Professional Services


Senior Housing Advisory Firm Heads to Former Sprint Campus

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… more

Big Data Issues Are Not Just for Big Companies

Companies both large and small are now in the “Big Data” business. Once a concern left to the Googles and the Facebooks of the world, Big Data is now ubiquitous in industries as diverse as retail, hi-tech, health care, finance,… more

Lathrop Gage Is Now Officially Lathrop GPM

The merger of locally based law firm Lathrop Gage with Gray Plant Mooty, of Minneapolis, closed on Jan. 1, and the combined entity is now Lathrop GPM. Lathrop GPM gives both former entities more of a national presence, with 14… more

City Wide Moving HQ and Opening D.C. Branch

Lenexa-based City Wide Maintenance, a growing national franchiser of commercial janitorial and building-maintenance services, is moving its headquarters and openings its first location in Washington, D.C. The company is staying in Lenexa, moving into a new 28,000-square-foot space under construction… more

Creative Planning Grows Overland Park Headquarters Campus

Wealth-management firm Creative Planning is set to break ground on its Overland Park headquarters-campus expansion. The company is adding 108,000 square feet to its footprint, bringing the total square footage to 335,750 square feet. Creative Planning moved into its current… more

Lockton Taps Company Veteran Clune as New CEO

Peter Clune will be the next chief executive officer of with Lockton, Inc., world's largest independently owned private insurance brokerage, starting in May. A 13-year company veteran, he's currently president and chief operating officer, and he'll succeed Ron Lockton, who… more

Kansas’ Biggest and Costliest Export? Its Talent.

Kansas is great at educating its young people and getting them prepared for the work force. But when they leave for other states, Kansas employers are stuck looking for talent. "Our most valuable export is our educated kids to companies… more

Lathrop Gage Grows in Merger, Updates Brand

Lathrop Gage, the Kansas City area's fourth-largest law firm, is merging with Minneapolis-based Gray Plant Mooty, the firms announced Thursday morning. In a news release, officials said the move would bolster the national presence of both firms and give Lathrop… more

UBS: ‘Proceed With Caution’ In This Economy

No, there isn't a sure sign of a recession hitting the U.S. economy any time in the near future, but investors should be aware that there are some elements in place that could create a slight downturn, or at least… more

KC Area Leads Kansas Job Growth

Kansas counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area led the rest of the state in job growth over the past year, according to the recently released Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2019 Kansas Economic Report. Total employment in the area,… more