There is no greater way to keep perspective throughout the holidays than to focus on those who are in need this season. Each quarter, Boveri Realty Group agents donate a portion of every real estate transaction to a selected charity, which is then matched by Boveri Realty Group.
In addition to Boveri and its agents making monetary donations to the selected charity, they hold drives to collect items most needed by the charity, do volunteer work and schedule tours of the charity. Over a dozen charities have been selected thus far, ranging from abuse shelters to families supporting loved ones with disabilities.
Boveri Realty Group has recently supported Mission Project 2, which enables capable young adults in their 20s and 30s with developmental or cognitive disabilities to live independently and safely in their own apartments, integrated into the general community with minimal support systems. Many MP2 participants give back to their community by volunteering their time to local worthy causes, in addition to their paying jobs.
Mission Project 2 is a family-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization without government funding, and the participants pay for their own living expenses. Financial support for MP2 helps provide work transportation for the participants and supportive programming that teaches life skills such as budgeting, nutrition, exercise and relationship negotiation, as well as recreational programs.
The first annual MP2 Art Show Fundraiser held at Boveri Realty Group last October during First Friday raised enough funds to start a new Art Club to allow the participants to express themselves in a variety of arts media and visit local museums and galleries. (www.facebook.com/missionproject2)
Boveri Realty Group is a downtown residential expert and has been leading the way since the resurgence in downtown living began a decade ago. Since the company’s inception in 2004, its focus has been on helping people find their ideal homes in the urban core.
“We’re here for the long haul to bring people downtown,” said owner Christina Boveri. “We focus on one thing and we do that to the best of our ability.”
To date, Boveri Realty has brought more than 3,000 households to Kansas City’s urban core. Boveri’s customer base includes buyers moving to the metropolitan area from the surrounding suburbs and many moving to Kansas City for the first time. From empty-nesters to young professionals — and everyone in between — the demand for downtown living continues to grow.
Boveri attributes the success of Boveri Realty Group to several factors, including the company’s commitment to focusing on an area that spreads from the Missouri River to Brookside, with the majority of the company’s focus on the downtown core.
“Each of our sales agents brings extensive knowledge about some aspect of Kansas City’s urban lifestyle,” Boveri said, adding the majority of the agents are urban dwellers. “We are confident we know what urbanites need and expect, and are very excited to have the opportunity to market the city to create density and an ever-expanding viable community.”
Boveri is a champion of the urban lifestyle and her enthusiasm helped her company prosper in a time when many real estate companies were battling unfavorable market and economic conditions. Focusing on one area and becoming the “go-to” expert for buyers, sellers and developers allowed Boveri Realty Group to defy economic trends and expand.
Boveri Realty Group’s office at 1819 Wyandotte St. in the Crossroads Arts District is in the center of one of the trendiest areas of downtown and its decor creates the feel of an urban loft or condo.
“Our office can provide a portfolio of prospective living spaces to a wide variety of clients,” Boveri said.
Boveri’s enthusiasm for downtown has been praised by Dana Gibson of Mallin/Gibson Properties, a housing developer in downtown Kansas City for more than 25 years. Gibson said Boveri Realty Group is among the best things to happen to downtown Kansas City.
“People who are discovering downtown Kansas City and making the choice to live there are helped tremendously by the knowledge and professional services of the Boveri team,” Gibson said.
“As a group, the agents at Boveri stay excited about the opportunity that downtown living offers and they are uniquely and genuinely driven to help clients, whether renting or buying, to find the living space that best meets their desires and price range,” he added.
Nick Benjamin, executive director of the Power & Light District, also praised Boveri Realty Group’s dedication to downtown. “Boveri Realty has been a great partner to the Power & Light District and to downtown as a whole, helping to bring thousands of new residents to Kansas City’s revitalized urban core. On a personal note, if I have any questions about the downtown real estate market I always turn to Boveri first.”
“With the opening of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, demand for downtown living is on the rise,” Boveri said. “We have started to see interest of season ticket holders looking for a second home in the city, to experience urban living on weekends and show nights.”
As a revitalization campaign continues to bring a much-needed sparkle to the downtown area, Boveri said, more and more prospective homeowners are eager to live in the heart of the action.
“People want lock-and-leave, maintenance-free living that allows them to walk to work and entertainment venues,” she said. “They come for the lifestyle, the eclectic mix of people and to simplify their lifestyles.”
And while these prospective residents search for a new downtown home, Boveri said they can rely on the agents of Boveri Realty Group to be informed, enthusiastic sources about not just the numerous properties, but about the entire downtown lifestyle.
“We’re all involved in downtown neighborhood associations and other related groups,” Boveri said. “Ninety percent of the agents live downtown, so we’re able to teach people about the lifestyle, for example the difference between the Central Business District and the River Market.”
In addition, Boveri agents bring a thorough knowledge of project and developer backgrounds to the table, giving clients a full scope of the past and future of their selected building.
The company also offers a leasing division, which helps place those seeking rental living spaces in any number of leased properties throughout the downtown area and helps property owners find ideal tenants.
In addition to sales and leasing, Boveri Realty Group also has the niche for commercial spaces in the urban core. “We are constantly educating ourselves on commercial spaces available downtown and have the ability to find the perfect fit for businesses, retail and restaurants alike,” Boveri said.
The company’s latest addition of services includes property management for individual owners leasing their properties. Grand Slam Property Management offers everything from full service to a la carte services, assisting those out-of-town owners who are leasing their spaces.
Boveri’s commitment to downtown has not gone unnoticed. She was named to the list of 2009 Most Influential Women CEOs and was honored by the Downtown Council as a 2008 Urban Hero for her continued commitment to improving the image and economic viability of downtown Kansas City. Boveri Realty Group was separately recognized by the Downtown Council for its ongoing commitment to downtown.
Boveri Realty Group
Locations: The intersection of 12th Street and Grand Boulevard, and 1819 Wyandotte St., Suite 200.
Contact: Christina Boveri at 816-606-1398, sales at 816-333-4545, leasing at 816-333-4040.
Web: To view properties listed by Boveri Realty Group, visit BoveriRealty.com.