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Central Place has been involved in over 100 development projects & commercial property brokerage & leasing transactions throughout states of Wisconsin, Illinois (Chicagoland), Missouri (St Louis, Kansas City), Minnesota, & Arkansas over the past 35 years, with emphasis in their home base market, Madison, WI.  A representative sample of our past projects include:


Over 50 new-build limited service and select service hotels

Hampton Inn & Suite

Skokie, largest in the US

Hilton Garden Inn

O’Hare, largest in the US


Over the past 40 years, Central Place has been involved in over 100 development, brokerage & leasing transactions throughout states of Wisconsin, Illinois (Chicagoland), Missouri (St Louis, Kansas City), Minnesota, & Arkansas, with a total project value in excess of $1 Billion.  

Our current emphasis is in our home base markets of Madison, WI & south central Wisconsin.  

A representative sample & past project highlights include:


Over 50 new-build limited service and select service hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites—Skokie, largest HI&S in the US

Hilton Garden Inn—O’Hare, largest HGI in the US

Hampton Inn Hotel—St Louis Arch, 16 stories

Retail Development Projects 

Selected for the largest Retail Projects in Greater Madison in the past 40 years

Hilldale Mall

Madison, initial purchase for redevelopment, leasing agent

Greenway Station

Middleton, leasing agent

The Shops at Prairie Lakes

Sun Prairie, leasing agent & development services


Over 50 new-build major restaurants—casual theme, fast casual, fast food

15 year exclusive state of WI rep for OSI Partners, largest restaurant company in the US (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Cheeseburger in Paradise). Approximately 35 Country Kitchen Restaurants, new-build & remodels.



World of Beer, site selection

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Outback Steakhouse, site selection


Bonfyre Grill, space leasing


Retail site selection, land and space brokerage and leasing or any other retail tenant or client needs.


Marcus Cinema, Sun Prairie, WI, 15 acre site sale for 16 screen theater


Roundy’s Supermarket, Kenosha, WI, space lease for 60,000 SqFt grocery

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Kessler’s Diamonds, Madison, site & building custom development for diamonds retailer


Development, leasing, tenant rep, development services

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660 John Nolen Drive, land assemblage & building development of 32,000 SqFt office

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Nolen Center, site & building development of 12,500 SqFt single tenant medical office

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Arbor Gate development services & leasing for retail/office mixed-use project


Development, leasing, tenant rep, development services

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Sentry Foods Redevelopment, Middleton

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   660 John Nolen Drive Offices, Madison

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Globe University, Middleton

Civic and Community

Volunteer service & consulting


Monona Terrace, Frank Lloyd Wright designed City of Madison Convention Center, Commission, Civic Cabinet, referendum campaign, principal public speaker & advocate

In-House Development Projects

Land, Building Development, Management, Sale


660 John Nolen Drive

35,000 SqFt multi-tenant office building

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Kessler’s Diamonds, Madison

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Nolen Center—12,500 SqFt medical office building, Madison

For Additional information & Detailed Project List

Recently Completed Deals


La Quinta Inn, Bluemound Rd, Brookfield WI--acted as buyer broker to purchase existing 120 room hotel for mixed use development project.

Jose's Mexican Restaurant, Bluemound Rd, Brookfield WI--acted as buyer broker to purchase existing 8000 sqft restaurant for mixed use project.


Comfort Inn Hotel, 712 John Nolen Drive, Madison WI--purchase of existing 100 room hotel by DeFoor Brothers (Chattanooga, TN), acted as buyer broker.


Retail/Apartments Mixed-use building, Sauk City—purchase of retail first floor with 20 upper apartments on the Wisconsin River as the back end of a 1031 exchange


Robertson Cosmetic Center, Middleton—8,000 sqft condo purchase of a newly built 2nd floor office space with underground parking.


Brenan’s Market (site), University Ave, Madison—Purchase of the 1.5 acre site for redevelopment to 50 unit housing project.


660 John Nolen Drive Office, Madison—Sale of $4 million 3-story office building to Wisconsin Educational Association.


Holiday Inn Hotel, 610 John Nolen Drive, Madison—sale of 3.5 acre vacant site for 110 room Holiday Inn hotel (part of 2-lot master plan with 660 John Nolen Drive office building).


Nolen Center, 710 John Nolen Drive, Madison—Sale of $2,250,000 office building to be converted to upscale restaurant in front of Sheraton Madison Hotel.


Marcus Cinema, The Shops at Prairie Lakes, Sun Prairie—Sale of 15 acre site to Marcus Cinema for 16 screen movie theater


Former Sentry Grocery Store Site—Middleton—Sale of 2 acres site on Allen Blvd. for redevelopment into senior housing campus


Globe University, Middleton—Sale of 4.5 acre vacant site to Globe University in Greenway Center


Leystra’s Family Restaurant, Sauk City—Sale a long-time established full service restaurant


Elderberry Road Housing, Madison—Sale of 2 investment properties



Bonfyre Restaurant, Madison—Lease of 6000 SqFt restaurant space in retail/restaurant/office mixed-use building on West Beltline Highway


World of Beer, Middleton—Lease of 4500 SqFt restaurant space at Greenway Center


Gruno’s Diamond’s, Madison—Lease of freestanding 2500 SqFt retail space at West Towne Mall

Hurts Doughnuts, Middleton—Lease of 2-story 6000 SqFt restaurant space


Currently Working With:

IM Properties, UK-based international developer

Kesslers Diamonds—retailer

Downtown Madison hotel site aquisition (confidential)

Independent Insurance Agents of WI

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