Water Street Restaurant Property Sold

Nick Zurich and David Barry broker commercial sale

MILWAUKEE, January 17, 2022 – The Barry Company, a leading southeast Wisconsin commercial real estate company headquartered in downtown Milwaukee announced today that Across the Pond, LLC has sold its 8,090 sq. ft. restaurant property located at 1758 N. Water St. to Mexcaleria & Cocina, LLC on January 10, 2022.

David Barry and Nick Zurich of the Barry Company represented the seller in this transaction. They both see this closing as proof that Milwaukee’s cultural and restaurant districts are continuing to grow stronger despite the challenges of the pandemic. “Milwaukee has a great restaurant presence, especially on Water Street,” comments Zurich. “Existing restaurants have stayed in operation through the pandemic and now new businesses are moving in to take advantage of all the business.”


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The Barry Company Hires New Broker

The Barry Company hires Kyle Eckerman as a broker

Kyle joins the company after working in commercial construction for over two years. He is excited to bring his unique understanding of commercial buildings to work for the Barry Company.

.56 Acres sold in Milwaukee

Kurt Van Dyke brokers commercial sale

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30,652 SF Sold in West Bend

David Buckley brokers commercial sale

MILWAUKEE, January 3, 2022The Barry Company, a leading southeast Wisconsin commercial real estate company headquartered in downtown Milwaukee announced today that RJ Wood Industries, Inc. has purchased the building it has been leasing for the past two years at 4550 Hron Rd. in West Bend, Wisconsin from its landlord Avon II, Inc. The deal closed on December 22, 2021.


Both buyer and seller were represented by David Buckley of the Barry Company. “2021 was a huge year for industrial real estate,” commented Buckley, “This deal and others like it are perfect examples of the staggering demand for industrial inventory.” Buckley explains that the lease agreement included and option to purchase after two years, which RJ Wood Industries was glad to capitalize on.


RJ Wood Industries provides project management, design and engineering for commercial and retail cabinetry, millwork and retail fixtures. The company has worked with several high-profile clients such as Kohl’s and the YMCA. Jill Martin, a co-owner of the business, explains that this purchase allows the company to create a better environment for both employees and customers. Martin says the space has been remodeled to include a cleaner and more desirable space for employees. She also says that by buying the building they can create “a larger and more efficient facility to service our growing customer base.”

Pete Slezak retires after 45 years

The Barry Company thanks Pete Slezak for his years of service

“The Barry Company Day” Celebrated Throughout Milwaukee

Mayor Barrett and County Executive Crowley declare December 20, 2021 “The Barry Company Day”


The Barry Company celebrates its centennial

At a 100th anniversary and holiday party for the Barry Company, a leading southeast Wisconsin commercial real estate company headquartered in downtown Milwaukee, on December 20 at the Milwaukee Club, Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive David Crowley declared December 20, 2021 to be The Barry Company Day throughout the city of Milwaukee.

The Barry Company president, Jim Barry accepted the proclamations on behalf of the Barry Company. All brokers and staff from the company were present for the evening, including Pete Slezak who announced his retirement after 45 years with the company. In recognition for his years of service, Slezak was gifted a framed photo of a former listing of his up in flames shortly before the deal closed. Slezak sold this and hundreds of other listings throughout his career and kept the photo near his desk as a testament to his abilities as a broker.

Given the Senate’s recent approval of Mayor Barrett’s new position as the ambassador to Luxemburg, this proclamation is one of his last official acts as mayor of Milwaukee. Barrett joked that “You can take this proclamation to any bar in Milwaukee, and if you can convince them to give you something for free, you’re entitled to it.”

11,810 SF Sold in Milwaukee

David Barry brokers commercial sale



14,900 SF Sold in Port Washington

Kevin Barry brokers industrial sale



52 Acres Sold in Franklin

Kevin Barry and David Buckley broker land sale



Jim Barry Named Commercial Real Estate Leader

The BizTimes recognizes Jim Barry


Notable Leaders in Commercial Real Estate

Jim Barry, president and CEO of the Barry Company, has been recognized as a Notable Leader in Commercial Real Estate by the BizTimes for his 30 years in the industry.