Villard Commons was born as an idea of ACRE in Milwaukee, WI where the group of students decided that they wanted to make their class project real.


The site was a city owned site that was once Banks Funeral Service and Cremation.  The building being vacant for a number of years fell into disarray and became too dilapidated to be renovated so the City of Milwaukee issued an RFP to bring interest to the site.


In partnership with Brinshore Development, 43 Units of new construction workforce housing has been built and is fully leased in the Old North Milwaukee neighborhood.  The effort was supported financially by Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax Incremental Financing, Federal Home Loan Bank AHP, HOME funds, NSP & conventional debt.

Brought to fruition by a unique group of dedicated real estate professionals

Index Development Group, LLC (IDG) is a commercial real estate development collaborative established by five graduates of the Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) Program. ACRE is the industry-leading initiative that recruits and retains minorities for professional careers in the field of commercial real estate.
Established in 1994, Brinshore Development, LLC is an innovative real estate company specializing in the development of residential communities that foster conservation, collaboration and affordability. The Brinshore portfolio today encompasses more than 7,000 residential units valued at more than $1 billion.
Korb + Associates Architects is a full service Architecture and Interior Design firm. Their team is driven by the principle of creating authenticity in their designs and relationships. KA has executed projects throughout the Midwestern United States, each time embracing the opportunity to enhance the community and environment.