estate profressionals say they expect the good times in Milwaukee to continue at least throughout much of 2019.   And after that? There might be a slowdown. But don’t expect a commercial real estate crash. […]

Irgens buys land for East Mequon Corporate Centre project


Irgens acquired 9 acres of land in Mequon that will allow for construction to begin on The Pointe at East Mequon Corporate Centre, two 37,000 SF single-story office buildings.   The new development, to be located at 12100 N. Corporate Parkway along I-43 near Port Washington Road, will be built on the last available lot in […]

Irgens sells three healthcare facilities for about $75 million


Irgens sold three of its healthcare properties to Montecito Medical Real Estate, a Nashville-based company, in a deal totaling roughly $75 million.   Properties included in the deal are Calhoun Health Center in Brookfield, Wis., Tosa Health Center in Wauwatosa, Wis., and Mokena Medical Commons in Mokena, Ill.

Jackie Walsh named to Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame


Each year, Midwest Real Estate News runs its Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame issue, highlighting the careers of the industry’s most successful pros. This year, they looked at the career of Jackie Walsh, president and chief operating officer of Irgens, and named her to the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.   Learn […]

BOMA Member of the Year Award given to Irgens’ David Narey


Congratulations to David Narey, CPM, Vice President at Irgens, who received BOMA Suburban Chicago’s Member of the Year Award at the 2018 Holiday & Awards Lunch on Dec. 5 in Lombard, Ill.   David, who has been chairman of BOMA’s Medical Office Building Committee for four years, was honored for his hard work to further […]

Tom Irgens is a championship swimmer


BizTimes featured Tom Irgens, Vice President at Irgens, in The Good Life:    It has been a few years since Tom Irgens swam competitively, but he is thinking about putting on his latex cap and diving back into the sport he loves.   Irgens, vice president of asset management at Milwaukee-based Irgens Partners LLC, was […]

Glendale Medical Office Building Sold for $7.6 Million


Irgens sold River Woods Medical Office Building in Glendale’s Estabrook Corporate Park to a California-based investment and asset management company for $7.6 million. Griffin Capital Securities, LLC purchased the 44,000 SF building at 377 W. River Woods Parkway. The property has an assessed value of $4.3 million, according to city records.

Irgens proposes two new office buildings at East Mequon Corporate Center


Irgens is planning two multi-tenant office buildings in the East Mequon Corporate Park, located east of North Port Washington Road, between West Glen Oaks Lane and West Liebau Road.   The 37,670 SF, single-story buildings would be built on 9 acres at 12100 N. Corporate Parkway with 189 parking stalls proposed for each property.   To read more, […]

Schenck to break ground in August at new office building in Research Park


Schenck S.C., a full-service regional accounting and consulting firm, announced it will consolidate two of its Milwaukee area offices at a new building in the Milwaukee County Research Park that is being developed by Irgens.   Schenck will occupy the entire top floor of Muir Woods Research & Technology Center, a three-story, 85,000 SF building that Irgens will build […]

Grand Avenue owners buy ASQ Center


The ASQ Center, the former Gimbels and Marshall Field’s department store, sold for $19.9 million on June 29. An investment group led by Milwaukee developer Irgens sold the property.   Owners of the Shops of Grand Avenue bought portions of the neighboring ASQ Center office building as well as the ASQ Center’s parking structure at […]

Irgens to Begin Construction on Muir Woods in Milwaukee County Research Park


Construction will begin in August on Muir Woods Research & Technology Center in the Milwaukee County Research Park. The four-story building landed an anchor tenant, yet to be disclosed, that will lease one floor, totaling just over 28,000 SF.   The office building will be completed in May 2019 with the remaining three floors totaling […]

Life Time to Begin Construction in July at The Corridor


Life Time Inc. has purchased a site at The Corridor in Brookfield for $7.6 million from Irgens with plans to break ground next month.   “Very soon the dirt will be disturbed,” said Dan Ertl, director of community development for the City of Brookfield. “All public process approvals have been granted.”   Life Time will […]

BMO Tower Concrete Pour Complete


After 20-plus hours, some 670 trucks and 580 tons of rebar, the BMO Tower concrete pour was successfully completed this weekend. Starting at midnight Saturday morning, concrete mixers lined E. Wells St. to build the foundation for the 25-story office tower. To learn more and get a view of what went on, click on any […]

Irgens Optimistic About Development & Opportunity


Irgens has been building opportunities for 20 years through strong relationships with clients based on trust. Mark Irgens recently sat down with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel business editor Steve Jagler to talk about risk management, the development boom in Downtown Milwaukee and why Irgens is bullish on Milwaukee. The article and video can be found here. […]

2018 Downtown Development Summit


Rob Oldenburg, Irgens Vice President of Development, as well as Colliers Partner Lyle Landowski and JLL Executive Vice President Dan Jessup discuss BMO Tower at the fourth annual Downtown Development Summit.  

