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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:

Capstone Awards Kansas City Business Journal
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Architectural Design
  • Community Impact
  • Green Design 
  • Industrial 
  • Infrastructure 
  • Mixed-use 
  • Multifamily 
  • Office 
  • Retail 

The projects that were featured were all across the board. There was everything from an apartment development to a wastewater treatment facility and even the Helzberg Penguin Plaza at the Kansas City Zoo was among the developments touted. See the full list of categories and projects here.

The Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Awards Winner Teva Building
For the office category, Block Real Estate Services was very proud to take home a Capstone for the Teva development project. Click here to learn more about the project. The Teva office was unique from a development standpoint in several ways including the following:
  1. We enclosed portions of the stream way and then we laid out the stream way in such a manner that it created a landscaped detention pond on the north side of the building. This detention pond then flowed into another pond at the corner of College Blvd. & Nall where we developed a re‐circulating waterfall that flowed from the building corner down to the street corner. So, all the water coming onto the site on the west side was re‐circulated through this pond.
  2. The design of the building showcases unique features that were created to bring the TEVA family together in one location, with the necessary amenities to foster collaboration; a vision at the cutting edge of corporate organizational philosophy. Features included at the site were a fitness center, large cafeteria with full kitchen, an auditorium to have private and public functions, an open stairway to a full 5 floors, outside seating and landscaped patios, an additional waterfall on south side of the building, a pharmacy and fully covered garage parking for all employees.
We are very proud of this accomplishment and even more proud to see how our development projects teamed with all the other development projects around the city have brought such great enhancements to Kansas City.

Block Real Estate Services

Kenneth G. Block, CCIM, SIOR
Managing Principal
Block Real Estate Services

Block Construction Services

Brad Simma, CCIM
Vice President
Block Construction Services

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