Keller Williams Hometown Partners does commercial and residential deals and recently did one that was a little of both: Its own new home.
The company, which has four employees and 90 agents, is moving from Maple and Maize Road to the southwest corner of 119th and Maple, “mostly just to have a newer facility,” says CEO and supervising broker Amanda Rempe.
“We think that’s a bigger draw for agents, having a nicer space.”
She says the new office will be a great space for agents to meet with clients.
Rempe’s sister, property investor Lindsay West, purchased the property, which is between Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant and Maple Park Dental Centre.
West owns Kansas Property Management Services and will move her company to the space as well.
There also will be a title company and a mortgage broker in the 10,000-square-foot building, though West can’t disclose those companies yet since they have leases elsewhere.
An accountant, who also doesn’t want to be named yet, purchased a smaller property adjacent to West’s.
W.G. Farha says those two purchases were the final ones at West Lake for his family’s partnership, West Lake LLC.
“They bought all the remaining,” he says.
Farha says it will be great to have Keller Williams in the center.
“It’s going to be a good use for the center.”
Rempe says the current Keller Williams office has some wasted space and the new one will be more efficient.
Unlike now, all agents will be on one level at the new space, she says, “making the office more user friendly.”
Whitney Vliet Ward, director of Keller Williams’ commercial division, handled the deal for the new space.
Rempe says it likely won’t be ready for about a year.
“We’ve got to build a building.”
She says her employees are excited about the move.
“That’s going to be our momentum … going into 2016 and 2017 for sure.”