Crane goes up at site of BMO Tower


A 280-foot-tall crane went up this weekend at the site of the BMO Tower, a 25-story office and parking complex under construction at 790 N. Water St., across from city hall in downtown Milwaukee. The crane will be a part of Milwaukee’s skyline for the next 18 months as crews work to complete the tower […]

Urban Milwaukee stops by the demolition of the BMO Harris Bank parking garage


Urban Milwaukee stopped by the demolition of the BMO Harris Bank parking garage at the southeast corner of N. Water St. and E. Wells St. Viet & Co. is currently taking down the garage in advance of real estate developer Irgens building a 25-story, $132-million tower on the site.   The office tower, to be known as the BMO Tower, will […]

Shipping giant buys Perimeter Center building for U.S. headquarters


Irgens’ Phoenix office announced the $10,350,000 sale of its Perimeter Center building at 17200 N. Perimeter Dr. Wan Hai Lines Ltd., an Asian shipping company, purchased the property to serve as its Arizona regional offices.   The Class A office building contains approximately 43,109 square feet of space. Irgens purchased the building in 2015 and undertook a […]

BMO Harris Bank and Irgens team up on plan that will bring significant change to key downtown corridor


Today, BMO Harris Bank and Irgens broke ground on the $132.6 million BMO Tower in downtown Milwaukee.   The new BMO Tower will have 379,400 total square feet and a 647-stall parking ramp. BMO Harris will lease 124,000 square feet of the high-rise from Irgens, which bought the real estate for the project earlier this year. […]

Wauwatosa Research Park plans for apartments, cafe, hotel, office building moving forward


Story by Tom Daykin | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   Plans for apartments, a hotel and an office building at Wauwatosa’s Milwaukee County Research park are proceeding with approvals Thursday from research park officials.   Mandel Group Inc. plans to develop the four-story, 105-unit Crescent Apartments at 10430 W. Innovation Drive, just a few blocks south of the research […]

CEO on Leadership: Jackie Walsh, President/COO, Irgens


Jackie Walsh recently sat down for a Q&A with Development Magazine to share her insights on the commercial real estate industry. To read the article and learn more, visit the Fall 2017 edition of Development Magazine.

Hawkeye Hotels plans to break ground this year at The Corridor


Hawkeye Hotels, a Burlington, Iowa-based company, purchased five acres of land at The Corridor in Brookfield and plans to break ground on two hotels by the end of the year.   Deer Creek LLC, an affiliate of Irgens, sold the land to Hawkeye for an undisclosed price on Monday, said Hawkeye President Ravi Patel.   […]

Agreement between Irgens, City of Brookfield allows for connection of The Corridor and Brookfield Lakes Corporate Center


Combined properties represent one of largest concentrations of Class A office space in metro market   BROOKFIELD, Wis. – Irgens Partners announces the Ammendment to The Corridor’s Development Agreement with the City of Brookfield, which allows for the extension of Golf Parkway and will connect The Corridor Corporate & Technology Park with Brookfield Lakes Corporate Center. […]

Irgens Sells Shea Medical Plaza for $11.6 Million


Irgens  completed the $11.65 million ($275 PSF) sale of Shea Medical Plaza, 7425 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale.   The 42,439 SF medical office building, which was built in 1999, is 100% leased and anchored by Scottsdale Children’s Group, NextCare and AZ Perio.  Shea Medical Plaza is situated in the heart of Scottsdale, close to the Honor […]

Sale of BMO Harris Bank office building clears way for construction of new BMO Harris Financial Center


Irgens closed on its acquisition of the 20-story BMO Harris Bank office building, adjacent seven-level parking structure and an adjoining surface parking lot downtown where construction will begin on the new 25-story BMO Harris Financial Center.   The parking structure, located south of Wells Street between North Water Street and North Broadway, will be demolished […]

Developer buys downtown Milwaukee BMO Harris building, setting stage for new office tower


Story by Tom Daykin | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   Downtown Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bank building has been sold to a developer, setting the stage for construction to begin this year on a new office tower for the bank and other businesses.   The Irgens development firm has closed on its acquisition of the 20-story office […]

Milwaukee Boosts Park Place Business Park


Story by Tom Daykin | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   Hopes ran high when plans were unveiled 35 years ago for Park Place business park, in Milwaukee’s far northwest corner.   Park Place was Milwaukee’s response to new suburban developments that were drawing companies away from the city. When the first building opened in 1984, it was anchored by […]

