Mark F. Irgens, CRE


Mark Irgens is a developer, investor and operator of commercial office, mixed-use, healthcare and manufacturing properties. He brings over 40 years of experience to clients and team members to ensure successful conception, implementation, completion and operation of projects. He has been directly responsible for many real estate development projects. Mark is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate as well as the President’s Council of The Real Estate Roundtable. He is a co-founder and past president of NAIOP-Wisconsin Chapter and a member of Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin and Urban Land Institute. Mark is on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. He also is a board member of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the US Bank Advisory Board in Wisconsin and the Three Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America as well as Irgens’ Board of Directors and Investment Committee.

“Our customer is our priority. Whether it is an investor, tenant or service recipient, doing and advising what is right for them is what Irgens is all about. For over thirty years, this has been the philosophy that has driven our team in the delivery of full-service real estate solutions to customers nationwide.”

Duane H. Nolde, CPA

Executive Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Duane joined Irgens in 1995 and became a partner in 2007. He is responsible for the debt and equity financing strategies for Irgens’ investment portfolio with focus on maximizing returns while mitigating risks. In addition to overseeing investor and lender relations, his team brings financial expertise to project financing, cash management, tax planning, cost segregation studies, interest rate strategies and sell/hold optimization. He works closely with team members to develop and implement company policies and practices aimed at formalizing procedures and strengthening internal controls resulting in accurate and timely investment communications critical to risk management and decision making. Through his leadership and comprehensive understanding of the commercial real estate financial markets, Duane has greatly influenced Irgens’ return on investments. Duane is on Irgens’ Board of Directors and Investment Committee.

“As a long-time building owner, Irgens understands the inherent risks in owning real estate. To mitigate these risks for our investors, our clients and ourselves, we carefully evaluate each asset and develop portfolio management and optimization strategies. In doing so, we draw on the talents of our team, the strength of our partners and carry out a best practices approach aimed at achieving all financial and risk objectives.”

Thomas R. Irgens

Executive Vice President

Tom Irgens oversees the asset management team and directs activities to drive market value for the company’s diverse portfolio of commercial, healthcare, mixed-use, retail and industrial real estate holdings nationwide. He is responsible for leading asset-specific business planning including marketing, leasing and property management activities combined to enhance each asset’s financial performance. Based on his experience and understanding of the real estate investment cycle, Tom has been instrumental in identifying opportunistic real estate acquisitions and dispositions relying on his in-depth understanding of market data and financial projections focused on maximizing value. Tom is an active member of the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin, a Milwaukee Repertory Theater trustee and a Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 board member. He also is on Irgens’ Board of Directors and Investment Committee.

“Our disciplined investment philosophy, comprehensive research, rigorous risk management and diversified service offerings combine to create a solid foundation for our asset management program.”