May 17, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Geoffrey Nauth

Geoffrey Nauth has joined the Milwaukee office of NorthMarq Capital as vice president-production. Nauth has more than 30 years of real estate lending and investment experience in the commercial real estate finance industry. He will specialize in the …
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May 16, 2012

Ramco-Gershenson buys Delafield shopping center for $15.1M

Michigan-based Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, owner of the Shoppes at Fox Rivers first phase in Waukesha, paid $15.1 million for the Kohls-anchored Nagawaukee Shopping Center in Delafield.The 113,617-square-foot shopping center at the northeast …
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May 16, 2012

Fiserv's Yabuki sees compensation rise 14% in 2011

Fiserv Inc. chief executive officer and president Jeff Yabuki received a 14.1 percent increase in total compensation, to more than $6.7 million, in 2011.Yabukis salary remained unchanged at $840,000, according to the Brookfield-based firms recent …
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May 16, 2012

Gov. Walker leads in latest Marquette poll

A new Marquette Law School Poll shows that with three weeks to go until the recall election Gov. Scott Walker has taken a 6-percentage-point lead over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, 50-44 percent, among likely voters.In the previous poll, taken April …
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May 16, 2012

Guiffre site on South 27th Street hosting weekend markets

The Guiffre family is trying to make good use of the former car dealership on South 27th Street by hosting flea markets on Saturdays and Sundays for local vendors.The former Braeger Ford site at 3804 S. 27th Street for the past three weekends has …
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May 16, 2012

MPS finalizing 2013 budget

The Milwaukee Public Schools board of directors will vote on the districts $1.17 billion budget in June which includes a reduction in 400 full-time equivalent positions.The 2013 budget is 1.7 percent less than the current budget, which included …
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May 16, 2012

Intuitive Biosciences buys GenTel businesses

Intuitive Biosciences Inc. of Madison said it has agreed to buy the animal health and research tools assets and businesses of GenTel Biosciences Inc.Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of …
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May 16, 2012

Skechers agrees to $40M settlement tied to Shape-Ups claims

Skechers USA Inc. has reached an up to $40 million settlement regarding allegations of unsupported health claims about Shape-Ups and other rocker-bottom athletic shoes.Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said his office has joined 43 other …
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May 16, 2012

Housing starts in Midwest up; home builder confidence rises

Signs are emerging that home builders are experiencing a rebound, with an increase in housing starts in the Midwest and overall home builder confidence on the rise.Housing starts in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, were up 6.7 percent in April, …
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May 16, 2012

Appleton Papers to become Appvion with merger

Appleton Papers Inc. said Wednesday that it has agreed to merge with a special purpose acquisition company founded and headed by Dallas billionaire Thomas Hicks in a $675 million transaction.Dallas-based Hicks Acquisition Co. II Inc. (Nasdaq: HKAC) …
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May 16, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Loei Badreddine

As Graefs vice president and structural group leader, Loei Badreddine led the problem-solving on the structural engineering questions that arose on the 30-story Moderne apartment building under construction in downtown Milwaukee.Badreddine came into …
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May 15, 2012

MYSO leader Richman to retire

The Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra said Tuesday that Frances Richman will retire as executive director of the youth orchestra organization at the end of the year.Richman intends to continue to work with the organization known as MYSO in a …
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