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Barry Mandel

Barry Mandel is a Milwaukee-area real estate developer. He is the President of Mandel Group, Inc.

His University Club Tower condominium was profiled as part of Urban Milwaukee’s House Confidential series.

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Plenty of Horne: Bayside High Rise Razes Many Buildings
Plenty of Horne

Bayside High Rise Razes Many Buildings

Speakeasy bar among buildings destroyed for 30-story complex, highest in suburbs.

Sculpture Milwaukee kicks off June 1 with live entertainment and free lunch
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Sculpture Milwaukee kicks off June 1 with live entertainment and free lunch

Northwestern Mutual Gardens to host ribbon-cutting ceremony from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Milwaukee Ballet Stages Iconic Swan Lake as Season Finale
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Milwaukee Ballet Stages Iconic Swan Lake as Season Finale

World-Famous Ballet Returns to Marcus Center, May 31-June 3

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Deal Gets Even Worse
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Deal Gets Even Worse

$4.1 billion handout will deliver even less benefits, more costs than imagined.

Milwaukee NARI Honors GPS Education Partners with “Building Milwaukee” Award
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Milwaukee NARI Honors GPS Education Partners with “Building Milwaukee” Award

The “Building Milwaukee” Award was created to recognize efforts made by individuals and businesses who concentrate on improvements assisting in the growth or positive impact of our community.

Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders

Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders

ACRE, established in 2005, works to increase diversity in development arena

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sculpture Milwaukee Opens to Public
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sculpture Milwaukee Opens to Public

City now has a world-class sculpture exhibition on its main street.

How the Arts Can Change City

How the Arts Can Change City

Panelists discuss importance, future of arts in Milwaukee urban life.

Conference will examine art, aesthetics and the future of urban life, April 5-7
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Conference will examine art, aesthetics and the future of urban life, April 5-7

Ten scholars, including experts from Beijing; Rio de Janiero; Helsinki; Berlin; Hong Kong; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Washington, D.C., will give presentations.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Last Phase of North End Starting
Eyes on Milwaukee

Last Phase of North End Starting

Fifth phase adds 89 units to massive Mandel project filling the "doughnut hole."

Plenty of Horne: The Return of Condos
Plenty of Horne

The Return of Condos

First condos since 2008 announced for Third Ward by developer Peter Renner.

Mandel Group Acquires Historic Building in Downtown St. Louis
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Mandel Group Acquires Historic Building in Downtown St. Louis

Mandel Group, Inc. announced today that it completed acquisition of the historic Merchandise Mart building, comprising 213 loft apartments, in downtown Saint Louis, Missouri.

Murphy’s Law: Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble
Murphy’s Law

Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble

New Common Council leaders want to ax the DCD leader. But why? Few will say.

Minority students write new chapter in city development through Real Estate
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Minority students write new chapter in city development through Real Estate

Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) students become graduates

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fresh Thyme Opens Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fresh Thyme Opens Downtown

See inside Milwaukee's newest grocery store, with the "spirit of a farmer's market."

Mandel Group Commences Denim Park Summer Music Series, Launches New Bublr Bikes Station
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Mandel Group Commences Denim Park Summer Music Series, Launches New Bublr Bikes Station

New Bublr station located directly in front of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at the North End

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mandel’s Baby Boomer Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mandel’s Baby Boomer Tower

Proposal will develop last remaining site in the original "Park East." But is it needed?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Aperture Apartments

Contribution to Michael Murphy of $400

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Aperture Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Aperture Apartments

Mandel Group's latest building in The North End may be the last word in amenities.

Plenty of Horne: The Fire at East Pointe Commons
Plenty of Horne

The Fire at East Pointe Commons

Weekend fire injures one, upsets many in 24-unit complex, but handled promptly.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Phase Four of North End Underway
Eyes on Milwaukee

Phase Four of North End Underway

Fourth phase of $175 million project adds 155 apartments to booming Lower East Side.

Mandel Group Acquires 918 Unit Apartment Portfolio in Overland Park, Kansas
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Mandel Group Acquires 918 Unit Apartment Portfolio in Overland Park, Kansas

The purchase represents a continuation of Mandel’s expansion beyond its primary metro Milwaukee, WI market into multiple Midwest markets.

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Thank you, Milwaukee. Our crowdfunding drive raised 153% of goal.

12 Hours Left in Urban Milwaukee Fund Drive!

12 Hours Left in Urban Milwaukee Fund Drive!

Drive has passed 300 contributors and is over $29,000, can we pass $30,000?

Record number of students and colleges expected for 9th annual Fresh Coast Classic College & Resource Fair
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Record number of students and colleges expected for 9th annual Fresh Coast Classic College & Resource Fair

Event at UW-Milwaukee exposes students to college and career opportunities; helps them plan for success

Grant Will Match $1,500 in Gifts to Urban Milwaukee

Grant Will Match $1,500 in Gifts to Urban Milwaukee

Developer Barry Mandel will match up to $1,500 in grants for final three days of drive.

