CHICAGO – February 4, 2020 – Associated Bank provided a total of $8,652,388 in three separate loans to Bradford Real Estate for land acquisition and construction of early childhood learning centers in three Wisconsin communities. Each of the stand-alone, single-tenant 10,000 square-foot buildings will be fully leased by The Learning Experience (TLE) early childhood education centers. The three new Wisconsin TLE centers will be located at N58W15453 Shawn Circle in Menomonee Falls, 2750 Ironwood Drive in Sun Prairie and 4822 Forest Point Boulevard in New Berlin. All three will be completed and opened in 2020.


The Learning Experience provides childcare and educational services across the country for children ages six weeks to six years. The centers are purpose-built to foster an environment where children feel comfortable, safe and ready to learn, and are designed to encourage curiosity and creativity.


Bradford Real Estate is a Chicago-based and privately-owned large-scale retail development company that has completed more than 70 projects totaling over 10-million square feet throughout Chicago and the Midwest since 1986.   


Senior Vice President Daniel Barrins of the Commercial Real Estate division of Associated Bank managed the loans and closings.


Associated Bank’s Commercial Real Estate division is committed to providing commercial real estate developers/owners/operators with an array of financing solutions, in addition to products and services that meet their unique needs. The division has offices in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.


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Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $32 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from more than 240 banking locations serving more than 120 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.