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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Teva Progress Slideshow

We are getting closer and closer to the ribbon cutting for the new home of Teva Pharmaceuticals in Overland Park, Kansas. Here at Block Real Estate Services, (BRES) we are very proud of the timeline and delivery for this project. Reflecting on the past year, we thought it would be entertaining to see a slideshow of the Teva progress. Get up to date information of the Teva project here.

Block Development Company

Thursday, August 22, 2013

How To Welcome A New Tenant

how to welcome a new tenant
Whether it's a multifamily residential project or a retail / office space, welcoming a new tenant is part of the property management process. The contracts may be signed, but the deal is not over. A property manager needs to make sure that the tenant feels as comfortable as possible in their new space. Rolling out the welcome mat for tenants will set the foundation for a healthy, long-term tenant relationship. We at Block Real Estate Services (BRES) are preparing to move Teva Pharmaceuticals into their new office home. Learn more about the Teva project here. As we approach the Teva move-in date, we thought it would be nice to reflect on the right way to welcome a new tenant...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bright Future Ahead For Distressed Property

Matt Ledom, with Block Real Estate Services (BRES) represented the Buyer, Diversified Asset Management (DAMCO) in the recent acquisition of Highland Tower— 116,566 square feet of office space located at 6724 Troost.   Aaron Mesmer and Bruce Johnson, of BRES, handled the sale on behalf of the
DAMCO Development
Owner, Cadles. 

BRES' Deal of the Week - WaterCrest at City Center

Kenneth G. Block of Block Real Estate Services, (BRES) closed on a land deal for a future multifamily development located at I-435 and 87th Street in Lenexa, KS.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Benefits of Design-Build

The benefits of design-build
Though Design-build is not a new concept by any means, the use of this process has recently grown significantly, as businesses and governments strive to make projects more efficient. Design-build is a project delivery system where the owner chooses a singular entity to handle the entire execution of a project - from design to construction. This streamlined approach ventures from the traditional system of preparing plans from a design and then seeking bids from contractors.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Importance of Getting Involved

Anne Lemon

A Block Real Estate Employee shares the importance of getting involved in the professional community outside your job description...

One of the best things I did early on in my career is join a professional organization. No matter what industry you are in, professional organizations enhance your career...and your life! Here's how:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Employee Brings BOMA Pride Back to BRES

BOMA Toby Awards
Lisa with Mayor Sly James
and the BOMA Board President
Each year, BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) chapters around the nation choose the recipients of their TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) award. Those selected compete at the regional and national level to be the best of the best in commercial buildings. The TOBY awards recognize quality and innovation in commercial real estate buildings. Last year, Block Real Estate Services (BRES) was proud to have our own Lisa Randall win the 2012 TOBY award for the work on the Renner Corporate Center office building in Lenexa, Kansas. See the article in Midwest Real Estate Journal's blog.