City Streets: Ogden and Lyon Almost Obliterated
City Streets

Ogden and Lyon Almost Obliterated

Park East Freeway would have run to lakefront, eliminating both streets.

Friday Photos: Aperture Apartments Nearing Completion
Friday Photos

Aperture Apartments Nearing Completion

Five floors, 168 apartments, a Fresh Thyme store and a cool, curving building.

Plenty of Horne: Transit Expansion Urged
Plenty of Horne

Transit Expansion Urged

Milwaukee is far behind other cities, which will make it harder to attract young workers, experts at conference agreed.

Plats and Parcels: 342 More Apartments Approved
Plats and Parcels

342 More Apartments Approved

New projects approved for Water Street and East Side. Plus, a 120-unit complex coming to Walker's Point would increase total to 462 apartments.

Friday Photos: North End Redefines Water Street
Friday Photos

North End Redefines Water Street

Third phase of transformational project fills the gap between Downtown and the Lower East Side.

Plenty of Horne: Mandel Group’s “Coolest Project” Ever
Plenty of Horne

Mandel Group’s “Coolest Project” Ever

Mandel Group breaks ground on a 46-apartment, mixed-use development that includes an indoor climbing gym.

Mandel Group offers its 1,500 residents unlimited FREE Bublr rides to demonstrate the convenience of bike sharing
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Mandel Group offers its 1,500 residents unlimited FREE Bublr rides to demonstrate the convenience of bike sharing

Since late 2014, Bublr Bikes, a Milwaukee-based not-for-profit, has launched 11 bike share stations in and around Milwaukee’s downtown.

Milwaukee Business Leaders Announce Support for Streetcar

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $150

Milwaukee Business Leaders Announce Support for Streetcar

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $200

Milwaukee Business Leaders Announce Support for Streetcar
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Milwaukee Business Leaders Announce Support for Streetcar

CEOs join other civic and non-profit leaders in urging Common Council to invest in Milwaukee’s future

Prominent Business and Civic Leaders Urge Support for Milwaukee Streetcar
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Prominent Business and Civic Leaders Urge Support for Milwaukee Streetcar

Open Letter in Support of The Milwaukee Streetcar

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Streetcar Until January
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Streetcar Until January

Minority of aldermen were able to use city charter provision to delay project for one month, but a majority seems poised to approve it.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway at The North End
Friday Photos

Construction Underway at The North End

Mandel Group is building the third phase of their "neighborhood by design" -- to plug "the doughnut hole in Downtown."

GMC receives Harvesting Leading Practices grant from Kresge Foundation
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GMC receives Harvesting Leading Practices grant from Kresge Foundation

Grant supports work in creative placemaking for the artery and Harambee/Riverwest neighborhoods

Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council Honors Barry Mandel With the “Building Milwaukee” Award
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Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council Honors Barry Mandel With the “Building Milwaukee” Award

The Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI presented its annual “Building Milwaukee Award” to Barry Mandel.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar

If Common Council approves at December 16 meeting, construction would start in late 2015, and Milwaukee would follow in footsteps of many other cities.

City Unveils New Plan to Build on $2.6 Billion in Downtown Investment by Moving the Streetcar Project Forward, Adding Lakefront Line
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City Unveils New Plan to Build on $2.6 Billion in Downtown Investment by Moving the Streetcar Project Forward, Adding Lakefront Line

Plan Covers Lakefront Line, Utility Costs Without Property Tax Dollars; Operations Slated to Begin by 2018

Mandel Group Acquires 282 Unit Apartment Community in Eagan, Minnesota
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Mandel Group Acquires 282 Unit Apartment Community in Eagan, Minnesota

Mandel Group, Inc. announced its acquisition of Lemay Lake Apartments.

Plenty of Horne: Is Barry Mandel the Michael Jordan of Development?
Plenty of Horne

Is Barry Mandel the Michael Jordan of Development?

Barrett rhapsodizes over developer at groundbreaking of North End III. And Fresh Thyme owner adds praise of Mandel style.

Plenty of Horne: City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort
Plenty of Horne

City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort

With some creative use of grant money, the Greater Milwaukee Committee is helping neighborhoods update their image by ‘Urban Placemaking’

Eyes on Milwaukee: MIAD Opens New Residence Hall, Celebrates 40 Years
Eyes on Milwaukee

MIAD Opens New Residence Hall, Celebrates 40 Years

Half-birthday bash, half-ribbon cutting, the ceremony unveiled MIAD's new six-story, Third Ward building.

Plenty of Horne: Marcus Prize-Winner’s New Installation Unveiled
Plenty of Horne

Marcus Prize-Winner’s New Installation Unveiled

Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto gets the $100,000 Marcus Prize and works with students to create a temporary installation at Prospect and Ogden.

House Confidential: The House of Hank the Dog
House Confidential

The House of Hank the Dog

The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.

Arts Projects Coming to Wisconsin Avenue

Arts Projects Coming to Wisconsin Avenue

Greater Milwaukee Committee bringing two major art installations to Downtown and the Beer Line Bicycle Trail.

