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Global insights leader to address Office Summit audience

In just two weeks, the Downtown Council of Kansas City will welcome 350 business leaders on Tuesday, Nov. 9 for a summit meeting on the hottest commodity in Downtown’s escalating revitalization – the commercial office market.

The 5th annual Downtown KC Office Summit will feature a keynote address by Revathi Greenwood, Global Head of Data and Insights for Cushman & Wakefield, Washington, D.C. She will discuss Downtown Kansas City’s recent successes, outlook, and national market comparison to trends. Tickets are available now by clicking here.

The Office Summit will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 before an in-person audience at The Gallery event space, 61 E. 14th St., in the Kansas City Power & Light District. The event – featuring opening remarks by the Hon. Quinton Lucas, Mayor of the City of Kansas City – is designed to provide a better understanding of the Downtown office market today and to chart a course towards greater success in the future. 

And, Greenwood is poised to be the right speaker for the job. She will share her perspective on COVID-19’s impact on commercial real estate, and prepare the local  audience for what comes next. Revitalization of the office market is paramount to creating jobs, attracting talent, unlocking value, and engaging private investment in Downtown. 

The Downtown Office Summit will feature three components on Nov. 9:

  • 2 p.m. – Office Summit Expo – a networking opportunity to learn more about the commercial office marketplace and the people who represent Downtown properties, opportunities and trends.
  • 3 p.m. – Office Summit Program – a series of speakers who will illustrate the challenges and opportunities facing Downtown Kansas City in light of the rapid growth of the commercial businesses marketplace, along with a growing spike in residents and visitors in Downtown. 
  • 5 p.m. – Reception and networking more

“More and more office tenants are looking for and moving to office properties that offer convenient amenities to help them retain, attract, and now bring back their talent,” said Mike Klamm, Senior Vice President of CBRE Kansas City and Vice Chair of the DTC Board of Directors. 

The Office Summit is sponsored by J.E. Dunn Construction and The Cordish Companies, along with CBRE, Centric, Cushman & Wakefield, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Henderson Engineers, Metropolitan Community College, and Lewis Rice.

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