Partnership with Two Local Real Estate Brokerage Companies

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. / February 2, 2022 – Paragon Star, a mixed-use development in Lee’s Summit, MO with over 190 acres, has announced their partnerships with Crossroads Real Estate Group and Kessinger Hunter & Company, both local to the Kansas City area.

Real Estate Partners

Crossroads will manage all retail, restaurant, and entertainment transactions, while Kessinger Hunter will manage all office spaces within The Village at Paragon Star.

“It took some time to find the right partners for this project, but we are happy to be working with both Crossroads and Kessinger Hunter, and to leverage both of their skills, experience and expertise,” said Ben Short, Director of Development Strategies at Paragon Star. “They understand our vision for this project, as well as have the capabilities we need, making this a great partnership.”

Restaurant and Retail Space

The first building within The Village recently broke ground and will be complete in 2023/2024. It will consist of 70,000 square feet of mixed-use space, with the first floor dedicated to retail and dining and the second floor featuring 35,000 square feet of Class A office space.

“We are pleased to represent Paragon Star and bring new retail offerings to the Lee’s Summit community,” said Eric Franz, Vice President of Crossroads Real Estate Group. “The design of the complex will provide open-air dining options and a great view of all entertainment within the central plaza, which we know our clientele will enjoy offering to the patrons.”

Class A Office Space

The second floor will have 35,000 square feet of professional Class A office space overlooking the Village Plaza, with close proximity to dining, entertainment, and residency, as well as the confluence of the Little Blue Trace and Rock Island Railroad trails.

“With the future amenities just steps away, like luxury apartments, trails, restaurants, the sports complex, Paragon Star will be a great location for businesses looking for a vibrant atmosphere,” says Gregory Swetnam, Principal and Director of Office Brokerage at Kessinger Hunter. “As employers continue to look for unique spaces that help draw in and help maintain employees, I’m excited for all that Paragon Star will offer.”

Located in Lee’s Summit

Paragon Star is proud to call Lee’s Summit home and is thrilled to build this development within such a thriving community. As the fifth-largest city in the state, Lee’s Summit offers residents and visitors the luxuries of “the big city” while still being part of a connected community.

“Lee’s Summit continues to be one of the fastest-growing communities in the region and I can see why,” said Franz. “It’s really the best of both worlds – being so close to the KC Metro area but also being surrounded by beautiful landscape – it’s a great place to live. We are thrilled to represent Paragon Star and help find the perfect tenants to continue adding to the thriving community of Lee’s Summit.”

Designed to Bring People Together

With the goal of building on the community within Lee’s Summit, Paragon Star is purposefully designed to bring people together. The Village will be at the center of the development providing luxury apartments, hotel lodging and office space, as well as an entertainment district surrounding an inviting open-air plaza.

“I just can’t wait. This space within The Village will just be such a fun place to work and hang out, in a beautiful location,” says Flip Short, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Star.

More information on Paragon Star and ongoing updates about the development can be found on Facebook at For interest in leasing opportunities please contact Crossroads Real Estate Group and Kessinger Hunter & Company directly.

Retail Leasing Information

Crossroads Real Estate Group
Eric Franz, (785) 691-6196,
Charlie Lowe, (660) 853-9203,

Office Leasing Information

Kessinger Hunter & Company
Greg Swetnam, (816) 289-4873,
Tom Ward, (913) 706-7520,