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Project Spotlight: Smart Warehousing

By Tom Cowan, Director of Operations with Nexus 5 Group

Project: Smart Warehousing, 7301 W 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204

Client: Overland Park Real Estate, Heather Venable

Architect: Gastinger Walker Architects, Kaysha Rios and Emily Priest

Project Size/Type: 14,491 SF, Tenant Finish

Project Schedule: (3) months starting April 19th 2021

Smart Warehousing is our 3rd major project, not counting many small projects, within the Edison Building in downtown Overland Park. This project started strong and with a great plan. Material challenges due to Covid impact was something the team needed to navigate. (You can read more about that in our previous post “Where are my Windows”) With creative ideas from the whole team, this project worked out well. From a distance, this project may seem like a normal tenant improvement. But when unforeseen challenges present themselves, communication is key to get through them.

The Smart Warehousing team was amazing!

Founded in 2001, Smart Warehousing is a warehousing and fulfillment company that operates as a direct extension of its clients’ teams and is committed to empowering brands to meet consumer demands. With dedicated account managers, state-of-the-art technology, and highly automated processes, Smart’s model is built to be a fully optimized solution that satisfies the fulfillment needs of merchants and sellers throughout the world.

With 34 warehouses, over 11K square feet of warehouse space and 12 geographies – their strategic network footprint puts them in everyone’s backyard. Smart Warehousing’s information management system, SWIMS, provides a system of record for inventory, putting control and visibility in the hands of their clients.

Relocating to Downtown Overland Park, KS

Smart Warehousing is thrilled to call the Edison District in Downtown Overland Park their new home! They leased more than 16,000 square feet in the recently constructed Edison District – a mixed-use project that features 100,000 square feet of office space, high-end retail, and extensive dining options, all overlooking historical downtown Overland Park.

They've moved over 70 employees from their previous base in Edgerton, KS to their new office space. The move has helped Smart Warehousing attract authentic team players, tenacious finishers, and caring promise keepers while providing an incredible environment for their current employees.

Nexus 5 Group has worked with us every step of the way to create the ideal space for our growing team. What was once a completely open and bare floor, is now a vibrant, collaborative workspace equipped with highly functional meeting rooms and environment that lends itself perfectly to our focus on technology and innovation. Nexus 5 guided us along the way and kept the project moving with creative solutions despite pandemic related delays. We could not be any happier and are thriving in our new Downtown OP headquarters!” Cristina McCoy, Office Manager, Smart Warehousing

“Smart Warehousing is the kind of client you love to work with. They had a tight deadline and were very much on board with frequent communication, even on short notice. The circumstances we are all dealing with regarding raw materials, shipping, and overall supply chains required both client and contractor to be on their toes and be able to adapt at the drop of a hat. Kelly, Cristina, and the rest of their team kept focus and we were able to have them at operation on time, even with a truncated construction schedule.” Brian Weber, Project Manager, Nexus 5 Group

This was great job that ran smoothly. Great communication with the entire team made the big difference from start to finish.” Kevin Bartley, Division Manager, Nexus 5 Mechanical

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