For Immediate Release: October 10, 2019
For More Information, Contact: Tracy Johnson – 414.698.7474 or [email protected]
MILWAUKEE – Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin (CARW), the voice of commercial real estate, is pleased to announce the organization’s 2020 Board of Directors and the 2019 commercial real estate Deals of the Year. The announcements were presented to an audience of 250 commercial real estate professionals in attendance at the annual Deal of the Year Awards and Annual Meeting event on October 10, 2019, at The Grain Exchange.
The prestigious CARW Deal of the Year recognition was awarded in five categories: Development, Industrial, Investment, Office and Retail. A complete list of nominees can be found by visiting www.carw.com.
The projects showcase the talents of brokers in negotiating deals, identifying solutions and serving clients to create economic development opportunities. Deals close between August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019.
“This year’s submissions showcased a high level of collaboration amongst brokerage firms which led to some extremely complicated and creative deals being done,” said Tracy Johnson with CARW. “Our market is evolving quickly, and brokers who are prepared and connected are best-equipped for success.”
2019 CARW CRE Deal of the Year Awards:
Office Deal Finalists
Heartland Advisors at BMO Tower | Submitted by Alyssa Geisler – CBRE
*HNTB Relocation | Submitted by Matt Hunter – JLL
Schenck, s.c. at Muir Woods | Submitted by David Pudlosky – JLL
*Office Deal of the Year
Industrial Deal Finalists
*Briggs & Stratton Global Distribution Center | Submitted by Mike Kleber – Zilber Property Group; Bill Bonifas, Matt Cariello, Kenzie Kiefer and Karl Wiedenman – CBRE
DRS Power & Control Technologies, Inc. | Submitted by Samuel Dickman and Samuel Dickman, Jr. – The Dickman Company, Inc.
Harken World Headquarters | Submitted by David Buckley, James T. Barry III and James T. Barry, Jr. (posthumously) – The Barry Company, Inc.
*Industrial Deal of the Year
Retail Deal Finalists
Building a Neighborhood – East Side Milwaukee | Submitted by Kevin Schmoldt, Brian Vanevenhoven and Bruce Westling – Newmark Knight Frank
*Center Valley | Submitted by Scott Satula and Dan Rosenfeld – Mid-America Real Estate – WI, L.L.C.
Revitalization of Southport Plaza | Submitted by CJ Goldberg and Peter Glaser – CBRE
*Retail Deal of the Year
Investment Deal Finalists
*Bank Mutual Acquisition, Disposition and Financing | Submitted by Ivan Gamboa – Tri City National Bank; Russ Sagmoen – Colliers International; Jon Thoresen – Founders 3 Real Estate Services
Falls Plaza Investment Sale | Submitted by Kevin Schmoldt and Brian Vanevenhoven – Newmark Knight Frank
Six Building Suburban Office Portfolio Sale | Submitted by Jennifer Huber-Bullock, Tom Shepherd, CCIM, and Dan Wroblewski – Colliers International
*Investment Deal of the Year
Development Deal Finalists
Mequon Spur 16 | Submitted by Cindy Shaffer – Shaffer Development
Silgan Containers | Submitted by Scott Furmanski – CBRE; Mike Kleber – Zilber Property Group
*West Allis – Allis-Chalmers 70th Street Redevelopment | Submitted by Sal Strehlow and Dan Wroblewski – Colliers International
*Development Deal of the Year
Community Impact: Building a Neighborhood – East Side Milwaukee: Kevin Schmoldt; Brian Vanevenhoven – Newmark Knight Frank
NextGen Collaboration: Eagle Park Brewing: Kelly Rodenkirk and Steve Styza – Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke
Judges’ Choice: Harken Manufacturing: David Buckley, James T. Barry III and James T. Barry Jr. (posthumously)
Affiliate of the Year: Paul Jonas | Michael Best & Fredrich LLP
REALTOR® of the Year: Curt Pitzen | Newmark Knight Frank
Commercial Real Estate Impact Award: Representative Jim Steineke | State of Wisconsin
At the event, CARW also confirmed the 2019-2020 slate of directors and officers.
2020 CARW Board of Directors:
Joe F. Lak, Jr, Chairman | Colliers International
Adam Williquette, Chairman-Elect| American Commercial Real Estate
Mike Kleber, Treasurer | Zilber Property Group
Andrew Hess, Secretary | Founders 3 Real Estate Services
Steve Pape, Immediate Past-Chairman | Founders 3 Real Estate Services
Kevin Armstrong, Director
Jim Larkin, SIOR, Director | Colliers International
Tim Nelson, CCIM, Director | Irgens
Marnie Noel, Director | Noel Real Estate Advisors
Brian Parrish, Director | PARADIGM Commercial Real Estate
David Pudlosky, Director | JLL
Scott Satula, Director | Mid-America Real Estate – WI, L.L.C.
Kevin Schmoldt, Director | Newmark Knight Frank
Travis Tiede, Director | Newmark Knight Frank
Chad Vande Zande, SIOR, Director | Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke
Ivan Gamboa, At-Large Director | Tri City National Bank
Paul Jonas, At-Large Director | Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Erik Lindstrom, At-Large Director | Gilbane Building Company
Joe F. Lak, Jr., Colliers International Wisconsin, will assume the role of Chairman for a one-year term. New to the board, CARW welcomes Jim Larkin, SIOR with Colliers International, Wisconsin and Brian Parrish of PARADIGM Commercial Real Estate. Steve Pape, Founders 3 Real Estate Services, will serve as Immediate Past-Chairman in 2020 after serving as Chairman in 2019.
New to the Board:
JIM LARKIN, SIOR developed professionalism, leadership skills, and a competitive drive while playing and coaching for a professional soccer team. This provided Jim with a solid foundation to thrive as a top producer in the commercial brokerage industry. Jim was also involved with marketing, advertising, public speaking, and community development activities during his career, allowing him to build relationships and network in a professional business environment. Jim has been responsible for the over 5 million SF of transactions since joining Inland Companies in 2008. His areas of expertise include; industrial leasing and sales, landlord and tenant representation, research and analysis and implementation of marketing campaigns.
BRIAN PARRISH, MBA is President & CEO of PARADIGM Real Estate Corp. PARADIGM was founded in July 2013 and is actively engaged in the sale and lease of industrial and investment properties throughout the State of Wisconsin. PARADIGM operates from a modern real estate platform, utilizing cutting edge technology and superior customer service. Brian Parrish is past President and current board member of the Economic Development Corporation / Washington County (EDWC) and member of the City of Mequon Planning Commission. Brian is Past President of the International Facility Management Association – SE WI. He is a member of WRA and CARW and a Co-Chair of its Membership Committee. He is a frequent presenter for various trade organizations and institutions, speaking about industrial real estate, among other topics. Brian received his Undergraduate Real Estate & Finance Degree from UW-Madison and earned his MBA at UW-Milwaukee.
CARW is the voice of commercial real estate brokerage and related professionals in Wisconsin. Founded in 1993, CARW is dedicated to the success of our members by providing statewide data resources, educational opportunities, networking, and public policy advocacy.
CARW is a trade association representing more than 850 members from 380 Wisconsin businesses including REALTORS®, accountants, appraisers, architects, attorneys, bankers, builders, contractors, developers, environmental specialists, title insurance companies and other industry-related businesses. CARW REALTOR® members are part of the REALTOR® network, the world’s largest professional association with over 1.1 million members worldwide and over 15,000 just in the State of Wisconsin.
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