Category Archives: Kansas City commercial real estate

LANE4 expecting a stronger retail showing in Kansas City this year

by Dan Rafter Cautiously optimistic. That was the mindset that retailers in Kansas City had in 2014, according to the latest retail report from LANE4 Property Group. According to the report, Kansas City’s retail market saw steady, stable growth last … Continue reading

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Midwest cities some of the unhealthiest in the country?

by Dan Rafter Here’s the good news: The Midwest has one of the healthiest cities in the country, according to a new study. Unfortunately, it also has the unhealthiest one. A new survey by BetterDoctor.com ranked Minneapolis as the second … Continue reading

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DTZ report: Kansas City’s industrial market enjoyed boom year in 2014

by Dan Rafter Kansas City’s industrial market enjoyed a boom year in 2014, with DTZ reporting that the region saw 926,000 square feet of net absorption during the fourth quarter of last year and 3.9 million square feet for the … Continue reading

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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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