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1. Behind the Scenes with James E. Burke Behind the Scenes with James E. Burke August 1981 Biographical article about Kansas City lawyer and land developer James Burke, describing his important but relatively unseen influence in Kansas City's development starting in 1930, describing interactions...

2. Black Brokers: 'Exclusive' Home Sales in Kansas City Bow to Shifts in Market Black Brokers: 'Exclusive' Home Sales in Kansas City Bow to Shifts in Market February 22, 1981 News article about the Newsome Realty company at 6217 Prospect Avenue and its place in the changing climate of the local real estate market in which small, black-owned companies were losing their dominance...

3. Bouncing Back Bouncing Back June 2011 One of the trends in Kansas City's commercial real estate business is mixed-use developments, as well as multifamily housing units. Another significant trend is big-box distribution which "is directly...

4. Community Minded Community Minded April 2, 2010 Article profiles Phil Kirk upon the occasion of his being awarded the Jim Davis Award for his contributiions to Kansas City's downtown redevelopment. There is also information about Kirk's company, DST...

5. Copakens Leave Their Mark by Getting Their Hands Dirty Copakens Leave Their Mark by Getting Their Hands Dirty September 28, 2007 This article is part of a series profiling"catalysts" in Kansas City's history to mark the 25th anniversary of the Kansas City Business Journal. The Copaken family business began with Herman Copaken, an...

6. Dream Small Dream Small February 1-8, 2008 Article profiles Botwin Family Partners LP and general partner Diane Botwin. The company owns the property at 75th and Washington in Waldo that was destroyed by a disastrous fire in February 2007. Botwin...

7. Eugene D. Brown Dies at 80 Eugene D. Brown Dies at 80 May 17, 2008 Article about Eugene Brown, chairman of the old Eugene D. Brown Co. Realtors, who died May 14, 2008. The company was known for its Brown Bear logo and "had more than 400 employees when Brown sold it to...

8. Exchange Building Bought Exchange Building Bought January 3, 2014 Article announces that the Kansas City Board of Trade building at 4800 Main Street has been sold to Mariner Real Estate Management, LLC. The company is described as a real estate investment firm with dealings...

9. Gilmer Realty Company/James Gilmer Correspondence Gilmer Realty Company/James Gilmer Correspondence 1932-1941 This small collection includes miscellaneous correspondence belonging to James Gilmer for 1932-1936, and 1941; contract and lease between John Harold and Gladys Tuttle for a storeroom at 305 Westport Road...

10. He Locates Factories He Locates Factories February 1900 Article discusses George Fisher, "the young real estate dealer who recently moved from Chicago to Kansas City and opened an office in the American Bank building." Fisher, in the practice of locating factories,...

11. Housing Pioneer Improved KC Area Housing Pioneer Improved KC Area October 6, 2007 Editorial page article mentions African American real-estate agent Don Sewing who in 1966 moved his family to Fairway in Johnson County, Kansas. This move broke the color barrier in northeast Johnson County....

12. KC's '07 Housing Market Was 'Ugly' KC's '07 Housing Market Was 'Ugly' February 17, 2008 Review of the housing market of 2007 with accompanying charts and maps.

13. KC's 'West Side Strategy' Puts All of Downtown on Track KC's 'West Side Strategy' Puts All of Downtown on Track September 28, 2007 Article in series "Catalysts," marking 25th anniversary of Kansas City Business Journal, discusses Phil Kirk's early and key role in the revival of downtown Kansas City. Working with Bill Deramus he designed...

14. Kirk Serves as Quiet Architect of Downtown's Rebirth Kirk Serves as Quiet Architect of Downtown's Rebirth June 29-July 5, 2007 Article profiles Phil Kirk and his role in attracting businesses back to downtown Kansas City. In particular, Kirk was instrumental in providing financial support for the purchase of the former Bank of...

15. Louis Vogel Louis Vogel Fall 2008 Short biographical article about Louis Vogel who arrived in Westport in 1839 and in addition to selling illegally whiskey to the Indians, began buying real estate. "Among his achievements was his helping...

16. Northeast Celebrates 100 Years Northeast Celebrates 100 Years July 1, 2009 Profile of Northeast Realty, a family-owned business celebrating its 100-year anniversary in the Northeast community. The company, founded in 1909 by Marcus Waltermire, is currently run by his three great-grandsons:...

17. Real Estate Brokers to Hold Workshop Real Estate Brokers to Hold Workshop May 18, 1951 News article with photos about the Real Estate Brokers workshop at the Paseo Y.W.C.A. held "under the auspices of the Urban League of Kansas City." The article provides photographs of several of the African...

18. Real Estate Brokers to Hold Workshop Real Estate Brokers to Hold Workshop May 18, 1951 News article with photos about the "Real Estate Brokers workshop" at the Paseo Y.W.C.A. held "under the auspices of the Urban League of Kansas City." The article provides photographs of several of the...

19. Robert Williams Robert Williams February 15, 1952 Brief biographical article about Robert Williams, winner of an achievement award as "president of the Williams Realty Company, 2200 Prospect Ave." and head of "the largest firm of his kind in the middlewest...

20. SC178 American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Collection Finding Aid SC178 American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Collection Finding Aid 1951, 1956 The American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Collection contains a pre-registration and supplemental roster for the South Central Regional Appraisal Conference in March 1951, and a membership roster...