Lane4 Begins Demolition of Former Metcalf South Mall Near Kansas City

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Lane4 Property Group has begun the demolition of the vacant Metcalf South Mall in Overland Park. The mall, which opened in 1967, officially closed to the public in September 2014. Early phases of demolition will occur on the interior of the building, making visible demolition on the exterior not likely until next month. The mall is located at located at the southeast corner of 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue. Once the mall has been razed, site work will begin to level..

April 24, 2017

Blueprint Brokers $82M Sale of 18 Skilled Nursing Facilities in the Midwest

CHICAGO — Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, a Chicago-based brokerage firm, has negotiated the sale of 18 skilled nursing facilities located throughout the Midwest for $82 million. The portfolio included nine properties in Kansas, six in Missouri, two in Iowa and one in Nebraska. The specific names and locations of the properties were not disclosed. The regional portfolio comprises 1,843 total licensed beds and generated approximately $110 million in revenue on a trailing basis at..

April 7, 2017

Payless ShoeSource Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Close 400 Stores

TOPEKA, KAN. — Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced plans to immediately close nearly 400 underperforming stores. The company, which bills itself as the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, currently operates approximately 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries. The shoes and accessory retailer was founded in 1956 in Topeka, Kan. "This is a difficult, but necessary, decision driven by the continued challenges of the retail..

April 5, 2017

ESS, Lane 4 Break Ground on $60M Mixed-Use Development in Edwardsville, Kansas

EDWARDSVILLE, KAN. — Emery Sapp & Sons (ESS) and Lane 4 Property Group have broken ground on the $60 million Village South development in Edwardsville. The 32-acre site is located at the corner of 110th Street and I-70. The mixed-use project will include both a Holiday Inn and La Quinta hotel in addition to a 22,000-square-foot conference center and 17,000 square feet of retail space. Six additional pad sites will be available for retail uses. Minnesota-based Compass Commodity Group III..

March 28, 2017

Colliers Brokers Sale of 515,132 SF Industrial Building in Olathe, Kansas

OLATHE, KAN. — Colliers International has brokered the sale of a 515,132-square-foot industrial building located at 16600 S. Theden St. in Olathe. John Stafford of Colliers brokered the transaction on behalf of the buyer, Himoinsa Power Systems Inc., while Mike Mitchelson of CBRE represented the seller, Lone Elm 515 LLC. The sales price was not disclosed.

March 28, 2017

CycleBar Opens 2,400 SF Facility in Leawood, Kansas

LEAWOOD, KAN. — CycleBar has signed a long-term lease for 2,400 square feet in Town Center Plaza in Leawood. The facility, now open, is the indoor cycling fitness studio’s first location in the greater Kansas City area. CycleBar is located at 5053 W. 117th St. Founded in 2004, the indoor cycling franchise offers a variety of cycling classes at over 200 locations nationwide. David M. Block and Max DiCarlo of Block & Co. Inc. Realtors negotiated the lease transaction on behalf of..

March 16, 2017

NorthMarq Arranges $46.5M Acquisition Loan for Multifamily Property in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — NorthMarq Capital has arranged a $46.5 million loan for the acquisition of Residences at Prairiefire in Overland Park. The 426-unit multifamily property is located at 5750 W. 137th St. The 10-year loan features a 30-year amortization schedule. NorthMarq arranged the financing through Fannie Mae. The borrower was a joint venture between a local Kansas City-based sponsor and a national private equity real investment manager. The private equity firm invested on behalf of a..

March 9, 2017

Simmons Pet Foods Signs 42,960 SF Industrial Lease in Topeka

TOPEKA, KAN. — Simmons Pet Foods has signed a 42,960-square-foot industrial lease in the Forbes Industrial Park in Topeka. The building is located at 7215 SW Topeka Blvd. Jerry Fogel of Kessinger/Hunter negotiated the lease transaction. The Arkansas-based pet food manufacturer also maintains an operations plant in Emporia, Kan.

March 9, 2017

MedCraft to Develop $5M Medical Facility for Via Christi in Derby, Kansas

DERBY, KAN. — MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate LLC is developing a $5 million build-to-suit medical facility for Via Christi Clinic in Derby, a suburb of Wichita. The 15,000-square-foot clinic will be located on the northwest corner of Tall Tree Road and Newberry Street. Completion is slated for this fall. The new building will allow Via Christi to expand from four family medicine and pediatric providers to eight, as well as integrate primary care and physical therapy. The clinic’s current..

March 6, 2017

Colliers Brokers 101-Acre Land Sale in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Colliers International has brokered the sale of 101 acres of land in Overland Park. The sales price was not disclosed. The site is located at 167th Street and Antioch Road. John Stafford of Colliers brokered the transaction on behalf of the seller, S.I.K. LLC. John Nolan and Scott Buescher of Price Commercial Realty represented the undisclosed buyer.

February 27, 2017