Real Estate and Development

Apparel Retailers Feel COVID-19 Pain

At least two national retailers with a significant presence in the Kansas City area are furloughing most of their workers in anticipation that they will need to keep their stores closed longer than they had previously planned. Macy's, with six… more

Watermark Starts Class A Apartments in Clay County

Indianapolis-based commercial real estate development firm Watermark Residential is building a 276-unit class A apartment complex in Kansas City, in Clay County. It will be located at 8101 Northwest Barrybrooke Drive, just east of Interstate 29. Watermark recently purchased 26… more

We’re In an Economic Crisis. But Companies Are Hiring

Several major companies are hiring right now despite COVID-19's significant downward-pull on the economy and the historic stock market crash. All of them have a significant presence in the Kansas City Metro area and could potentially ease the pain for… more

Independence Center Closes, And Shopping Centers Limit Hours

Independence Center, with more than 100 retailers in one million square feet, is closing its doors until March 30. Other retail centers are limiting their hours, and closing food courts. A statement on the website of the mall, which is… more

KC Casinos, Bars Close. U.S. Unemployment Claims Up

Casinos in the Kansas City Metro area are closed, as well as bars in Kansas City, Mo., creating what will likely be a serious unemployment situation. The Department of Labor said this morning, for the week ending March 16, total… more

Hy-Vee Is Having Issues

Grocer Hy-Vee might be based in Des Moines, Iowa, but it has a major presence in the Kansas City area, with 24 locations from Manhattan, Kan., to the KC metro. And there is also the Hy-Vee arena, in the West… more

Veterans Groups Choose Troost Corridor for Headquarters

Three veterans-services groups have chosen the Plexpod Westport Commons office complex as their temporary headquarters and are setting up a new organization, called Center for Military and Veterans Reintegration (CMVR), which aims to help veterans transition into civilian life. The… more

Mayor Lucas Issues State of Emergency

Mayor Quinton Lucas has issued a State of Emergency in Kansas City that will last for an initial 21 days in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. One of the main conditions of the order issued prohibits… more

Thanks, COVID-19! Big XII Tournament Shut Down

Kansas State University fans were able to watch their team beat Texas Christian University 53-49 at the Sprint Center on Wednesday night, but as of today, the rest of the scheduled Big XII tournament games have been canceled due to… more

U.S. Job Report Strong Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The global coronavirus outbreak hasn't hurt the strong U.S. labor market ... yet. Unemployment in February dropped slightly, to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, national payrolls rose by 273,000… more