Hunt Midwest Enters Self-Storage Business With Four New Developments in Greater Kansas City
KANSAS CITY — Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development Inc. is expanding into the self-storage market with the development of four StorTropolis climate-controlled facilities in the Kansas City metro area. Two of the four locations opened in the fourth quarter of 2018. The first location is StorTropolis Shawnee, a climate-controlled self-storage facility with 580 units and 30 enclosed units sized for boats or recreational vehicles (RVs) at the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Martindale Road in Shawnee, Kan. StorTropolis Brighton, which is located at the northwest corner of Brighton Avenue and Missouri Highway 152 in Kansas City, Mo., has also opened its doors with 681 climate-controlled units and 15 enclosed RV units.
A third location, StorTropolis Tiffany Springs, will open in early summer at the northeast corner of Missouri Highway 152 and Interstate 29 in Kansas City, Mo. The developer plans to break ground on the fourth facility, StorTropolis Blue Springs in Blue Springs, Mo., this summer with an opening set for 2020.
Hunt Midwest is developing StorTropolis in partnership with Strickland Construction and Attic Storage. The fast-growing self-storage real estate market is evolving toward fully enclosed, climate-controlled units and StorTropolis provides high-tech security and state-of-the-art units expected by today’s customer, according to Ora Reynolds, president and CEO of Hunt Midwest.
The real estate development company is privately held by the Lamar Hunt family. The Hunt family business is a diverse portfolio of entities involved in real estate, sports/media, energy/resources, and private equity investments. Hunt Midwest is the owner of SubTropolis, an underground business park in Kansas City that includes approximately 6 million square feet of contiguous space and the potential to develop another 8 million square feet.