Commercial real estate investments span a wide range of land and properties, from farmland to industrial parks, hospitals and multi-state restaurant chains, government-owned buildings, corporate transactions, and even power and energy projects. Whether you are buying or selling, our Milwaukee-based team of professionals are experts in all areas of commercial real estate transactions for land and property within Wisconsin, and across the nation.
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Learn more about our areas of expertise in commercial real estate services in the sections below.
Our expertise in land transactions spans cultivatable land designated for agricultural production in both crops and livestock, as well as raw land in the path of future development, sale of improved land or parcels, tenements and hereditaments. Our Milwaukee-based professionals are experts in local, state and national land transactions.
Our expertise in facilitating major corporate transactions – including sales of entire companies, portfolio refinancing and debt restructuring – is second to none. We have an experienced staff that has successfully closed hundreds of multi-site transactions involving as many as 450 sites. Our team of professionals provides our customers with a “one-stop shop” for all their title and escrow needs, streamlining the process to meet closing time-frames.
Government owned properties are vested in public entities rather than individuals or private entities. Governmental ownership can take place at the community, municipal, regional and national level. Real estate transactions involving government ownership require specialized legal knowledge and processes. We have the experience and expertise to ensure regulatory and legal compliance in all government real estate transactions.
Healthcare real estate is a specialized market, specific to buildings, offices and campuses within the healthcare community that are owned, operated and managed by third parties. Our expertise in this area covers all medical centers, hospitals and nursing homes. In addition, our team has extensive experience in the regulatory and technological aspects of healthcare transactions, including effective administration of healthcare REITs.
The hospitality industry is a multibillion dollar industry that depends on solid real estate transactions for the development, ownership and management of hotels, public houses and sports facilities across the country. Our title, escrow, new construction and settlement professionals offer best-in-class expertise, guidance and support for successful transactions of hospitality land and building acquisitions, refinance, lease, and development projects, ranging from one site to complex multi-state transactions.
Multifamily housing is the real estate classification for multiple and separate residential housing units contained within one building or complex. This real estate market niche includes: apartment complexes, apartment communities, high‐rise apartment buildings, duplexes, townhouses, condos, cohousing projects, and more. Our professionals offer a wealth of experience and expertise in handling the unique title and transfer issues related to multifamily housing transactions, including mixed use buildings that combine commercial and residential space.
Our expertise in new construction extends through the entire process of preparing for and erecting new infrastructure, and includes services and underwriting support through the building’s plan, design, finance, build, occupancy and maintenance. Regardless of physical size of new infrastructure, new construction projects are large in scale with many contributors, contingencies and considerations. Important aspects can include: environmental impact, budgeting, scheduling, material ordering and delivery, logistics, construction site safety, and more.
There is a complex legal framework of contracts and obligations that must be considered and sorted through from an underwriting perspective on all construction projects. New construction projects must adhere to the zoning and building code requirements, as well as all government regulations on the use of the property, access, easements, and other obligations created during the construction process.
Whether a single commercial building from the ground up, or a billion dollar mixed-use development, our expertise in underwriting and closing new construction projects includes exceptional support and services
When it comes to real estate transactions related to office buildings, our expertise ranges from simple to complex transactions for single-tenants, shared facilities, small professional buildings, downtown skyscrapers and everything in between. The Milwaukee-based team is competent in all aspects of commercial office building underwriting.
Industrial is an area of expertise that spans small “Flex “properties to larger industrial properties, including warehouse, office/warehouse space, parking garages and distribution centers. Industrial transactions require a unique set of skills and expertise for proper inclusion of the different structural aspects in height, docks, train rail spurs, and more. Our team of professionals offers expertise and sound guidance for industrial real estate transactions, including business clusters, industrial districts, industrial parks and even technology centers, nationwide.
From wind to solar to natural gas, sustainable energy initiatives are at an all-time high. The role of the title insurer has never been more important when it comes to the development of successful power and energy projects. Chicago Title has the financial strength, search capabilities, and underwriting expertise, to partner on all power and energy transactions, ranging from financing (private and government-backed) to acquisitions and dispositions, new construction and various other transactions.
The retail real estate market sector includes: restaurants, cafes, retail stores, shopping malls and shops, pad sites on highway frontages, single tenant retail buildings, small neighborhood shopping centers, larger centers with grocery store anchor tenants, “power centers” with large anchor stores, and regional outlet malls. Our team of industry professionals is well versed in all aspects of retail/restaurant real estate acquisition and disposition, underwriting, and closing. Whether you are involved in a single site or complex multi-site, multi-state transaction we can help you through it all.