About Us

Leadership

Ken Block KENNETH G. BLOCK, SIOR, CCIM
Managing Principal
T 816.932.5551 | kblock@blockllc.com

Kenneth G. Block is the managing principal of Block Real Estate Services, LLC. He entered the real estate field in 1975 and specializes in investment sales and development of industrial, office, and business park properties. To date, he has been involved in the development of over 220 buildings with a total value in excess of $1.3 billion. Over his career, he has been involved in more than $2.5 billion of property sales and dispositions in all asset classes.

Ken is thoroughly knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate brokerage, development, construction, financing, syndication, leasing and marketing.  Ken is an active industrial member of SIOR and a member of CCIM. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board of Midwest Real Estate News.

 

Stephen Block STEPHEN J. BLOCK
Principal
T 816.932.5537 | sblock@blockllc.com

Stephen J. Block is a principal with Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) and he started working with BRES in 1974 after graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University. Stephen began his career in leasing office and retail space. This led him to begin renovation of several buildings in the historic Westport district of Kansas City and ultimately to development of several office and retail properties in cooperation with the city and various redevelopment agencies. 

Stephen is thoroughly knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate brokerage, development, construction, financing, syndication, leasing and marketing. Stephen is currently president of the Westport Community Improvement District.  He is a Life Member of the Missouri Million Dollar Club and has received numerous awards and citations from various development agencies including Urban Design Awards and Economic Development Cornerstone Awards.

 

Michael Block MICHAEL R. BLOCK, CPM
Principal
T 816.932.5549 | mblock@blockllc.com

Michael R. Block is a principal with Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) and has been with BRES since 1979. He is a member of the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR) and has been in its Multi-Million Dollar Club for many years. Michael received lifetime membership in the Missouri Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Club in 1986. In addition to being an active member of the local, state and national realtor associations, he also belongs to the local chapters of IREM and CCIM.

Michael participates in a number of community and civic organizations including the Bacchus Foundation, the Avidus Foundation, the Kansas City Jazz Festival, the Kansas City Chiefs Red Coaters, and the Helzberg Leadership Fellows.

 

Scott Cordes SCOTT M. CORDES
Chief Operating Officer
T 816.932.5594 | scordes@blockllc.com

Scott M. Cordes is Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) Chief Operating Officer. He rejoined BRES in 2020 having held an industrial brokerage position with the firm from 2004-2013. His responsibilities include development, implementation, and oversight of corporate strategy for BRES Kansas City, Block Hawley (BRES St. Louis affiliate), Block Multifamily Group, Block Maintenance Solutions, and other company subsidiaries. 

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Scott oversees a team of over 20 directors/managers and support staff responsible for delivery of asset and property management services for a portfolio exceeding 42 million square feet of office, industrial, medical, multifamily and retail space across the country. He also provides leadership to the BRES operating departments which include marketing, administrative, investment, brokerage, and insurance services.

 

Brian Beggs BRIAN R. BEGGS, CFA
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
T 816.932.5568 | bbeggs@blockllc.com

Brian R. Beggs is the Executive Vice President/Chief Investment Officer of Block Real Estate Services, LLC. His primary functions include the review and analysis of potential acquisitions and dispositions, detailed financial modeling and transaction valuation and execution. He has been involved in property acquisitions with a total value of over $1.4 billion with primary focus on medical and industrial assets. He also assists with the negotiations of purchase and sale contracts, coordinates and reviews the due diligence process and helps obtain financing terms, which include floating short-term and bridge loans as well as permanent fixed rate non-recourse debt. 

Brian is a Principal in Block Funds and a member of the Block Real Estate Services, LLC Executive Committee. He has been in the commercial real estate industry since 2003 and is a graduate of the University of Kansas College of Business. Brian earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter in July of 2004 and is a member of both the CFA Institute and the Kansas City Society of Financial Analysts.

 

Kim Mann KIMBERLY MANN, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
T 816.412.8470 | kmann@blockllc.com

Kimberly Mann originally joined Block Real Estate Services, LLC in 2009 and has worked throughout the accounting department in management positions. In 2019 she was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer and ultimately Chief Financial Officer in 2020 to better reflect her role and responsibilities within the company. She is cross trained on every function within the accounting department, allowing her to help when needed and better train new hires. Her experience with BRES runs deep as she also served four years as a Property Controller. Kim has more than 20 years of experience in diverse accounting and leadership roles in complex, highly regulated environments, with most taking place in the commercial real estate industry. She graduated summa cum laude from Maryville University St. Louis, Missouri with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She received her Certified Public Accounting designation in 2013.

 


Doug Roth DOUGLAS A. ROTH
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
T 816.412.5856 | droth@blockllc.com

Douglas A. Roth is Block Real Estate Services, LLC Chief Information Officer, as well as the Executive Vice President of Block Technology Solutions. He oversees the information technology departments day to day operations, manages all infrastructure and technology in over 34 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, and multifamily properties, nationwide. Manages all Fiber and wireless communications throughout the portfolio, as well as the day-to-day operations of the technology division's large customer base. Doug has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and brings a diverse background in Management, IT design/ build, and leading edge technology. He graduated from the California Institue of Technology with an associate degree in information technology and currently holds his CND, CCNA, MCP, A+, and Network+ certifications.  

 

Harry Drake HARRY P. DRAKE, CCIM, CPM
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Planning
T 816.932.5543 | hdrake@blockllc.com

Harry P. Drake is Block Real Estate Services, LLC Executive Vice President/Strategy and Planning. In this position, Harry is responsible for effectively implementing and managing BRES business performance and strategic initiatives to insure its continued success. In addition, Harry also coordinates the response of BRES’s distressed asset services team. He has served as a court appointed receiver for commercial properties totaling in excess of one million square feet securing debt in excess of $75 million located in the Kansas City and St. Louis Metropolitan areas. 

Harry is a Principal in Block Funds and a member of the Block Real Estate Services, LLC Executive Committee. He has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1980, and is a graduate of Michigan State University's College of Business, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutions Management. Harry also attended the Rockhurst University, Executive Fellows MBA program.