A Letter From Stewart Wangard
Dear Colleagues & Friends:
Today, I am proud to announce the next chapter for Wangard Partners.
We began as a small organization three decades ago – me and one other person. Today, Wangard Partners has become the region’s leading commercial real estate firm and the largest Hispanic developer in the state. We have grown to include development services in multifamily, industrial, grocery anchored retail and office. We are known as a high performing investment company and provide the highest quality property management services. Through the years, the quality of our work has been recognized through countless awards and accolades, and to this day, Wangard remains dedicated to quality service, community-building and integrity – core values that I established with this company 30 years ago. With our past growth and success, it is prudent to continue to plan for Wangard Partners’ future growth and success.
We are pleased to move forward with the implementation of our long-term succession plan, which includes emerging leaders who will take on key, new roles in the company, as well as the creation of a new Board of Directors.
Matt Moroney will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer, broadening his well-established leadership in the company’s operations and in the community. Matt is a respected leader, and as President and COO, he will draw on his strength and experience collaborating with and unifying diverse groups of individuals and organizations. Burton Metz will expand his role to serve as President of Investments & Acquisitions and will continue to spearhead and innovate critical aspects of our business and drive new opportunities for our investors and partners. We will begin the next great chapter of Wangard Partners with an exceptional leadership team that includes many emerging leaders who will help our company grow.
We are also forming a Board of Directors to help guide the company’s future, which is a direct result of the natural evolution of our leadership team. In addition to continuing to serve as CEO, I will be Chairman of the Board of Directors, which will also include Matt Moroney, Burton Metz and Kyle Dieringer. The Board of Directors will steer the company and build on our successes to benefit the Wangard team, its vendors, its various partners, and its valued investors. In the years to come, Wangard will expand the Board of Directors to include additional leaders who provide extraordinary value and results.
Today’s announcement reflects the natural evolution in our company. The success of Wangard has been and will continue to be the result of an exceptionally talented leadership team and staff. The depth and strength of the Wangard team has been central in the success of our company.
Wangard Partners is not only a part of who I am, but the Wangard team is family, and I am incredibly proud of our entire team. The foundation of the Wangard story has been written over the last three decades, and the next chapter will be one of excitement and fulfillment not only for me personally, but for our investors, our partners and the Wangard family. We look forward to embarking on this exciting new chapter in our company’s future together.
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Community Leadership Recognition
The leadership at Wangard is a trusted partner of Associated Bank, and I have had the pleasure of working with Stu and the Wangard team for many years. The company has become a true leader in the real estate industry, and I trust that their success and dedication to the communities in which they invest will continue under this leadership team into the future.
Philip FlynnPresident and CEO of Associated Bank
Wangard Partners is committed to excellence and bettering local communities. The firm has set itself apart through innovation, passion and dedication. I am proud to work with the Wangard team, and look forward to partnering with Matt and Burton in the years to come.
Jim PaetschVice President of Corporate Relocation, Expansion and Attraction at M7
I have had the pleasure of working with Stu and the Wangard team over the years. They have made sure to keep us informed as projects moved along and did what they said they were going to do. It has been great working with Matt Moroney since he came on board and I look forward to working with Wangard on many projects in the future.
Jeremy SmithVillage Administrator, Village of Sussex
Wangard Partners is a true partner in the economic development process. They have an exceptional track record of success, which is a testament to their team’s dedication and commitment to all their stakeholders, including investors, partners and the communities in which they invest. I look forward to continuing to work with their leadership team as they expand their investment in Racine County.
Jenny TrickExecutive Director of RCEDC
What stands out about Wangard Partners is the willingness to take on and execute the difficult projects. They can do that because the have talented people throughout the organization.
Ivan GamboaSenior Vice President of Tri City National Bank
In the last 30 years, Wangard Partners has become one of the community’s leading commercial real estate firms because of their dedication to quality service and commitment to their clients, investors and partners. I have had the pleasure of working closely with the leadership team, and I am confident that the entire Wangard company and these leaders are positioned to achieve even greater success in the future.
John StibalDirector of Development, City of West Allis
Wangard Partners has been a premier developer of office, industrial, residential, retail and mixed-used development in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin for many years. Their projects have helped transform neighborhoods from Milwaukee’s East Side to the Third Ward and the Harbor District, while they have also led major new developments in Waukesha County, from Brookfield to Sussex to Oconomowoc. As a developer, they have executed projects of the highest quality, and have committed to ongoing professional management to ensure the long-term value of their properties. Under Stu’s leadership, Wangard has created countless family-supporting jobs along with projects that positively impact the communities in which they are located.
Naming Matt Moroney as president ensures strong, community-minded leadership for the company for the long-term. As a board member of the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Matt has demonstrated keen insight on the issues affecting our region, tremendous problem solving skills, and a passion for driving economic growth. I congratulate him in his new role at Wangard.
Suzanne KelleyPresident and CEO of the Waukesha County Business Alliance
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