Real Estate and Development


Opportunity Knocks

In his 2012 book titled “The Laws of Opportunity,” Suoyo Aganaba wrote that “opportunity most often presents itself as a problem that demands a solution.” It’s just possible, then, that the economic-development incentives built into the tax reforms of 2017… more

Regional Movement: Inside the Numbers

At the inception of Ingram’s Magazine in 1974, Downtown Kansas City was the epicenter of business in the bi-state area. Over the decades, the narrative has shifted. The entire metropolitan area has grown in just about every sense, but the… more

2019 Commercial Real Estate Industry Outlook

How would you characterize a commercial real-estate market where rents today, in many cases, are unchanged from 10 years, 15 years, even 20 years ago? One might think it a market in distress. But anecdotal instances of that, while telling… more

New Office Building Approved for Downtown

When Ingram’s hosted its 2018 Commercial Real Estate Industry Outlook assembly in November, major players in the field likened growth in the Kansas City market to a baseball game, one that was probably in its latter innings. A slowdown could… more

While U.S. Existing Home Sales are Declining, Kansas City is Showcasing a Different Trend

Despite the U.S. economy experiencing one of its best six-month stretches in a decade and the unemployment rate reaching historic lows, the Wall Street Journal reported this week that U.S. existing home sales are declining, and have been for eight… more

Construction to Begin on Downtown YMCA

The 92-year-old Lyric Theatre building on Central St. will finally begin gaining fresh life this week. The building will be redeveloped into a new $35 million Downtown YMCA, and the construction kickoff is set for tomorrow. With the name Kirk… more

Charles Renner Offers Airport Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ART1VDB2STY&t=101s The partner from Husch Blackwell is helping to represent the city during the airport project, and in this video, he gives a detailed and exclusive update on the current status of the development process. more

ChowNow to Open Office in KC Area, Add 100 Jobs to the Region

A Los Angeles-based company has jumped on the Midwestern bandwagon. ChowNow announced today it will open a new office in the Kansas City area and will add 100 jobs to the region. Kansas City beat out other highly competitive markets… more

New $300 Million Project Proposed for the Former Great Mall Site

Life is finally returning to the land where the Great Mall of the Great Plains once stood in Olathe. Woodbury Corporation announced that it will propose to redevelop the site as a $300 million mixed-use property. With the name Mentum,… more

Gateway Village Forging Ahead

The $400 million Gateway Sports Village project in Grandview is pushing ahead, with plans for site work in place and sales/leasing activity picking up, developers say. The trio of Deron Cherry, Greg Cotton and Shane Hackett announced today that they… more