Family ties run deep in development industry, including for its up-and-comers

By Sean Ryan – Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal

Real estate development, more than many other industries, has a lot of family dynasties.

There are limited chances to break into the industry by landing jobs with the established developers, so having forefathers with real estate experience is a significant foot in the door, and a source of wisdom that can’t be found in a textbook. So it’s a reflection of the overall industry that three of the up-and-coming developers we feature in our Oct. 30 issue have dads who are established in the industry.

That doesn’t lessen their achievements. Each has made their own name and are recognized for their merits, while also acknowledging the helping hand of a family connection.

About Klein Development

Klein Development is the result of decades of hard work, collaboration, and family legacy. Founded by Dennis Klein in 1981, Klein Development has become one of the largest privately-held development companies in Wisconsin.