Two Cresa Milwaukee MVP's Represent Wisconsin's MVP's

Milwaukee, WI, May 22, 2013 --( Cresa Milwaukee represented 8-Twelve MVP Bar and Grill in the lease of its second location in the Milwaukee area at Bayshore Town Center. Launched by Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers, along with SURG Restaurant Group, 8-Twelve was recently ranked among the top 20 athlete-owned restaurants in an article published by USA Today.

Cresa Milwaukee’s Steve Palec and Michael Levine represented SURG Restaurant Group in the lease transaction.

“People ask what I do on a daily basis. Most of it is lease terms, searches, negotiations, allowances, indemnification, and subrogation,” stated Palec. “I certainly enjoy what I do, but I can’t even describe how much fun it is to represent the likes of SURG, Braun and Rodgers that operate at the highest level of what they do!”

Mike Polaski, Owner and CEO of SURG Restaurant Group, is elated with the continuation of the 8-Twelve brand. “Having enthusiastic support from Omar, my partner, and that of Aaron and Ryan creates a strong force. As far as the location goes, I couldn’t think of a better area than Bayshore Town Center,” says Polaski.

8-Twelve at Bayshore will feature the same commitment to Wisconsin that the SURG Restaurant Group delivers at all of its award-winning restaurants. Much of the produce, beef and pork will be sourced through Mike Polaski’s owned and operated Hidden Creek Farm in New London, WI, as well as other statewide farms.

“SURG Restaurant Group’s success is built on great partnerships, whether it’s Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers or 8-Twelve in a dynamic setting like Bayshore,” said Omar Shaikh, of SURG. “Our menu will feature a variety of offerings for a range of customers, from those who enjoy a high-quality meal and dining experience to those who enjoy the experience of gathering with friends to watch their favorite team in action.”

About Cresa

Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including: Transaction Management, Project Management, Global Accounts, Portfolio Strategies, Location Planning, Lease Administration, Capital Markets, and Facilities Services. With more than 57 offices, Cresa is the largest tenant representation firm in North America. Through its partnership with Savills, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services firms; Cresa covers more than 255 locations in 40 countries. For more information, visit
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