Chad LaSala

Platform launches new retail/office phase at New Longview as B&B goes vertical

The New Longview area in Lee's Summit is busy with construction activity as a huge crane finished tilting the exterior concrete walls last week for B&B Theatres' new boutique cinema located in the New Urbanism-themed commercial project. The theatre will include all-leather reclining seating, a full kitchen, a full bar, and a lounge and patio area.  

The property owner, a fund under the management of Platform Ventures (formerly Mariner Real Estate), is using the momentum to announce master plans for three to six additional retail and office buildings adjacent to the B&B Theatres project available for lease. The new phase on the north side of Fascination Drive within New Longview will include up to 60,000 square feet of space available for a mixture of commercial uses. 

"We are speaking with several potential tenants for office and retail buildings planned for 'Fascination North,' " said Platform Ventures Senior Vice President Corey Walker

The new buildings are conceived as creative/loft-style space and should attract a wide range of creative office, restaurant, retail, and medical-office users who appreciate the unique 'sense of place' that comes with a walkable project like New Longview, according to Brandon LaSala of NAI Heartland, which is marketing the project's office space. 

"We are really excited to work on lease-up of the next phase of retail/office buildings," LaSala said. "There is even a three-story headquarters office building availability that we've been discussing with a few users, and we look forward to some exciting announcements."

Office availabilities range from 1,000 to 8,000 square feet, plus a 55,000 square feet HQ office lot. Those interested in office space can contact Brandon LaSala here

Retail and restaurant availabilities range from 1,000 to 5,000 square feet. For more information, you can contact Chad LaSala here

Lee & Associates, NAI LaSala-Sonnenberg to merge

Mike Sonnenberg

Mike Sonnenberg

The newly combined commercial real estate firms have announced a merger as of January 1, and will go by the name of NAI LaSala-Sonnenberg Heartland in the transition phase. Mike Sonnenberg will be managing partner. By January 1, 2017, the firm’s name will permanently become NAI Heartland Commercial.

The firm’s eight partners include Nathan Anderson, Jon England, Russell Pearson (all formerly of Lee & Associates Kansas City), and Mike Sonnenberg, Ray Sonnenberg, Carl LaSala, Brandon LaSala and Chad LaSala (all formerly of NAI LaSala-Sonnenberg). The firm will offer retail, office and industrial brokerage services, investment services, property management and commercial real estate consulting services. The firm consists of 16 brokers and 7 staff people.

“Nathan Anderson and I believe that this merger allows our combined agencies a broader, stronger platform on which to compete in Kansas City and globally,” Mike Sonnenberg said. “This merger will help to strengthen and improve service lines, and add experience at the local Principal level for those Kansas City area clients who value a locally owned and controlled service provider.”