The following 2017 winners were recognized and celebrated at the 2017 Awards ceremony and reception on September 26, 2017.
2017 Lifetime Achievement
Whitney Kerr, Sr. has been active in the commercial, industrial and land brokerage business as a broker and developer for more than five decades. In the 1970s, Whitney brokered the land for 11 office park developments in the I-435/College Boulevard corridor. The largest was the 293-acre Corporate Woods Office Park and he was one of the original owner-developers. In the 1980s, Whitney assembled 23 acres of land in downtown Kansas City in a partnership with H. Ross Perot Jr., and was very instrumental in the subsequent expansion of Bartle Hall over the downtown freeway onto the 23 acres. During his career, Whitney has negotiated office leases of over 160,000 square feet and the acquisition of individual office buildings at prices in excess of $46,000,000.
2017 Project Awards
- 10th and Wyandotte Parking Garage – Developer: MC Realty Group
- Excelsior Springs Community Center – Developer: City of Excelsior Springs
- Leon Mercer Campus East Patrol Division and Regional Crime Lab – Developer: City of Kansas City, Missouri
- The Grocers Warehouse – Developer: Hufft