The Allen Group – Kansas City Operations Edgerton, KS

Edgerton, KS (April 12, 2010) – The Allen Group, a major developer of commercial properties across the United States, announced today that Patrick Robinson, Director of Engineering will take on the role of Director of Development for The Allen Group – Kansas City office.  Bill Crandall, exiting as President of The Allen Group – Kansas City, will continue as a resource to both The Allen Group’s Kansas City and Dallas operations.

“As President of our Logistics Park Kansas City Bill has spent the last three years working tirelessly with officials of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, the City of Edgerton and State, County and Federal officials to ensure the development of Logistics Park Kansas City said Richard Allen, CEO of the Allen Group.  Because of his effort Logistics Park Kansas City is finally ready to receive tenants and begin the job creation that has long been anticipated for the region”.

The Company’s office is located a few miles away from the development project, Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), a 560 acre logistics park adjacent to BNSF Railway Company’s proposed Kansas City Intermodal facility (KCIMF).  The KCIMF is a separate project that will be developed by BNSF.  In April of 2007, BNSF Railway entered into an Option Agreement with The Allen Group Kansas City to purchase the land for future distribution and warehouse development.  Development agreements are now complete with the City of Edgerton, Kansas.

Patrick Robinson joined The Allen Group’s Kansas operations in May 2007.  As Director of Engineering, he assisted primarily with the management, coordination and development of private infrastructure improvements associated with the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC).   Robinson will work collaboratively with the BNSF Railway Company while coordinating efforts with local, county and state officials.  He will also be responsible for sourcing and developing other real estate opportunities throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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