Somera Road acquired Lightwell, formerly known as City Center Square, in January of 2019. Lightwell, one of the 4 tallest buildings Kansas City, is located in the heart of Kansas City’s Central Business District at 1100 Main Street. Somera, in partnership with, AREA and JE Dunn, is investing $16 million dollars in the complete renovation and re-positioning of the building. The 30-story, 740,000 square feet building, was 50% occupied at the time of the purchase. Since the purchase, over 125,000 square feet has been leased to WeWork and Backlot cars. Lightwell is a destination for Kansas City’s fastest growing tech companies seeking a vibrant and collaborative environment that offers amenities such as private tenant lounge, conference facilities, public collaboration space, cardio room and food hall. Lightwell is a curated experience for today’s workforce, celebrating wellness, offering diverse food and beverage, while providing ample social spaces to attract and retain the best talent to the heart of Kansas City’s downtown.
AREA Real Estate Advisors is the managing and leasing agent, HOK is the architect and JE Dunn is the general contractor.