Real Estate and Development


Hyperloop, Promising 30-Minute Trips to St. Louis, Unveils Pod at American Royal

     An example of what could one day shuttle passengers to St. Louis in 30 minutes made an appearance at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue last weekend. Virgin Hyperloop One, which is currently testing magnetic high-speed transit… more

Kansas City Design Center Names New Executive Director

The Kansas City Design Center (KCDC), a non-profit urban planning and design group, has named Terrance Clark, executive director. He comes from Thrive, a non-profit design organization based in the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta area, in Helena, Ark., where he was co-founder… more

World Cup Economic Impact On KC Would ‘Dwarf’ Super Bowl

If some of the men's 2026 FIFA World Cup games are played in Kansas City, the economic impact on the local area would likely double that of a Super Bowl, speakers said Tuesday during a panel discussion at Children's Mercy… more

National Smart-Home Design Firms Form Overland Park Business

A combination of 15 independent smart-home design firms from around the country have joined forces to form a single entity with a national reach. Based in Overland Park, Bravas LLC was recently put together with $75 million in financing by… more

It’s For Real: John Sherman Buying the Royals

The Kansas City Royals will soon have a new owner, after less than a week of speculation that long-time Kansas City businessman John Sherman near a deal to acquire the team. Sherman, currently a minority owner of the Cleveland Indians,… more

The Royals Fate: From Fear to Excitement

When Matt Condon first heard a rumor earlier this week that the Kansas City Royals were being acquired, his first reaction was: Uh-oh... Then the CEO of Bardavon Health Innovations--and former chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce--heard… more

Industry ‘Disruptors’ Becoming the Norm

A regular occurrence we are seeing in business nowadays is a bevy of firms proving that a "business as usual" approach to running industries won't fly anymore. It's becoming commonplace for firms' businesses to be based on finding where a… more

Brain Group Enters Kansas With Overland Park Office Buy

[caption id="attachment_22663" align="alignleft" width="480"] Property sale listing photography for Jones Lang Lasalle, Executive Centre I, II, & III; Overland Park, Kansas.[/caption] Commercial real estate investor Brain Group recently purchased a three-building office complex in Overland Park, near Interstate 435 and… more

Bloch Family Keeps Giving, $21M Donation Goes to UMKC

Henry Bloch may have died earlier this year, but the H&R Block co-founder's spirit lives on in the world of philanthropy. The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation is giving $21 million to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation, focused… more

Burns & McDonnell Wins Army Corps of Engineers Contracts

Burns & McDonnell is ramping up its work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), having been awarded seven new indefinite service contracts with six different districts within the agency. One of the contracts is for work as prime… more