Mike Bell - Hunt Midwest, Senior Vice President - Industrial/Commercial Development


Senior Vice President
Commercial Real Estate

Mike Bell leads Hunt Midwest’s commercial real estate division and is responsible for the overall growth and management of the company’s industrial leasing, property management, construction, mission critical, and development services.  

An architectural engineer by training, Mike has more than 27 years of experience in the construction, design, and development aspects of commercial real estate, including more than 12 years at Hunt Midwest. During his tenure the company’s commercial and industrial holdings have grown exponentially. SubTropolis, already the world’s largest underground business complex, has grown from 4.7 million square feet of space to more than 8.1 million square feet of space in 2023 and plans to expand the facility up to 14 million total square feet over the coming decade. He was integral to the creation of SubTropolis Technology Center, a mission critical development with up to 100MW of power capacity.  He has overseen the development of the 2,500-acre Hunt Midwest Business Center above ground, which includes another 1.2 million square feet of industrial space built or under construction in 2023, and the new 3,300-acre KCI 29 Logistics Park.  

Mike also has overseen Hunt Midwest’s industrial expansion into the Southeast U.S., including ongoing industrial development projects across Florida, Kentucky, and South Carolina. He helped attract the first hyper-scale data center company to Missouri, using state incentives that Hunt Midwest helped Missouri lawmakers develop, and helped create a new $1 billion Google data center on 300 acres at the Hunt Midwest Business Center.  

Mike is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and previously served as chairman for the Associated Builders and Contractors. He also is a member in a variety of other real estate and technology organizations, including the Kansas City Area Development Council, Smart Port, AFCOM and 7×24 Exchange, CCIM, IMN, and NAOIP. He also previously served as chairman for the Church of the Resurrection board of trustees when the congregation undertook a $92 million expansion in Leawood.  

Born in Michigan, Mike is an avid hockey fan who still plays weekly in an adult competitive league in Shawnee. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas. He lives with his family in Leawood, Kansas. 

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 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.