A brief history of Blankstein Enterprises.

Blankstein Enterprises is a Milwaukee based, third generation family owned business started in 1932. The Company’s major interests have included owning and managing apartment buildings, hotels, and office and commercial properties.

Currently, Blankstein owns 20 apartment buildings or complexes in the Milwaukee area including complexes in both Oshkosh and Sheboygan that contain approximately 1500 apartment units.

Eugene Bass, the current President of Blankstein Enterprises, joined the business in 1959, and has been running the company since the early 1970’s. Gene holds the title of Certified Property Manager (CPM). He has held the positions of President of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Avenues West Association, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and the Greater Milwaukee Hotel/Motel Association. Gene was also a director of the Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau and as a certified instructor has taught Property Management at the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Donald Bass is the Vice President of Blankstein Enterprises. He joined the business in 1983 and is a graduate of UW-Madison. Donald holds undergraduate degrees in Risk Management and Insurance, and Real Estate, and also holds a Masters Degree in Finance. He is also a Certified Property Manager (CPM).

Blankstein Enterprises is committed to offering convenient and affordable housing and takes an active role in maintaining the integrity of the neighborhoods it which it has invested.

The properties are professionally managed by Optimum Property Management, an Accreditted Management Organization.


Optimum Property Management
Blankstein Enterprises Offices

General Information
TEL 414-342-2120
FAX 414-342-9077 HOURs M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm

Request Apartment Information

You may contact the following properties directly.

Howard Garden Apartments

HOURs M-F 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunburst Apartments
HOURs M-F 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm

Newbury Place
TEL 414-762-8221
HOURs M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 4:00pm

Mendocino Village

TEL 920-208-1663
HOURs M-F 9:00am – 6:00pm


Phone: 414-342-2120 | Fax: 414-342-9077