Real Estate, Land Use, Business Organization
Everybody wins when a blighted property becomes a rejuvenated development that benefits the whole community. Getting to that point, however, can be challenging, demanding – even contentious – for the very developers who are putting their money and reputations at stake to achieve a constructive outcome.
Becky Wymore is on the front lines of these projects with her real estate clients, shepherding them through the development process by drawing on her previous experience as a city planner. Becky works with real estate clients who may be purchasing, leasing or selling property or developing land.
“My urban planning background gives me insight to the various sides of a transaction while being sensitive to the upfront investments made by property owners,” Becky said. “My clients have an edge because I know how to evaluate cities’ development requirements and I have a good handle on incentives that may be available for my clients’ projects.”
In one recent case, a developer wanted to develop land that adjoined property owned by Becky’s client. Construction would disrupt revenue the client earned by leasing parking spaces on the land. Becky negotiated a ground lease that increased the client’s options by $1 million over a multi-year term.
Another client, a telephone company that had a lease renewal coming up, faced unfavorable terms. Without an easement agreement, the company would have been forced to re-route cable lines around the property owner’s land. Becky listened to what the other party needed to achieve and negotiated win-win lease terms, saving the client more than $3 million and re-routing costs.
Negotiated a lower lease rate that saved a client more than $3 million over 10 years.
Represented a land owner in a long-term surface parking lot ground lease, increasing options by $1 million.
Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, since 2014
Board Member, Southtown Council, since 2012
Vice President, 2016
Presenter, Land Use/History of Planning, to local government city Planning & Development Commission and Board of Adjustment, 2015
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, 2011
B.S., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2002
Kansas City, MO
4520 Main St., #1600
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 474-8181
Fax: (816) 471-2186
North Kansas City, MO
4151 N. Mulberry Drive, Suite 205
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 454-7474
Fax: (816) 454-3525
Overland Park, KS
6800 W 64th Street, Suite 101
Overland Park, KS 66202
Phone: (913) 831-6900
Fax: (913) 831-7156