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VanTrust to Develop Third Building at Hallbrook Office Center in Leawood, Kansas

LEAWOOD, KAN. — VanTrust Real Estate LLC, in partnership with Hallbrook Office Center LLC, has unveiled plans to develop a new 120,527-square-foot office building at Hallbrook Office Center in Leawood. This is the third building planned for the office park. Miles McCune and Jeff Winters of Cushman & Wakefield will market the building for lease. The new structure will sit on eight acres at College Boulevard and State Line Road. While the first two buildings at Hallbrook were built on a …

Kubota to Open North American Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kansas

EDGERTON, KAN. — Kubota Tractor Corp. will host a grand opening ceremony for its new North American distribution center in Edgerton on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Joining Kubota executives will be Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and other state and local officials. Set on 200 acres of land, the new campus includes two 1 million-square-foot buildings. The property will serve as a logistics hub for Kubota’s North American operations and home to the company’s Midwest sales division office. Kubota is based …

LANE4 Begins Development of Two Senior Living Communities in Metro Kansas City

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. AND BLUE SPRINGS, MO. — LANE4 Property Group has begun development of two senior living communities in metro Kanas City. Both facilities, expected to open in summer 2020, will be branded as Novel Place. One property will be situated at 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, while the other will be located at Highway 40 and Highway 7 in Blue Springs. Each location will include 134 independent living units across three stories. Community amenities will include …

Jones Development Acquires 311,100 SF Manufacturing Facility in Kansas

NEW CENTURY, KAN. — Sumner Investment LLC, a local partnership arranged by Jones Development, has acquired a 311,100-square-foot distribution and manufacturing facility in New Century within Johnson County. The purchase price was not disclosed. The building is situated on 17.7 acres in the New Century AirCenter near I-35. The facility features clear heights ranging from 22 to 26 feet, 12,000 square feet of office space, 36 dock doors, six drive-in doors and 95 trailer parking stalls. The …

Joint Venture Buys 398-Room Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — A joint venture between Wexford Lodging Advisors and Trinity Private Equity Group has purchased the 398-room Marriott Kansas City Overland Park. The purchase price was not disclosed. The joint venture plans to invest approximately $17 million to upgrade the hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces. Davidson Hotels and Resorts will operate the hotel. In addition to a renovation of the meeting space and lobby, plans call for the addition of Marriott’s M Club concierge …

NKF Brokers Sale of Towne West Square Regional Mall in Wichita, Kansas for $14M

WICHITA, KAN. — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has brokered the sale of Towne West Square in Wichita for $14 million. The regional mall spans nearly 900,000 square feet and is situated on 46 acres at 4600 W. Kellogg Drive. It opened in 1980. Anchor tenants include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s Clearance Center, JC Penney and Regal Cinemas. Shopping mall investment company Kohan Retail Investment Group purchased the asset. Kohan focuses on distressed properties with value-add opportunities. …

Opus Begins Construction on Three-Story Student Housing Community Near University of Kansas

LAWRENCE, KAN. — The Opus Group has begun construction on a new three-story student housing community near the University of Kansas. The project will include 120 units accommodating 312 residents as well as 8,200 square feet of retail space. The development is the first in Lawrence to use the new Smart Code portion of the city’s zoning code, requiring the project to incorporate more civic space and encourage less automobile usage. Residents will be able to take public transportation from a …

Occidental Management Closes on Acquisition of 190-Acre Sprint Headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Occidental Management Inc. has closed on its previously announced acquisition of the 20-building, 190-acre Sprint headquarters campus in Overland Park. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the campus is valued at more than $342 million, according to the Johnson County Appraiser. The deal includes a sale-leaseback agreement with Sprint Corp., which will occupy the buildings primarily in the southern portion of the property. The first buildings opened in 1997 …

Skyline, ND Consulting Acquire Multifamily Property in Kansas City, Kansas for $8.9M

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Skyline LLC and ND Consulting have acquired Silver City Apartments in Kansas City for $8.9 million. Originally built in the 1970s, the 160-unit property underwent a tax credit renovation in the mid-1990s. Dan Piatkowski of Affordable Housing Investment Brokerage Inc. brokered the transaction. Commercial Group, a Topeka, Kan.-based owner and operator, sold the asset. The buyers were interested in the HAP contract in place at the property and plan to expedite renovations …

NorthMarq Arranges Sale of Three Multifamily Properties in Topeka, Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. — NorthMarq has arranged the sale of three multifamily properties totaling 216 units in Topeka for an undisclosed price. The properties include the 117-unit Shawnee Lake, the 65-unit Wanamaker View, and the 34-unit Brentwood Apartments. Jeff Lamott of NorthMarq arranged the sale on behalf of both parties. Orozco Capital Trust sold the assets to Vertex Investments. Built in the 1990s, the Class B properties are nearly fully

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