Chicago & Midwest CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


Chicago & Midwest  + Midwest  + Office  | 

Michels Will Anchor Its $100M MXU in Milwaukee’s Harbor District

Infrastructure construction contractor Michels is planning a $100-million mixed-use development in Milwaukee’s Harbor District, including an eight-story office building that Michels will anchor in a relocation of its headquarters from Brownsville, WI. To be known as River 1, the project will include 220,000 square feet of office space, 67 apartments, 19,000 square feet of retail, a 103-key hotel and nearly 1,000 underground parking spaces.

“This will be the largest project in the ongoing redevelopment of the Bay View area,” said Alderman Tony Zielinski, whose district includes the River 1 site. “The success we have had in Bay View makes it an incredibly attractive place for companies like Michels to locate and grow.”

The project’s first phase is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020. Additional phases of the project include two more office buildings on the site that could be built concurrently, based on response from the market.

Get Chicago News in 150 Words

For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Paul Bubny


Inside The Story

Read more at MichelsConnect With River 1

About Paul Bubny

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).

  • ◦Development