The History of Hunt Midwest: Real Estate Developer in Kansas City
  • Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held real estate development company owned by the Lamar Hunt family.
  • Hunt Midwest is a dynamic real estate development company privately held by the Lamar Hunt family.
  • Hunt Midwest is a dynamic real estate development company privately held by the Lamar Hunt family.

THE LAMAR HUNT FAMILY

Hunt Midwest is one of the pillars of the Lamar Hunt Family’s holdings, which include interests in real estate, sports/entertainment, energy/natural resources, and private equity. Other marquee brands include the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bulls, FC Dallas, Hunt Southwest, and Trinity Hunt.

HUNT MIDWEST TIMELINE

2023
KCI 29 Logistics Park - 3,300-Acre Mega Site - 20M+ SF - Adjacent to KCI Airport - Hunt Midwest Industrial Development in Kansas City - Groundbreaking - June 21, 2023
KCI 29 LOGISTICS PARK GROUNDBREAKING
KCI 29 Logistics Park - 3,300-Acre Mega Site - 20M+ SF - Adjacent to KCI Airport - Hunt Midwest Industrial Development in Kansas City - Groundbreaking - June 21, 2023

Hunt Midwest and Governor Mike Parson celebrated the groundbreaking on KCI 29 Logistics Park public infrastructure work and the I-29/Mexico City Avenue interchange improvements. Ace Hardware Corporation announced it would be the 3,300-acre mega site’s first tenant in a 1.5 million-square-foot build-to-suit retail support center. 

Ocala South Logistics Park - 251,511 SF of industrial space available for lease in Ocala, Florida
HUNT MIDWEST ENTERS FLORIDA INDUSTRIAL MARKET
Ocala South Logistics Park - 251,511 SF of industrial space available for lease in Ocala, Florida

Hunt Midwest and Ocala-based partners Boyd+Mox break ground on the 1.4 million-square-foot Ocala South Logistics Park in central Florida’s booming manufacturing and logistics corridor. It is Hunt Midwest’s first industrial spec project in Florida. 

The Hudson, a 228-unit luxury apartment community, will bring high-quality housing and first-class amenities to the Rosedale neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas.
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON THE HUDSON MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT
The Hudson, a 228-unit luxury apartment community, will bring high-quality housing and first-class amenities to the Rosedale neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas.

Construction begins on The Hudson multifamily development adjacent to The University of Kansas Health System campus on the corner of 36th Street and Rainbow Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas. The community will be built in partnership LANE4 Property Group and KU Endowment. 

Fort Prince Logistics Center - 476,280 SF of industrial space available in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED AT FORT PRINCE LOGISTICS CENTER
Fort Prince Logistics Center - 476,280 SF of industrial space available in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina

Hunt Midwest completes construction of Fort Prince Logistics Center, the company’s first industrial spec project in South Carolina’s dynamic Upstate market. 

Hunt Midwest pledges to contribute up to $2 million to the Platte County R-III School District as part of the KCI 29 Logistics Park project to support the district’s construction of a new, state-of-the-art $60 million Northland Workforce Development Center.
HUNT MIDWEST CONTRIBUTES $2M TO PLATTE COUNTY R-III SCHOOL DISTRICT
Hunt Midwest pledges to contribute up to $2 million to the Platte County R-III School District as part of the KCI 29 Logistics Park project to support the district’s construction of a new, state-of-the-art $60 million Northland Workforce Development Center.

Hunt Midwest pledges to contribute up to $2 million to the Platte County R-III School District as part of the KCI 29 Logistics Park project to support the district’s construction of a new, state-of-the-art $60 million Northland Workforce Development Center.   

2022
UPS Supply Chain Solutions opens a new facility in HMBC Logistics IV upon its completion in October 2022. UPS is leasing half of the 478-295-square-foot, cross-dock facility.  
UPS OPENS IN HMBC LOGISTICS IV
UPS Supply Chain Solutions opens a new facility in HMBC Logistics IV upon its completion in October 2022. UPS is leasing half of the 478-295-square-foot, cross-dock facility.  

UPS Supply Chain Solutions opens a new facility in HMBC Logistics IV upon its completion in October 2022. UPS is leasing half of the 478-295-square-foot, cross-dock facility.  

Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Capstone at Centerra - Loveland, Colorado
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE ON THE CAPSTONE AT CENTERRA
Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Capstone at Centerra - Loveland, Colorado

Hunt Midwest and Pinkard Construction, a Colorado-based senior living general contractor, complete construction on The Capstone at Centerra project in Loveland, Colorado. The facility offers 102 assisted living and memory care suites with accommodations for as many as 114 residents. 

Hunt Midwest Adds Crossroads Office to Accommodate Growth — New space underscores the company’s commitment to its culture — and community.
HUNT MIDWEST OPENS OFFICE IN THE CROSSROADS
Hunt Midwest Adds Crossroads Office to Accommodate Growth — New space underscores the company’s commitment to its culture — and community.

Hunt Midwest opens a new office at Corrigan Station II in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. The new space expands the firm’s footprint to accommodate continued growth and increases its visibility in the community, in addition to creating a beautiful and collaborative new workspace. 

Heartland Logistics Park - 852,826± SF of industrial space available for lease in Shawnee, Kansas
HUNT MIDWEST DEVELOPS FIRST INDUSTRIAL PROJECT IN KANSAS
Heartland Logistics Park - 574,732 SF of industrial space available for lease in Shawnee, Kansas

Hunt Midwest develops first industrial project in Kansas with acquisition of 113-acre Heartland Logistics Park in March. Construction started on the Shawnee, Kansas site with Building II, a 574,732 square foot cross-dock facility of a planned three to four buildings totaling 1.5 million square feet. 

KCI 29 Logistics Park - 3,300-Acre Mega Site - 20M+ SF - Adjacent to KCI Airport - Hunt Midwest Industrial Development in Kansas City
HUNT MIDWEST ASSEMBLES 3,300 ACRES NEAR KCI AIRPORT
KCI 29 Logistics Park - 3,300-Acre Mega Site - 20M+ SF - Adjacent to KCI Airport - Hunt Midwest Industrial Development in Kansas City

Hunt Midwest assembles 3,300 acres in prime location adjacent to Kansas City International Airport in March to create a mega-site capable of supporting up to 20 million square feet of Class A logistics and manufacturing space. 

Evergreen Logistics Park at I-85 - 258,801 SF of industrial space available in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina
HUNT MIDWEST BREAKS GROUND ON EVERGREEN 85 LOGISTICS PARK
Evergreen Logistics Park at I-85 - 258,801 SF of industrial space available in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina

Hunt Midwest breaks ground on Evergreen 85 Logistics Park in Anderson, South Carolina in June with the start of Building I, a 258,801 square foot industrial facility. 

2021
Fort Prince 85 Logistics Center - 594,880 SF of industrial space available in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina
HUNT MIDWEST EXPANDS INTO SOUTH CAROLINA
Fort Prince 85 Logistics Center - 594,880 SF of industrial space available in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina

Hunt Midwest expands into South Carolina market with February groundbreaking on Fort Prince Logistics Center, a 476,280 square foot industrial project, in Lyman, South Carolina. 

StorTropolis Self-Storage - Lenexa - Safe. Clean. Secure. Climate Controlled.
HUNT MIDWEST OPENS FIFTH STORTROPOLIS LOCATION
StorTropolis Self-Storage - Lenexa - Safe. Clean. Secure. Climate Controlled.

Hunt Midwest opens its fifth StorTropolis Self-Storage location in the Kansas City metro area, a 110,670 square foot facility with 760 climate-controlled, state-of-the-art, units in Lenexa, KS.

Five Star Logistics Park - 800,000 SF - Build-to-Suit - Industrial Buildings Kansas City
HMBC LOGISTICS IV UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Five Star Logistics Park - 800,000 SF - Build-to-Suit - Industrial Buildings Kansas City

HMBC Logistics IV, a 475,295-square-foot cross-dock distribution center in the Hunt Midwest Business Center at I-435 and NE Parvin Road, offers tenants 95% real property tax abatement.

Industrial Development - SubTropolis - The world's largest underground business complex.
SUBTROPOLIS EXPANSION CONTINUES
Industrial Development - SubTropolis - The world's largest underground business complex.

Hunt Midwest begins build-out of an additional 700,000 square feet of speculative Class-A space in SubTropolis, bringing the complex up to 7.5 million square feet of leasable space. The expansion provides an excellent solution for warehousing and distribution operations to meet the current supply chain and speed-to-market demands.

The Arlington Link paves the way for a 495-acre expansion of the Hunt Midwest Business Center.
ARLINGTON LINK COMPLETED
The Arlington Link paves the way for a 495-acre expansion of the Hunt Midwest Business Center.

