Welcome to the
Kansas City Chapter
International Facility Management Association
President’s Podium - November 2014
As I’m writing this, the Royals are headed to Game 6 of the World Series after a painful loss to the Giants last night. No matter the outcome, our city has to be proud of all this team has accomplished (I’m still crossing my fingers for a win!).
Our October meeting on the building envelope was well received by all who attended and was insightful and well presented. Thank you to our Programs Committee for continuing to put on programs that cover topics of interest to the wide variety of our membership. The November meeting is shaping up quite well and I encourage you to attend. The title is “Critical Building Systems - Best Practices” and will include a panel of experts discussing what you need to know and do to keep your building running efficiently. Register here: http://kcifma.com/event_detail.cfm?eventid=764. Also in November, we will host a Brainstorming Session. We NEED your input on the types of programs and educational offerings you would like to see from our Chapter. Come meet with us on November 13, at no charge, and give your feedback, http://kcifma.com/event_detail.cfm?eventid=773.
Remember to mark your calendar for our annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 9 at H&R Block World Headquarters. There will be entertainments, heavy hor d’ourves, drinks, giveaways, and we will once again participate in Toys4Tots.
Kansas City is a happening place when it comes to real estate right now. The old Kansas City Power & Light building (former home to BNIM) is in the midst of demolition to be completely redone into 213 apartments with the “the highest end finishes anyone has seen in Kansas City.” NorthPoint Development also bought the lot to the north of the building, where 80 additional apartments will wrap a 509-stall garage.
Jason Swords, owner of Sunflower Development Group, recently finished the Ambassador Hotel at 11th and Grand, a $10.5 million conversion using historic tad credits. His group is also working on its biggest project to date – converting 215 W. Pershing to a mixed-use building by adding 5 floors of high-end apartments, a $17 million project.
Check out http://metrowiremedia.com/ for more details on what’s going on around town.