First Federal Bank breaks ground on Brookfield location

Freeman Staff

Nov. 21, 2014

From left to right: Eric Harrmann, designer, AG Architecture; Steven Johnson, president, First Federal Bank of Wisconsin; Carol White, president, Brookfield Chamber of Commerce; Gary Riley, CEO and president, First Federal Bank of Wisconsin; Steve Ponto, Brookfield mayor; Mervyn Byrd, sales manager, Waukesha County Business Alliance; Jim Tarantino, principal, Tarantino & Company; Ben Ganther, president, Ganther Construction.
Submitted photo

WAUKESHA - First Federal Bank of Wisconsin recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new location at Moorland and Greenfield avenues in Brookfield.

First Federal Bank CEO Gary Riley said the bank is looking forward to expanding into the Brookfield and New Berlin markets with the new office. The bank has largely been focused in Waukesha and Bay View for more than 90 years.

The building will be approximately 11,000 square feet with a 4,500 square foot bank branch on the ground floor and 6,500 square feet of office space available for lease on the second floor. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2015.

The overall development known as the First Federal Centre will include the bank building and a 6,300 square-foot retail center immediately to the east of the bank building, developed by Tarantino & Company.  Commitments are being finalized with several tenants and Tarantino is optimistic that the building will be fully-leased before construction is completed in the spring, according to a release from the bank.

First Federal is a $250 million institution headquarters in Waukesha. It offers personal and business banking and currently has four branches in Waukesha and Bay View.