Mariner Holdings LLC, the parent company for Mariner Wealth Advisors and asset managers Montage Investments, is in the process of moving into its new headquarters building in Overland Park.
Located at 5700 W. 112th St., the new five-story building is called Nall Corporate Centre II and was expected to cost $34 million to construct. It is just southwest of the five-story Nall Corporate Centre I building that was completed for Teva Pharmaceuticals' new headquarters in 2013.
A view of the welcome desk in Mariner Holdings's new main lobby.
Developed by Block Real Estate Services, Mariner Holdings will occupy 60,000 square feet on the top two floors of the 150,000-square-foot building, with an option for another 30,000 square feet on the third floor if they need it in the future. Mariner signed a 10-year lease, and given their growth over the years, they'll likely need that extra space at some point.
Founded in 2006, Mariner Holdings has grown to 750 employees across the nation. When it is fully moved in by early May, the new headquarters will house 185 people, mainly the executive team and support groups like human resources, IT, accounting and compliance.
The Mariner Wealth Advisors team will take over the company's former headquarters at 4200 W. 115th St. in Leawood, giving them more room to grow as well. Asset management subsidiaries based in the Kansas City area like Tortoise Capital Advisors and Palmer Square Capital Management will retain leases in other buildings, although a few of the smaller, developing operations will take up space in the new headquarters.
The expectation for continued growth was a major consideration as the global financial services firm built out its new office in Overland Park.
"Everything we did was to maintain as much flexibility as possible with the space, so it can be easily adapted whenever necessary as we grow," said Kara Stoecklein, Mariner Holdings' chief people officer.
Mariner Holdings used specially developed modular walls throughout the office, which can be easily taken down and reconfigured, yet offer plenty of soundproofing. The modular walls include glass windows and doors to let plenty of light into the meeting spaces and offices. However, most of the employees are in open space areas to encourage collaboration.
Source: Kansas City Business Journal