MLG Capital moves into converted Brennan’s building

By Freeman Staff

Oct. 13, 2018

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday as part of the grand opening celebration for MLG Capital’s new Town of Brookfield headquarters.  Pictured from left to right are: Tom Hagie, Town of Brookfield administrator; Suzanne Kelley, CEO & president, Waukesha County Business Alliance; Ginger Kollmansberger, regional director for Sen. Ron Johnson; Paul Farrow, Waukesha County executive; Andy Bruce, MLG Capital principal; Tim Wallen, MLG Capital CEO & principal; Andrew Teske, MLG Capital principal; Mike Jagodinski, MLG chief financial officer; J. Michael Mooney, MLG chairman & principal; Craig Lashley, MLG principal; Paul Decker, Waukesha County Board chair; and Barry Chavin, MLG principal.
Photo courtesy of Waukesha County Business Alliance

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD - The former Brennan’s Market building still has the brightness from when it housed fresh cheeses and fruit, but now as the home for MLG Capital, it is filled with modern office space.

A grand opening celebration attended by more than 300 people was held Tuesday at the new MLG Capital headquarters, 19000 W. Bluemound Road.

The 30-year-old national real estate investment and development firm announced its plans for the space about a year ago. It took about five months to renovate the property into a modern, open-concept office space with amenities like a large employee lounge, outdoor patio and other gathering spaces, as well as pinball, bocce, a pool table and more.

MLG CEO Tim Wallen tells the crowd Tuesday how the company made an offer on the Brennan’s building the day it came on the market.
Photo courtesy of MLG Capital

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, left, and MLG Chairman J. Michael Mooney speak to the crowd during the celebration.
Photo courtesy of MLG Capital

“Transforming a longtime produce market into corporate office space is a perfect reflection of the spirit and innovation that has driven MLG for the past three decades and creates a new home that really sets the tone for the future, makes the most of our fun and family-like culture, and embraces the community where we live and work,” said MLG Chairman and co-founder J. Michael Mooney when the plans were initially announced.

According to a statement from MLG, the company wants to retain and attract talent and show the world how it innovates.

“This building sends a message before they even meet us,” Mooney said. “This is a ‘wow’ organization.”