Dave Frantze heads the Kansas City real estate practice. He represents developers, property owners and tenants in real estate development projects, particularly large, complex projects that include the use of development incentives such as tax increment financing and tax abatement. Dave has served as counsel to both developers and municipalities in the formation of public/private partnerships and other real estate-based economic development efforts. Dave serves as general counsel to the Kansas City Royals, and in that role he has represented the team in connection with its stadium leases and real estate activities. Dave is very involved in the representation of not-for-profit entities in real estate development activities, including Union Station Kansas City, Inc., Kansas City Hospice, Inc. and the Kansas City Art Institute.
Dave has been involved in projects for job retention/expansion and relocation activities in both Missouri and Kansas, including Applebee's International, CenturyLink, CBIZ, Cerner, Data Systems International, Walsworth Publishing, Argus Consulting, New Directions Behavioral Health, MarketSphere Consulting, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Dairy Farmers of America and Freightquote.com.
Dave has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he taught courses in real estate finance and development law. He has also served as the chairman of the Real Estate Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and he has spoken frequently at seminars concerning real estate law topics.