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It looks like 2016 is going to be a big year for business in southeastern Wisconsin. From the start of construction expected this spring on a $500 million arena in downtown Milwaukee to the hopeful turnaround of the now locally owned Shops of Grand Avenue, the region is poised for some significant upgrades over the next 12 months.

There will be some big names at the center of the expected major developments in 2016, ranging from Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin, the man charged with building the new arena in time for it to open for the 2018-19 season, to Kevin Mansell, chairman and CEO of Kohl’s Corp., the Menomonee Falls-based retailer that is in the midst of a major turnaround strategy.

— Mark Kass | Editor-in-Chief | Milwaukee Business Journal

Business execs to keep an eye on this year includes:

Stewart Wangard, president, Wangard Partners — Wangard is cuing up a second building next to his Avenir in the Park East corridor, finally advancing development plans for his Brady and Water streets site, and crafting more detailed redevelopment plans for the Laacke & Joys property on North Water Street. And that’s just in downtown Milwaukee. He’s still hoping to expand the 875 East Wisconsin Avenue office building in Milwaukee, redevelop a former beer distribution building in Wauwatosa and develop land in Sussex.

To view who else made the list of Top Executives to Watch this year, check out the entire article as posted by Mark Kass on the Milwaukee Business Journal website.

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