Personnel File

Joel Lee

Joel Lee is a Milwaukee real estate attorney and developer. He is owner of Van Buren Management, Inc., a commercial real estate firm located at 788 N. Jefferson downtown. The firm has one of the largest real estate portfolios in Milwaukee and over 30 years of experience in property management and development in

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In Public: Design By Committee
In Public

Design By Committee

Or how Ald. Kovac and the Historic Preservation Commission bedevil architects.

Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale

Contribution to Tony Zielinski of $250

Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale

Contribution to Robert Donovan of $100

Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale

Contribution to Michael Murphy of $150

Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale

Contribution to Shannan Hayden of $150

Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale

Contribution to Shannan Hayden of $150

Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale

Contribution to Robert Donovan of $250

Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale

Contribution to Chris Wiken of $100

Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale

Contribution to Mark Borkowski of $150

Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale
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Judge approves Downer Ave. theater, stores foreclosure sale

Plenty of Horne: Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?

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Plenty of Horne: Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?
Plenty of Horne

Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?

Third Ward review board defers decision on Historic Designation. And Milwaukee now has a Croatian sister city.

Plenty of Horne: Downer Avenue Stalled by Joel Lee?
Plenty of Horne

Downer Avenue Stalled by Joel Lee?

City officials meet with neighbors about Downer Avenue, a thriving retail strip with one huge problem: Landlord Joel Lee's foreclosed properties.

Murphy’s Law: Does Downer Avenue Need a Tax Subsidy?

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100

Murphy’s Law: Does Downer Avenue Need a Tax Subsidy?

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $100

Murphy’s Law: Does Downer Avenue Need a Tax Subsidy?

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100

Murphy’s Law: Does Downer Avenue Need a Tax Subsidy?
Murphy’s Law

Does Downer Avenue Need a Tax Subsidy?

Developer Joel Lee claims the buzzing retail strip needs help from the city.

Plenty of Horne: Goodbye Faye McBeath Foundation
Plenty of Horne

Goodbye Faye McBeath Foundation

The foundation created by a Milwaukee Journal heir gave untold millions to local causes since 1960s, but will spend its final assets this year.

House Confidential: Ryan Braun’s High-Rise Home Base
House Confidential

Ryan Braun’s High-Rise Home Base

His 21st floor downtown condo is pricey, but dirt cheap compared to his second home in Malibu.

House Confidential: Jim Wiechmann’s Gothic Mansion
House Confidential

Jim Wiechmann’s Gothic Mansion

The real estate tycoon and owner of Stevens Point Brewery has one of the grandest mansions in town.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Herb Kohl’s Arena Commitment, The Second Downtown Strip Club, Northwestern Mutual’s New Downtown Building, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Herb Kohl’s Arena Commitment, The Second Downtown Strip Club, Northwestern Mutual’s New Downtown Building, and More

This week's Eyes on Milwaukee column explores Herb Kohl's commitment to a new arena, the idea of another downtown strip club, Northwestern Mutual's potential new downtown building, and a whole lot more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sales Tax, Bradley Center Transportation, The Moderne, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sales Tax, Bradley Center Transportation, The Moderne, and More

Welcome to the third installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week we take a look at Milwaukee's sales tax rate compared to other major cities, the Bradley Center's new transportation option, UWM's continued insistence on growing parking subsidies, and a whole lot of development news.

Washington Square Office Tower Renderings

Washington Square Office Tower Renderings

Godfrey & Kahn could soon anchor a 22-story class A office tower, known as Washington Square, in downtown Milwaukee.

Downer Avenue Development Project Heats Up Again

Downer Avenue Development Project Heats Up Again

This past Monday night a public meeting was held to discuss possible streetscape improvements to Downer Avenue.

Common Council Expands BID Board

Common Council Expands BID Board

To begin the proceedings Don Smiley the CEO of Summerfest gave a presentation regarding this year’s Summerfest during which he pointed out two items of interest. First, they have demolished the Harley Davidson Roadhouse and constructed a new stage that will open on June 26th. They’ve opened up that stage to the lakeside and created […]

Committtee Approves North End’s Job Training Plan

Committtee Approves North End’s Job Training Plan

Dick Lincoln from the Mandel Group presented resolution 071618 which is the job training program portion of The North End development that receives funding from TIF No. 48. He explained that it would be “a little bit different than traditional workforce development” in that in focuses more on mentoring and coaching of emerging businesses to […]

Committee Approves Appointments

Committee Approves Appointments

The items that stood out the most on the agenda were resolution 071355 and 071358. These resolutions would appoint Joel Lee and Boris Gokhman respectively to the Business Improvement District Board #41. This BID represents Downer Avenue which has been at the center of a continuous development project by New Land Enterprises. These appointments were […]

Committee Approves Appointments

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