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Momentum Grows in Topeka Via Holistic Economic Development Plan

A renaissance is underway in Topeka, Kansas, with undeniable momentum as new commercial, industrial and residential developments emerge citywide. The year 2015 was pivotal with a $9.4 million public-private investment in infrastructure and amenities along Kansas Avenue downtown. Local investors have purchased more than 25 buildings on the avenue for gradual restoration into thriving businesses like Iron Rail Brewing, The Pennant, Cyrus Hotel and Kansas Avenue Lofts. [caption …

Block & Co. Negotiates Sale of Development Site in Lawrence, Kansas

LAWRENCE, KAN. — Block & Co. Inc. Realtors has negotiated the sale of a nearly one-acre development site in Lawrence. The property is located at 5100 Congressional Circle. The buyer, Sanders LP, plans to begin construction this summer on a 9,000-square-foot building. A local dental practice will anchor the development, leaving 4,000 square feet of additional space for lease. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2020. Shawn Stuckey of Block represented the buyer in the sale. The …

Pediatric Associates to Open 7,430 SF Practice in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Pediatric Associates has signed a lease to open a 7,430-square-foot practice at AdventHealth South Overland Park. The practice, which provides comprehensive pediatric care for all childhood health issues, will be located on the third floor. Construction within the space is expected to start later this month with completion slated for the fall. Mark McConahay of Block & Co. Inc. represented Pediatric Associates in the lease transaction. Molly Crawford Munninghoff …

Cushman & Wakefield Negotiates Sale of 888-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of Kansas

LAWRENCE, KAN. — Cushman & Wakefield has negotiated the sale of The Connection at Lawrence, an 888-bed student housing community located near the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Travis Prince, Victoria Marks, Gib Kerr and Jeffrey Bentz of Cushman & Wakefield represented the unnamed seller in the transaction. University Partners acquired the property for an undisclosed price. The Connection at Lawrence was built in 2010 and features 14 three-story buildings offering one-, …

Boulder Group Arranges $1.5M Sale of Property Net Leased to Skechers in Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — The Boulder Group has arranged the sale of a single-tenant property net leased to Skechers in Overland Park for $1.5 million. The 6,415-square-foot building is located next to a Walmart Supercenter. Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of Boulder represented the seller, a Midwest-based real estate company. A West Coast-based real estate investment company purchased the

Hamilton Zanze Acquires 272-Unit Apartment Community in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Hamilton Zanze has acquired the 272-unit Metcalf Village Apartments in Overland Park for an undisclosed price. The company plans to rebrand the community as Boulders at Overland Park Apartments. Built in 2017, the property spans 261,862 square feet. Amenities include a fitness center and a saltwater pool. Hamilton Zanze, a San Francisco-based real estate investment company, plans to improve outdoor lighting and landscaping. Mission Rock Residential will manage the …

Two Companies Sign Leases at Speculative Industrial Building Developed by Opus in Olathe, Kansas

OLATHE, KAN. — The Opus Group has signed two tenants at its recently completed 56 Commerce Center in Olathe. Gateway Classic Cars and Lanter Delivery Systems Inc. now occupy more than 85,000 square feet within the 230,000-square-foot speculative industrial building. Gateway Classic Cars is a seller of collectible and exotic automobiles. The company’s space includes a showroom for vehicles and storage. Lanter uses its space as a regional shipping hub for its local automotive, agricultural …

Eye Specialist Retina Associates Expands Practice, Leases 8,580 SF in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Retina Associates, which provides eye care services to the greater Kansas City community, is expanding its practice locally. Beginning in June, the retina specialist will occupy 8,580 square feet on the second floor of 6201 College Boulevard, a seven-story, multi-tenant office building located in Overland Park. Ryan Biery, senior vice president of brokerage at Copaken Brooks, represented 6201 College in the deal, while Mike Sonnenberg from NAI Heartland represented …

Colliers Brokers Sale of 280-Unit Multifamily Community in Mission, Kansas

MISSION, KAN. — Colliers International has brokered the sale of Silverwood Apartments in Mission, about eight miles south of Kansas City. The sales price was not disclosed. The multifamily community includes 280 units. Will Mathews, Gabe Tovar and Bob Galamba of Colliers represented the seller, Nuveen Real Estate. Canyon View Capital purchased the

StorageMart Opens New Facility in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — StorageMart has opened a self-storage facility in Overland Park. This is the fourth location in the area and the 32nd in metro Kansas City for StorageMart. The property, located at 15415 Metcalf Ave., was constructed in 2017. The facility contains 639 climate-controlled units and nearly 80,000 square feet of rentable space. Special features include an onsite office, video surveillance and keypad

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