Stinson Leonard Street's David Frantze Named to KC Business Journal's Power 100 List

Press ReleaseLaw Firm's Real Estate Division Co-Chair Recognized for Handling High-Profile Development Projects

David Frantze, co-chair of Stinson Leonard Street LLP's Real Estate Division, and a partner in the law firm's Kansas City office, was named to the Power 100, by the Kansas City Business Journal. The Power 100 is the Journal's inaugural list of the region's most influential leaders. The publication recognized Frantze for successfully handling high-profile development projects.

According to Kansas City Business Journal Editor Brian Kaberline, the publication considered the current power individuals have within Kansas City's local business community to devise the Power 100, adding that the list includes "people who get things done" and "people who can call anyone in the business community and get that call returned."

The Journal offered an explanation why it named Frantze to the list:

There’s a reason Cerner Corp. turned to Dave Frantze to help gain incentives and approval for its proposed $4.3 billion campus at the site of the former Bannister Mall. He has proved time and again that he knows how to navigate large, unwieldy and controversial projects through to approval.

Frantze’s name has been associated with such high-profile area projects as Freightquote’s selection of a new headquarters site, development of Sprint Center and the Kansas City Power & Light District, and the redevelopment of Kansas City’s Union Station.

Frantze represents developers, property owners, tenants and municipalities in development projects, particularly projects that include the use of development incentives such as tax increment financing and tax abatement. Dave has served as counsel to both developers and municipalities in the formation of public/private partnerships and other real estate-based economic development efforts. He also represents the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club in connection with its stadium leases and real estate activities.

"To be among those named to the Power 100 is certainly an honor and I am very grateful for the recognition," said Frantze. "I attribute making the list to having the opportunity to represent innovative companies and visionary leaders who have changed the landscape of Kansas City and the region."

Frantze is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. In 2011, Midwest Real Estate News selected Frantze to its Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.

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