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KC SIOR Development Day moves to Union Station

Union Station in Downtown Kansas City on Thursday will play host to SIOR Development Day, the region's largest annual gathering of commercial real estate realtors and developers. Presented each year by the local chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Development Day is considered by many to be the metro’s signature CRE networking event of the year.

“This event provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with industry leaders, highlight new projects, explore opportunities and celebrate successes - all in one setting. We are thrilled to be holding this year's event at Kansas City's historic Union Station and are looking forward to a great evening,” said 2018 Development Day Chair John StacyReece Commercial.

More than 80 exhibitors and hundreds of attendees are expected to attend the free event from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Union Station's Grand Plaza. The event includes hors d’oeuvres from Jack Stack and cash bar. Free onsite parking will be available in the Union Station parking garage.

“We value the support and participation of those in the Kansas City commercial real estate industry that help develop the Kansas City community. It is an honor to chair the 29th annual SIOR Development Day,” Stacy added.

EDC of Kansas City announces 2018 Cornerstone Award winners

The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, (EDCKC) announced winners of its 2018 Cornerstone Awards, which recognize the city's top construction, redevelopment, capital investments and job creation or expansion projects.

A total of 11 projects were showcased at the EDCKC’s annual event on Tues., May 15, 2018 at Kansas City’s Union Station. Winners achieved a variety of economic development criteria, including job creation, global economic growth, capital investment, innovation, P3, entrepreneurship, sustainability, neighborhood improvement, tourism, workforce and education, and adaptive reuse. 

“The Cornerstone Awards celebrate the people and organizations that are building the future of Kansas City, Missouri,” said Bob Langenkamp, EDCKC president and CEO. “The 2018 award recipients have played a vital role in creating a thriving economy in our city, and we enthusiastically congratulate them on their efforts."

Winners of the annual development awards included: AutoAlertCable Dahmer Headquarters & Collision, Cerner Innovation Campus, Hotel Indigo and Fairfax Lofts Apartments, Hunt Midwest SubTropolis Animal Health Corridor, KC Urban Youth Baseball, Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter Sr. Community Center, NBKC Bank, Spring Venture Group, Urban Cafe, and Westport Commons/Plexpod.

EDCKC also recognized several organizations for work on regional projects such as the Amazon HQ2 proposal and the successful campaign for A Better KCI. Amazon HQ2 honorees included Barkley, VML and Xact Technologies, and A Better KCI partners included Platte County EDC, Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City Area Development Council, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and The Dover Group.

KCP&L was applauded for its Clean Charge Network & KCP&L Connect initiatives. The Veterans Community Tiny House Project received EDCKC's People's Choice Award. 

The ceremony also honored UMKC Chancellor Emeritus Leo Morton for his tireless support of philanthropic, civic and economic progress in Kansas City. 

 

 

Reflecting on retiring Burns & McDonnell CEO Greg Graves

Reflecting on retiring Burns & McDonnell CEO Greg Graves

Greg Graves is heading into retirement, relinquishing his duties as CEO of Burns & McDonnell, a title he's held at the engineering company since 2004. During his tenure, he quadrupled the company's employee count, and taken sales from $387 million to a projected $2.8 billion in 2016.