Real Estate and Development


KCRise Fund Has $10 Million in Commitments

The KCRise Fund—an initiative of the KC Rising effort to fully realize the Kansas City region’s economic potential—announced today that it has closed on an initial $10 million in commitments from area investors.  KCRise was established, “as a solution to… more

Mentors Invest Time in the Future of KC Business

It’s a big day for entrepreneurship in Kansas City. As Ivy League Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business winds up its Minority Business Entrepreneurs program here in town and Techweek Kansas City continues spotlighting the local tech community, the Helzberg Entrepreneurial… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more

Amazon Breaks Ground on New KCK Facility

Online-shopping giant, Amazon, broke ground yesterday for its fifth fulfillment center in the state of Kansas. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas said the center, measuring more than 855,000 square-feet on 190 acres, “will create at… more

Historic Building Renaissance in the Garment District

The adjoining McCarren Millinery and Hershberger & Rosenthal buildings at 915 Broadway—once important locations in Kansas City’s Garment District—are slated for new life as a residential apartment property. Yarco Development has announced that they have secured financing and begun construction… more

Overland Park Best City for Families, Report Says

Overland Park, Kansas, is the nation’s top city for families according to a new study by WalletHub—a credit reporting and financial advisory website. The survey looked at the 150 most-populated cities in the United States, ranking them in 5 categories:… more

Federal Reserve “Beige Book” Reports on the Kansas City District

According to the Federal Reserve Bank, activity in the Fed’s Tenth District—Kansas City— was largely flat in recent months, though expectations remained mostly positive. That assessment is from the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, a report produced eight times a year… more

National Beef Co. expanding Kansas plants

Kansas City, Mo.-based National Beef Packing Co. announced this week that it will undertake an $8 million expansion of its facility in Liberal, Kan. The news follows an announcement in July that National Beef is undertaking a similar expansion at its… more

Garmin sets $200 million Olathe expansion

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the groundbreaking on a $200 million dollar facility expansion at its Olathe, Kan., campus. The campus expansion is designed to position the technology company as a leading innovator well… more

Spec Industrial Building Set for Intermodal Hub Area

The Minneapolis-based Opus Group has announced plans for a 205,000-square-foot speculative industrial facility in Olathe. Reflecting the strength of the market, this new development will continue to expand Opus’ development presence in the Kansas City area. “We’re thrilled to be… more