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Bruce Block Inducted Into Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame By Midwest Real Estate News

Bruce Block Inducted Into Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame By Midwest Real Estate News

MILWAUKEE – On January 29, 2019, Jerome M. Janzer, CEO of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart), announced that Shareholder Bruce T. Block has been inducted into the 2018 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News.

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts a select group commercial real estate leaders that have helped shape the landscapes of their cities, and that have made a true difference in their industry and communities. These inspirational leaders and successful business professionals include the most important players–from all facets of business–in the commercial real estate industry.

Block has played a pivotal role in numerous high-profile projects vitally important to the economic growth and development of southeast Wisconsin, including the public/private deal structure for and the development of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee, the development of the downtown Riverwalk system in Milwaukee, the development of the Northwestern Mutual Campus expansion in Milwaukee and the development of the Foxconn manufacturing campus in Racine County. Each and every project are multiyear endeavors involving complex planning, negotiations, navigations through the approvals process, consensus building and numerous other legal features and intricacies. Additionally, they are projects with a broad, forceful and long-lasting impact on commerce, entertainment, education and research.

Block is also very active in numerous civic, community and non-profit organizations, including Board Chair of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, Board Chair of the UW-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation, Board Chair and President of the Wisconsin Preservation Fund, Inc., Trustee of the Wisconsin Policy Forum (Trustee) and Board Chair of the Wisconsin Historical Society Real Estate Foundation, among many others.

“We are exceptionally proud of Bruce for receiving this well-deserved honor,” said Reinhart CEO Jerome M. Janzer. “His positive impact on the commercial real estate landscape of our region is matched only by the lasting effects he has had on the success of our firm.”

Block is a shareholder in and past chair of Reinhart’s Real Estate Practice Group. His clients include institutional and private developers, lenders, municipalities and community development authorities. He has significant experience in a broad range of real estate matters including land use planning, zoning, tax incremental financing, historic tax credits, multiple and mixed-use ownership structures, leasing and construction and design contracts. Blocks’s extensive contacts in both public and private sectors are key factors in his ability to navigate complex transactions to successful and creative conclusions. A frequent speaker on land use, zoning and tax incremental financing, he is widely recognized in the business community as a knowledgeable and practical lawyer. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Block’s published online recognition can be found here.

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