Haywood Group (formerly known as Vangard Group, LLC), closed the deal on the Historic Germania Building in downtown Milwaukee on December 30th, 2014. The 80-thousand square foot Germania office building is located on West Wells Street and North Plankinton Avenue near the Milwaukee River.

Haywood’s purchase of this precious Milwaukee jewel presents a great opportunity to make Germania the gem it once was. This is one of the first major projects downtown west of the Milwaukee River.

“I’ve had my eye on this jewel for quite some time. I look forward to polishing it off, restoring it to its greatness and bringing more people to the heartbeat of the city,” said Kalan Haywood, Haywood President.

The landmark Germania Building was once the largest publisher of German-language newspapers in the nation. The Historic Germania Building is being converted into beautiful apartment homes with street-level commercial space.