Chase Suite Hotel Deals near Southcreek Overland Park

Whether you need a place for friends and family to stay during the holidays or you want a cozy getaway for a night, the Chase Suite Hotel has holiday deals available for you!  Here is some more information on the three different specials the hotel is offering this year:

Home for the Holidays: A perfect package if you are looking for a home for visiting family members or friends this year!

  • Offer valid Nov. 16-25th 2012; Dec. 21-30th 2012; and Jan. 1-6th 2013
  • Promotion Code: HLDYS
  • $69 per night for a Studio Queen Suite or $89 per night for Two Bedroom/Two Bath Suites

Light My Fire Package: Enjoy a night by the fire with the one you love!  The package includes a 1 night stay for two, rose petals, a fire log, and massage oil.

  • Offer valid: Nov. 1st 2012 – Feb. 28th 2013
  • Promotion Code: LIGHT
  • $129 per night for Studio Queen Suite

New Year’s Eve Package: Celebrate your New Year’s Eve in style with a 1 night stay for two, which includes a fire log, champagne, party favors, and chocolate strawberries!

  • Package available on 12/31/12
  • Promotion Code: NYE13
  • $139 per night for Studio Queen Sweet

All rates are based on availability and include a hot breakfast, Wifi, and access to a fitness center and parking!  Call 913-981-0144 for more information, or check out the ad in What’s Up at the Creek!

Want to start the new year in a new commercial space for rent in Overland Park?  Give one of our commercial realtors in Overland Park a call at 913-685-4100 for more information about our available spaces!


Toys for Tots at Southcreek Office Park

The Holiday season is right around the corner, and with it comes the 2012 TOYS FOR TOTS drive!  This year the DDI Management Office is inviting Southcreek Community Members to join us, the US Marine Corps Reserve, and the American Legion Riders from Chapter 19 in Gardner, KS to bring toys and smiles to many kids this year.

How to Participate in Southcreek’s 2012 TOYS FOR TOTS Fundraiser:

  • Donate new, unwrapped $10 TOYS FOR TOTS in the boxes placed in the lobbies of each Southcreek Building.  You can also ask about getting a separate box for your company’s suite if you think you will need it.  The boxes will be picked up closer to the deadline or as they become full, and the drive will continue well into December.
  • Join the TOYS FOR TOTS Ride on October 13, 2012.  The ride will start at the American Legion Post 19 in Garner, KS, and end at the Tumbleweed Bar and Grill in Garner, KS with several stops along the way.  Registration starts at 8:30 and admission is either $10 or a $10 toy.  The ride will begin at 11:00.
  • Contribute personal or company checks to TOYS FOR TOTS by either dropping off your check or mailing it to the DDI Realty Services, Inc. Management Office, 7200 W. 132nd Street, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS 66213.

Don’t miss this opportunity to give some kids a memorable holiday!

If you would like to learn more about Kansas City office space through Southcreek Overland Park, give us a call at 913-685-4100!


Creating a Market Survey of Commercial Properties Listings in Kansas City

Creating and presenting a market survey can make it easy to compare potential office rental spaces to each other and to your stated objectives as determined by analyzing the needs of your business.  There are a few steps that might be helpful in performing and utilizing a market survey:

  • Know Market Conditions.  Market knowledge is one of the most important parts of the survey process.  Knowing general market conditions and the subtleties of submarkets can help ensure that a survey is thorough and accurate, which is why many tenants seek the help of a real estate broker for this stage of the process.
  • Organize and Present Market Survey Information.  It can be helpful to create a visual aid to map out the different pieces of market survey information.  You might use software programs, Microsoft Excel Templates, or even just Microsoft word to list and compare pieces of important data and informational items such as the class of building, rental rate, submarket, expense stop, building factor, parking ratio, property management, ownership, construction year, amenities, etc. along with data about the available space at each property and a section for any relevant comments.
  • Note the Location of Each Property on a Map.  You can use a map of the metropolitan area to mark the general location of each potential building, as well as make more detailed submarket maps that pinpoint the exact location of each potential building.

A comparison of market survey data for different spaces can help you determine which properties you would like to actually tour.

To find out any information about Southcreek in Overland Park for your market survey, give one of our commercial realtors in Overland Park a call at 913-685-4100!


