About Flad Development


Since 1975, Flad Development & Investment Corp. has emerged as a leader in the development of quality commercial real estate projects in Madison and Milwaukee.

While Flad Development’s portfolio includes financial institutions, medical buildings, condominiums and elderly housing apartments, it is their distinctive, specialty retail centers and integrated mixed-use developments that distinguish Flad Development from the competition.

Whether it be the very vibrant 300,000 square foot Prairie Towne Center with exciting national retailers like Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, Party City, Lands End, Famous Footwear, etc., or the quaint collection of small specialty retailers harmonized into the intimate scale and character that is The Homestead Shoppes, Flad Development boasts some of Wisconsin’s most distinct and unique commercial properties. The Brownstones, The Plaza and Harvard Square in Brookfield, Wisconsin and Cambridge Court, University Station, Essex Square, The Shops at Maple Grove, Oakbridge Commons and Grand Canyon Collection in Madison, Wisconsin are all illustrative of Flad Development’s work.

Flad’s tradition of successful "place-making" continued with its retail renaissance in the Village of Shorewood Hills….Copps Food Store, Borders Books & Music and Walgreens anchor this urban revival at the corner of University Avenue and Midvale Boulevard on Madison’s near west side. The architectural integration and connectedness of this new-urbanist development insures an environment that is both animated and successful.

In 2003, Flad’s Old Sauk Row development truly captured the artistry of mixed-use design. A composition of casual restaurants, convenience/specialty retailers, and luxury apartments, Old Sauk Row provides Madison’s far west side with enhanced streetscapes and an exciting integration of upscale merchants and urban dwellings.

In 2007, Flad turned its sights towards an urban infill project on Mineral Point Road at Grand Canyon Drive transforming the formerly depressed stoplight corner into a new-urbanist, main street project with an attractive multi-tenanted building set right up against the street. Anchored by Panera Bread, "Grand Canyon Collection" is illustrative of Flad Development's quality niche in the marketplace.

Flad’s most recent mixed-use and new-urbanist projects further underscore the essence of its corporate philosophy and professional commitment to quality real estate development. Quality is that very conscious component that is the trademark of every Flad Development project.

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