Denim Park hosts a new summer music series for Milwaukee artists

Denim Park hosts a new summer music series for Milwaukee artists

The new venue, outside The North End apartments, will be visited by artists including I'm Not A Pilot, Vitrolum Republic and tonight's lead-off band, the Fatty Acids.

House Confidential: Ian Abston’s Gaslight Apartment
House Confidential

Ian Abston’s Gaslight Apartment

The head of NEWaukee lives on a block suffused with old Milwaukee history.

House Confidential: Mark Belling’s Very Urban Condo
House Confidential

Mark Belling’s Very Urban Condo

He lives in one of the most walkable neighborhoods but seems to take his car everywhere.

House Confidential: Mark Attanasio’s Palatial Penthouse
House Confidential

Mark Attanasio’s Palatial Penthouse

His two floors near the top of the University Club tower are worth $7 million. And the Brewers' shuttle is just three blocks away.

Envisioning the Seen, March 11
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Envisioning the Seen, March 11

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI) and the Pabst Theater Foundation have partnered to create an entirely unique conversation series titled Envisioning the Seen. On Monday March 11, twelve dynamic, inspiring Milwaukeeans will gather on stage at the historic Pabst Theater to share their visions for the future of our built environment.

Plenty of Horne: Pridemore Thrown Out of School
Plenty of Horne

Pridemore Thrown Out of School

State Superintendent candidate ejected for interfering with vote at Washington H. S. polling place.

Back in the News: Sue Black
Back in the News

Sue Black

She was wrongly fired, she insists to Milwaukee Magazine, whose cover story has many community leaders praising her.

Plenty of Horne: Peter Buffett Comes to Town
Plenty of Horne

Peter Buffett Comes to Town

Buffett helps Radio Milwaukee, Barry Mandel makes a bundle selling East Pointe and Gwen Moore crows about cave men.

House Confidential: Barry Mandel’s Penthouse
House Confidential

Barry Mandel’s Penthouse

From his downtown penthouse, the Milwaukee real estate developer may have the best view in town.

Murphy’s Law: Rocky Road
Murphy’s Law

Rocky Road

Some aldermen want to dump DCD head Rocky Marcoux, but Mayor Barrett disagrees.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Free Bus Rides, Moneyball and Renderings, Crime on Buses Way Down, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Free Bus Rides, Moneyball and Renderings, Crime on Buses Way Down, and More

Welcome to the fourth installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week we take a look at free bus rides for St. Patrick's Day, the idea of applying Moneyball principles to project renderings, how Police Chief Flynn has apparently managed to cut in half the service calls originated from MCTS buses, the notion of a new union for UWM, and more.

The North End Phase Two Groundbreaking Photos

The North End Phase Two Groundbreaking Photos

A ceremonial groundbreaking took place at the corner of Pleasant and Water streets today for the Portrait and Silhouette buildings at The North End, collectively known as Phase Two of The North End. A number of public officials were on hand representing the large number of public funding sources required to get the project off the ground (or more aptly, in the ground) with the state of private financing for development.

John Norquist Milwaukee Tour – Congress for the New Urbanism

John Norquist Milwaukee Tour – Congress for the New Urbanism

One day before the start of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) 19th annual conference in Madison, former Mayor and current CNU President & CEO John Norquist returned to Milwaukee with a number of his former deputies to offer a tour of many of the urban projects started during his tenure as mayor.

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by F&P Committee

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by F&P Committee

The controversial M.O.R.E ordinance which had been sent to committee at the previous Common Council meeting was further debated at this Finance & Personnel Committee meeting.

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by Committee

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by Committee

The Milwaukee Opportunities for Restoring Employment ordinance was the primary reason behind this special meeting of the Community & Economic Development Committee.  The ordinance intends to increase the required percentage of City of Milwaukee residents hired to work on city projects and development projects receiving more than $1 million in TIF assistance.  Additionally it mandated […]

UWM Dorm Site Faces Little Opposition

UWM Dorm Site Faces Little Opposition

Last Thursday night, residents of Milwaukee's lower east side gathered at Holy Rosary Church to discuss the final of three proposals selected by the UWM Real Estate Foundation. The meeting began much like the two previous had, with the developer (Phelan Development) making a presentation on the plan, followed by a short bit by the architect (Jim Shields in this case), and representatives from UWM talking over some basic logistics and facts. After which Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications Tom Luljak straps on his bullet proof vest, and questions from the audience are allowed.

The Roundup: Race For Governor is On!
The Roundup

Race For Governor is On!

Well, it is official

The Roundup: Tower De Force
The Roundup

Tower De Force

Mandel’s Groundbreaking High Rise

The Roundup: Bobot Calls for Term Limit
The Roundup

Bobot Calls for Term Limit

Vince Bobot plans to request a change in the City Charter to limit the term of Milwaukee Mayor to two consecutive terms.

Murphy’s Law: Antonio Riley’s Campaign Coffer Looks Mayoral
Murphy’s Law

Antonio Riley’s Campaign Coffer Looks Mayoral

News reports have made much of the money raised by Ald. Marvin Pratt and Ald. Tom Nardelli, speculating about their chances for mayor.