Compass News


Welcome to our Compass Properties blog. Here we’ll share updates on our company and our clients, as well as business news and trends impacting our clients and the real estate market here in Wisconsin. We always love to hear what you have to say, so please send an email to info@compassproperties.com to submit a blog post for consideration, or suggest an idea.

SUSTAINABILITY IMPACTS INVESTMENT DECISIONS

More investors than ever before are conscious of the effects their money can have on the environment, and that includes those investing in the commercial real estate market.   Today, more than 25% of all managed assets today are invested with sustainability in mind,...

Creative Conversions Breathe New Life into Iconic Buildings

  As companies seek out downtown office space to align their businesses with the amenities coveted by young workers, creative conversions of iconic office buildings continue to be a hot commercial real estate trend. With creative conversions, developers look to...

WageWorks “Thrilled” To Join Dynamic CityCenter Community

Editor’s note:  Compass Properties Executive Vice President Sheldon Oppermann was recently interviewed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s business editor Tom Daykin on Wageworks’ decision to move to CityCenter@735, based on its desire to attract and retain...

FIVE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE OFFICE SPACE DECISIONS

  The commercial real estate market is on an “accelerating disruption curve”  highlighted by rapid changes in tenant dynamics, customer demographic shifts and an ever-increasing focus on improved services and amenities. In today’s environment,...

BUILDING AMENITIES KEY TO ATTRACTING & RETAINING EMPLOYEES

Employers today face a myriad of challenges, not the least of which is attracting and retaining the employees key to their success in an increasingly tight labor market. In 2018, 44% of employers will be looking to hire full-time, permanent employees and 51% plan to...

BMO Harris Moves into New Sherman Park Branch Office

Developed by Compass Properties, the New Building is BMO Harris’ first “Smart Branch” in Wisconsin.    BMO Harris opened its new branch in the city’s Sherman Park neighborhood this week, continuing the company’s long time presence there and replacing its former...

In Search of Wisconsin’s Next Big Start-up Success Story

Compass Properties hosted the Hatch Finale on November 9 at the Noel Group Hangar, featuring 7 groups of Central Wisconsin entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to earn a $10,000 grand prize. In a Shark Tank-like atmosphere where the 7 finalists delivered their...

How Wellness Is Shaping the Workplace

A growing number of companies are embracing wellness as numerous scientific studies show a positive return-on-investment for these programs.   Many property management companies have started to embrace wellness as well in their design and day-to-day activities. Many...

5 Questions with Sheldon Oppermann

Sheldon Oppermann, Executive Vice President     Compass Properties prides itself on being a values-based company. Can you explain what that means to you? Values form the foundation for everything that happens in our company. In my opinion, values are much...

Corporate Social Responsibility Helps Companies Attract Top Talent

Some companies have fitness centers, spa services, free food and even onsite child care facilities.   Others have fantastic benefits, flexible hours, or significant vacation time. Yet, one characteristic can score above all on a millennial’s list for the best company...

What Millennials Want and How It’s Changing the Face of Office Space

Back in 2010, baby boomers made up more than half of the U.S. workforce, but a study conducted by Forbes projects that 75% of workers will be Millennials by 2025.  Driven by mobile technology, changing work styles and the growing presence of Millennials, work spaces...