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Everything to know about Qualified Opportunity Zones in the United States

So… what exactly is an Opportunity Zone? Opportunity Zones are economically-distressed communities where new investments, under specific conditions, might be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Districts are eligible to be Opportunity Zones if they have been submitted for that classification by the state and that submission has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S. […]

The What, Why, and How of a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

So, what is a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment? A Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, commonly called an ESA, or Phase 1 ESA, is an assessment done to research the historical and current uses of a property as part of a Commercial Real Estate transaction. Why do Commercial Real Estate transactions require a Phase 1 […]

Women who are Inspiring the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Learn from 3 respected female leaders in the commercial real estate industry who have paved the way for other women in Commercial Real Estate. Find out their biggest lessons throughout their careers and apply them to your professional career.

CRE Investors! Here are 3 ways to quicken decisions in uncertain markets.

Check out 3 ways for CRE Investors to quicken decisions in uncertain markets. With movements and changes in the US economy and real estate industry it’s crucial for investors to keep up to pace and pivot to remain successful. Included are reasons for this change in the CRE industry, ideas to fill property space with new-age tenants and diverse tenants, ways to build capital relationships and maintain banking communication, and instructions to diversify your assets. Specific statistics and helpful practical steps combined with expertise from a leader of a commercial real estate firm qualify for a must-read. “To stay relevant, future real estate leaders need to continue on the path of innovation. While transformation is tough, the only way to continue growing is to advance with the times. As it was in previous cycles, great things come to those who are able to pivot during the hardest times.”

Multifamily Housing Market in 2019

Multi-family housing market trends for 2019. Commercial real estate news shared by leader in environmental and engineering consulting. Trends and economic growth in multifamily housing markets for 2019.

Qualified Opportunity Zones in Kansas City

Did you know that 52 million Americans (1 in 6) live in economically distressed communities? This is a major problem that Congress recently took a step to fix. Thus, Opportunity Zones were created in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Opportunity Zones are an innovative, flexible, and bipartisan solution for catalyzing private sector-led […]

End of the Year Swing is Here! We’re Ready…

You’re feeling it, because we are too. It’s the race to the finish line, the final cut of 2018 and, it’s HERE! While you may not be ready for Christmas yet (*cough* 49 days), or the start of a new year (Hello 2019 in 56 days), the calendar says it’s time to finish those real […]

SIOR 2018 Recap

SIOR Development Day is the biggest event of the year for UES. This year the Western Missouri/Kansas Chapter of SIOR 29th Annual Development Day was held at Kansas City’s Union Station in September. SIOR is the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. Furthermore, SIOR Development Day provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with industry leaders, […]