As president & CEO of Hunt Midwest, Ora Reynolds leads the full-service real estate companies with an emphasis on the ground-up development of industrial, mission critical, climate controlled self-storage, multifamily, senior housing, and master-planned residential projects. She oversees all aspects of the Hunt entities’ existing real estate holdings while focusing on the company’s growth.
During her 28-year tenure, SubTropolis has grown to over six million square feet of leased space and now includes a mission critical campus, SubTropolis Technology Center. The Hunt Midwest Business Center expanded to over eight million square feet of buildings. In the residential arena, over 6,000 residential lots have been platted and sold. Hunt Midwest re-entered the multi-family sector with Mission 106, Fairway Villas at Lenexa City Center and The Vue luxury apartments projects. A senior housing platform was developed under the Benton House name with nine KC area communities operated by Principal Senior Living Group. Recently the senior housing footprint has expanded into the southeast with the Capstone brand. Climate controlled self-storage is a new venture with five projects in various stages of construction and lease-up in the KC metro. Additionally, Ora was responsible for the launch of Hunt Southwest Real Estate Development with over 2.5 million square feet of industrial buildings under development in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.
Ora’s community service stretches from corporate boards to numerous charitable and civic organizations. She is currently chair of the board for Starlight Theatre and a member of the KU Advancement Board. She also serves on the executive committee of the KCADC board and as an advisory board member of Commerce Bank. Ora is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She lives with her family in Leawood, Kansas.