Dave Frantze Named to Power 100 List in Kansas City
Stinson Leonard Street LLP partner Dave Frantze was named to the Kansas City Business Journal’s Power 100 list for 2015.
The Business Journal compiles an annual list of the 100 most powerful business people in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Frantze is a natural addition to that group. As the publication correctly notes, “Where there's a high profile real estate deal that involves public incentives, there is a good chance Dave Frantze is near."
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. 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.
Frantze co-chairs the firm’s real estate practice division. He routinely 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 also served as the chair of the Real Estate Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He has represented numerous nonprofits in development deals, including Union Station Kansas City, Inc., Kansas City Hospice, Inc. and the Kansas City Art Institute. Frantze and his wife, Geri, are very involved in several Kansas City-area charities, including the Boy Scouts of America and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Power 100 were featured in this week’s issue of the Business Journal.