MMGY Global, a travel and hospitality marketing agency, will move its Headquarters from The Country Club Plaza to the new Edison District in Downtown Overland Park. MMGY has been in their current location since 2005, and the evolution of their company and their industry led to the move across State Line.
CEO Clayton Reid talked more about the decision to move in his interview with the Kansas City Business Journal here. With collaboration being the key component to the success of their company, Edison District allows MMGY’s employees the space to be all on one floor, rather than spread out across four floors in their current HQ. “It’s an opportunity to create the kind of space that’s conducive to the way we do business,” Reid said.
The character of Downtown Overland Park, the centralized location, Edison’s food hall and the rest of the new development were other factors that helped with their HQ relocation decision. GastingerWalker is helping MMGY with the build out of their space, drawing inspiration from MMGY’s 9 other global offices. The 32,000 square foot space will have a modern look with a variety of common areas as well as more private spaces. MMGY is awaiting approval from the city of Overland Park but hopes to move in this summer.
The Edison District developers see the Downtown Overland Park project as a suburban/urban hybrid development that adds more of an urban feel to Johnson County, adding amenities that previously were not there. The mixed-use development includes over 100,000 square feet of office, 10,000 square feet of retail, Strang Hall food hall (now open), an outdoor event plaza, and a park; creating a truly walkable community. Click here to read more on Tim Barton’s plan for the development, which will have the office build-out and outdoor portions completed this spring.