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  • E-Commerce, Auto Industries Drive Speculative Development in Kansas City

    The Kansas City industrial market continues to be an incredibly strong performer. At the end of the third quarter of 2014, the industrial vacancy rate stood at a tight 6.1 percent. Absorption totaled more than 2.5 million square feet during the first nine months of the year, while new deliveries were slightly over 2.6 million square feet in the same period.

  • Major labor and employment law firm moving to Kansas City's Crown Center

    Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is moving its services center and corporate departments to Kansas City, Mo. The firm will lease 45,000 square feet for its Global Services Center at 2301 McGee Center at Crown Center, with the assistance of brokers in the Colliers International | Kansas City office.

  • Gastropub for Southwest Boulevard

    Blvd Tavern, a locally-owned gastropub, plans to open at 320 Southwest Boulevard in mid-February. Anita Bates of Colliers International handled the negotiations for landlord.

  • Investors jump into KC with deal for 23 Lenexa industrial buildings

    A Las Vegas-based real estate firm is entering the Kansas City industrial market in a big way. The seller, Hines Interests LP, bought the 23 buildings late last year as part of a 40-building portfolio of Lenexa office and industrial properties. In March, Hines announced that it would flip the industrial portion and was represented by John Stafford, a senior vice president for Colliers International's Kansas City office.

  • CenturyLink office complex in OP hits the market

    CenturyLink Inc., represented by Colliers International | Kansas City, is selling its twin office buildings southeast of Interstate 435 and Nall Avenue in Overland Park. The company's relocation of 575 employees to New Century AirCenter near Gardner is 90 percent complete, and the buildings they are vacating are being marketed by Rod Jones, a senior vice president with Colliers International's Kansas City office.

  • With CRE market heating up, Colliers bulks up to 100

    The area's commercial real estate market is continuing to heat up, and Colliers International | Kansas City is staffing up to take advantage of the increased deal flow. The company has announced the addition of six brokerage and property management professionals, a marketing coordinator and an associate to lead the new Colliers Valuation & Advisory Services Group.

  • VanTrust will replace former Sprint facility with new office building

    VanTrust Real Estate LLC has purchased a former Sprint Corp. facility in Overland Park, and plans to replace it with a new office building. The property was listed by Rollie Fors and Bryan Johnson of Colliers International | Kansas City.

  • Ted Murray has led Colliers International | Kansas City for 30 years

    Ted Murray, Co-CEO of Colliers International’s Kansas City office, launched the operation in April 1984. In an interview 30 years later, Murray recalled one of the more fortunate episodes he’s experienced along the way.

  • Hines will flip $89 million Lenexa Portfolio

    Two months after buying 25 industrial buildings as part of an $89 million portfolio of Lenexa office and industrial properties, Hines Interests LP is preparing to sell the industrial portion of the package. “They have had so much unsolicited interest and offers on the industrial part of the portfolio that they have decided to take it to market,” said John Stafford, a broker with Colliers International | Kansas City. Stafford says that all of the Lenexa Industrial Park buildings, which total 736,000 square feet, may be purchased as a package.

  • Renovations bring 2323 Grand to capacity

    A handful of Colliers International | Kansas City brokers have signed leases that will completely fill a Crown Center office building. Assurant Inc. owns 2323 Grand…. The 365,000-square-foot building still had about 50,000 square feet available – until now. Rollie Fors and Pat Coppinger of Colliers International | Kansas City were two of the brokers who represented the new tenants [Seigfreid Bingham PC]. The pair was instrumental in recent renovations and upgrades that ultimately attracted the new tenants.

  • Sedgwick picks Crown Center for administrative center

    Sedgwick LLP picked space in Crown Center for a new administration center. The San Francisco-based law firm will take 20,000 square feet in the 2301 McGee building. The firm will consolidate its global administrative operations and open a shared services center at the new location in July. The firm says it will create nearly 100 jobs, paying an average of $68,000 a year. Evan Warwick, Vice President with Colliers International | Kansas City, represented landlord Crown Center Redevelopment Corp.

  • Ed Elder, President of Colliers International | Kansas City named one of the top commercial real estate professionals in the Midwest.

