NAIOP Wisconsin News and Events  

Fall 2012  
Table of Contents

Upcoming Events



Nov 8: Happy Hour


Dec 4:  DL Lunch w/a Leader, Tom Bernacchi, Zilber Property Group


Dec 12:  Market Update


2012 Board of Directors



Jim Sedgwick


Dick Lincoln  


Greg Kost


Scott Langlois

Immediate Past President

Shawn Cavin

Past President David Jorgensen



Mike Finn

Brett Haney

Lyle Landowski

Mary Claire Lanser

Ryan Marks 

Mike Mooney

Todd Rizzo

John Schwab

Greg Walz


Past Presidents:

Mark Irgens

Jerry Franke

Mike Mooney

Paul Votto

Dave Domres

Tom Bernacchi


Committee Chairs:

Developing Leaders

Brian Adamson

Rob Habich


Marketing and Communications

Scott Langlois

Mary Claire Lanser



Lyle Landowski

Brandon Schulta



Erica-Nicole Harris

Dick Lincoln


Public Affairs

Dick Lincoln

Debby Tomczyk




President's Message


Jim Sedgwick

Jim Sedgwick

2012 NAIOP WI President


Hello fellow NAIOPians. 


READ FURTHER...this message is NOT about politics!


I don't even know what a "normal" news day looks like any more.  My house will be void of a constant barrage of phone calls with pollsters or folks soliciting my hard-earned cash.  My mailbox may soon gather cobb webs.  I don't know about you but I can hardly wait!


Back to NAIOP...while events are kept quiet during the summer months, we are working hard on planning for 2013 which marks our 10th year since opening our doors in October of 2003.  We will start out the year with our Annual Meeting on January 22 at the Wisconsin Club-City Club location.  In addition to our short business meeting, the event will feature guest speaker, Milwaukee Historian John Gurda.  We will welcome our new board members and reveal the remainder of the 2013 Calendar.  Speaking of new board members, the Leadership Continuity Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President, Shawn Cavin, worked diligently to identify Julie Ledger of Opus Development Corporation and Leslie Scherrer of the Peter Scherrer Group.  Both Julie and Leslie have worked hard on the Education and Programs Committee for the past several years and have risen to be leaders in the industry.  Look for the official ballots in December.


We've had a tremendous year and look forward to finishing it up on a positive note

with our Eighth Annual Market Update on December 12.  Details for this event are found later in this newsletter but I hope to see all of you there.


                                                                                    Until next quarter,


Final Events for 2013
Nov 8-Have a SWIG with NAIOP
Our annual November Happy Hour returns this year at SWIG in the Historic Third Ward  Enjoy a relaxing evening with fellow NAIOP members with your first drink compliments of Greenfire Management Services.

Dec 4-DL Lunch with a Leader featuring Tom Bernacchi of Zilber Property Group

8 lucky NAIOP Developing Leaders will enjoy the life and career experiences of one of the key leaders in Southeastern Wisconsin.  This is a very exclusive event so register early!


Dec 12-Eighth Annual NAIOP and CARW Market Update

Join over 300 commercial real estate professionals for the premier commercial real estate event of the year.  Speakers this year are:


Industrial:  Scott Revolinski, RFP Commercial and Travis Tiede, NAI MLG Commercial

Office:  Marianne Burish of Siegel-Gallagher and Matt Hunter of Colliers International|Wisconsin

Retail:  Andy Fishler, The Boerke Company|Cushman & Wakefield


We are currently seeking event sponsors for this event.  If you are interested in joining:


Platinum Level @ $2,000: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Gold Level @ $500:  Opus Development Corporation, Excel Engineering, Colliers International|Wisconsin, The Boerke Company|Cushman & Wakefield and NAI MLG Commercial


For more information see Market Update Sponsorship or contact Chris Korjenek at 414.507.2326 or email




NAIOP Membership Promotion and Dues Renewal
NAIOP Members:

We have a FANTASTIC year planned for 2013 which also marks our 10 year anniversary.  Our kickoff event will be our members-only Annual Meeting featuring Milwaukee Historian John Gurda.  Don't miss this event!
RENEW your dues NOW online at NAIOP.