5 Reasons to Rent Commercial Office Space in Overland Park: Part II

Overland Park is not only a great location to lease commercial real estate because it is a good place to live, but also because it is a good location for businesses that involve heavy traveling or long commutes.  Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Easy highway access.  Southcreek Overland Park is located near multiple major highways.  Many of the buildings have easy access to Highway 69, and 435 is also nearby.  This allows for commuters and travelers to easily get around the Kansas City area or even travel further.
  2. Midwestern location.  Though the Midwest may not seem like the most exciting place to plant a business at first glance, it does put you in the middle of the country, ensuring that you will never have to fly or drive all the way across the country for any trip.
  3. Hotel/Motel Deals.  There are a lot of useful amenities and services in the Overland Park area, but one that is particularly helpful to companies with travelling employees or clients is the abundance of hotels and motels.  If you become a tenant of Southcreek Office Park, you can often get seasonal deals and discounts at different hotels in the area for you or your clients to take advantage of.

If you want to learn more about the Overland Park area and why setting up your business here is a good option even if you travel frequently, give us a call at 913-685-4100!


5 Reasons to Rent Commercial Office Space in Overland Park: Part I

Overland Park, Kansas might just be the perfect place for your business to settle into a commercial lease.  There are several different benefits of both renting commercial property and living in Overland Park, one of which is that Overland Park, KS was in CNNMoney’s top 100 places to live in 2011.  Here are a few stats that show why this town made the list:

•    Median family income (per year)- $101,267
•    Job growth percentage – 17.47%
•    Income Tax percentage – 3.50%-6.45%
•    Median home price – $210,241
•    Reading test scores (percentage above or below the state average) – 10.9%
•    Math test scores – 11.6%
•    Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) – 2
•    Property crime incidents (per 1,000) – 25
•    Restaurants – 2,555
•    High temperature in July ° F – 89.4°
•    Low temperature in January ° F – 19.9°
•    Median age – 37

All of this information could be helpful to know because if you chose to move your business to Overland Park, that might also mean relocating your life and your family.  Not only is Overland Park a good place to establish a business, but things like test scores, crime incidents, and home prices show that it also a comfortable place to live and raise a family.

Want to learn more about why Southcreek Overland Park is such a great place for commercial office leasing?  Stay tuned for more major reasons in future posts, or give one of our commercial real estate brokers in Overland Park a call at 913-685-4100!


Great Midwest Balloon Fest Near Southcreek Office Park

Summer might be ending soon, but that does not mean the exciting summer activities are slowing down.  Check out the US Bank Great Midwest Balloon Fest from August 10-12 2012.  The event is perfect for kids of all ages, featuring a dazzling display of over 50 Special Shape balloons and corporate balloons.  The festival will take place at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, Kansas.  Here are some of the featured balloon activities for this year:

  • Balloon Glows – Weather permitting, the giant Special Shape balloons will be inflated on the balloon field starting at 7:15 pm on both Friday and Saturday.  30 minutes later, guests will be treated to the Military Color Guard and National Anthem, followed by the inflation of all the rest of the hot air balloons.  They will fire up their propane and be glowing in the twilight for you to enjoy and photograph!
  • Balloon Competitions – The Hot Air Balloon Competitions will take place at sunrise on both Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.  50 hot air balloon pilots from all over the country will launch their balloons and fly them into the balloon field from a couple miles away.
  • Tethered Balloon Rides and Hot Air Balloon Rides – You can either take a tethered balloon ride for $5 a person from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, or take a full 50 minute ride with an experienced pilot.

Take your kids and enjoy this unique summer event!

The area surrounding Southcreek Overland Park offers many fun and family-friendly events.  For more information on business space for rent in Overland Park, give us a call at 913-685-4100!


SAFEHOME Recycling Opportunity Near Southcreek Office Park

You’ve heard the name of the organization from their Tickets For Charity program, but if you don’t have the cash to get a golf tournament ticket, you can support them by participating in a simple recycling program!  SAFEHOME is collecting old cell phones for the benefit of victims of domestic violence.  Did you know that as many as 426,000 phones are thrown away each day?  Keep these phones out of landfills and put them to a good cause by donating them to SAFEHOME!  The phones will either be given to SAFEHOME clients to use in emergency situations or recycled the funds sent to SAFEHOME.  The organization could receive as much as $30 per phone.

