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Curry Team Navigates Complex Programs to Help Residents Apply for Rental Assistance

While the pandemic continues in fits and starts, many families throughout the greater metropolitan area have struggled with the challenges presented by the roll out of governmental emergency rent assistance programs. Some landlords, like Curry Real Estate Services, stepped into the gap for their residents to help them navigate the various programs and receive rent relief.

The Small Mall is Big in Happy Holiday Memories

Among the many happy memories of Christmases past is one so dear, so classic that it practically has its own alumni group (especially among Northlanders) – The Small Mall at the former Antioch Shopping Center. The iconic just-for-children teeny Christmas mall within the mall was the brainchild of the elves at Curry Real Estate Company who for more than 40 years built the Small Mall, furnished it, stocked the gifts on display and provided the “sales” staff who helped little children shop for and wrap presents priced $2 – $12 all on their own – no adults allowed!

20 People to know in Commercial Real Estate – Kansas City Business Journal

Our amazing leader “Ellen Todd” was listed as one of the top 20 people in Commercial Real Estate that you should get to know in the Kansas City, Business Journal.

Mama and Me

Nicole Fox launched her Mama and Me baby products retail concept in the middle of the pandemic. It is thriving.

“The whole thing started on maternity leave as I kind of woke up from the new mom fog, looked at my life and house and thought, what has happened?” Fox laughed. She started finding her way as a new mom, gaining community in new mom support groups but coming up empty on where she could go for children’s products beyond the big box stores.

House of Hope

Having distributed more than one million meals since March 2020, the Northland’s House of Hope has a compelling mission – to come alongside those in need to help move the hurting into health.

That mission drew nearly 40 members of the Curry team to volunteer this summer for one of the organization’s Hope Tote Builds to prep hundreds of bags of nutritious groceries to give away at its Family Friday – the monthly drive-through grocery distribution at 21 Design Drive of non-perishable items, bread and produce.

The New KCI Airport is Spectacular

The new single terminal at KCI emerging north of the river has endless data points that astound. Among them:

  • It is the largest single infrastructure project in Kansas City’s history.
  • Its budget is $1.5 billion which is nearly $1 million a day over the five-year development schedule.
  • To date, it is on time and on budget.

A LINK to success for Liberty Businesses

When I was running a small retail business, I would have loved to have a resource like this,” said Chris Todd, commercial property manager for Curry Real Estate Services, referring to Liberty Economic Development Corporation’s LINK Business Facilitation. “That kind of free, confidential, one-on-one counsel that can help you get through a business pain point is a difference maker.”

Employee Spotlight – Starlene Ramirez

Starlene (Star) Ramirez got out of Dodge, City (Kansas) that is, about 15 years ago and was working for Sprint in cellular sales when she acted on a long-time desire to get into real estate. “When I moved to Overland Park and leased my first apartment, the whole leasing process was interesting to me,” she said. “I am a very big people person. I love people and customer service and I am so into homes, their design and floor plans. I’m living my dream now.”

NNI Formally dedicated the new Raymond R. Brock Jr. Hall in honor of Curry’s Chairman Emeritus

Northland Neighborhoods Inc. (NNI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to neighborhood improvement and revitalization in Clay and Platte counties. Working with residents and organizations to find resources and solutions for better housing, better neighborhoods and better communities.

Spotlight on Curry Team Members That Go Above and Beyond

Remember when the only time we fastened onto the term “essential workers” was in a weather event like a snowmageddon and the city would say to us non-essential types – stay home, off the streets, make way for the really essential people! We just thought they meant mostly folks like emergency responders, snowplow drivers and Quik Trip employees.

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