Milwaukee-based The Barry Company won the Office Deal of the Year award and was a finalist for the Retail Deal of the Year award presented at the 2020 Commercial Association of Realtors of Wisconsin Deal of the Year awards and annual meeting.
The event was held virtually on Oct. 22.
David Barry and Jim Barry III won the Office Deal of the Year award for their role in the tenant representation of the Bradley Foundation and the sale of the historic Lion House, a three-building complex at 1241-1249 N. Franklin Place on Milwaukee’s east side.
The Bradley Foundation considered several options for its relocation, but settled on the new 1400 N. Water St. building in Milwaukee. Represented by The Barry Company, the foundation negotiated a long-term lease for the entire third floor of the 1400 N. Water St. building. The foundation was the first third-party tenant to sign a lease in the building.
Within a few weeks of being on the market, the Lion House buildings were placed under contract to a private owner/developer who wanted to preserve and enhance the historic character of the building, relocate offices there and develop additional office space for lease. The Barry Company is currently marketing the Lion House properties for lease.
David Barry and Kurt Van Dyke were finalists for the Retail Deal of the Year award for selling the 65,000-square-foot former Pick N Save grocery store in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to St. Vincent DePaul of Waukesha County. The site was developed into a thrift store.