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 (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.

 

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

Harry P. Drake is Block Real Estate Services, LLC Executive Vice President/COO. He oversees the Property Management division, which is made up of 20 directors/managers and support staff responsible for over 24 million square feet of commercial space and over 1,800 multifamily housing units located in the metropolitan areas of Kansas City, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Phoenix. 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.

 

Vince Johnston VINCE JOHNSTON
Sr. Vice President, CFO
T 816.932.5560 | vjohnston@blockllc.com

Vince Johnston joined Block Real Estate Services, LLC in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer. Vince has over 15 years experience in the commercial real estate industry and brings with him a diverse financial background in asset management, property management, and corporate finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in financial reporting and financial analysis. Vince is a native of the Kansas City area and holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Kansas State University.

 

 


Lou Serrone DOUGLAS A. ROTH
Vice President, CIO
T 816.412.5856 | droth@blockllc.com

Douglas A. Roth is Block Real Estate Services, LLC Chief Information Officer, as well as the 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 technology institute with an associate degree in information technology and currently holds his CND, CCNA, MCP, A, and network+ certifications.