Two hotels proposed at The Corridor


By Geoff Bruce, Brookfield-Elm Grove NOW   CITY OF BROOKFIELD – Earlier this year a proposed Hilton Garden Inn at The Corridor was scratched.   Five months later, developer Irgens has doubled down on the idea.   The city of Brookfield Plan Commission got its first look at plans for a pair of new hotels […]

Investment advisory firm to take up space in former Ruby Farmhouse


BROOKFIELD, Wis. – Voit & Company, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm, will lease the newly renovated Ruby Farmhouse at The Corridor.   Building occupancy is expected to occur by October, said Todd Voit, the firm’s owner and portfolio manager. Voit & Company manages $200 million of investment portfolios on behalf of individual and institutional […]

BizTimes: Irgens has built a base for success


By Corrinne Hess, BizTimes staff writer   Last spring, as developer Mark Irgens was putting the finishing touches on 833 East, downtown Milwaukee’s first new office tower in more than a decade, he heard BMO Harris Bank was issuing a request for proposal for its own new downtown office tower.   Irgens knew at least five […]

Irgens developing new Corporate Technology Center for A.O. Smith


STATE-OF-THE-ART CENTER WILL BE LOCATED AT CORPORATE HQ CAMPUS   A.O. Smith Corp. announced Wednesday it is planning a new state-of-the-art Corporate Technology Center at its campus on northwest side of Milwaukee.   Milwaukee-based developer Irgens will develop the 42,700-square-foot, one-story building just south of company’s corporate headquarters, located at 11270 W. Park Place.   […]

Milwaukee Business Journal Names 833 East Best New Development – Office and Project of the Year


Irgens is proud to announce its 833 East Michigan Street office tower was named the Best New Development – Office and Project of the Year at the Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Awards luncheon on April 13.   Click here for the full story.      

Irgens announces three tenants for Spectrum Medical Commons


Irgens – Phoenix has announced three signed tenants totaling more than 27,000 square feet for its Spectrum Medical Commons, a medical campus near Val Vista Drive and the 202 Santan Freeway. The building, which is currently under construction, is scheduled for completion in Fall 2017.   The Spectrum Medical Commons property is located immediately adjacent […]

Design Fugitives Has Seen The Light


Story: Urban Milwaukee | Eyes on Milwaukee   Hidden in Walker’s Point, Design Fugitives is cooking up large-scale art installations at the intersection of architecture, technology and design. Led by by the trio of Paul Mattek, Justin White and Tuan Tran, the firm’s website proudly boasts “ordinary is unacceptable,” and the company’s approach is certainly unique. […]

Land purchased for upcoming Gilbert medical campus


GILBERT, Ariz. – Irgens completed the $17 million acquisition of four acres of land for an upcoming Gilbert medical campus that is already 65 percent pre-leased.   Groundbreaking is planned to start this week for the medical campus, Spectrum Medical Commons, near Val Vista Drive and the 202 SanTan Freeway. The facility will be adjacent from the […]

ProHealth Care to move Brookfield clinic into new building in The Corridor


ProHealth Care will move its Brookfield clinic into a new building to be built in The Corridor development, providing a more central and convenient location for patients.   “The Corridor sits along Bluemound Road, the hub of activity in Brookfield, so this will be a great location for our patients while also providing the room […]

833 East awarded LEED Silver certification


MILWAUKEE – Irgens has announced that Milwaukee’s newest office building, 833 East Michigan, has been awarded LEED Silver certification for meeting sustainable development standards.   The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, […]

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

Irgens Purchases Scottsdale Office Building for $6.6M


PHOENIX – Irgens has announced the $6.6 million acquisition of an office project at Perimeter Center in North Scottsdale. The property includes a single-building and land for the development of a second building.   The Class A office building is located at 17200 N. Perimeter Drive and contains approximately 42,700 square feet of space. The […]

833 East: Get Up Close and Personal with the Newest Member of Milwaukee’s Skyline


The 18-story office building, located east of the U.S. Bank Center tower, is scheduled for completion this March. Project developer Irgens last week announced new tenants Grace Matthews, Heck Capital Advisors and Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig. Including a third, unnamed tenant and two letters of intent from other companies to occupy the […]

Irgens Breaks Ground on The Corridor


BROOKFIELD, Wis. – Irgens held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, July 9, for The Corridor, a 66-acre mixed-used development located just south of Bluemound Road across from the Brownstones Shopping Center at 17500 W. Bluemound Road in Brookfield.   Irgens Executive Vice President Dave Arnold spoke at the ceremony along with Irgens CEO Mark Irgens, Brookfield […]