    Over a span of nearly three decades in commercial real estate, Ed Elder has won the “Home Run” Award from the CCIM four times. Before joining Colliers International | Kansas City, Elder earned membership in the President’s Council of Grubb & Ellis. That honor is the highest that a Grubb & Ellis professional can attain, and is given only to those commercial brokers who demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and top customer service.

  • OP trade center fetches $20.6 million

    The Overland Park International Trade Center has sold for $20.6 million. The 651,648-square-foot trade center was built in 1986 at 6800 W. 115th St. The sale, hosted on, was brokered by Rod Jones, the Colliers International | Kansas City broker marketing the property.

  • Former Energizer Building Listed For Sale By KC Realtor

    The former Energizer building in Maryville has been listed for sale through Colliers International | Kansas City. Senior Vice Presidents Douglas Hedrick and Cameron Duff will represent the seller, Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Colliers adds big-name brokers to retail division

    Colliers International's Kansas City office has rung up a couple of big retail brokerage names. Jeff Berg will be joining the firm and Mark Arensberg will be rejoining it as part of an effort to field one of the area's top producing retail brokerage teams. Ted Murray, co-CEO for Colliers' Kansas City office, said the addition of Berg and Arensberg will create the scale already achieved by its investment, development, industrial and office groups for the firm's local retail team.

  • KC Real Estate: LANE4 vets form Colliers’ new power retail team

    Colliers International is developing a strategy to put its fingerprints on Kansas City’s retail scene. Jeff Berg and Mark Arensberg are joining forces as the firm’s new power retail team. They both most recently hail from LANE4 Property Group. Along the way, however, Jeff had taken a little time to form his own company, LindenStreet Real Estate Partners. That venture will live on in “retail boutique” form as Jeff takes the title of senior vice president and director of retail services at Colliers.

  • Intouch Solutions finds a new home

    Spurred by staggering growth, technology-based marketing agency Intouch Solutions is preparing to move into its new digs. The Johnson County-based company is practically bursting at the seams, thanks to its 16 percent employee growth in 2013 alone...Rollie Fors, senior vice president at Colliers International, represented Intouch Solutions.

  • Colliers International | Kansas City helps sell Kansas City Board of Trade Building

    Thanks to the help of Colliers International, the Kansas City Board of Trade building has sold to Mariner Real Estate Management, LLC in an all-cash transaction. Located at 4800 Main St. on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, the Board of Trade building is a 165,714-square-foot Class-B+ property.

  • Kansas City office of Colliers International forecasts real estate trends for 2014

    Andrea Cross, national office research manager at Colliers International|USA, provided an economic overview of commercial real estate trends for 2014. Peter Athans, known as “Mr. Everest,” is one of the world’s foremost high-altitude mountaineers. He gave the keynote address on exploration, perseverance and leadership. He is one of only a small number of people to have climbed to the summit of Mount Everest seven times.

  • 13th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Event: What's Ahead and Conquering Everest

    A packed house gathered at the Imperial Ballroom in the Marriott Muehlebach Hotel for a diverse program that ranged from market updates and predictions to advice on conquering your individual Mt. Everest…forecast themes included market performance and interest rate speculation mingled with new insights, including a surprising revelation about contrasting data indications from Andrea Cross, Colliers International Office Research Manager.

  • Grantham University will move HQ, 350 jobs to Lenexa, KS

    Grantham University is transferring its administrative headquarters to Lenexa's Southlake Technology Park. Adam Tilton of Colliers International | Kansas City represented the landlord, Hines, in the transaction. Grantham's director of strategic initiatives and external relations said the university will move in March from about 40,000 square feet at 7200 N.W. 86th St. in Zona Rosa to 66,000 square feet in Southlake Technology Park's EcoWorks I building at 16025 W. 113th St. Grantham, a private institution offering online distance-learning degrees, serves more than 17,000 students nationwide.

  • City’s retail vacancy rate takes another dip as new stores consider Lawrence

    Hundreds of area professionals gathered for the Colliers International | Lawrence Commercial Real Estate Forecast Event. On January 9th, a panel discussed the revival of the city’s retail industry in 2013. "The demand for retail is finally there again," said Allison Vance Moore, senior vice president with Colliers' Lawrence operations. The signs of it started to show up in late 2013. Lawrence's retail sector finished the year with a vacancy rate of 4.4 percent, down from 5.4 percent a year ago.

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