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Commercial Properties For Sale

Commercial listings below advertise retail stores, mixed-use buildings, multi-family properties or industrial facilities for sale and renovation. We look for quality renovations and project feasibility as well as offer price.

Commercial Buildings

Proposals to be submitted as indicated on individual listing sheets.

Multi-Family Commercial Buildings 

Proposals may be submitted any time and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Development Sites: Commercial, Industrial or Residential

Listings will specify a due date or continuous submittal option.

Surplus School Properties 

Under the provisions of State Statute 119.61, certain Milwaukee Public Schools buildings are deemed eligible for sale.

The City of Milwaukee also has a limited number of scattered sites along its commercial corridors that have not yet been identified for sale.  You can check ownership on the Assessor's website or on MapMilwaukee. If you are interested in a specific City-owned parcel, email your inquiry and proposed use to



General Information

  • Licensed commercial real estate brokers must be used to show our commercial properties and submit offers unless specified in listing.
  • Broker commission varies by listing sheet. Please review listing sheet. No commission will be paid to a broker who is a buyer.
  • Buyers cannot violate City Buyer Policies (see below) at offer submission or closing.
  • Sales subject to Common Council approval.  Required Board of Zoning Appeal approvals will be obtained before Common Council action.
  • Purchase and Sale Agreement will be tailored to the project.
  • All project elements must be in place before closing -- approved final plans and firm financing.
  • Conveyance will be on an "as is, where is" basis and subject to deed restrictions prohibiting application for property tax exemption, requiring performance and specifying use restrictions (unless specified in the listing).
  • Certificates of Occupancy will be used to demonstrate performance.  Building permits are required for most work items.
  • Buyers are encouraged to make best efforts to use City-certified Small Business Enterprises for 25% of hard construction costs and 15% of professional services.
  • The City of Milwaukee Department of City Development and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee reserves the right to reject any proposal for any reason, including no reason.

City of Milwaukee Department of City Development



Contact Us

Real Estate
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730

Email offers to:
Commercial Properties (414) 286-5736 
Matt Haessly

Vacant Lots (414) 286-5762
Yves LaPierre


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CRE in the News

View creative reuse examples of City-owned commercial properties.

August 8, 2021 - Seven firms answer Milwaukee's call for green homes factory at Century City

July 25, 2021 - City of Milwaukee Selling Large Bronzeville Development Site

July 20, 2021 - Urbal Tea Opens Cafe On South Side: Health-focused cafe in transformed building located on revived commercial strip.

July 8, 2021 - Closing and Signing Ceremony for the New Tiny Home Village for Veterans

June 9, 2021 - Project Will Save Midtown Building: UniteWI leader plans to redevelop building on 25th and North to house nonprofit, new restaurant.

May 26, 2021 - Vacant Building To Become Creative Hub: Tonda Thompson has big dreams for small building in Harambee.

Oct. 15, 2017 - Battlebox Studios brings gaming, future lounge and a community mission to Milwaukee's north side

April 18, 2016 - Crowdfunding project breathes new life into old Lindsay Heights tavern site

April 9, 2016 - Johanna's Cakes & Desserts moving to redeveloped south side building

Nov. 30, 2015 - Saving Wally Schmidt: Historic restaurant and tavern plans a revamp

Nov. 18, 2015 - Vacant south side building to be renovated for design business

Oct. 7, 2015 - Former bar to be converted into snack-making facility

Sept. 16, 2015 - Plan calls for former King Drive restaurant to become grocery store

July 30, 2015 - Second healthy food market proposed for King Drive

Sept. 10, 2015 - Renovation planned for long-vacant building on Brady St.

July 30, 2105 - Wy'east Pizza is coming to Washington Heights

July 30, 2015 - Building purchased, Wy'East Pizza looks to open in late fall on the west side

April 3, 2015 - Milwaukee completes sale of foreclosed Esperanza Unida building to apartment developer.

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