KCRAR Commercial 2017 Forecast


Thank You For A Fantastic Forecast!

Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS Commercial recently welcomed a panel of distinguished speakers for the 2017 Commercial Forecast. This year, our guest speaker and panelists discussed a question close to the hearts of every Commercial real estate professional: “Why Kansas City?”

Our keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Ted C. Jones, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Stewart Title Guaranty Company, who showcased Kansas City’s most pressing concerns (and amazing successes) of the local commercial economy that, at times, couldn’t help but radiate Dr. Jones’s own Texas sensibilities.

For the discussion panel, KCRAR Commercial was thrilled to have the powerful lineup of Sungevity’s Shawn Yerkes, Virgin Mobile’s Dow Draper, VanTrust’s Rich Muller and Visit KC’s Ronnie Burt. The discussion was moderated by Kansas City Development Council’s Tim Cowden, and the group discussed their reasons for choosing Kansas City as their base of operations, and what it was that made the Metro Area so favorable for their businesses.

Special thanks to the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch for once again hosting this year’s Forecast, and to everyone who came out to make the day a success.

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