Midwest Real Estate News February/March 2015 : Page 1

WWW .REJOURNALS.COM MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | NEBRASKA | OHIO | TENNESSEE | WISCONSIN FEB/MAR 2015 VOLUME 30 ISSUE 02 Directories (pg. 29): THE DAKOTAS | ILLINOIS | INDIANA | IOWA | KANSAS | KENTUCKY | MICHIGAN Developers, Multi-Family Finance The New Atlanta Stadium creates an unparalleled game-day experience for fans and an iconic architectural landmark for the city. Image courtesy of HOK FEATURE: WISCONSIN B HOK: By Dan Rafter, Editor The challenges and rewards of bringing new stadiums to the public Schrock, then, is a natural fit to serve as director of the Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice at St. Louis-based architecture firm HOK. “It never dawned on me when I was playing sports or when I was following my favorite teams during col-lege that one day I’d be able to work on designing the stadiums in which these teams would play,” Schrock said during a recent interview with Midwest Real Es-ST. LOUIS FEATURE (continued on page 12) WISPARK’s downtown dreams becoming a reality in Oak Creek D By Dan Rafter, Editor rad Schrock played sports --as many as he could --throughout his high school years. And as he worked his way through college to become an architect, he remained, in his own words, a “huge” sports fan. That love of sports runs deep in Schrock’s family. His older son played college football. He has a younger son who played golf in college. eveloper WISPARK’s plan for the Drexel Town Square development in Oak Creek, Wis., is far from a small one: Jerry Franke, president of the Milwaukee-based developer, says that WISPARK from day one had dreams of creating a real downtown center for the city of Oak Creek. That’s no easy task. Add the deep chill of two polar vertexes and an autumn concrete shortage, and it’s litle surprise that WIS-PARK’s timeline for this large development has changed. WISPARK originally planned to have the project’s infrastructure com-plete by the end of 2014. Now, the goal is to have this portion of the project wrapped by June of 2015. But here’s the good news: There is still plenty of interest from potential tenants in Drexel Town Square. “The timeline had slowed down,” Fran-ke said. “But we have not lost any of our WISCONSIN FEATURE (continued on page 11)

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