Communities need to tackle the labor problem.

Developers face a common problem: It’s a challenge to find enough skilled labor to build industrial facilities, office towers and medical office buildings.  And when that labor is available? It’s expensive.

That’s why commercial developers say it’s so important for municipal governments and economic development corporations to work together to find solutions to labor solutions.

Consider Zilber Property Group.  The real estate company has been particularly busy in the Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin regions today.

Zilber is now developing a build-to-suit 706,000-square-foot industrial facility for Briggs & Stratton in Germantown, Wisconsin, about 20 miles from Milwaukee. Zilber also built a 162,000-square-foot light industrial building in the Franklin Business Park in Franklin, Wisconsin. That space, located about 16 miles southwest of Milwaukee, has since been filled by Quad/Graphics.

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