Kansas City, MO • June 24-27
Kansas City was founded in 1838, but the birth of the city we know today came about eighty years later. Kansas City thrived under Prohibition and was famously known as the “Paris of the Plains” for its free-flowing liquor at Speakeasies, enviable jazz scene and the embracement of new styles of dance and dress. Kansas City has flourished over the last 200 years and has become a “Business Hub” of the Midwest with a population of 1.7 million.
Commercial Real Estate in Kansas City, like in the majority of the country, was severely impacted during the pandemic. With the work from home trend continuing (89% of Commercial Property Managers report at least one tenant with a hybrid work schedule), managing commercial real estate is more critical than ever before. Approximately 1,500 people flocked to the BOMA International Conference in Kansas City to learn from industry professionals. Some of the highlights were sharing best practices on methods to make properties safer and smarter. The conference featured over 100 educational sessions and 300+ exhibitors at the expo. There was a strong focus on groundbreaking building technologies, new occupant expectations, the next phase of hybrid work environments, and decarbonization efforts.
BOMA International Community Service Committee partnered with BOMA/Kansas City to support the Veterans Community Project (VCP). VCP is a nonprofit organization, founded in Kansas City, MO, that is dedicated to providing homeless Veterans with the tools needed to build a stable, prosperous and independent life. More specifically, the VCP builds tiny home communities. They provide housing, a sense of community, walk-in support services and more. BOMA International attendees helped to support VCP by filling bags with “house items” and donating over $35,000.
The conference concluded with The TOBY Awards Gala as attendees enjoyed the roaring 20’s themed event. Boston was well represented with seven buildings up for an award.
- Under 100,000 Sq Ft: 700 Technology Square – managed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities
- 250,000 – 500,000 Sq Ft: 25 Mall Rd, Burlington MA – managed by Piedmont Office Realty Trust
- 500,000 – 1 Million Sq Ft: One Boston Place – managed by CBRE
- Over 1 Million Sq Ft: 222 Berkeley / 500 Boylston – managed by Oxford Properties
- Suburban Office Park, Low-Rise: The Core at Crosby, Bedford – managed by CBRE
- Historical Building: 139 Main – managed by Jones Lang Lasalle
- Corporate Facility: 225 Binney Street – managed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities
There is a winner in each of the following categories:
Five office building categories ranging from under 100,000 square feet to over 1 million square feet.
Medical Office Building
Public Assembly Building
Suburban Office Park Low-Rise
Suburban Office Park Mid-Rise