Portico Place II Secures Hanjin Shipping as Anchor Tenant


PHOENIX – Portico Place II, a 48,173-square-foot Class A multi-tenant office building in Chandler, Az. has secured its first tenant, Hanjin Shipping, a transportation logistics firm that will occupy 37,669 square feet.   Hanjin Shipping will take up 78 percent of the building’s overall space, occupying the entire second floor and half of the first […]

Meadowland Research & Technology Center Featured in Biz Times


MILWAUKEE – Irgens’ newest project in the Milwaukee County Research Park in Wauwatosa was featured in Biz Times’ “Development boom centers on Wauwatosa” article. Meadowland Research & Technology Center, a Class A, 155,000 SF office building, which would be anchored by Zywave Inc. occupying 63,500 square feet, recently received approval from city officials for $4.5 million […]

Portico Place II Opens in Chandler, Arizona


Irgens’ New 48,173 SF Class “A” Multi-Tenant Office Building Meets Growing Demand for Office Space in the Southeast Valley   Phoenix – Irgens has officially opened Portico Place II, a 48,173 sf, two-story, Class A multi-tenant office building located at 2195 West Chandler Boulevard in Chandler, Arizona. Designed and developed to meet the growing demand […]

Irgens Leases 17,979 SF to Integra at 5055 East Washington Street Class A Office Building


Telecommunications Firm to Occupy Entire Third Floor in Multi-Tenant Building Lease Leaves Just One 1,609 SF Move-In Ready Suite in Environmentally-Certified Project     Phoenix – Irgens is pleased to announce that Integra, one of the largest facilities-based providers of communication and networking services in the western United States, has leased the entire third floor […]

Irgens Announces 60,000 SF Build-to-Suit Medical Office Building for Cigna Medical Group


Phoenix – Irgens has announced the development of a 60,000 SF, two-story Class A medical office building for Cigna Medical Group in Peoria, Ariz.   “The new Cigna Medical Group Sun City Multi-Specialty Health Care Center will be a state-of-the-art facility designed from the ground up with a particular focus on our senior customers’ needs,” said […]

Irgens Acquires Development-Ready Landsite for Medical Office Building in Peoria, AZ


Phoenix – Irgens has acquired an 8.64-acre development ready land site at the southeast corner of 91st Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Peoria, Arizona. The site is located approximately a half mile west of State Route 101 and features dual access at a signalized intersection at 91st Avenue and Thunderbird Road.   “This site’s high […]

Heart Care Centers of Illinois to Open Practice at Mokena Medical Commons


Leading Cardiology Group Joins Women’s Healthcare of Illinois at Irgens’ New 32,300 Square Foot Medical Office Building in Mokena, Illinois   Irgens is proud to announce that Heart Care Centers of Illinois (HCCI) has signed a lease for 9,200 square feet at Mokena Medical Commons. HCCI joins Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, a leading OB/GYN practice, […]

Irgens Starts Construction on Carlinville Area Hospital Medical Office Building


Irgens is pleased to announce the commencement of construction on a new medical office building for Carlinville Area Hospital (CAH), a critical access hospital located in Carlinville, Illinois. The single-story, 28,000 square foot medical office building will be physically connected to the hospital, and will provide outpatient physician clinic space, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and […]

Irgens, Presence Health Announce New Presence Healing Arts Pavilion


Irgens and Presence Health are pleased to announce the development of the Presence Healing Arts Pavilion, located at the Southeast corner of US Route 59 and Dayfield Road in Plainfield, Illinois. The 25,000 square foot custom-designed facility will deliver outpatient services including primary care, specialty care, laboratory, imaging, and physical therapy in a modern healthcare […]

Jaclynn C. Walsh Named President/COO of Irgens


MARK F. IRGENS, CRE TO CONTINUE AS CEO/MANAGER   Irgens is proud to announce that Jaclynn (Jackie) C. Walsh has been named President/COO, effective immediately. Walsh will oversee day-to-day company operations in support of its real estate portfolio including property and facilities management, design and construction administration, leasing, project management, information technology, and marketing/communications. Mark […]

From the Milwaukee Business Journal: 833 East Slideshow


With a tower crane added to the downtown skyline, Irgens is pressing ahead with construction of its 18-story 833 East office building. Take an inside look at the construction progress with an exclusive feature in the Milwaukee Business Journal. View the slideshow.

Irgens Breaks Ground on 833 East


On Wednesday, June 18, Irgens officially broke ground on 833 East. The 18-story, 358,000 SF, Class A office tower will open in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin in February 2016. For full coverage from the Milwaukee Business Journal, click here.

