Real Estate and Development

Downtown Convention Center Hotel Gains Momentum

At the end of a day that saw a major step forward for his team, Mike Burke, of KC Hotel Developers LLC, spoke with Ingram’s about plans for his group's Hyatt convention center hotel project, which received an important city agency… more

CVS Chooses Kansas City as Midwest Distribution Center

Kansas City’s growing reputation as a vital distribution hub at the center of the United States received further burnishing today, when The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) announced that CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, will build a 762,000-sq.-ft.… more

Watts Mill All Spruced Up in Time for the Holidays

MIRASON Properties, LLC, which owns Watts Mill Shopping Center at 103rd Street & State Line in Kansas City, MO, has completed renovations to the center; the project began this past August. Customers of Jasper’s Italian Restaurant, Ugly Joe’s Bar &… more

Baseball/Softball Franchise Expands into Lenexa

Kansas City loves sports and, as a World Series championship town, it has a special place in its heart for baseball. Counting on that, the team at Block & Company commercial real estate has announced that they’re helping D-BAT—a baseball… more

Kansas City Connects to the Katy Trail

This coming Saturday, December 10, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will cut a ribbon, opening a new walking/cycling trail that connects Kansas City with the famous Katy Trail. Cyclists and walkers will now have walkers an uninterrupted path of almost 300… more

Unified Government Pays Off Village West STAR Bonds

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is celebrating an economic achievement. The STAR Bonds that funded the Village West Shopping and Tourism district were paid off, five years ahead of schedule, as of December 1.  STAR bonds allow… more

Overland Park Medical Building Goes for $9 Million

Foxhill Medical Center, a 52-thousand square foot, 3-story medical office building at 4601 West 109th Street in Overland Park, has been purchased for $9 million by Everest Medical Core Properties—an institutional real estate manager focused high-quality medical office properties throughout… more

Paragon Star Breaks Ground in Lee’s Summit

This morning, after months of planning and approvals, the recreation, entertainment and soccer complex project known as Paragon Star broke ground at the intersection of I-470 and View High Drive in Lee’s Summit. The 130-acre, $400-plus million development has been… more

Berkshire Hathaway Acquires KC’s Largest Home Builder

Summit Custom Homes, Kansas city’s largest home builder, has been acquired the Clayton home building group, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. The acquisition includes approximately 1,200 lots in the Kansas City metropolitan area. “Acquiring companies like Summit Custom Homes, which is… more

Report Measures Growth in American Cities

The personal finance website, WalletHub, has released its Fastest Growing Cities report for 2016. The fastest growing city in the U.S. was Frisco, Texas (part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro) and the slowest was Jacksonville, North Carolina. How did Kansas… more