Louie Lange III

Principal, Founder

Office:  Fond du Lac, WI

Focus: Continues to grow the firm that started in his basement, to a team in excess of 200 people and $80 million in annual revenue. Skilled at maximizing revenue opportunities in numerous areas within the development, construction and property management of real estate. Leads horizontal and vertical integration of Commonwealth’s business through partnerships, acquisitions and the “start-up” of new ventures.

Experience: Louie Lange III received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Marquette University and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business. A former officer in the United States Marine Corps, Louie is President and founder of The Commonwealth Companies, which was established in 2001.

Impressive Facts: Commonwealth has received the Wisconsin Builder’s Association Developer-of-the-Year Award in 2008, the Avenues West Association Community Investment Award in 2012, the Marian University Economic Development Award in 2012 and the Wisconsin Main Street Award for Best New Building Project 2013, the Wisconsin Main Street Award for Best Adaptive Reuse Project 2013.

Fun Stuff: Louie loves to travel and experience new places especially with his family and friends – throw in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing or hunting followed up with a drink around a fire and you are in his happy place.

Commonwealth is a true community partner who works with everyone from urban planners and government agencies to neighborhood leaders and preservationists.

News/Happenings

Commonwealth Named 2020 Top 50 Affordable Housing Developer in the US

On May 27th, Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) announced its annual list of the Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers…
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Commonwealth Receives LIHTC Awards for Four Wisconsin Developments

What an exciting week for Commonwealth Development Corp. in the state of Wisconsin! Congratulations to our development team for receiving…
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Commonwealth has been extremely professional and courteous to the staff and the residents still living in our facility. They exceeded our expectations during the construction project as well as during the renovation of a 1923 school. Both projects have turned out to be beautiful and successful for our community.

Nancy McKenzie, Executive Director , Rhinelander Housing Authority