JLL closes pair of leases at Lenexa business park July 10, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email JLL closed the successful negotiation of two leases at Southlake Office Park in Lenexa, Kansas, on behalf of owner and developer City+Ventures. The 300-acre, 11-building office and technology park is located along College Boulevard from Interstate 35 to Renner Boulevard in Lenexa, 18 miles southwest of Downtown Kansas City. Essense of Australia, an international bridal design house and wholesaler of award-winning gowns for independent bridal retailers, has agreed to renew and expansion for their corporate headquarters, increasing their footprint from 60,000 to 90,000 square feet. Education Dynamics has also agreed to renew, refresh and expand its 25,000-square-foot office. JLL’s Kansas City Office Leasing team of RJ Trowbridge, Jeff Kembel, Patrick Meraz and Isabelle Shaw represented City+Ventures in the negotiations. AREA Real Estate Advisors’ Mike Levitan represented Essense of Australia and CBRE’s Bob Fagan and Matt Eckert represented Education Dynamics. Southlake offers a variety of options for businesses with both Class-A and -B office offerings, as well as flex space for companies requiring warehouse or loading capabilities and 40 acres for development. The park has an on-site daycare center, on-site management office, the Lenexa Conference Center and the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, and is strategically located in the center of Johnson County with easy access to I-35, I-435 and K-10 Highways. Current amenities include a three-mile walking trail, 10 well-stocked ponds, redundant high-speed fiber and dual power feeds. New amenities and upgrades to the properties have commenced construction this year, including Class A common areas and tenant finishes, new monument signage for the entire park, new exterior painting of the Tech Center buildings, updated landscaping and the development of interior land sites with complimentary uses for the existing office tenants.