Hunt Midwest completes construction of the Arlington Link, paving the way for a 495-acre expansion of the Hunt Midwest Business Center, a 2,500-acre business park located in the heart of Kansas City's established logistics and e-commerce corridor.

Blankenbaker Logistics Center - 322,831 SF of industrial space available in Louisville, Kentucky
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE AT BLANKENBAKER LOGISTICS CENTER – 100% LEASED
Blankenbaker Logistics Center - 322,831 SF of industrial space available in Louisville, Kentucky

Construction on Blankenbaker Logistics Center is complete and the 322,831-square-foot industrial building is fully leased. Piston Automotive, the world’s largest value add assembly supplier, signed a lease for the entire facility before build-out was complete.

Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Capstone at Royal Palm Beach
CAPSTONE ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE COMMUNITIES OPEN IN FL AND TN
Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Capstone at Royal Palm Beach

Hunt Midwest opens its first senior living communities outside the Kansas City metro. The Capstone at Royal Palm Beach in southeast Florida and The Capstone at Station Camp in Gallatin, TN, provide assisted living and memory care to residents in partnership with Integral Senior Living.

2020
Blankenbaker Logistics Center - 322,831 SF of industrial space available in Louisville, Kentucky
HUNT MIDWEST EXPANDS INTO LOUISVILLE MARKET
Blankenbaker Logistics Center - 322,831 SF of industrial space available in Louisville, Kentucky

Hunt Midwest expands into the Louisville, KY, industrial market and begins construction on Blankenbaker Logistics Center. The 323,000 square foot speculative building will be located in Blankenbaker Station, a Class A mixed-use business park in eastern Jefferson County, and adjacent to the local FedEx Ground terminal.

StorTropolis Self-Storage - Blue Springs - Safe. Clean. Secure. Climate Controlled.
STORTROPOLIS OPENS IN BLUE SPRINGS, MO — FIFTH LOCATION UNDERWAY IN LENEXA, KS
StorTropolis Self-Storage - Blue Springs - Safe. Clean. Secure. Climate Controlled.

Hunt Midwest opens a 138,000-square-foot facility in Blue Springs, MO, and begins construction on its fifth area StorTropolis location on a five-acre site near K-10 and Woodland Road in Lenexa, KS.

2019
SubTropolis Technology Center is a purpose-built data center campus located in Kansas City.
LIGHTEDGE SOLUTIONS DOUBLES SPACE IN SUBTROPOLIS TECHNOLOGY CENTER
SubTropolis Technology Center is a purpose-built data center campus located in Kansas City.

Anchor tenant LightEdge Solutions doubles in size to occupy 45,000 square feet within SubTropolis Technology Center, a mission critical campus for purpose built data centers.

Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Benton House of Olathe
HUNT MIDWEST AND PRINCIPAL SENIOR LIVING GROUP OPEN BENTON HOUSE OF OLATHE
Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Benton House of Olathe

Hunt Midwest and Principal Senior Living Group welcomes assisted living and memory care residents to the ninth metro area Benton House community.

Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Capstone at Station Camp
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON THE CAPSTONE AT STATION CAMP

Construction begins on The Capstone at Station Camp, a two-story, 76,000 square foot assisted living and memory care community in Gallatin, TN with 88 studio, one- and two-bedroom suites to accommodate up to 114 residents.

Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Capstone at Mt. Juliet
HUNT MIDWEST ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BUILD THE CAPSTONE AT MT. JULIET

Hunt Midwest announces plans to build its second Nashville-area assisted living and memory care community, The Capstone at Mt. Juliet, on a 5.5-acre site in Mt. Juliet, TN. The two-story, 76,000 square foot senior housing community will offer 88 studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with accommodations for up to 114

Hunt Midwest Multifamily Development - The Vue
CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED AND FIRST RESIDENTS MOVE INTO THE VUE
Hunt Midwest Multifamily Development - The Vue

Construction is completed and first residents move into The Vue, a $49M mixed-use multifamily development in Downtown Overland Park, KS that includes 219 one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments, a 340-stall parking garage, and 8,650 square feet of ground level retail space.

FSW SubTropolis 475,200 SF space
SUBTROPOLIS EXPANDS TO 6.5 MILLION SQUARE FEET
SubTropolis expands with 6.5 million square feet of leased space to more than 55 tenants. The footprint is now equivalent to 45 Arrowhead Stadiums underground.

