Dave Frantze Named to Kansas City Business Journal's Power 100 List
For the third year in a row Stinson Leonard Street real estate attorney Dave Frantze has been named to the Kansas City Business Journal's Power 100.The newspaper compiles an annual list of the 100 most powerful business people in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Frantze is one of the most accomplished real estate attorneys in Kansas City and has been involved in some of the highest profile projects in the area. As the publication notes, “Where there's a high profile real estate deal that involves public incentives, it's a pretty good bet Dave Frantze is near."
His résumé includes the redevelopment of Kansas City's Union Station and the development of the Sprint Center and the Kansas City Power & Light District. Recently, Frantze handled the expansion of the headquarters for Burns & McDonnell Engineering, as well as the relocation of the headquarters of Dairy Farmers of America Inc. and Freightquote.com. He also led the effort that brought together a $1.7 billion-plus incentive package for the new Cerner Corp.’s Trails Campus in Kansas City. That project is valued at nearly $4.5 billion and is under construction in south Kansas City.
Frantze heads the firm’s Kansas City real estate practice. He represents developers, property owners and municipalities in projects that require the use of development incentives. He has helped numerous economic development and job creation projects achieve success by leading the formation of public/private partnerships.
Frantze serves as general counsel to the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club. He has represented numerous nonprofits in development deals, including Union Station Kansas City, Inc., Kansas City Hospice, Inc. and the Kansas City Art Institute. Currently, he is representing the developer of the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy in the historic 18th and Vine District in Kansas City. Frantze and his wife, Geri, are heavily involved in several Kansas City-area charities, including the Boy Scouts of America, Kansas City Repertory Theatre and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.