Downtown | AREA Real Estate Advisors - Part 2

Seven Law Firms Sign Long-Term Leases at Lightwell

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Seven area law firms have committed to long-term office leases within the lightwell building (formerly City Center Square) in downtown Kansas City.  The transactions represent more than 10% of the 30-story building’s rentable square footage.

“As we continue to reposition the lightwell, we’re thrilled to see so many of our long-time tenants have taken notice and locked in their space for the long-term,” said Basel Bataineh, vice president at Somera Road.  “We’re providing our tenants with next-generation space that will help them grow their businesses, as well as recruit and retain talent in the heart of Downtown KC.”

In total, the leases represent more than 67,000 SF of Class-A office space and include the following tenants:
– Arnold, Newbold, Sollars & Hollins PC
– Dollar Burns & Becker, LC
– Ensz & Jester, PC
– Graves Garrett, LLC
– Mauer Law Firm, PC
– Walters Renwick Richards Skeens & Vaughan, PC
– Davis, Bethune & Jones LLC

These firms have been in the building for an average of 23+ years.

“The lightwell building is one of the area’s most visible renovation projects, thanks to its size and location in the heart of downtown Kansas City,” said Tim Schaffer, president of AREA Real Estate Advisors.  “Current tenants have been promised upgrades for years by previous owners. Thanks to Somar Road, the building will soon be an innovation hub for tech, law, marketing and the like, as well as a reflection of what it was originally intended to be with great architecture, location, parking access and dining options.”

AREA’s Tim Schaffer, Hank Simpson and Sean Craven represent lightwell.  To download the leasing package, click here.  To read the article published in the Kansas City Business Journal, click here.

Three AREA Properties Recognized as Capstone Award Honorees

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We are proud to be a part of three projects that are honorees of the Kansas City Business Journal’s Capstone Awards, highlighting new construction projects in our city. The three projects include Edison District in Downtown Overland Park, Gallerie in Downtown Kansas City and Regency Park in Overland Park. To be nominated, each project had to be move-in ready by the end of 2019.

Below is more information on the three honorees we have been working with.

Edison District is a newly built, mixed-use development that incorporates premier office and retail space in the extremely walkable Downtown Overland Park. The district also includes a chef-driven collective known as Strang Hall, which offers a unique dining experience featuring six chefs, along with a coffee shop and a bar. Click here to download our marketing package

The newly built Gallerie, is a mixed-use development located off of 27th Street and McGee Trafficway, just south of Crown Center. Phase I of Gallerie includes 361 Class A apartments and over 7,000 SF in retail space. Phase II will include additional apartments and townhomes. Click here to download our marketing package

Regency Park’s newly renovated shopping center located in Overland Park on the NWC of 93rd Street and Metcalf Avenue. The shopping center includes a Natural Grocers, Micro Center and many other daily use tenants. The prime location is just off of I-435 with easy access to Metcalf Avenue and 95th Street. Click here to download our marketing package

The award ceremony will be held on March 24th, we wish the best of luck to our team involved in each building.

To see the full list of the 2020 Capstone Award honorees, click here

LightwellKC – Parking in Downtown Kansas City

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Downtown KC has more parking than anywhere in the city. With over 2K spaces within a 2 block radius of lightwell and immediate streetcar access, parking downtown has never been easier. Discover why dynamic companies are choosing lightwellKC!

For lightwell marketing materials, click here, or visit their web site, lightwellkc.com.

Lightwell KC – Video 2

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See why dynamic and innovative companies such as WeWork and BacklotCars are choosing Lightwell Kansas City as their office space.

This is the second video of a 4-part series that Let it Fly Media is producing, giving you an inside look into the new tenants and to see why dynamic and innocative companies such as WeWork and BacklotCars are choosing lightwell Kansas City as their office space.

To download the video, click here.

For Lightwell marketing materials, click here, or visit their web site, www.lightwellkc.com.

Lightwell KC – Video 1

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Here’s a preview of how a few of KC’s heavy hitters- HOKJE Dunn Construction, and AREA Real Estate Advisors are joining forces with Somera Road to turn former City Center Square into Lightwell, THE destination for Class A Office Space in the greater Kansas City metro!

This is the first video of a 4-part series that Let it Fly Media is producing, giving you an inside look into the story behind the renovations that will be changing the office scene downtown. Stay tuned as we release the rest of the videos from the series.

To download the video, click here.

For Lightwell marketing materials, click here, or visit their web site, www.lightwellkc.com.