Ora Reynolds, president & CEO of Hunt Midwest, leads the full-service real estate company with an emphasis on ground-up development of industrial, climate controlled self- storage, multifamily, senior housing, and master-planned residential projects. She oversees all aspects of the Hunt entity’s existing real estate holdings including the company’s strategic direction and development pipeline.
During her 30-year tenure, SubTropolis has grown to nearly 7 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 6,400 residential lots have been platted and sold. Hunt Midwest re-entered the multifamily sector with luxury rental communities including Mission 106, Fairway Villas at Lenexa City Center and The Vue in downtown Overland Park. A senior housing platform was created in Kansas City with Principal Senior Living Group for nine area assisted living and memory care projects under the Benton House name. Recently, our senior housing footprint has expanded into the southeast with new Capstone-brand communities in southeast Florida and suburban Nashville to be operated by Integral Senior Living. Climate controlled self-storage is a new venture with five projects in varying stages of construction and lease-up in the KC metro. Additionally, Ora was responsible for the launch of Hunt Southwest with over 3.5 million square feet of developed industrial buildings in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and El Paso markets.
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.