Irgens Opening Office at ASQ Center


Irgens has announced it is opening an office at The ASQ Center, located at 648 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, effective July 11, 2014. Over 50 Irgens employees will office at the firm’s new downtown location, which will occupy approximately 15,000 square feet and be located directly off the skywalk system in Suite 200. Irgens […]

Irgens Invests in Robert F. Knight & Associates, LLC to Expand Property Management Portfolio


Phoenix – Irgens Partners, LLC (Irgens) is pleased to announce its investment into Robert F. Knight & Associates, LLC (K&A), the oldest commercial property management company exclusively servicing third-party owners in greater Phoenix. In the new partnership, Irgens and K&A will each hold a membership interest in the company, which will continue to operate as […]

Irgens Secures $71 Million First Mortgage Loan Commitment for 833 East


Milwaukee – 833 Development Partners, LLC, an Irgens’ affiliate, has secured a $71 million first mortgage loan commitment from a consortium of lenders for the development of 833 East, the planned 17-story, LEED-certified Class A multi-tenant office tower in downtown Milwaukee. Leading the banking group are The PrivateBank and Associated Bank, who will each provide […]

Irgens Breaks Ground on Mokena Medical Commons


Irgens is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of Mokena Medical Commons, located in Mokena, Illinois. The single-story, 32,300 square foot, multi-tenant facility will be anchored by Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, a leading OB/GYN practice that will occupy 15,000 SF in the project. 17,300 square feet will be available for a complimentary medical office user in […]

Irgens Expands Phoenix Development Team with Addition of David Kross as Development Director


Irgens is pleased to announce the addition of David Kross to the position of Development Director. Kross will apply his more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate to help Irgens expand its development efforts in the greater Phoenix market and the southwest region. Kross will be responsible for overseeing all elements of […]

Irgens Announces Ascend at Chandler Airport Center


Acquisition of Prominently Located 31-Acre Site Off the San Tan 202 in the Chandler Airport Center Planned for Class A Office & Flex Development     Phoenix – Irgens has acquired 31 acres of improved development-ready land located at the northwest corner of Cooper Road and Germann Road, just south of the San Tan 202 […]

Irgens Opens UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Sunnybrook Medical Plaza in Sioux City, Iowa


Irgens and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s ( have announced the opening of Sunnybrook Medical Plaza, a 86,315 square foot, state-of-the-art medical center in Sioux City, Iowa. The two-story glass and masonry facility will serve as a regional hub for health care delivery in the tri-state area.   Sunnybrook Medical Plaza provides expanded outpatient services, […]

Irgens, Trans-Coil International Break Ground on New Headquarters


Germantown, WI  – The Village of Germantown and Economic Development Washington County are pleased to announce that Trans-Coil International (TCI) has decided to consolidate their headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Germantown Industrial Park. The groundbreaking for the new building occurred on Monday, September 16, 2013.   Continued growth has required TCI to expand its […]

Irgens Adds Edward Valerio, CPM as Vice President of Property Management Operations


Irgens is pleased to announce the addition of Edward Valerio, CPM (Certified Property Manager) to the position of Vice President of Property Management Operations. In this high-level position, Valerio will oversee all property management of Irgens’ national portfolio of properties in order to enhance asset value, meet compliance standards, and improve building tenants’ experience.   […]

Irgens Announces Development of Mokena Medical Commons


Irgens is pleased to announce the upcoming development of Mokena Medical Commons, located on 191st Street in Mokena, Illinois. The 30,000 square foot Class A facility will be anchored by Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, a high profile OB/GYN practice that has committed to lease 15,000 SF in the project.   “The new, state-of-the-art Mokena Medical […]

Irgens Appoints Mike Syman as Vice President of Investments


Milwaukee – Irgens has announced the appointment of Mike Syman as Vice President of Investments. Based in Irgens’ Milwaukee office, Syman has been a key contributor with the commercial real estate solutions firm for over 12 years.   Syman is responsible for all financial analysis for the company, including preparing and evaluating financial projections and […]

Irgens, St. Clare Hospital Announce New On-Campus Medical Office Building in Baraboo, Wisconsin


Irgens and St. Clare Hospital have announced the development of a $6.5 million, 30,000 square foot medical office building on the hospital’s campus in Baraboo, Wisconsin. SSM Healthcare (owner and operator of St. Clare Hospital, along with St. Mary’s Hospitals in Madison and Janesville, WI) and Dean Health System will provide a variety of primary […]

Alegeus Technologies Becomes Latest Tech Firm to Join Milwaukee County Research Park


