Overstock.com to Open 517,000 SF Distribution Center in Kansas City, Kansas

by Kristin Harlow

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Overstock.com, an online home goods and furniture retailer, has leased 517,000 square feet at a new distribution center in Kansas City. The building, owned by Los Angeles-based BH Properties, is located at 5300 Kansas Ave. Luke Burbank and Kyle Roberts of Newmark Grubb Acres led the national site search for Overstock.com. Mark Long and John Hassler of Newmark Grubb Zimmer worked with Burbank and Roberts to provide assistance with lease negotiations in the Kansas City region. Chris Guiterez with Kansas City Smartport assisted in the coordination of all state and local economic development experts that assisted in this project, including the State of Kansas Department of Commerce and the Wyandotte Economic Development Council. Overstock.com will begin operations at the facility in October and will employ up to 200 people. The Kansas city location enables Overstock.com to offer two-day shipping options for 99 percent of its U.S. customers, according to Carroll Morale, vice president of supply chain at Overstock.com.

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