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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
BRES Announces Newest Tenant to 46 Penn Centre on the Country Club Plaza


Kansas City, MO --- TBD, 2021 --- Parris Communications Inc., a leading public relations and strategic communications firm, will be relocating their Kansas City, Missouri office to the Country Club Plaza in the Fall of 2021 to 46 Penn Centre, a Class-A, 14-story, 214,000 square foot office building developed by Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES).

BRES is excited to welcome another company with deep Kansas City roots to the newest office building on the Plaza. Parris, a 33-year-old firm with a roster of clients spanning coast to coast, will join existing tenants CrossFirst Bank, RSM Partners, UBS, Pulse Design, Triad, BRES, CROWN MedRealty Partners, and Anthony Knipp Law. Also opening at 46 Penn Centre will be exciting restaurant concepts Ocean Prime and Prime Social, the latter of which will open on the building’s panoramic rooftop.

“After living on the west side of the Plaza for over 3 decades,” said Founder and CEO Roshann Parris, “we’re inspired by the opportunity to reside in the heart of the Country Club Plaza.  Not only do we get to capture a spectacular Plaza view; we also welcome the chance to partner with BRES and join the growing list of impressive 46 Penn Centre tenants.”

Parris Communications will occupy approximately 5,200 square feet of “blank slate” space on the 9th floor overlooking the picturesque Plaza.  Their space is being designed by KEM Studios and will be constructed by contractor Nexus5.

“We are excited to welcome the high-energy Parris team to 46 Penn Centre,” Kenneth G. Block, Managing Principal of BRES. “Parris is known regionally and nationally for the impressive quality of their work with some of the region’s biggest and best companies.  BRES has been honored to work with them over the years, and we can’t wait to welcome them to 46 Penn Centre, their new home on the Plaza.”

46 Penn Centre offers state-of-the-art, world class amenities including two restaurant concepts:  1) Ocean Prime, a sit-down restaurant accessible from both Pennsylvania Avenue and from the spacious two-story main entrance lobby, and 2) Prime Social, a rooftop bar with unmatched views of the Plaza and Downtown KC, opening fall 2021. All office floors have access to private tenant balconies facing the Plaza.  Parris’ space offers amazing views of the Plaza for their colleagues and clients to enjoy each day.

The Class-A office building was carefully planned and designed to achieve LEED standards. To assist with improving the indoor air for a better work environment, the building’s HVAC was outfitted with Global Plasma Solutions devices and MERV 13 filtration. Other notable building amenities include: a fitness center, Company Kitchen facility, car care center, dry cleaning service, and shoeshine service.

46 Penn Centre is the first office building to be built on the Country Club Plaza since the Plaza Vista building opened in 2013. Opportunities remain available to occupy the state-of-the-art building, including the 14th floor.  Please contact BRES at 816.756.1400 for all leasing inquiries.


About Parris Communications Inc.

Founded in 1988, Parris Communications is a full-service strategic communications agency, specializing in corporate communications, public relations, crisis and issues management, public affairs, community engagement, and executive presentation coaching.  Among its many honors over the years, Parris has been named one of Kansas City’s Best Places to Work for 13 years, and is a Small Business Philanthropist of the Year.


About Block Real Estate Services, LLC

Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) is a full-service commercial real estate company managing over 44 million square feet of retail, office, and industrial property.  Affiliate Block Multifamily Group manages over 10,200 multifamily units 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.


For more information contact:

Kenneth G. Block

Managing Principal

Block Real Estate Services, LLC




Laurie Roberts


Parris Communications, Inc.




Chris Meier

Director of Marketing and Communications

Block Real Estate Services, LLC



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