Senior Housing Advisory Firm Heads to Former Sprint Campus

By Ian Ritter

Seattle-based senior-housing advisory firm A Place For Mom recently signed a lease in The Campus, the new name of the former Sprint World Headquarters site, and its management plans to bring about 600 jobs to the area.

CBRE is representing the senior-living-referral company, which helps people find the right kind of care options for their elderly relatives. 

The Campus, in Overland Park

“We are committed to creating a world-class operation in the Kansas City area as we continue to transform our business to best serve our customers,” said Larry Kutscher, chief executive officer of A Place for Mom, in a press release. “Overland Park will be home to several key areas of our business that will have a direct impact on our company’s mission to empower families to make informed and confident senior housing decisions that best fit their unique needs.”

The amount of square footage the company is taking up in the campus, which was acquired by Wichita-based Occidental Management in July for about $250 million, has not been released.

A temporary space will be operational by Jan 21, said a spokesperson for A Place For Mom, and then the company plans to build out a permanent location.

The landlord recently rebranded it The Campus. Occidental’s website lists about 400,000 square feet for lease at $10 per square foot on a triple-net basis, meaning that tenants would also have to pay property taxes, insurance and maintenance on the buildings.

A Place for Mom, which also has offices in New York City and Tampa, Fla., already has several Overland Park job openings listed on its website, including sales and tech positions. The company, which employs about 850 people, was founded in 2000 and connects about 300,000 clients with senior-care facilities across North America.