The Milwaukee real estate sector is hitting its stride and those deeply involved with this front want to see continued success. From the upcoming ground-breaking of Foxconn Technology Group’s downtown Milwaukee North American headquarters to the redevelopment of former businesses that new tenants could bring back to life, it’s an exciting time to do business in Wisconsin. However, the current successes have been building for quite some time and industry experts know that it pays to pay homage to your roots before blazing a trail into the future.
Irgens Partners is not related to the old world estate of the same name located in Norway in the year 1666, but they do share similarities in real estate expansion of a region. Long before the Irgens Partners founding in 1983, there was Irgens Estates. This private site in Norway was, at the time, the largest tract of land ever sold in a Nordic country. As a testament to their diversified portfolio, the Irgens Partners similarly owned properties in the Netherlands, Denmark and south and southeast Asia. Although the Irgens Partners estate was later divided up between new owners, the legacy of wise investment would carry over to Milwaukee in the early 1980s. Irgens exemplifies the same work effort as the once grand Irgen Estate when it comes to real estate and its hard work has been recognized ever since it was founded in 1983.
Irgens Milwaukee began with the backing of a construction industry investor and would complete the First Interstate Center in Kohler, Wisconsin, one year later. Throughout the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, Irgens would be responsible for a variety of construction projects from Green Bay to Appleton to Kenosha. The first property manager would join Irgens Milwaukee in 1989 and the first buildings included in the Milwaukee County Research Park and the East Mequon Corporate Center would go up in the early 1990s. At this point, Irgen’s reputation as a real estate development and services firm would be cemented. By 1995, Irgens Partners would lay claim to the completion of $100 million worth of development projects.
Today, Irgens is hard at work ensuring that the 25-story BMO Tower will offer every amenity possible when it comes to the next generation of workspaces. Alongside this flagship effort, Irgens Milwaukee has made a name for itself as a reputable commercial and healthcare real estate developer. Its mixed-use, built-to-suit and specialty projects complement the portfolio of properties for lease in Wisconsin, Illinois and Arizona. One look at the Aurora St. Luke’s, where Irgens was retained to complete an athletic complex across a 30-acre lot, should show property owners that this real estate development company has the vision and experience to guide your project toward profitability.