Schlitz Park: New tenant moving to Schlitz Park

Second lease signed since renovation plans announced

Milwaukee, August 29, 2011 — Admission Possible, a non-profit organization that makes college admission and success possible for low-income students, has leased nearly 4,000 square feet of space in the second floor of the RiverCenter building in Schlitz Park. This is the second new lease for the 46-acre downtown river front office community since developers announced plans for a $30 million renovation. The Defense Contract Management Agency, part of the U.S. Defense Department, recently leased 10,000 square feet of space in the complex’s Keg House building.

September first is moving day for Admission Possible’s Milwaukee office which is relocatingfrom 603 N. Milwaukee St. The organization has 5 employees and more than 20 AmeriCorps members who serve as program coaches to 350 students in seven Milwaukee high schools.

Hannah Wallisch, External Relations & Operations Coordinator for Admission Possible, says what attracted the organization to Schlitz Park was, “Knowing we’ll have good neighbors. There is a good network of other tenants that are valuable to us. It’s great to see a community right in the office park.”

She adds location is another plus. “Schlitz Park is a good launch point for us with easy access to all points north and south, east and west to our schools,” Wallisch explains. “And, we love that we’ll be in the heart of Milwaukee close to great shops, restaurants and events. That’s really appealing to our workforce who like being close to the opportunities of the city.”

Admission Possible (http://www.admissionpossible.org) helps low-income juniors and seniors with admissions tests, college applications, campus selection scholarships, and financial aid. Coaches continue to provide support for students while in college to help ensure a successful experience. Admission Possible began in 2000 Minnesota’s Twin Cities metro area and opened their Milwaukee site in 2008.

“Look at the Schlitz Park tenant list and you’ll see a list of companies and organizations making a tremendous impact on our community providing funding, health care, employment, educational support and other important services,” says Gary Grunau, Schlitz Park co-owner and developer.

“We’re thrilled to add an organization like Admission Possible to that list.”

RFP Commercial, Inc.’s Jim Cavanaugh negotiated the Admission Possible lease on behalf of Schlitz Park. More than 4,200 employees work in Schlitz Park which is home to major Milwaukee businesses including ManpowerGroup and Time Warner, and offers tenants the best of urban and suburban features combined in a single corporate campus.

Schlitz Park’s (http://www.schlitzpark.com)renovation plan includes remodeling of 350,000 square feet of office and public areas; adding parks, trails and green spaces; pursuing US Green Building Council LEED certification; and providing state of the art amenities including free campus wide Wi-Fi and an electrical vehicle charging station.

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