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VanTrust Real Estate has launched construction on a 2.36-million-square speculative industrial project in Kansas City's Northland submarket

VanTrust Breaks Ground on 2.4M SF of Spec Industrial in KC Metro

VanTrust Real Estate, LLC recently broke ground on the Platte International Commerce Center in Platte City, MO, within the Kansas City metro area. Three Class A buildings totaling 2.36 million square feet will be available for lease, with specific spacing availability from 50,000 to 1.3 million square feet. The first speculative building is expected to be shell complete May 2024. 

JLL EVP Phillip Algrim and managing director Kevin Wilkerson lead the leasing assignment for VanTrust. 

“The Kansas City metro area continues to standout as one of the best locations in the U.S. for supply chain and logistics optimization,” said Algrim. “The Platte International Commerce Center is located in the Northland submarket of the Kansas City metro area adjacent to a new world class airport and transportation infrastructure. It is poised to attract a wide variety of tenants due to the new KCI terminal and the quality Northland labor pool.” 


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JLL's Algrim

About Paul Bubny

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).

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