Press Release

Herzing University Moving National Headquarters to Milwaukee’s “The Avenue”

Nonprofit career-focused school returns to founding city; continues business momentum to Westown

By - Aug 23rd, 2021 04:59 pm

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (August 23, 2021) – Herzing University, an accredited, private nonprofit institution with locations in seven states and a nationally recognized online division, announced today it is moving its national headquarters to The Avenue in downtown Milwaukee.

The move from its current suburban location to the Westown neighborhood is a nod to Herzing’s roots. The school – which now has 10 campuses nationwide – was founded in Milwaukee in 1965 and was located within a block of what is now The Avenue site for 40 years. Herzing’s headquarters will become a centerpiece of the dynamic downtown development, which will include residential space, offices and a food hall. Herzing will relocate to The Avenue by the first quarter of 2022.

“We’re proud of our 56-year history in the Milwaukee area and look forward to building even stronger partnerships with local and regional business leaders at our new location,” said Herzing President Renee Herzing. “We love being part of the energy in Milwaukee’s growing downtown, and know that locating in the heart of the city will make it easier for employees, partners and students to engage with us.”

Herzing will occupy almost 22,000 square feet at The Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave. The space features a private balcony overlooking Wisconsin Avenue. The Avenue, which is a joint venture between Hempel Real Estate and Interstate Development Company, is a 333,000 square foot mixed-use development project, much of which was formerly known as The Grand Avenue Mall. The Avenue’s $72 million renovation started in 2018 and also includes Plankinton Clover Apartments and 3rd Street Market Hall.

“We are thrilled to welcome Herzing University’s corporate offices to The Avenue Campus early next year,” said Hempel CEO and President Josh Krsnak. “Herzing’s commitment to relocating from the suburbs to downtown, and, particularly, to Westown, is yet another indication of the strength of this submarket. Herzing is a well-respected institution in Milwaukee, and we’re confident that they will continue to impactfully serve the community from this new, centrally located headquarters space. With esteemed organizations such as Milwaukee Downtown, Tempo, Good Karma Brands, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and others recently leasing space at The Avenue, Herzing is in excellent company.”

Tim Sheehy, president of the MMAC, sees great potential in Herzing’s move to downtown Milwaukee. “Herzing has been a leader in partnering with the business community to meet their needs for well-trained workers who can fill in-demand positions,” he said. “We look forward to working with our new neighbor to help businesses across the Milwaukee area and beyond.”

Herzing is represented by Colliers International brokerage on the move to The Avenue and on the sale of its Menomonee Falls property, which is currently on the market. Founders 3 Real Estate Services represented The Avenue. The Avenue space has been designed by in. studio architecture of Milwaukee.

In addition to Wisconsin campuses in Brookfield, Kenosha and Madison, Herzing also has locations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando and Tampa, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; and Akron, Ohio. Also, Herzing has been an online education leader for many years, with national recognition from U.S. News and World Report since 2013.

Herzing is a transfer-friendly university specializing in nursing, healthcare, technology, business and public safety degree programs. The school’s personalized approach to education, accelerated formats and flexible schedules have resonated with students across the country.

About Herzing University

Herzing University is an accredited, private nonprofit institution with ten campuses across seven states and an online division. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, more than 40,000 students have graduated from the University’s career-focused and flexible master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree and diploma programs. Fields of study span nursing, healthcare, technology, business and public safety. From 2013 through 2021, U.S. News & World Report has continually recognized Herzing University as having some of the best online programs nationally. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. More information about Herzing University is available at

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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