Welcome to the official blog of Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES). BRES seeks to offer insight and news concerning commercial real estate, financial investments, construction and development of the 212 communities we serve locally and nationally.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Brad Simma and BCS Featured in June Issue of BUILD Magazine

As Vice President of Block Construction Services (BCS), Brad Simma currently directs a staff of six project managers, in addition to support staff, and oversees approximately 25 projects which are currently under construction or in the planning stages. We interviewed him to find out more about BCS, who was recently selected as a Leading Expert in its field.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Block Healthcare Development Closes on Acquisition of a Medical Facility in Springdale, Arkansas

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas---July 5, 2017---Block Healthcare Development, LLC (BHD) recently closed on a deal for the acquisition of the 31,200 SF medical office building located at 4077 Elm Springs Road, Springdale, Arkansas.

The facility was opened in May of 2016 and fully occupied in September of 2016 by Northwest Physicians, LLC.  Northwest Physicians, LLC clinics comprise the most comprehensive collection of healthcare professionals this region has ever seen. The wholly-owned group of employed physicians spans multiple primary care offices and specialty clinics.

The Springdale location currently has established family medicine, internal medicine and physical therapy practices. In addition, Northwest Physicians, LLC will be opening an Urgent Care center at this location in the near future.

BHD handles healthcare real estate transactions ranging from the development of medical offices to the acquisition of net-leased medical office properties. BHD acquired over 165,000 square feet of new property in 2016. BHD operates in conjunction with Block Funds (BF), a leading commercial real estate private equity firm. BF allows accredited investors seeking income, capital preservation and appreciation an opportunity to earn high, stable cash yields and competitive risk-adjusted returns.

Both BHD and BF are affiliates of Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES), a full-service commercial real estate company managing over 37 million square feet of retail, office, industrial, and multifamily properties for equity partnerships and third party owners.

To learn more about BHD or register to receive updates on investment opportunities, visit: https://www.blockfunds.com/

For more information contact:

Stephen Bessenbacher
Vice President
Block Healthcare Development
816.412.8467

Thursday, July 6, 2017

With Major Expansion at Pine Ridge Business Park, Corbion Will Create Even More Global Food Innovations in Kansas City Area


New leading-edge lab facilities in Lenexa, Kan., will help fuel the company’s continued growth as a global supplier of ingredient solutions to the world’s foremost food manufacturers.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Construction Has Started on New Frontier Justice– Legends Building



KANSAS CITY, Mo.--- April 21, 2017 ---Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) has closed on the land acquisition  for the development of Frontier Justice’s new two-story facility at the Legends Shopping Center in Kansas City, Kansas near the Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Block Funds & Block Multifamily Group Closes on Acquisition of Trinity Bell Gardens

Block Funds and Block Multifamily Group (BMG) recently closed on the acquisition of Trinity Bell Gardens, a 240-unit luxury multifamily community located in Fort Worth, Texas.

"With low unemployment and the strong rent growth of Fort Worth, coupled with Trinity Bell being a newly constructed property, we feel that the positives in the marketplace will only accelerate the success of Trinity Bell Gardens," said Bill Larson, CPM, and President of BMG.

Trinity Bell Gardens was built in 2012 and boasts unique features like its "Big House" design. With an average unit size of 1,086 square feet and top-of-the-market interiors like stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, Trinity Bell Gardens is the prime multifamily complex in the area.

"We are excited to add Trinity Bell Gardens to our portfolio, which has grown to over 6,500 units since our first multifamily acquisition in January 2013," said Ken Block, Managing Principal of Block Real Estate Services.

Friday, November 13, 2015

How to Set a CRE Emergency Plan

'Tis the season for long lines and large crowds. Don't forget the blizzards and ice storms that happen this time of year. The last thing you want is to be unprepared in an emergency.