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Hunt Midwest Prepares to Add 650K SF of Spec at KC Center

The strong leasing momentum at Hunt Midwest Business Center in Kansas City, MO has led to 100% occupancy at both HMBC Logistics I and II, the start of construction on HMBC Logistics III and the permitting of HMBC Logistics IV. Logistics III will offer 217,783 square feet of space when it opens in March 2019; Logistics IV will be a 435,000-square-foot cross-dock facility with a May 2019 opening.

Most recently, Vanguard Packaging and Great Plains Packaging have taken 100,890 square feet at Logistics I, while Online Labels opened a 37,888-square-foot regional manufacturing and fulfillment center there. At Logistics II, Wurth DMB opened a 27,164-square-foot regional distribution center and Voss Lighting leased 27,257 square feet.

Hunt Midwest CEO Ora Reynolds cited HMBC’s “central location, scalable footprint, strong workforce, excellent highway access, and 100% real property tax abatement for 25 years” as drivers of the property’s success.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).