Corporate Landlords in Milwaukee

Citywide, fourteen percent (14%) of all houses suffered at least one foreclosure from 2007 to 2016. Prices collapsed, and homeownership continued to decline until 2018, creating profuse opportunities for investors. In the late 2010s, a new breed of private equity backed corporate landlord entered the city, applying a business model first pioneered in the sunbelt to the postindustrial rustbelt. At the same time, homeownership began a nascent recovery. This talk will describe the changing nature of property investment in Milwaukee and the implications for would-be homeowners.


John Johnson

John Johnson is a research fellow in the Marquette Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education. Besides working on the Marquette Law Poll, he researches housing, demographic and political trends across Milwaukee and Wisconsin at large. ... read more

Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: John Johnson

Fee: $10

Program Number: SPRI:352

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