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How Burns & McDonnell and VanTrust turned a synagogue into a $90M showcase

MetroWire Media - Original Article September 23, 2015 At the former home of the Beth Shalom Synagogue at the intersection of Wornall and Bannister Road, a flurry of 190 construction workers are quickly putting together the first phase of Burns & McDonnell's $90 million headquarters expansion project to debut in the Spring of 2016.  It's…
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KC CCIM chapter host Mike Burke on new downtown hotel

Metrowire Media - Original Article June 24, 2015 KC's UNCONVENTIONAL ROUTE TO BOOKING A DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL As a board member for VisitKC, Mike Burke watched Kansas City bleed conventions for years. Meeting planners loved downtown, but always had the same complaint: their 2,000 rooms would be spread thin across seven hotels in Kansas City,…
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Eat-your-heart-out-marketing

Kansas City Business Journal - Original Article June 24, 2015 Eat-your-heart-out-marketing The way to an industrial real estate client's wallet is through his stomach. At least, that's often proved to be the case for Pay Murfey, a broker with Evergreen Real Estate Services and author "Pat's Off the Beaten Path" restaurant blog.  The online offering has…
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Why KC’s minimum wage is a big real estate issue

Kansas City Business Journal - Original Article June 18, 2015 The leader of a Kansas City commercial real estate organization warns that increasing the minimum wage in the city could douse its sizzling industrial market by chasing away development, prospective tenants and existing firms. Of the relocating firms, Kansas City CCIM chapter president Pat Murfey…
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Making the world a better place is goal of humanitarian honoree

Kansas City Star - Original Article November 4, 2014 Kevin Tubbesing of Shawnee has a clear goal for his life: He wants to leave the world a little better than he found it. So, when he’s not working full-time as a commercial broker and developer for The Land Source, the company he owns, he’s logging…
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Entrepreneur: Optimizing a brand

Kansas City Business Journal - Original Article August 8, 2014 When you got it — flaunt it. That slogan didn’t save Braniff International Airlines, which shut down in 1982. But Kevin Tubbesing, a metro-area commercial real estate professional, is using the idea to expand his business. In 2010, Tubbesing acquired The Land Source, one of…
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