A rich history of providing innovative solutions.

With roots dating back to 1924, Bear prides itself on its rich history of providing innovative solutions to complicated real estate developments. Since 1986, the company has been involved with the acquisition and development of residential, multifamily, hospitality, retail, office, and industrial projects. Today, Bear is an integrated organization with affiliated companies in Brokerage, Construction and Property Management. The firm currently owns and manages real estate in Wisconsin, Iowa, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Wyoming, Georgia, South Dakota, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Virginia.

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Services Overview

Bear Development specializes in residential, mixed-use, and commercial development. We bring the unique perspective of being an owner, developer, and contractor to each project. Our expertise allows us to provide comprehensive services in fee development, note acquisition, condominium conversions, and joint ventures. Our history and experience has established trusted relationships with investors, sellers, municipal officials, building partners, tenants and homeowners. Available services include:

  • Site Identification
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Redevelopment Budgeting
  • Financial Modeling
  • Cost Determination
  • Closing Services
  • Construction Services
  • Marketing/Lease-up
  • Operational Cost Assessment
  • Asset Management


Ready to build a new career? Bear is always looking for talented and motivated development team members. We offer our employees an innovative and challenging place to work with the best available resources to ensure their ongoing success. We are as committed to developing your career as we are our properties. We invite you to join our team.

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Bear Companies

The Bear family of companies provides a depth of in-house expertise and focused team approach that results in unsurpassed quality and efficiency. From Construction and Property Management to Realty and Residential & Commercial Brokerage Services, we bring the same level of commitment, creativity and integrity to every discipline we pursue.

Bear Realty
Residential Brokerage

For over 90 years Bear Realty has been one of the leading real estate companies in Southeastern Wisconsin. Our salespeople will not only treat you with courtesy and honesty but will provide you with all the information you need to make informed buying and selling decisions. Our Realtors will be able to evaluate and list your property at a price that will sell quickly and at the maximum value. All of our Realtors are fully trained and experienced in helping with offers, listings, contingencies, negotiating, and taxes. While you are looking for a home, our Realtors will be listening to you and narrowing down the number of available homes so that you will find one that best fits your needs, preferences, budget, and time frame. One thing is for sure, our Realtors will keep track of all the details and make sure you always know what’s going on. We want to make your home buying process an easy one and find you the place you can call home.

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Bear Homes
Single Family Construction
Our Path Leads You Home

In the business of building single-family & condominium communities since 1975, Bear Communities/Bear Homes has earned a solid reputation for customer service and quality craftsmanship among its many satisfied customers in SE Wisconsin and NE Illinois. Choosing the right home is more than just a ‘multiple choice’ process. This decision involves a careful consideration of architecture, materials, community amenities, and economics. Bear Communities/Bear Homes shares in your excitement and expertly handles the myriad of details involved in this major decision. Our philosophy is to take a hands-on approach and simplify a process that all too often can become overwhelming. A family-run company spanning multiple generations, our work is the culmination of decades devoted to satisfying customer needs in home design, development, and construction. We hold high expectations for ourselves and a high regard for you, the customer. You’ll appreciate our knowledge, high industry standards, and above all, the diligent follow-up that defines and distinguishes our customer service. Call Bear Homes today to build your new home!

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Bear Commercial
Commercial Brokerage

With over 90 years of history, Bear Commercial is one of Southeastern Wisconsin’s oldest and most experienced commercial brokerage firms.

The marketplace is competitive and fast. Our talented agents at Bear Commercial provide the edge you need when it comes to every facet of your commercial real estate transactions. Bear Commercial is pleased to be able to offer a comprehensive selection of services to meet all your commercial real estate needs.

  • Brokerage
  • Retail
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Multi-Family
  • Consultation Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Site Selection
  • Property Management
  • Tenant / Buyer Representation

Contact us today for assistance with all of your commercial real estate needs.

Bear Property Management
Property Management

Bear Property Management is located in the Friarswood Office Complex in the City of Kenosha. Currently we have properties throughout all of Kenosha County, Burlington and Union Grove in Racine County and in the City of Janesville in Rock County. A proven leader since 1989, Bear Property Management understands and services the growing need for reliable, professional property management of residential and commercial properties in addition to association management. Our professional staff with expertise in various real estate specialties is always on top of the latest market trends.

Our services include:

  • Management of multi-family properties
  • Management of professional office space and commercial/retail space
  • Management of condominium and homeowner associations
  • Leasing of single family homes, studios, condos and townhouse

We take pride in the communities where our properties are located and the appearance of the communities and facilities we are entrusted to manage. We believe every property is unique and must be treated as such. Demographic needs and issues vary from property to property and demand their own solutions. At Bear Property Management, we search out answers that will satisfy both owners and tenants.

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Construction Management Associates
General Contractors

Located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Construction Management Associates is an experienced team of professionals dedicated to quality construction. With knowledge of conception, design, layout, engineering, and building. CMA can provide a complete package of general contracting solutions. From idea to occupancy with follow-up services we are the one stop solution to your building needs.

Construction Management Associates diverse and extensive experience allow us to clearly understand each client’s needs and expectations. Our relentless focus on client communications, embracing new technologies and commitment to quality ensures we are able to exceed our client’s expectations. The CMA approach incorporates the very best of construction and project management practices along with the flexibility to accommodate the unique needs of each client.

    Construction Services
  • Preconstruction Services
  • Construction Management
  • General Contracting
  • Design/Build
    Pre-construction Phase
  • Design Development
  • Estimating
  • Constructability Analysis
  • Value Engineering
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Site Analysis
  • Procurement
    Construction Phase
  • Project Management
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Cost Control
  • Document Control
  • Safety Management
  • Quality Control
  • Project Closeout
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