Real Estate Consulting, Development, Asset Management, and Brokerage
Development Initiatives (DI) develops innovative approaches to complex and challenging real estate projects.
By engaging DI at the idea stage of development we can guide a project through the obstacles of the development process. Development Initiatives offers a myriad of services ranging from urban planning to real estate development to economic development.
With clientele ranging from rural communities to international corporations to large metropolitan cities, DI provides personal service to meet each and every client's needs.
We are accredited with the American Institute of Certified Planners and are active members of the American Planning Association and Urban Land Institute. Additionally, we are associate members of the following organizations; Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), SIOR, and Missouri Economic Development Financing Association (MEDFA).
Development Initiatives is a certified planning and development consultant with the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing, and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NRC).
In addition to consultation, the partners at Development Initiatives realize a unique perspective when it comes to real estate development...they've developed their own projects. Whether on their own, or in project partnerships, the partners of Development Initiatives understand what it takes to develop real estate.
Design and sustainability are cornerstones for each projects. In 2006 Dwell magazine featured 5 Delaware on the cover and highlighted his home in the annual ‘Modern Across America’ issue. Our projects have also been featured on Home and Garden Television
This contemporary, for-sale condominium project was one of the first in-fill projects located in the heart of the historic River Market neighborhood. Designed by el dorado architects, the building brings a fresh design experience to downtown Kansas City and has won numerous design awards from the architectural community. The units were sold as warm shells and buyer designed and finished their custom interiors. DI partners Jim Potter and Chris Sally were project partners on 5 Delaware.
First and Main Lofts
First and Main is a residential loft building located in Kansas City's River Market neighborhood and one block from historic City Market. Designed by Stark Wilson and Duncan and constructed by JE Dunn, this $7 Million dollar renovation was completed in 2007. The lofts feature open floor plans, exposed brick walls and soaring timber ceilings. DI partner Chris Sally teamed with Mr. Jonathan Arnold on First and Main Lofts.
This $16.5 million, 18-unit luxury condominium high rise is located in Kansas City's prestigious Country Club Plaza neighborhood. Innovative in design, it represents the area's first contemporary loft-style condominium featuring either full or half floor residences. Interior features include imported Italian kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, as well as custom designed Italian closet systems. The building's concrete frame is wrapped in a glass and metal panel window wall system, and provides a striking contrast to its older, more traditional neighbors. The Weitz Company, which is a related party to the equity partner in this development, completed construction in spring 2007. DI partner Jim Potter joined Mr. George Birt and Mr. Taylor McKee in partnership on 4646 Broadway.
The Gallo Building
Renovated in 2005, this property is located within the Downtown/River Market area, within Kansas City’s urban core. The Gallo Building is a 21,785 square foot, multi-tenant historically renovated office building located in the prestigious River Market neighborhood in Downtown Kansas City. This office building has eight office tenants ranging from 5,500 square feet to 1,110 square feet users. DI partner Chris Sally was the managing partner in the redevelopment of the Gallo Building.
Development Initiatives does provide some boutique asset management for select clients. Please contact us for further information.
Development Initiatives is a fully licensed and brokered real estate service provider in both Missouri and Kansas. While we don't actively function in the salesperson and/or broker role, this expertise lends a valuable asset when assisting our clientele.
Development Initiatives provides economic development consultation, market analysis and varying levels of strategic project consulting to both public and private sector clients. Since its inception in 1999, DI has had a cumulative impact on nearly $6.8 billion in client related development projects. Development Initiatives is a collaboration of professionals whose experience and education in real estate, community planning and economic development provides a holistic approach to the preparation of our market studies. Development Initiatives is an all inclusive real estate, development and community planning consulting firm specializing in the preparation of market analyses for client based real estate and business developments.