Category Archives: Kansas City commercial real estate

VanTrust Real Estate: A culture that breeds success

by Dan Rafter What makes for a successful real estate development company today? The leaders of Kansas City, Mo.-based VanTrust Real Estate don’t have any secret formulas for success. But they do know why their company is thriving today: The … Continue reading

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Cityscape Residential’s Lawrence: Midwest downtowns continue to attract renters of all ages

By Dan Rafter The trend is happening in downtowns across the Midwest: Young people want to live in urban areas, so they’re choosing to rent in the hearts of such cities as Indianapolis, Louisville, Minneapolis and Columbus. Kelli Lawrence, partner … Continue reading

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Hot spots: These four Midwest markets are bringing in the Millennials

by Dan Rafter Don Lawby, president of Real Property Management in Salt Lake City, Utah, doesn’t argue that Millennials aren’t embracing home ownership. He agrees that renting holds a greater lure for these young consumers. But Lawby doesn’t agree that … Continue reading

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Hunt Midwest’s Bell: Industrial, multi-family markets boost Kansas City construction activity

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with Mike Bell, general manager of Kansas City’s Hunt Midwest, about the rise in construction activity today in Kansas City. Bell pointed to the industrial and multi-family sectors as the hottest … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley: Industrial market absorbing spec space in Kansas City

by Dan Rafter The industrial market in Kansas City remains a hot one, with Cassidy Turley reporting that the region absorbed 1.83 million square feet of industrial space in the third quarter. That’s a big number; the last time the … Continue reading

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Taking shape: Construction crews start work on Block Real Estate Services’ CityPlace development

by Dan Rafter Yesterday marked an important day in Block Real Estate Services’ development of the $350 million CityPlace mixed-use development in Overland Park, Kansas: Construction crews began moving actual dirt. This work — the beginnings of the project’s sight-grading … Continue reading

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Retailers ready to expand in Kansas City

by Dan Rafter Brent Morris, associate vice president with the Kansas City office of Cassidy Turley, is optimistic about the future of this market’s retail sector. And why not? He’s seeing plenty of new retailers moving into Kansas City. And … Continue reading

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