Entries by Eric Ford

TODAY – Go inside SubTropolis

Go inside ‘SubTropolis,’ the underground city housing Hollywood treasures, ‘cool’ companies NBC Sunday TODAY Show – October 16, 2016 Under a hill in Kansas City lies a massive man-made facility where businesses have taken up shop. Reporting for Sunday TODAY, NBC’s Harry Smith explores the 6 million square foot industrial park holding Hollywood treasures, cloud […]

The Animal Health Corridor is going underground.

The Animal Health Corridor is going underground. Ryan Tompkins – Manager of Sales & Leasing When choosing a location for warehouse, distribution and R & D facilities, animal health companies would be wise to check out SubTropolis, The World’s Largest Underground Business Complex™. SubTropolis is located in the heart of Kansas City, which is a centerpiece […]

Auto, e-commerce demand fuel Hunt Midwest Business Center expansion

Auto, e-commerce demand fuel Hunt Midwest Business Center expansion Rob Roberts – Kansas City Business Journal By the time Hunt Midwest completes HMBC Logistics I next month, the new 200,000-square-foot Class A industrial building in the Hunt Midwest Business Center may well be leased up, said Ora Reynolds, the Kansas City-based development firm’s CEO. Hunt Midwest […]

Ford is keeping the line moving in Kansas City.

Ford is keeping the line moving in Kansas City. Ryan Tompkins – Manager of Sales & Leasing When people think about Kansas City, chances are they think about barbecue, jazz, the Kansas City Chiefs and of course, our World Series-winning Royals. What they may not realize is that along Kansas City’s I-35 Northland corridor, Ford has […]

Hunt Midwest educates KC brokers, links two development worlds

Hunt Midwest educates KC brokers, links two development worlds Autumn MorningSky – MetroWire Media For the last five years, it’s been impossible to discuss Kansas City’s development boom without mention of the powerhouse that is Hunt Midwest. The sister company of the Kansas City Chiefs has saturated local real estate news and has even graced […]

The Hidden Metropolis Beneath Kansas City

The Hidden Metropolis Beneath Kansas City Great Big Story One-hundred-fifty feet below Kansas City, in a 270-million-year-old limestone deposit, more than 1600 people work in the world’s largest business labyrinth. They basically work in the Batcave, and it’s probably more interesting than your office. As seen on CNN — Check out the video essay here. […]

States competing for data centers extend $1.5B in tax breaks

States competing for data centers extend $1.5B in tax breaks David Lieb – Associated Press The former limestone mine seemed perfect for a large computer data center. The air was cool. The rock walls provided a defense against natural disasters. And the tunnels bored into a Kansas City hillside had access to abundant electricity and […]

Kansas City Will Benefit From the Shift to E-commerce

Kansas City Will Benefit From the Shift to E-commerce Dick Ringer – Assistant General Manager, Hunt Midwest With its central U.S. location, great labor force and affordable lease rates, Kansas City offers an exciting value proposition for e-commerce companies, and the time is right for deal-making in the industrial market. Online sales currently comprise about 7 percent […]

Hunt Midwest announces 126-acre industrial park expansion

Hunt Midwest announces 126-acre industrial park expansion Rob Roberts – Kansas City Business Journal Responding to growing demand in the automotive supply, e-commerce and data center markets, Hunt Midwest has completed a 126-acre surface business park expansion. The Hunt Midwest Business Center now can accommodate as much as 2 million square feet of new Class A […]