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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

BRES' Deal of the Week - Lenexa Logistics Centre

Block Real Estate Services, (BRES) Kenneth G. Block, orchestrated the transaction of the Lenexa Logistics Centre.  Lenexa Logistics Centre is located in Lenexa at College Boulevard and Renner Boulevard.

Prep Your Property For Cold Seasons

Prep Your Property For Cold Seasons
Fall is upon us and it's the time to prep your property for cold seasons. Wardrobes are making the transition to looks that are a bit more layered, but have you taken the necessary steps to layer your commercial properties with protective measures to endure winter's worst?

Here's a start for your pre-winter prepping:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Guest Post from Wagner Logistics: Intermodal Transportation and Growth

 Intermodal Transportation and Growth in Kansas City

This guest post from Wagner Logistics focuses on Intermodal Transportation and Growth in Kansas City...

Since Lewis and Clark found their way across the country and camped on the bluffs above the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, the area we know as Kansas City has been a center of trade in the Midwest. First the rivers, then rail, and finally the interstate highway system drove the growth of this important strategic distribution hub.

Now, these four factors are driving the present growth in the Kansas City area:

  1. Growth in intermodal transportation (the region has this covered).
  2. Reduction in driver hours through hours-of-service regulations, causing motor carriers and shippers to change the way they do business.
  3. Favorable environment.
  4. Reshoring manufacturing.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BRES' Deal of the Week - Interstate Business Park

Estel Hipp, Brian Bock, and Kenneth G. Block of Block Real Estate Services, (BRES) closed on industrial / production Lease in Lenexa, Kansas for the Interstate Business Park.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Block Hawley Finds New Home for Local St. Louis Confectioner

St. Louis local confectioner Bissinger's gets a new home for their tasty chocolates.   Bissinger's has been making confections for 350 years at it's inception in 17th Century France and has been a St. Louis favorite since 1927.
Bissinger's Confectioner

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Refinancing A Commercial Real Estate Loan

Refinancing A Commercial Real Estate Loan
Declining interest rates and the opportunity to improve loan terms are two key advantages to refinancing a commercial real estate loan. If you are looking to refinance your commercial real estate loan and find yourself fearful of the application form, these tips will help you prepare for your best chance to get refinanced: 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tech Tools For CRE

Tech Tools for CRE
Supplementing daily business routines with technology can not only make a commercial real estate professional's life easier, it can also get them ahead of the game. Below, we detail four tools that we at Block Real Estate Services (BRES) have found useful and have helped us offer cutting-edge service in the industry:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013