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Brennan Acquires Pro-Con HQ, Plants in WI and Northeastern PA

Brennan Investment Group has acquired a three-building office and industrial portfolio totaling 500,081 square feet, and located in Appleton, WI and northeastern Pennsylvania. Financial terms were not disclosed. The seller was an affiliate of Paul Ash Management, which acquired the portfolio in 2015.

The properties are 100% leased to Progressive Converting Inc. (Pro-Con), reportedly the nation’s largest independent paper converting company. The properties include the company’s corporate headquarters in Appleton (pictured) and primary manufacturing facilities.

“The acquisition of the Pro-Con facility was funded through our $300-million net leased joint venture with one of Arch Street Capital Advisors’ institutional clients,” said Robert Vanecko, who heads Brennan’s single-tenant, net lease division. CIO Scott McKibben added that the facilities are mission critical for Pro-Con.

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