SubTropolis expands with 6.5 million square feet of leased space to more than 55 tenants. The footprint is now equivalent to 45 Arrowhead Stadiums underground.

2018
Hunt Midwest Multifamily Development - The Fairways at City Center
THE FAIRWAYS AT CITY CENTER OPENS
Hunt Midwest Multifamily Development - The Fairways at City Center

The Fairways at City Center opens with 80 for-lease luxury twin villas near Lenexa City Center.

StorTropolis Self-Storage - Safe. Clean. Secure. Climate Controlled.
HUNT MIDWEST ENTERS THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SELF-STORAGE BUSINESS
StorTropolis Self-Storage - Safe. Clean. Secure. Climate Controlled.

Hunt Midwest moves into a new area of real estate development when it opens StorTropolis, a climate controlled self-storage facility in Shawnee, KS. A second location also opened in Kansas City, MO.

2017
Hunt Midwest Multifamily Development - The Vue
THE VUE MULTIFAMILY PROJECT BEGINS CONSTRUCTION
Hunt Midwest Multifamily Development - The Vue

The Vue, a $49M infill 219-unit luxury multifamily project with 8,700 square feet of retail commercial space and a 312-space parking structure begins construction in historic Downtown Overland Park, KS.

2016
HMBC Logistics III - Hunt Midwest Business Center
HMBC LOGISTICS I, II AND III – 625,000 SF OF SPECULATIVE BUILDINGS
Hunt Midwest Industrial Real Estate - Hunt Midwest Business Center

Hunt Midwest Business Center expands with HMBC Logistics I, II and III; three speculative buildings totaling 625,000 square feet.

Hunt Midwest Multifamily Development - Mission 106
CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED ON MISSION 106
Hunt Midwest Multifamily Development - Mission 106

Construction is completed on Mission 106, a $32M mixed-use community in Leawood, KS, and leasing of 139 luxury rental apartments and 7,500 square feet of office space begins.

2015
Development Services - Twin Creeks Project
HUNT MIDWEST COMPLETES WORK ON THE $16.6M TWIN CREEK SEWER IMPROVEMENT
Development Services - Twin Creeks Project

Hunt Midwest completes work on the $16.6M Twin Creek Sewer Improvement opening up 14,000 acres of land for development in Kansas City’s Northland.

Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held real estate development company with six decades of expertise in industrial, self-storage, residential, multifamily, and senior living communities, with more than $2.5 billion of developed projects in multiple geographic markets. Hunt Midwest leverages its reputation, resources, and relationships to create successful real estate solutions.
HUNT MIDWEST ENTERS THE TEXAS MARKET

Hunt Midwest enters the Texas market with Hunt Southwest to focus on industrial and office development. The current portfolio consists of 2.5 million square feet of buildings in various stages including entitlement, design, construction, leasing or recently sold.

2014
SUBTROPOLIS TECHNOLOGY CENTER WELCOMES ITS FIRST DATA CENTER TENANT
SUBTROPOLIS TECHNOLOGY CENTER WELCOMES ITS FIRST DATA CENTER TENANT

Hunt Midwest creates SubTropolis Technology Center to enter the mission critical space and welcomes its first data center tenant, LightEdge Solutions.

Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held real estate development company with six decades of expertise in industrial, self-storage, residential, multifamily, and senior living communities, with more than $2.5 billion of developed projects in multiple geographic markets. Hunt Midwest leverages its reputation, resources, and relationships to create successful real estate solutions.
HUNT MIDWEST SELLS ITS 50% MINING INTEREST IN HUNT MARTIN MATERIALS

Hunt Midwest sells its 50% mining interest in Hunt Martin Materials, LLC to Martin Marietta Materials.

2013
SubTropolis Cross Section - Automotive Alley
AUTOMOTIVE ALLEY IS CREATED AND TRADEMARKED
SubTropolis Cross Section - Automotive Alley

‘Automotive Alley’ is created and trademarked with over 14 automotive upfitters and suppliers occupying more than 150 acres at Hunt Midwest Business Center and over 400,000 square feet in SubTropolis, all in a synergistic environment in close proximity to the Ford Kansas City assembly plant in Claycomo.

2011
Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Benton House
HUNT MIDWEST ENTERS THE SENIOR HOUSING MARKET
Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Benton House

Hunt Midwest enters the senior housing market with Principal Senior Living Group to construct and operate Benton House assisted living and memory care communities in the KC metro.

