Ogden & Company’s Commercial/Investment Division represents and works with owners, buyers, sellers, investors and tenants in negotiating the sale, acquisition and/or leasing of commercial real estate. Ogden & Company, Inc. brokers have been instrumental in negotiating transactions for and with financial institutions, business owners and investors for properties that include office buildings, retail/shopping centers, warehouse, industrial, multi-family and land. The commercial market demands an in-depth understanding of financing, construction and development costs combined with a knowledge of current market values and trends. As full service brokers, we are uniquely qualified to provide sound, realistic direction on every aspect of a transaction. Whether the client is a large national chain or a small local investor, we work to obtain the desired results while maintaining our firm commitment to integrity and professionalism.


Experience, trends, dedication. The Commercial Investment Division of Ogden & Company, Inc. has been representing clients since 1929. Today’s ever-changing market demands comprehensive knowledge of all facets within it. Brokers must continually monitor current market values, construction costs, vacancy and absorption statistics along with the availability and cost of financing. This knowledge must be blended with an understanding of past conditions and future trends. Ogden & Company, Inc. commercial brokers bring to each transaction a unique blend of knowledge, understanding and experience. These characteristics are augmented by the availability of all the resources within Wisconsin’s only full service real estate company. Ogden & Company, Inc. in more than 85 years of business, has developed an exemplary reputation for service with skill, responsibility and integrity.

Marketing your property. The successful sale of your property happens with the following elements: A strategic marketing plan, experienced and knowledgeable commercial brokers, and effective promotional materials. With those in place, your Ogden & Company brokerage team connects with the buyers who most closely resemble the profile of the prospective purchaser. It’s this combination of people, information and marketing that ‘works’ all the prospects and results in a successful transaction. The Marketing Package will typically include: Property description – Details relating to physical characteristics Abstract of leases Survey (if necessary) Executive summary of offering Photos or rendering of property Site plan Location maps Neighborhood demographics Pertinent location information income and expense analysis Rent roll/other income Operating expenses Financial analysis Performance 10-year projection Internal rate of return analysis Loan information Market overview Pertinent market statistics (sales, leasing trends).

Identifying and targeting the ‘fit.’ Once the marketing package is compiled, the marketing effort begins. We will Identify the most likely prospects, looking for the perfect fit for the opportunity. Using various real estate websites such as Xceligent, CoStar, LoopNet, MLS and Ogden & Company, Inc., we promote your property locally, regionally to a worldwide audience. We match your property’s features with the buying criteria of investors. These may be individual investors, investment groups, real estate investment trusts (REITs), or foreign investors. We connect with these prospects, starting with close, logical buyers and expanding outward. Tracking the results of these marketing efforts, you’ll be provided with feedback that gives you insight on your property and the market. As members of the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW), we work closely with all the other Milwaukee-area commercial real estate brokerage firms, making them aware of opportunities for their clients. Our marketing information is regularly distributed through email, direct mail, and personal contact with prospects. Your property will be available for viewing to a worldwide audience through multiple mediums– critically important in today’s marketplace.