Alex's broad background ranges from real estate investment and analysis to urban design and placemaking. Below are samples of past work representative of the quality, thoroughness, and creativity of his output:
Adaptive Reuse | Historic Renovation
Buzz Live + Work | Proposed April 2018
Alex crafted this development project proposal for a joint venture with the owner of a building in downtown Wichita, KS. The proposal covers the development team and proposed terms, analysis for the Wichita market and downtown submarkets, site and building analyses, project proposal, and financials.
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Market & Site Analysis Study
Wesley Medical Center Freestanding Emergency Department
Completed March 2014
While working as an analyst for The Martens Companies, Alex developed this site opportunity study for a freestanding emergency department. The study took into account market trends for FEDs and used a proprietary, purpose-built comparative demographic model to analyze the viability of multiple potential locations.
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Acquired August 2015 and held to present
After purchasing a single-family house and making improvements while in college, Alex sold and took the equity to purchase a duplex with the intention of a value-add, medium-term hold with upgrades to aesthetics and building systems. Since acquisition, rents have been raised 45% through natural re-tenanting and the property has generated an average annual cash-on-cash return of 13.6% upon stabilization.
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May 2016 to present
Representative of his placemaking work, Gallery Alley is a project that reimagines an underutilized alley in downtown Wichita as a vibrant, pedestrianized outdoor art and sculpture park. Gallery Alley eliminates an unsafe and uncomfortable automobile cut-thru while providing an attractive public space for the benefit of neighboring residents, businesses, and the general public. The project launched on May 26, 2016 and has since seen over 20,000 visitors.
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