Milwaukee – Irgens is pleased to announce the lease signing of Alegeus Technologies at 10000 Innovation Drive, a 203,000 SF multi-tenant office building in the Milwaukee County Research Park (MCRP) in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Alegeus moved in April 2013 and is leasing approximately 8,000 SF of space in the three-story, Class A office building. The lease […]

Zywave Expands Presence in Milwaukee County Research Park


Growing Technology Firm Increases Space at Mayfair Woods to 59,828 SF   Irgens is pleased to announce the growth of Zywave, Inc. in Mayfair Woods, a signature Class A office building in the Milwaukee County Research Park (MCRP). This latest expansion is Zywave’s third within the building in the past year, underscoring the firm’s rapid […]

Irgens Acquires Portico Place, a 41,000 SF Office Building in Chandler, Arizona


41,000 SF Multi-Tenant Office Building Includes Adjacent Pad Site for Development of a 48,000 SF Commercial/Medical Office Building   Irgens has acquired Portico Place, a 41,000 SF, two-story, multi-tenant office building located at 2121 West Chandler Boulevard, along with an adjacent land parcel planned for a two-story 48,000 SF office building in Chandler, Arizona. Sale […]

Irgens Completes New Little Company of Mary Outpatient Care Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois


50,000 SF Facility Will House Immediate Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Lab and Physician Office Space   Chicago – Irgens is pleased to announce the completion of the new Little Company of Mary Outpatient Care Center, located at 6700 W. 95th Street in Oak Lawn, Ill. The four-story, 50,000 square foot facility will house several outpatient services […]

Chicago Hospital News & Healthcare Report Features Irgens Development Management Strategy


Expanding Ambulatory Services, Extending Reach and Enhancing Revenue through Development Management Strategy by David C. Arnold, Executive Vice President A physician super group in need of help navigating the development process in Tinley Park. The redevelopment of a complicated urban site in Oak Lawn. These are just two of the scenarios that have unfolded in […]

Irgens Announces Opening of Edward Healthcare Center in Plainfield, Ill.


Chicago – Irgens  is pleased to announce the official opening of its $6.3 million, 22,000 square foot medical office building on a 2.1 acre site located at the northeast corner of Route 59 and Dayfield Drive in Plainfield, Ill. The build-to-suit project is fully leased by Edward Health Ventures and will offer primary care services […]

Expanding Ambulatory Services, Extending Reach and Enhancing Revenue through Development Management Strategy


The trend of off-campus facility development and ambulatory care service line deployment continues to grow. Meanwhile, the future of healthcare delivery in America takes shape. Hospitals and health systems across the country are finding it critical to consider expanding their services by extending their reach to patients to deliver this new model of care. Learn […]

Irgens Healthcare Real Estate Featured in Summer 2012 Issue of Development Magazine


Development magazine, the official publication of NAIOP, featured Irgens and its “Approaches to Healthcare Development in Small-Town America” in its Summer 2012 publication. The article offers insights into different approaches to healthcare real estate development based upon market location, conditions, and climate. Click here to read the full article: Approaches to Healthcare Development

Irgens Announces Development Plans for Downtown Milwaukee Office Tower at 833 East Michigan Street


18-story, 350,000 SF Tech-Driven, Environmentally Sustainable Building to be Connected to US Bank Center; Will Feature 5th Floor Outdoor Terrace, Fitness Center, and Street-Level Restaurant   Milwaukee – Irgens has unveiled its plans to develop the City of Milwaukee’s newest office tower at 833 East Michigan Street. The planned 18-story, 350,000 SF glass and steel […]

Irgens and St. Luke’s Break Ground on New Medical Office Building in Sioux City, Iowa


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Irgens, Banner Health and Estrella by Newland Communities Join Forces to Bring New Medical Facility to Goodyear Community


Irgens, Banner Health and Estrella by Newland Communities have joined together to jointly announce the development of Mountain Ranch Medical Commons, a state-of-the-art, 18,000 SF Class A medical office facility to be developed just north of Estrella Parkway at the Cotton Lane intersection. Irgens purchased 5.3 acres of land in Estrella, a mixed-use, master planned community […]

Irgens Unveils New Corporate Identity


Milwaukee – Irgens Partners, LLC announced today that it has adopted a new corporate identity, effective immediately. Simply known now as “Irgens,” the national real estate solutions firm with offices in Milwaukee, Chicago and Phoenix has unified its core service lines under one umbrella in order to streamline its offerings for its nationwide portfolio of […]

United Way of Greater Milwaukee Names Co-Chairs


The United Way of Greater Milwaukee announced the three co-chairs who will lead its 2012 Community Campaign are: Paul Jones, chairman and CEO of A.O. Smith Corp.; Gregory Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corp.; and Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health System. Stephen Roell, chairman and CEO of Johnson […]

