Real Estate and Development


Kansas City Connects to the Katy Trail

This coming Saturday, December 10, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will cut a ribbon, opening a new walking/cycling trail that connects Kansas City with the famous Katy Trail. Cyclists and walkers will now have walkers an uninterrupted path of almost 300… more

Unified Government Pays Off Village West STAR Bonds

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is celebrating an economic achievement. The STAR Bonds that funded the Village West Shopping and Tourism district were paid off, five years ahead of schedule, as of December 1.  STAR bonds allow… more

Overland Park Medical Building Goes for $9 Million

Foxhill Medical Center, a 52-thousand square foot, 3-story medical office building at 4601 West 109th Street in Overland Park, has been purchased for $9 million by Everest Medical Core Properties—an institutional real estate manager focused high-quality medical office properties throughout… more

Paragon Star Breaks Ground in Lee’s Summit

This morning, after months of planning and approvals, the recreation, entertainment and soccer complex project known as Paragon Star broke ground at the intersection of I-470 and View High Drive in Lee’s Summit. The 130-acre, $400-plus million development has been… more

Berkshire Hathaway Acquires KC’s Largest Home Builder

Summit Custom Homes, Kansas city’s largest home builder, has been acquired the Clayton home building group, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. The acquisition includes approximately 1,200 lots in the Kansas City metropolitan area. “Acquiring companies like Summit Custom Homes, which is… more

Report Measures Growth in American Cities

The personal finance website, WalletHub, has released its Fastest Growing Cities report for 2016. The fastest growing city in the U.S. was Frisco, Texas (part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro) and the slowest was Jacksonville, North Carolina. How did Kansas… more

KCRise Fund Has $10 Million in Commitments

The KCRise Fund—an initiative of the KC Rising effort to fully realize the Kansas City region’s economic potential—announced today that it has closed on an initial $10 million in commitments from area investors.  KCRise was established, “as a solution to… more

Mentors Invest Time in the Future of KC Business

It’s a big day for entrepreneurship in Kansas City. As Ivy League Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business winds up its Minority Business Entrepreneurs program here in town and Techweek Kansas City continues spotlighting the local tech community, the Helzberg Entrepreneurial… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more

Amazon Breaks Ground on New KCK Facility

Online-shopping giant, Amazon, broke ground yesterday for its fifth fulfillment center in the state of Kansas. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas said the center, measuring more than 855,000 square-feet on 190 acres, “will create at… more