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Founders 3 Will Lease Up North Wells Offices in Milwaukee’s Westown

Founders 3 Real Estate Services was awarded the office leasing assignment for HUB640, a mixed-use development located at 640 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. in Milwauke’s active Westown neighborhood. The firm’s John Davis and Ned Purtell will lease up the property’s 205,000 square feet of office space.
Purchased in 2017 by North Wells Capital, an affiliate of Urban Innovations, the 120-year-old Milwaukee building was formerly home to the corporate offices of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. and its longtime Boston Store. North Wells renovated the property to itengrate its history with modern amenities.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Founders 3 to build upon the leasing momentum already present at HUB640,” said Tony Lindsay, principal at North Wells.“The Founders leasing team brings new ideas to this transformative project allowing us to show off our recently completed renovations, as we prepare to announce additional new improvements.” 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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