Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Summit: A market that’s as ‘business-as-usual’ as any in the country

A tough year. That’s what everyone participating in the Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Summit agreed 2020 has been. But that’s not to say that the mood during the virtual event held Oct. 20 by REjournals.com and Midwest Real Estate News was a gloomy one. Instead, the biggest names in Kansas City’s real estate community agreed that the future still looks bright for this Missouri city’s CRE market.

The tone of the meeting was set early by keynote speaker Jill McCarthy, senior executive with the Kansas City Area Development Council. McCarthy agreed that 2020 has been a year of challenges what with the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing focus on racial injustice and a particularly negative presidential election campaign.

And, yes, Kansas City hasn’t been immune to the economic struggles brought about by the pandemic and the business shutdowns associated with it. Kansas City business owners are struggling. Restaurants are fighting

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