HISTORY OF HUNT MIDWEST
Hunt Midwest is a full-service real estate development company with a focus on industrial, commercial, retail, mission critical, multifamily, seniors housing and residential real estate. The Hunt Midwest portfolio is anchored by SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex.
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In 1985, Hunt Midwest Enterprises, Inc. was formed through the merger of Mid-America Enterprises, which operated the Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun themed amusement parks, and Great Midwest Corporation’s mining and real estate operations. A focused growth strategy on the mining and real estate operations led to the sale of Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun in 1995.
Since that time, Hunt Midwest Enterprises has increased residential developments from one project covering 300 acres to 12 current and 4 completed developments on over 3,300 acres; added just under two million square feet of underground buildings to SubTropolis (SubTropolis Brochure: PDF | Digital Edition); increased industrial and commercial ground inventory by more than 500 acres; grew the Mining company from three locations in 1985 to over 40; and in 2004, Hunt Midwest Mining, Inc., merged with Martin Marietta Materials to form a new company called Hunt Martin Materials, L.L.C. to produce and market crushed limestone throughout the entire Kansas City region.
In April of 2014, Hunt Midwest sold its interest in Hunt Martin Materials, L.L.C. The strategic reallocation of resources will help continue the expansion of Hunt Midwest’s real estate development activities and geographic reach.
Hunt Midwest’s headquarters is located within the company’s SubTropolis underground business complex. SubTropolis is an ENERGY STAR certified warehouse facility.
Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held company owned by the Lamar Hunt family. The Hunt family business is a diverse portfolio of entities involved in real estate, sports/media, energy/resources, private equity and investments. Marquee entities include the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt Midwest, Hunt Southwest, FC Dallas Soccer Club, Toyota Stadium, Chicago Bulls and United Center.