Real Estate and Development

Dim sentiment, brighter outlook

The Current RMI fell into the basement to a value of 9.2, the lowest level since RCLCO began recording the index at the end of the Great Recession, according to a Wednesday report from RCLCO Real Estate. The previous low… more

A Sad Day in KC: A Hollow Gesture from KC Park Board

It’s been an interesting era in Kansas City and it’s felt more like the 1960s than nearly 60 years after. I like the message I read Wednesday from the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation, but—respectfully—wouldn’t agree with its characterization of Miller… more

Midland affordable housing plan unveiled

The Cordish Companies, responsible for the development of One Light and Two Light, have laid out the plan moving forward on development of affordable housing in the former Midland office building, according to a news release from Baltimore-based developer. Estimated… more

National Case-Shiller Home Price Index released

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index® rose 4.7% year-over-year in April (non-seasonally adjusted), up from 4.6% in March, according to a report from Zillow released Tuesday morning. Annual growth was also up from March in the smaller… more

Weekly housing market report

Data through June 20 shows new listings took a step back last week nationally, limiting inventory even further, according to the Zillow Weekly Market Report released Friday. However, newly pending sales are up again, rising as buyer activity remains strong.… more

Council and community leaders discuss additional funding for Jazz District

The 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District could be receiving another investment from the city, funds that are estimated to be about $7 million. City council held a meeting Wednesday to discuss the possible investment following a Tuesday meeting where… more

Q&A with David Brain

Q: You have been engaged in significantly diverse entrepreneurial efforts, from entertainment-type real estate to co-working to green energy. How does being in Kansas City, the entrepreneurial ecosystem here, help support those kinds of efforts? A: Kansas City is a… more

Economic border war truce on shaky ground with proposed relocation

A truce on Missouri and Kansas’ economic border war became signed legislation back in August 2019. Less than a year later after its signing, it appears that truce is on shaky ground as both states fight to keep BlueScope, a… more

Permits show home building is solid in Kansas City region

The good news for home-building nationwide? New Census figures that show housing starts in May were up 4.3 percent over April. But the statistics are even better for a Kansas City market starving for housing inventory: Figures from the Kansas… more

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more