Real Estate and Development


Experiential Real Estate Pays Off for EPR

It's no secret that brick-and-mortar retail tenants are having problems these days with the closing of several Macy's stores, Forever 21 and other numerous large chains. But one segment of the space that seems to be what many in the… more

Blue KC Assisting Free City Transit Efforts

Last night during his state of the city address, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said that Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City is in the works to make a major contribution to the city's "Zero Fare Transit" initiative,… more

Country Club Plaza Ownership Changing Hands … Again

The Country Club Plaza looks like it will soon have new partial owner after being acquired as part of a 50-50 joint venture in 2016. That year, Raleigh, N.C.-based Highwoods Properties sold the open-air mixed-use complex for $660 million to… more

DEMDACO Moves Into the Brick-and-Mortar Space

DEMDACO, a Leawood-based company that makes ornaments and other gifts that are sold online and through catalogs, is opening its first retail store, at the Legends Outlets, in Kansas City, Kan. The location will be just under 2,500 square feet,… more

Massive Shawnee Industrial Park Breaking Ground Soon

Shawnee is about have a significant increase in warehouse and distribution-center space. Heartland Logistics Park, a two-million-square-foot industrial project over 182 acres, is expected to begin construction by the end of the current quarter at the intersection of Kansas Highway… more

Will Payless ShoeSource Make a Comeback?

Topeka-based Payless ShoeSource has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and management is geared up for a comeback. In some ways, the retailer, which closed all of its 2,300 North American stores last year, never really went away. It operates 420… more

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

Waddell & Reed Signs Lease to Move Downtown

Waddell & Reed has signed a lease to move its headquarters from Overland Park into a yet-to-be constructed building in Downtown Kansas City, and company management expects construction to start within two months. The plans, forecast for completion in 2022,… more

Macy’s Departure To Leave Retail Hole in Prairie Village

About 120,000 square feet of retail space will become vacant when Macy's shuts its doors at Prairie Village Shopping Center. The city's mayor, Eric Mikkelson, announced at a city council meeting that the center's owner, First Washington Realty, told him… more

Hoping for Hyperloop? Missouri Residents Have Company

Missouri economic-development and community leaders have been pushing hard to land the first U.S. installment of Virgin Hyperloop One, a high-speed transportation platform that could one day send travelers to destinations at up to 700 miles per hour and make… more