2009
HUNT MIDWEST ADDS INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
HUNT MIDWEST ADDS INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Hunt Midwest adds infrastructure management services to its offerings and completes a wide range of public and private projects including Tiffany Springs Road, N Amity Avenue, N Eastern Avenue, Line Creek Trail and NE Parvin Road.

2007
SubTropolis Storage - The KC area’s most convenient, secure underground storage facility since 2007. RV, boat and classic car storage only minutes from downtown Kansas Cit
SUBTROPOLIS STORAGE OPENS
SubTropolis Storage - The KC area’s most convenient, secure underground storage facility since 2007. RV, boat and classic car storage only minutes from downtown Kansas Cit

SubTropolis Storage opens with 288,000 square feet of RV, boat and vehicle storage.

2004
Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held real estate development company with six decades of expertise in industrial, self-storage, residential, multifamily, and senior living communities, with more than $2.5 billion of developed projects in multiple geographic markets. Hunt Midwest leverages its reputation, resources, and relationships to create successful real estate solutions.
HUNT MIDWEST MINING MERGES

Hunt Midwest Mining merges with Martin Marietta Materials to form Hunt Martin Materials, LLC.

2000
Hunt Midwest Business Center - Industrial land for sale or build-to-suit
THE PARVIN ROAD TIF DISTRICT IS CREATED
Hunt Midwest Business Center - Industrial land for sale or build-to-suit

The Parvin Road TIF district is created, spurring growth of the 1,500-acre Hunt Midwest Business Center located on land above SubTropolis.

1995
Lamar Hunt builds Worlds of Fun
HUNT MIDWEST SELLS WORLDS OF FUN

Hunt Midwest sells Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun to Cedar Fair, LP, the nation’s sixth largest amusement park operator.

1993
North Brook - Hunt Midwest's first residential community - 1993
HUNT MIDWEST ENTERS THE RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT MARKET
North Brook - Hunt Midwest's first residential community - 1993

Hunt Midwest enters the residential real estate development market with its first development, North Brook, a 300-acre, master planned community that includes 900 homes across five distinct neighborhoods.

1985
Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held real estate development company with six decades of expertise in industrial, self-storage, residential, multifamily, and senior living communities, with more than $2.5 billion of developed projects in multiple geographic markets. Hunt Midwest leverages its reputation, resources, and relationships to create successful real estate solutions.
HUNT AND STEADMAN MERGE GREAT MIDWEST CORPORATION AND MID-AMERICA ENTERPRISES
Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held real estate development company with six decades of expertise in industrial, self-storage, residential, multifamily, and senior living communities, with more than $2.5 billion of developed projects in multiple geographic markets. Hunt Midwest leverages its reputation, resources, and relationships to create successful real estate solutions.

Hunt and Steadman merge Great Midwest Corporation and Mid-America Enterprises to form Hunt Midwest Enterprises, Inc. that includes three subsidiaries: Hunt Midwest Entertainment, Inc., Hunt Midwest Mining, Inc. and Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development.

1982
Lamar Hunt builds Worlds of Fun
OCEANS OF FUN OPENS

Oceans of Fun, a 60-acre water park, opens adjacent to Worlds of Fun.

1980
LAMAR HUNT AND JACK STEADMAN PURCHASE GREAT MIDWEST CORPORATION

Lamar Hunt and Jack Steadman purchase Great Midwest Corporation and revert it back to a private company.

1973
Lamar Hunt builds Worlds of Fun
WORLDS OF FUN OPENS
Lamar Hunt builds Worlds of Fun

Worlds of Fun, a 300-acre amusement park, opens at NE Parvin Road and I-435.

1970
The Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl --- Lamar Hunt invests in Great Midwest Corporation.
LAMAR HUNT INVESTS IN GREAT MIDWEST CORPORATION
The Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl --- Lamar Hunt invests in Great Midwest Corporation.

The Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl --- Lamar Hunt invests in Great Midwest Corporation.

1964
A STORAGE COMPANY IS FORMED
A STORAGE COMPANY IS FORMED

A storage company is formed to begin leasing space in the underground, welcoming Ford, Pillsbury and Russell Stover as its first tenants.

1963
Hunt Relocates The Dallas Texans To Kansas City
HUNT RELOCATES THE DALLAS TEXANS TO KANSAS CITY
Hunt Relocates The Dallas Texans To Kansas City

Lamar Hunt relocates the Dallas Texans to Kansas City, changing the team’s name to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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