Entries by Jacob McDaniel


As seen in Bloomberg Businessweek: Welcome to SubTropolis

Welcome to SubTropolis: The Massive Business Complex Buried Under Kansas City More than 1,000 people spend their workdays in SubTropolis, an industrial park housed in an excavated mine the size of 140 football fields By Patrick Clark, February 4, 2015  About 10 percent of Kansas City’s commercial real estate is underground, says Ora Reynolds, president […]

KCBJ Power 100: Ora Reynolds – President & CEO, Hunt Midwest

Power 100: Ora Reynolds – President & CEO, Hunt Midwest Kansas City Business Journal Ora Reynolds and Hunt Midwest have been on a roll. Ford Motor Co.’s billion-dollar investment in its Kansas City Assembly Plant has also helped fill “Automotive Alley” at Hunt Midwest’s Subtropolis. Meanwhile, the company’s residential operation has benefited from housing’s bounce-back […]


Homebuilding in KC: A New Address

The area’s next big residential area is about to rise from the dirt. Austin Alonzo – Kansas City Business Journal Construction is set to begin next year on the first housing developments in Kansas City’s Twin Creeks watershed. Roughly 13,000 acres in Platte and Clay counties are primed to transform from farm fields to new […]

Now is the Time to Tell Kansas City’s Ecommerce Story

Now is the Time to Tell Kansas City’s Ecommerce Story Mike Bell – Vice President & General Manager, Hunt Midwest Hunt Midwest’s SubTropolis recently caught the attention of The Wall Street Journal. The world’s largest underground business park has been making quite a few headlines lately for its success in attracting Ford upfitters to “Automotive […]

In Kansas City, It’s the Rise of the Underground

Demand for Space Below Ground Is Increasing in Missouri; a Steady 65 Degrees By Max Taves, November 26, 2014 It is easy to underestimate the size of the Kansas City, Mo., industrial real-estate market. That’s because a big chunk of it is hidden from sight — underground. Occupying more than 21.8 million square feet, Kansas […]