Find a participating organization to donate to on SAFEHOME’s website, or step up and start your own drive!  It is simple:

  1. Contact SAFEHOME by calling or emailing Jan at Jan at 913.378.1511 or to receive your collection kit, which includes an 8.5 x 11 poster, prepaid shipping label and shipping form, and media materials to help you advertise the drive.
  2. Affix the poster to a box or a container and set it up at the office for coworkers or customers to drop old phones in.
  3. If you collect less than 10 phones, drop them off at a SAFEHOME location, or if you have more than 10 use the prepaid label to mail them in with a shipping form that states that you want the funds from the phones to go to SAFEHOME.

Get the whole office involved to support a good cause and get rid of any old phones lying around!

To learn more about renting Kansas City office Space at Southcreek Overland Park, give us a call at 913-685-4100!


Latino Art Bravisimo Show Near Southcreek Overland Park

If you want to escape the heat and spend a day in a cool art gallery, check out the Latino Art Bravisimo Tenth Annual Art Show!  The show will feature Latin American artists showcasing art uniquely related to Latin American Culture, including pieces by the artist and survivor Eugenia Oritz.

Eugenia Oritz sculpts using fiber and other natural-looking forms and textures to try to capture the organic nature of life.  She creates three-dimensional sculptures that explore themes that occur in the natural world and their connection to incidences in human life.

Dates: June 8 – July 16
Times: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lenexa City Hall, 12350 W. 87th St. Pkwy.
Admission: Free!

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the depth of culture in Kansas City, show your support for local artists, and enjoy a unique experience!  To stay updated on more cultural or artistic events like this around Kansas City, subscribe to the Southcreek Newsletter.

Kansas City is a town full of cultural events for you to enjoy with your family or bring clients to.  Choosing commercial realty in Kansas City with Southcreek Office park puts you near these events, as well as other commodities in the Overland Park area that could be beneficial to your business, such as hotels, banks, restaurants, golf courses, and more!  To find out more about events, amenities, and even discounts available to you when you rent office space in Kansas City, give one of our commercial real estate brokers in Kansas City a call at 913-685-4100!


Festival on the Trails Near Southcreek Office Park

Come celebrate the history of the Gardner, Kansas community with a day of fun activities for your whole family at the Festival on the Trails!

Festival on the Trails Near Southcreek Office Park

The Festival will take place on June 9th from 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm in Downtown Garner, Kansas, and admission is free!  Here are a few of the events taking place at the festival:

  • Arts & Fine Crafts Show.  Local artists and craftspeople will be seeing up their work from noon to 9:00 pm in the 4H building
  • Entertainment.  Brandon Miller Band and Night Ranger will be performing in the evening.  All seating is lawn chair, so be sure to get there early to set up your spot!
  • Kids Zone.  A plethora of fun activities for the kids will be open from noon to 5:00 pm, including hair coloring, face painting, tattoos, a photo booth, necklace and bracelet making, inflatables, potato sack races, a hula hoop contest, a mad scientist booth, and more!
  • Chat Fest Museum.  Open to all guests who are over 70 and have lived in the Gardner Township for at least 45 years.  This will take place in Kramer Hall at the First Baptist Church from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and will include displays of the history of the area, light refreshments, and a chance to chat with old friends.

Stop by for some free summer fun with the family!

If you are looking for affordable office space in Overland Park, give Southcreek Overland Park a call at 913-685-4100 to find out about our available spaces!


National Kids to Parks Day Near Southcreek Office Park

Take a child in your life to celebrate National Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 19th!  This holiday was created by the National Park Trust to remind people of the importance of visiting national, state, and local parks.  Studies have shown that there are many benefits to giving kids opportunities to experience the outdoors:

  • Physical benefits of getting exercise through activities like hiking trails, canoeing on a river, or just running around playing.
  • Mental benefits of learning about important historic sites that have been preserved for posterity.
  • Spiritual benefits of simply being outside and connecting with nature.
  • It is a lot of fun!

Type in your address in events locator to find an event near you.  The two closest parks with events near Southcreek Overland Park are Macken Park in North Kansas City and a park in Lenexa, Kansas.

Here are some suggested park activities to make the most of your day:

  • Stewardship Project – clean up litter, restore a trail, or team up with an organization doing a seedling project to plant and care for a tree or shrub.
  • Promoting Healthy Living – join with a group to do a run, obstacle course, bike race, hike, or canoe paddle—or organize your own!
  • Education Opportunities – take a walking tour or visit a museum or ranger center.

Take some tome time out of your own busy, pressure-filled life to take a kid to experience the simple joy of going to a park!

If you would like to learn more about what makes Overland Park a great location to rent office space through Southcreek, give one of our commercial real estate brokers in Overland Park a call at 913-685-4100!