The OHOW Center Earns Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Award

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin is happy to share that the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin Center (The OHOW Center) located on UW-Milwaukee’s campus, has won the title of “Best New Sports Facilities” by the Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Awards.   

The Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Awards focus on the best real estate deals and projects completed in 2023. There was a strong nomination pool to pick from this year, with more than 50 projects submitted for consideration for the popular Real Estate Awards program. The judges looked at community impact and project success when choosing award winners. In total, 17 award winners were selected from the list of innovative projects in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties.  

Some of Milwaukee’s largest real estate projects have won awards over the years, including the Fiserv Forum, Northwestern Mutual’s corporate headquarters, and the BMO Tower in downtown Milwaukee. For 2023, Milwaukee Tool was named the “Project of the Year” winner.  

About the OHOW Center  

The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin Center is the 16,000-square-foot expansion to the Klotsche Center & Pavilion on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that is utilized primarily by the Panthers men’s and women’s basketball programs.   

The new facility opened in July of 2023 and features a full-sized basketball court that mirrors the game surfaces, a basketball strength and conditioning center, a video/film room, auxiliary sports medicine and treatment center, and a basketball student-athlete lounge.  

The OHOW Center is a pivotal element of the OHOW and UWM partnership that has existed for many years. As a part of this partnership, UWM received a $2.1 million gift from OHOW for the construction of this facility.    

“We are excited about the addition of the new OHOW Center and how it will help our student-athletes to compete at a high level,” said Cathy Rossi, deputy athletic director and lead administrator on the planning for the project. “A huge thank you to the Milwaukee Business Journal and the judges who participated in the awards selection.”   

For more information about OHOW’s sponsorship with UWM and other OHOW Sponsorships, visit the awards and recognition page on our website, or read the related blog posts below. 

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