FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Born and raised in Kansas City, Wes Grammer grew up managing his family's gas station while attending Rockhurst High School. He graduated with honors in 1999 from TCU in Fort Worth with majors in Real Estate Finance and Marketing. Wes interned at UtiliCorp United/Aquila in the accounting department throughout college and was a Teamster at Walton Construction.
After college, he began his career as a management and computer consultant with Computer Sciences Corporation, traveling nationwide for a wide range of systems and business process implementation assignments.
Wes joined RED Brokerage in 2004 (now Area Real Estate Advisors) as an office broker. He transitioned to RED Development in 2007, working with retail and mixed-use development projects across the country, including 18 months pursuing joint venture opportunities in Asia. At RED, Wes was involved in all aspects of the company's acquisitions, disposition, leasing, design, development, management, financing, joint venture formation, and public-private-partnership processes.
He later joined Legacy Development, and as the Chief Development Officer he led several projects including the repositioning of the Legends Outlets with KKR, and the redevelopment of Wyandotte Plaza. He graduated from the UMKC Executive Masters of Entrepreneurial Real Estate program in 2013 and was named to the Ingram's Magazine 40 Under Forty class in 2014.
In 2016 Wes founded Sky Real Estate, focused on long-term-minded real estate investment opportunities. As of the end of 2019, Sky is involved in the development and ownership of 21 properties.
He enjoys photography, Kansas City sports, learning about design, and has visited over 55 countries. Wes and his wife Jennifer live on the Plaza in Kansas City with their son Grant and daughter Liv.
Texas Christian University - Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Finance & Marketing
University of Missouri Kansas City – Executive Masters of Entrepreneurial Real Estate
UMKC Lewis White Real Estate Advisory Board
Rockwell Homes Association – President
State of Missouri Licensed Broker
State of Kansas Licensed Broker