HELP US RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS with our annual 15 Months for the Price of 12 Promotion. New members can register now for 2013 and get the remainder of 2012 for FREE!!!
New Member Spotlight-Brandon Bergman, President, Naturequest 2000 Development


NAIOP Wisconsin is pleased to introduce Brandon Bergman, President of Naturequest 2000 Development where he specializes in land development, industrial build-to-suits, industrial leasing and residential land development.

  • Tell us a little about your company.

2000 Development Corporation is a 30 year old commercial real estate company specializing in land development, commercial property management, and residential subdivisions in southeastern Wisconsin. 


  • Why did you get involved in commercial real estate?

 I have a passion for real estate and have worked in the real estate field since the day I graduated from college. 


  • Do you have a mentor?

Yes, my father and company founder John Bergman


  • What do you cook well?

I enjoy cooking many different things, but pizza is a favorite to prepare with my daughter.  Only fresh ingredients, dough from scratch, basil from the garden, homemade tomato sauce, venison sausage, or other seasonal ingredients.  I enjoy creating something special to share with family and friends.

  • Tell us something that most people don't know about you? 

I have skydived but was unable to break the sound barrier. 


  • Blackberry, Android or iPhone?

I made the switch to IPhone a year ago from my Blackberry.  I thought I'd never give up the trackball.


Welcome Brandon!!!! 

Public Affairs Update

We are continuing our momentum in the Public Affairs/Public Policy arena.  Lobbyist Tom Larson in conjunction with members of the PA Committee have drafted 2013-14 Legislative Priorities.  The final document will be presented to the Board of Directors in December for approval and implementation.


NAIOP Members Meet with U.S. Senate Candidate Tommy Thompson


Twelve NAIOP members met with TT in October to get his perspective on the election and the economy.  As characteristic of TT, he also took a great deal of time to get to know each and every attendee and their business.  We also presented his campaign with over $10,000 in contributions from members and our NAIOP Corporate Political Action Committee.



From left to right: J.Sedgwick, B. Haney, R. Marks, S.Cavin, S. Langlois, MC Lanser, G. Beyer, T. Thompson, J. Whipple, C. Korjenek, M. Mooney, D. Tomczyk, T. Burke 

Developing Leader Corner

NAIOP Annual Golf Outing Recap-September 27


Our DL Golf Committee (Dan Jeserig, Lucas Rocole, Bailey Collier and Nick Bickler) once again did an OUTSTANDING job with our Annual Two and Two Golf Outing.  The event this year featured the Golf Ball Drop sponsored by Schranz Roofing which saw 80 golf balls dropped on the 18th green from a helicopter above.  Other generous event sponsors included:


Event Sponsor:  BMO Harris Bank

Lunch Sponsors:  Interstate Partners and Chicago Title Insurance Company

Beverage Sponsors:  Miron Construction and Associated Bank

Putting Green Sponsor:  Kapur & Associates, Inc.

Dirty Ball Sponsor:  Bukacek Construction

Hole Sponsors:  Colliers International, Innovative Signs, Somerstone, Beyer Construction, TCF Bank and CoStar Group


Did you miss the event this year?  Click HERE to see photos AND mark your calendars for Thursday, September 19, 2013 for next year's event! 



New Members-3Q2012

Please welcome new NAIOP members:


Eric Bolander, Godfrey & Kahn

Dan Cowell, Irgens

Jerry Erdmann, Chicago Title Insurance Company

Pat Kressin, GRAEF

Seth Robbins, Brookdale Senior Living

As always, we encourage members to do business with members!
2012 Corporate Sponsors

We can never thank our Corporate Sponsors enough.  They generously provide financial assistance to our organization allowing us to hold educational and networking events, build an extremely active membership and keep members informed of public policy issues impacting our industry.










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Associated BankWangard Partners
Bukacek ConstructionWaterStone Bank
Chicago Title InsuranceWells Fargo
First American InsuranceWestbury Bank
Godfrey & KahnZilber Properties
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital




Berghammer ConstructionJSD Professional Services
Centerpoint PropertiesRA Smith National
JH Findorff & SonSign a Rama
GRAEF USATOLD Development Group
HSI PropertiesWhyte Hirschboeck Dudek
HP AdministrationWispark LLP


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