“Top of the List” The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee


Several Irgens projects were noted as “Largest Milwaukee-area multi-tenant office buildings” by The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee including 10000 Innovation Drive, Mayfair Woods Business & Technology Center and the ASQ Center. Tom Irgens, asset manager for Irgens, was quoted saying, “The office market is firming and turning in the right direction for a quality […]

Construction Underway on New Irgens’ Medical Office Building in Illinois


Irgens has begun construction on a new, 22,000 square foot medical office building (MOB) for Edward Hopsital. The 2.08 acre site is located at the northeast corner of Route 59 and Dayfield Drive in Plainfield, Illinois. The project is being developed and will be owned by Irgens for Edward Health Ventures, an affiliate of the […]

Chicago Real Estate Executive Join Irgens


Chicago – To strengthen its regional profile, Irgens announced that it hired a senior real estate professional to join the firm’s Chicago office — David Narey as Vice President Property Management.   Narey brings more than 30 years of diversified and large-scale property portfolio management skills to the firm. In his role as Vice President […]

Demolition Begins at Site of New Outpatient Care Center


Oak Lawn, Illinois – The demolition of an existing Bally’s Total Fitness facility has begun in order to make way for a new, 50,000 square foot, state-of-the-art outpatient care center for Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCM). The 1.78 acre development site is located at 6700 West 95th Street in Oak Lawn. The new facility […]

Construction Begins on Vista Health System MOB


Lindenhurst, Illinois – Construction has begun on Vista Health System Medical Office Building, a 43,500 square foot ambulatory care facility at 1025 Red Oak Lane in Lindenhurst. Irgens is the project developer, leasing agent, design/construction administrator and future property manager. The building will open to the public in January.   Vista Health System MOB is […]

Mercy Medical Commons Named Medical Office Development of the Year


Phoenix – The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association has awarded Irgens the 2010 Medical Office Development of the Year award for its newest facility, Mercy Medical Commons. The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding medical office development that leads its peers in economic success in the market, design […]

Irgens Announces New Medical Development in Estrella


Phoenix – Irgens has recently agreed to purchase 5.3 acres of land in the Estrella community located at the south end of Goodyear, Arizona. The site is in Mountain Ranch Marketplace, a development located just north of Estrella Parkway at the Cotton Lane intersection.   Irgens is acquiring the property from Newland Communities to construct […]

Irgens Announces Lakeside Medical Commons


Phoenix – Irgens is pleased to announce its newest medical development, Lakeside Medical Commons, a 62,000 square foot Class A medical office building that will be located at 979 East Playa del Norte Drive in Tempe, Arizona. The property is adjacent to the Loop 202 Freeway, in the Discovery Triangle near Tempe Town Lake.   […]

Irgens Announces the Purchase of Park West I in Madison


Milwaukee – Irgens, a full-service real estate solutions firm, announced today the acquisition of the 51,000 square foot Park West I building in Madison, Wis. The multi-tenant commercial office building is located at 406 Science Drive in Madison’s University Research Park.   “Our team is continually looking for acquisition opportunities that meet our strict criteria […]

Local Developer Selected for Real Estate Hall of Fame


Milwaukee – Mark F. Irgens, Manager/President of Irgens, has been selected to Midwest Real Estate News’ first Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Sixty of the top names in the commercial real estate business from 14 Midwest states were featured in the most recent issue of the publication. Profiles of Mark and all other inaugural […]

Irgens Celebrates Grand-Opening of Mercy Medical Commons


Gilbert, Ariz. – Milwaukee-based Irgens recently held its grand opening of the firm’s latest healthcare development, Mercy Medical Commons. The 47,000 square foot Class A medical office building is located in Gilbert.   “It took awhile for this project to get off the ground, but now that it is complete and open to the public, […]

United Heartland’s Headquarters Building Awarded LEED® Green Building Certification


The new headquarters facility for national workers compensation insurer, United Heartland, was recently awarded LEED® Silver certification by the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The project received this certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as for incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. Irgens was the project developer. The […]

Irgens Represents Children’s Physician Group; Negotiates Full Building Lease in Vernon Hills


Irgens’ Chicago office team was hired to perform as Tenant Representative for Children’s Physician Group, P.C., an entity of Milwaukee-based Children’s Hospital and Health System, which is a long-term client of Irgens. The assignment included Irgens’ full scope of Tenant Representation services and comprised of the identification and securing of a new facility that would […]

