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Monday, April 10, 2017
Traders on Grand Renovations Underway


Block Real Estate Services, LLC and Partners Have Started Renovations on the Traders on Grand Building


KANSAS CITY, Mo.--- April 10, 2017 ---Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) and Sunflower Development Group (SDG) have started construction on the Traders on Grand building in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The 21-story historic building is located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, one block north of the Sprint Center and the Power & Light District. Completed in 1962, it was the first new downtown skyscraper since the 1930s and was occupied by Traders Bank on the first four floors.


BRES and SDG plan to convert this 268,700 square foot structure into a Class A+ mixed-used development that embodies the spirit of the Live/Work/Play lifestyle. Plans include 202 multifamily units with first class finishes, open floor plans and unparalleled amenity packages. The building will also feature approximately 11,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, enhancing the desirability and viability of Kansas City’s downtown core.


Highly acclaimed Helix Architects have designed a sophisticated and cosmopolitan James Bond-era theme for the project. The design aims to revitalize this classic building into a sleek and cutting edge development. Traders on Grand will provide investors with the unique opportunity to enjoy strong financial returns while improving upon the existing character and vitality of the Kansas City downtown district.


BRES is a full-service commercial real estate company managing over 37 million square feet of retail, office and industrial property, and nearly 7,100 units of multifamily property for equity partnerships and third party owners. BRES’s portfolio of services continues its role as the most comprehensive commercial real estate firm in Kansas City by providing and specializing in: real estate brokerage services, tenant representation, investment services, asset and property management, economic incentives consultation, financial services, construction and development services and the Block Funds.


Sunflower Development Group provides consulting, development, design construction and management services for commercial and residential projects in the Kansas City metropolitan area. SDG aims to improve the Kansas City urban experience by specializing in public and private partnerships, creative financing and historic preservation. 


For more information contact:


Aaron M. Mesmer

Acquisition and Investment Sales

Block Real Estate Services, LLC




Stephen J. Block

Block Real Estate Services, LLC



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