ARCO National Construction KC, Inc. is a premier, full service design/build general contractor with more than 20 years of experience providing clients with complete project delivery throughout the United States. The professional, qualified team of engineers, project managers, superintendents and architects are capable of designing and building the most demanding projects anywhere in the country. ARCO prides itself in offering the best, most cost effective, single source, turnkey solutions and adding value to every project.
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Block Real Estate Services, LLC is one of the Midwest's largest full-service commercial real estate companies, offering complete solutions for brokerage and investment, tenant representation, property management, distressed property services, construction services and financial services.
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Whitney Kerr, Jr.
, Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield is a global leader in commercial real estate services, helping clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. The firm’s 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (branded C&W Services), global occupier services, investment management (branded DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory.
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, Director of Business Development
Located on the Oregon Trail, Topeka, Kansas, has long been recognized as a corridor not only to the West, but also to the entire continental United States. The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce has capitalized on this advantage by attracting distribution and light industrial companies to the city.
Just last month, Target held a grand opening at its new 1.4 million-sq.-ft. distribution facility. The warehouse services 45 stores in six states and currently employs 600 individuals, but predicts that number will grow to 1,000 within three years.
The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce represents the entire community, with more than 2,100 members from business and industry, private associations, civic organizations, social service agencies, education, government, and individuals dedicated to developing a business climate where companies can grow and prosper. GO Topeka, the nonprofit, subsidiary organization to the Chamber dedicated to economic development, is also a member of the Kansas City Area Development Council.
The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority operates Forbes Field and the Philip Billard Airport in Topeka as well as the 450 acre Topeka Air Industrial Park located at Forbes Field. The Industrial Park, which has 120 tenants, includes a Foreign Trade Zone and offers both existing facilities and excellent greenfield opportunities.
Centrally located in the continental United States, the Park has ready access to the federal interstate network and is within a few miles of I-70, I-470, and the Kansas Turnpike. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad runs adjacent to the Park, and Forbes Field offers excellent air service. The Topeka Air Industrial Park also has a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, first-rate utility access, 24-hour police and fire protection, on-site management, and excellent incentives, including perpetual property tax abatement. In short, the Park is a perfect location for your new facility.
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, Deputy Director
The Kansas City Aviation Department owns and operates Kansas City International Airport and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The Aviation Department's mission is to provide outstanding airport services in a safe and cost-effective manner for the benefit of citizens, visitors, airlines and customers.
The department is an enterprise fund department of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation or maintenance of the airports in the system.
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Paul Licausi, President
LS Commercial Real Estate is a full service Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Management and Development Company based in Overland Park, Kansas.
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, Director of Marketing
Along with MIQ’s global network partners, the company provides services in and between more than 80 countries. With the support of thousands of logistics professionals, this infrastructure can deliver seamless end-to-end supply chain solutions around the world.
MIQ Logistics is a global logistics company headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, with offices in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. MIQ Logistics enables companies to improve its transportation network and overall supply chain efficiency by offering flexible logistics solutions supported by Web-native technology and global logistics management capabilities.
MIQ Logistics employees understand that customer service is a number one priority and is best when built on a relationship of trust and understanding of a customers’ business. MIQ follows a focused strategy to hire and further develop talent, and then give them the responsibility and accountability to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
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Mark Long, Senior Vice President
Newmark Grubb Zimmer, a full-service commercial real estate company, provides a range of services including sales and leasing, property and facilities management, global corporate services, owner’s representative services for public and private development projects, and public sector consulting, as well as various real estate consulting services.
Newmark Grubb Zimmer is regularly recognized as one of the top brokerage firms in the region, negotiating more than 250 transactions per year. The firm currently manages more than 6.3 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and educational property and serves as corporate real estate advisor for an assortment of local, regional, national and international companies. Newmark Grubb Zimmer has been responsible for some of the most iconic developments in the Kansas City region including the NNSA National Security Campus, Sprint World Headquarters Campus and the Village West tourism, entertainment and retail district — each valued at $1 billion or more.
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Gary Wilder, President and GM
Headquartered in Kansas City, Siggins is a Warehouse Design/Build material-handling systems integrator with 75 years’ experience specializing in complete Distribution Center design and implementation within the four walls.
A strategic analysis of your receiving, storage, picking and shipping operation leads our Design/Build/Retrofit and implementation teams to recommend alternative solutions to properly apply hardware and software to meet your goals. We are well trained to maximize the use of all cubic space. Siggins also specializes in DC relocations.
Whether a new facility or remodel of an existing operation, the efficiencies gained through best practices will result in increased storage capacity, and increased picking/shipping rates with fewer people.
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, Director of Public Affairs
Union Pacific Corporation is one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States.
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Grant Harrison, Manager, Development
VanTrust Real Estate, LLC is a full-service real estate development company with a regional focus and national scope. VanTrust is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri with regional offices in Columbus, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix. The company creates real estate assets for both internal portfolio holdings as well as disposition opportunities. VanTrust offers a full spectrum of real estate services including acquisition, development, asset management, construction management and consulting. Product types include office, industrial, multifamily, retail, institutional, governmental, hospitality and recreational.
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