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160 workforce apartments planned near The Avenue in downtown Milwaukee

July 11, 2023 - MILWAUKEE, WI

The developers of The Avenue in downtown Milwaukee could build 160 apartments in a vertical addition to the nearby former Gimbels parking structure.


Downtown Minneapolis' LaSalle Plaza trades at a steep discount

June 28, 2023 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Distressed downtown Minneapolis office tower LaSalle Plaza has been acquired by a local developer at a steep discount from the previous sale price.


3rd Street Market Hall named Best Renovation - Retail by Milwaukee Business Journal

May 17, 2023 - MILWAUKEE, WI

Marketed as an all-ages space, the hall includes entertainment like Topgolf Swing Suites, Photoverse Selfie Museum and a 50-seat central bar. Free attractions include shuffleboard, a gaming lounge, and backyard games such as giant Jenga and bags.


Defying Doomsday - As work-from-home continues, downtown Milwaukee buildings holding their own. 

March 3, 2023 - MILWAUKEE, WI Downtown defies doomsday: Milwaukee offices hold their own in WFH era.

Captal First Trust is doing its best to keep employees happy, and this year plans to leave its current Walker's Point office space. 


MMAC moving offices to The Avenue in downtown Milwaukee

May 27, 2020 - The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and Milwaukee 7 are moving their offices to The Avenue redevelopment in downtown Milwaukee by early fall.


Milwaukee's Coolest Offices: Graef converts downtown mall food court into unique space

April 13, 2020 - What for more than three decades was a popular downtown Milwaukee food court has now become home to one of Milwaukee's most prominent engineering firms, complete with skylights, open space and its own cafe named after the former Grand Avenue Mall. Check out this winner in our annual Milwaukee's Coolest Office contest.


St. Paul Dept. Store Transformed Into Wild Facility, Shopping Center

January 16, 2018 - "It's definitely one of the more challenging projects we've ever had," said Josh Krsnak, president of Hempel Companies. In just 12 months, Hempel's contractors transformed the building, putting walls of glass where before there was only artificial lighting . . . What had at one time been a rooftop surface parking lot is now a sparkling sheet of ice.


Minnesota Wild signs lease for new practice facility at Wabasha Center in Downtown St. Paul

December 22, 2016 - The partners of Go Wild, LLC, the joint venture between Hempel Companies and the Saint Paul Port Authority, today announced that the Minnesota Wild has executed a lease for a practice facility at Wabasha Center in downtown Saint Paul.

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