Actuant HQ Groundbreaking is Next Week


A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 18, to celebrate the start of construction of an 80,988 square foot, two-story office building in Menomonee Falls, which will be the new corporate headquarters for Actuant Corp. Milwaukee-based Irgens is developing the building, which will be leased to Actuant. Actuant will move its corporate headquarters […]

Perini Building Company Relocates to 5055 East Washington


Irgens is pleased to announce that Perini Building Company (Perini) has signed a lease for 7,845 square feet of space in 5055 East Washington, a 51,810 square foot, Class A commercial office building developed by Irgens and located at 5055 East Washington Street in Phoenix.   Frank Dubasik of Kawa & Associates represented Perini in […]

Alpha Med Physician Enterprises to Break Ground on New Medical Office Building


Tinley Park, Ill. – Alpha Med Physician Enterprises, LLC will mark the groundbreaking of its new 40,000 square foot medical office building, Alpha Med Center, during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. The project location and ceremonial site is 17333 S. LaGrange Road. Dr. S. Javed Shirazi, Managing Partner of Alpha Med […]

Remington Medical Commons Welcomes Fresenius Medical Care


Bolingbrook, Ill. – Irgens is pleased to announce the completion of an 11,767 square foot clinic for Fresenius Medical Care (Fresenius) in Remington Medical Commons located at 329 Remington Blvd. in Bolingbrook. Loren Guzik of Cushman & Wakefield represented Fresenius Medical Care for this lease transaction.   Fresenius Medical Care is an integrated provider of […]

Fresenius Medical Care to Open Newest Office at Remington Medical Commons


Bolingbrook, Ill. – Irgens Development Partners, LLC (Irgens) is pleased to announce the signing of Fresenius Medical Care as a primary tenant in their newest medical office development, Remington Medical Commons.   Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis because of chronic kidney failure, a […]

United Heartland to Build New Headquarters, Continue Expanding Nationally


Milwaukee – While many local and national companies are freezing hiring or cutting jobs, national workers compensation insurer United Heartland has plans to grow its work force, continue its national expansion and build a new national headquarters in the Milwaukee suburb of New Berlin.   In March, United Heartland will break ground on a 56,000 […]

Green Building Initiative™ Recognizes Remington Medical Commons for Sustainable Design and Construction


Bolingbrook, Ill. – Irgens celebrated a sustainable construction milestone today when Remington Medical Commons became the first building in the state of Illinois to be recognized for achievements in sustainable design and construction which were identified using the Green Globes™ environmental assessment and rating system for commercial buildings.   Roger C. Claar, Mayor of Bolingbrook, […]

Mayfair Woods Awarded LEED-CS Silver Certification


Milwaukee – Irgens Development Partners, LLC’s commitment to minimizing the footprint of their newest commercial development and focusing on sustainable design principles received validation this week when Mayfair Woods Business & Technology Center was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for the Core & Shell of the Building from the […]

Children’s Hospital to Open Pediatric Specialty Clinic in New Berlin


New Berlin, Wis. – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will open a three-story, 74,000 square foot pediatric specialty clinic in New Berlin in summer 2009. Services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics – New Berlin will include a variety of pediatric specialties such as allergy/asthma, audiology, cardiology and pulmonary. The clinic also will include walk-in laboratory […]

Irgens Closes on Land in Tempe


Tempe, Ariz. – Irgens has recently closed on the purchase of 1.75 acres of land on 979 Playa del Norte Drive located on the north bank of Tempe Town Lake and just east of the southeast quadrant of Scottsdale Road and the Loop 202 freeway in Tempe. This site is geographically in the center of […]

Green Building Initiative Recognizes Chandler Airport Commerce Center for Sustainable Design and Construction


Chandler, Ariz. – The Chandler Airport Commerce Center was recognized today by the Green Building Initiative for achievements in sustainable design and construction, which were identified using the Green Globes environmental assessment and rating system for commercial buildings.   Mark Rossolo, Director of State and Local Outreach for the GBI, presented Irgens leaders with a […]

Irgens Health Care Facilities Group Launches Healthcare Real Estate Advisory Services


Milwaukee – Irgens Health Care Facilities Group is a division of Irgens Development Partners, LLC (Irgens) that has been focused on offering comprehensive real estate solutions to clients in the healthcare sector since the firm was founded in 1983. On Jan. 1, 2008, the company formally launched a new initiative: Real Estate Advisory Services. This […]

From Hub to MOB: A Strategy to Extend your Hospital’s Reach


A MOB development project is an important strategic initiative for a hospital, with broad implications. The goal should not be simply to construct a building to house the hospital’s physician services. Rather, the project should focus on a MOB’s many strategic advantages, including the ability to strengthen the hospital’s position in its market, increase the […]