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.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Best Productivity Apps for iOS and Android

The Best Productivity Apps for iPhone and Android

Do you have a smartphone in your possession? Most likely, you do. Sure, you use it to talk, to email, to text message. However, are you as a business professional using this tool to its full potential? Maybe not. Here are some of the best productivity apps for Android and iPhone to help a CRE professional use their tools and time to their best ability. - 

Monday, March 24, 2014

The KC Region Emerges as the Nation’s Second-Largest Auto Hub

Ford Motor Company introduced their new 2015 Ford F-150 at this year’s Kansas City Auto Show. Soon
Kansas City Ford Assembly Plant
after it’s unveiling, people were buzzing about the truck’s “revolutionary new aluminum design” which allowed 700 pounds to be shed off the truck’s total weight.  This buzz is a plus for the Kansas City region—as the first of these new models will roll off the assembly line at Ford’s Kansas City Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Benefits of Investing in CRE

Benefits of investing in commercial real estate
Investing in and owning commercial real estate can be beneficial short and long term across a multitude of industries and professions. Commercial real estate is an investment option that offers size and depth for its market so that investors are less volatile than other comparable options. Here are seven benefits of investing in commercial real estate, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in particular: 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Getting Your Pot of Gold: Commercial Real Estate Prospecting Ideas

CRE Prospecting Ideas
It takes more than the Luck of the Irish to secure a new commercial real estate client. Prospects are barraged more than ever with emails, LinkedIn messages and messaging from every which direction. Here are 10 commercial real estate prospecting ideas to get your name in front of your prospect and make the connection to take them to client status:

Friday, March 7, 2014

Celebrating CRE Development in Kansas City

KC Biz Journal Capstone AwardsThe Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Awards aim to spotlight development projects that enhance Kansas City. With 2013 being such a fantastic year for development in Kansas City, this year's Capstone Awards were especially riveting. The categories for the Awards were:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BRES' Deal of the week - Pinnacle IV

Kenneth G. Block and Hunter Johnson of Block Real Estate Services (BRES) closed on a long-term lease of a Class A office building in Leawood Kansas.