Largest Downtown Employers
Largest Tech Companies Downtown
Downtown Office Tenants
Downtown Kansas City has been the region’s commercial center and home to traditional industries like banking and law since its beginning. Now, Downtown is also becoming Kansas City’s center for creativity, innovation, and health care. This mix of companies, from entrepreneurial startups to corporate headquarters, and range of industries, from design+build, marketing, and technology, is making Downtown Kansas City a dynamic hub of creativity and a fertile ground for launching new ventures and growing existing businesses. A sample of Downtown Kansas City’s office tenants are displayed on the map below.
Top Office Space Leases – Downtown 2019
These relocations and expansions highlight Downtown Kansas City’s core competitive advantages: a location at the center of the region’s transportation network, providing both easy access to the region’s workforce and to Downtown’s significant cluster of young, well-educated workers; a dense concentration
of other professional, business, and financial services firms; and a diverse offering of cultural and retail amenities.
Downtown Coworking Spaces
Coworking has become a stronger force in Downtown’s real estate, with more than 254,000 square feet of the office market controlled by coworking tenants. The product offering has helped accelerate the growth of Downtown Kansas City, providing quick, easy, and quality options for companies, big and small, to test the market.
Office Projects Under Construction & Planned
Construction cranes and new development, visible everywhere, continue to transform Downtown Kansas City. Over the past 15 years, more than $8.9 billion dollars of major real estate development has been completed or is currently under construction. Within the office sector, more than 1.2 million square feet of space is under construction or currently being renovated. An additional 1.1 million square feet of office space is currently planned for the next two years.
The region’s 27 institutions of higher education collectively enroll more than 139,000 undergraduate and graduate students including 3,311 at UMKC’s Health Sciences District located in Downtown Kansas City. Fifty percent of Downtown residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, outpacing the Kansas City metropolitan region’s rate of 36%. Below is a list of four-year colleges and universities located within an hour of Downtown Kansas City.
Construction cranes and new development, visible everywhere, continue to transform Downtown Kansas City. Over the past 15 years, more than $8.9 billion dollars of major real estate development has been completed or is currently under construction.
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Projects Under Construction
Over the past 15 years, more than $8.9 billion dollars of major real estate development has been completed or is currently under construction in Downtown Kansas City. Some of our significant projects currently under construction are highlighted below.
Experience Downtown Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City has become a thriving, modern, mixed-use district. Vibrant urban living and a broad range of housing types in historic neighborhoods are attracting residents and workers who want to enjoy Downtown’s expansive array of cultural, entertainment, dining, and recreation options.
Downtown Kansas City is a collection of vibrant districts with great housing options in charming, historic neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and atmosphere. Downtown neighborhoods offer easy access to jobs, cultural venues, great shopping, and day-to-day amenities by foot, bike, public transit, or car. Each neighborhood offers diverse choices for residents of all ages and at all stages of life.